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Hi,

Does anyone use an 'app' to keep a daily register of attendance for children? I just want something really simple - arrival time/leave time, sick, holiday - that's about it!

I'm just about to start looking but thought if any of you lovely people already use one that you would recommend...

Thanks!

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No, I print a very simple one out for each day......column for child's name, another for time in another for signature of person dropping child, then one for time out and a final one for signature of person collecting. Nice, because when a parent starts saying their bill is too high.....................and it happens!.......we can refer back to the list and agree what the owe)

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Yes we are trialing a digital registration system for our Ipad - but it is more for schools who have the same children daily and it is rather complex for a nursery we have found.

 

i am also on the lookout for a simple system to use..

 

We are wanting to prepare for when Ofsted are going to want to see an overall view of attendance per child to see if any gaps or patterns exist in line with the Prevent duty.. so paper systems will not be as easy to show this quickly.

 

just found this Baby Days has the feature, but i haven't looked at the costs as yet .. but something much simpler would be ideal.. https://www.babysdays.com/software/eyfs-childminder-nursery-preschool/attendance-register

 

ohh it is from £10 per month but i would need the £13 per month option.. for Ipad usage.. although it does so much more that i just wouldn't use or what Tapestry already does.

 

Tapestry should add a registration system :P

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Your register will show any gaps though, surely?? i transfer all the times etc from the signing in copy to our daily register at the end of each day, so it is very easy to see at a glance when someone is absent. i ALWAYS ask for the reason a child is away and mark that in the register too

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I know you can keep a log on the paper copy, but this doesn't help with tracking long-term patterns etc.

At the moment I take in the daily registers weekly and transfer all absences, plus reason, on to an individual sheet in the front of every child's file. I also record existing injuries on the sheet. This system works for the purpose intended (tracking patterns of absence and reasons given) but is incredibly labour intensive if there's a quick ipad app that will do it for me!

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Register, absence log and a highlighter!!

 

Once again imho anymore time spent on the in and out, for the apeasment of Ofsted, Prevent, or Queen and Country and we'll end up with one staff member being promoted to 'crowd control' !

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We have child's name, session times, parents signature and time of arrival and then departure time and parents signature.

On the back we have reason for absence, why any children have come late or left early, and any outings we have been on

Works really well for us

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We have a signing in sheet which parents (when they remember, usually us) signs time in and out. We then have a register like the school ones where we log who's in, absent without notifying us, holidays and sickness. in the front of this there is space for contact numbers so we use this as emergency in case of fire etc. we highlight when a child goes home so we know exactly who is in the building. once a month i transfer the data onto a spreadsheet i found online. I find it useful as it changes the dates for you when you write the name of the month and adds up how many sick days etc they have. I'll try to upload a copy if i can remember how!

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Pebbles - thankyou, looks good but does it work if you have children who are not in everyday?

Yes, I just leave it blank if they are not due to attend, then use the key for the others, e.g. P=present, H=holiday, A=absent without informing us and S=sick. I find it saves me time not having to work out all the dates as it does it automatically when you put what month and year at the top.

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We don't record reason for absence. (Preschool with 30 children on roll.) Ofsted has not had an issue with that. Attending an early years setting is not compulsary.

If we had any child protection concerns, we would record that elsewhere and made a note e.g. child regularly absent with no prior communication' or '... with no reason given'.

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Since the CIF (September 2015) you do need to show your inspector how you monitor lateness and non-attendance. Although nursery is not compulsory, if the child is in receipt of EYPP for example, it's not being used for them if they're often absent. In addition, if the child is absent every second Wednesday, for example, you'd want to know why- could be a safeguarding concern.

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Well it's been interesting to hear how people prefer pen and paper (ohh and highlighters lol) rather than an amazing application that would do everything in half the time.. no needing to transfer data from many sheets to another, no need to store registers for months to come. Data can be shown instantly for any given periods.. etc etc.. and well like the OP i want this application or software.

 

So.. i am going to spend some time searching but the one i linked earlier has a trial that i will try out.. it does so much more than registration also i noticed.. fire drill records, medical records, allergies etc etc.. it could all be in one place!

 

If anybody has a system they use already please let me know :huh:

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Ho wdoes it deal with different list of children eaaxh day and 72 on the 'roll' ?? Thanks

I have split the children into 3 groups as I didn't know how to add extra rows to the spreadsheet. Babies, toddlers and pre-school. Each child is named on the sheet but if they are not due in on a certain day I just leave it blank, seems to work for us.

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