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Our software
helps to
repetitive and
paperwork for
early years

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Our software helps to eliminate repetitive and time-consuming paperwork for early years teachers…


...allowing teachers to spend more quality time
on what’s most important - the children!

Teacher Benefits

Reduce Cost

Save thousands on stationery and printing costs

Improve Productivity

Save hundreds of hours on repetitive paperwork and record-keeping

Link National Frameworks

Seamlessly link Aistear & Siolta and EYFS

Be Inspection Ready

Our platform helps with compliance to meet regulations

Digital Storage

No more filing cabinets. Digitally stored and easily accessed

Promote Parental Involvement

Give a greater insight into their child’s learning & development

Allows for Early Intervention

Flags when help may be needed in a child’s development

Real-Time Communication

Instant communication between teachers and parents

Stand Out from Your Competition

Move your service into the 21st century by going digital

It couldn't be easier. Tutorial videos throughout.

Educational Institutions Are Now Teaching Child Paths Software

Cork College of Commerce Certificate

As part of their Advanced Early Childhood Care and Education courses, the Cork College of Commerce who is Ireland’s largest Further Education College, along with Dorset College Dublin, are now teaching Child Paths as part of their course content.

Online Child Registration

You can now get parents & guardians to complete their child’s registration details online through the app. They can add in some information around “get to know me”, upload profile picture, add emergency contacts, health information, doctors details, medicines and more. Once the parents & guardians activate their account they will be prompted to fill in their own details first and then their children’s helping reduce physical contact and will save a huge amount of time on administration.

Form Builder

We have created various digital forms where your parents and staff can digitally sign online like incident & accident, medical consent and cleaning sheets. We have created all the HSA forms for your staff returning to work, these can all be completed online and saved automatically for compliance. You can edit any of the forms or create your own. You can use it to create surveys or questionnaires with colleagues and parents or build your own checklists, it’s endless.


‘Communication is the basis of all relationships’. No more need to write notes into individual children’s notebooks. Instead, send communications digitally to both parents and teachers. You can now share videos, audio files, newsletters, policies, pdf’s, word doc and most other file formats.

Occupancy Planning

Always know when, and if, you have space available for next week, next term, next year, or for the years ahead. Pick a date and know how many spaces you have available.

Daily Records

Food and Medicine, Nappy Changes and Sleeping

Pen and paper are very time consuming, labour intensive and repetitive! Child Paths will help teachers save time, and record everything at the touch of a button.

Attendance Tool - (NCS Compliant)

Our attendance tool automatically calculates all your children’s hours with the click of a button for each day, week or month. You can compare each child’s projected hours versus the actual hours they did. 


Create observations on each child whilst linking in seamlessly with your National Framework of Aistear & Siolta or EYFS. Use the ‘talk to text’ function where you can just talk into the tablet and it will type up everything you are saying.


This was built in collaboration with doctors from the Adult and Child Therapy Centre, and acts as an early intervention tool should you feel any of the children in your service need further assistance in their development.

Curriculum Planner

Plan your teaching curriculum days, weeks and even months in advance. Be able to highlight to your parents what your service has in store for their child’s learning journey.

Activities And Photos

Make your parent’s day by sending notifications and photos of their little darlings! Every parent loves to see pictures and receive snippets of stories showing what their child is doing during their day.

Staff Rota

Based on your ratios you can build your staff rota so you know which teachers are needed for what rooms.

Staff Sign In

If you want to do your payroll quicker you can use the new teacher sign-in option. They can mark themselves arrived and departed each day and also in and out for breaks.


Stay inspection compliant. We’re helping thousands of teachers since 2014 with inspections. With our software, reports can be run off at the touch of a button. You can now maintain reports digitally so they can be pulled from your system whenever they are requested for auditing at a click of a button. You can also print or export the reports into excel if needed.


Our video tutorials in every section are fantastic in helping you get up and running on our platform as it will show you section by section how to use the app. However, should you require it, we will come to your service personally to train all your teachers and managers, at a time that suits you.

Video & Audio

Now if you need to share videos or music, it can be done at the click of a button. Even if you want to create your own audio with greetings, advice or support to parents and children you can record your own voice and send this to parents. So with Aistear it’s about understanding more about the children outside of the service, now you can even get the children and parents to upload videos of themselves at home.

Text To Speech

Can’t read your own version of ‘shorthand’? Not to worry! You no longer need to write up those pages of notes accumulated throughout your busy day. With Child Paths, you just talk into your tablet and it will type it up for you. Have a go. It’s easy! Another feature which will free up some of your valuable time, allowing you to spend it with the children and communicate much quicker and smarter.

Storage - Policies, Schemes, Health & Safety, Administration and more

Endless boxes of files filling up your office. Now you can store everything on Child Paths and share with your colleagues or guardians. You can drag and drop folders from one to another. You can upload all the files from your computer and password protect ones which are sensitive. You can even use your printer to scan all the paper files into pdf’s and upload to Child Paths giving you back all that space.. 

Push Notifications

Now you can send push notifications just like texting but without the cost. Parents can decide which notifications they would like to receive so they instantly get to see them on their phone or computer.

Office Tool - Invoicing & Payments

Coming soon! You will have all your invoicing & payments easily accessible and in one place.

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Proud To Be Collaborating With

Child Paths software saves
Tiny Tots Creche €15,000 in Pobal funding....

The Crann Support Group considered many different digital products on the market, both at home and abroad. The product that could most obviously meet the needs of the childcare facility and parents alike was the Child Paths App. This decision was an outcome of a consultation process, which involved Childcare Professionals and Parents. We have found the team at Child Paths to be extremely professional and helpful with all of our queries and would not hesitate in lending our name to support their product.

Marie Daly (CEO) Crann Support Group
8 services – Meath

We have been working with Child Paths since 2017. We have found every part of the process seamless and easy. The staff has more time with the children in their care with the use of tablets instead of paperwork. As childcare practitioners, we understand that supporting families and open communication and interaction leads to better outcomes for children. We now see Child Paths as an integral part of achieving these close relationships with parents. We would not be without it.

Karen Clince (CEO) Tigers Childcare
14 services – Dublin, Meath & London, UK

Love this software! We began working with Child Paths in May 2018 and have the app in place in our seven centres. It’s a great tool and takes a lot of pain out of the day-to-day paperwork. I love looking at my own child’s photos and updates too. Well worth it and well thought out product. Highly recommend it and the team are a pleasure to deal with too.

Ciara Gallagher, Owner Nurture Childcare and Early Learning Centres,
7 services – Cork, Dublin and Clare

Child Paths has allowed us to spend more time with the children and for us, that is the most important factor. It has immensely reduced the level of paperwork and improved communication within the group and our parents. It is a real conversation starter. The support and time given by the team enabled a smooth transition from a mountain of paperwork to a streamlined system. I have nothing but praise for Child Paths as both a Manager and a Parent.

Lisa Byrne (Manager) Tots Creche and Daycare,
5 services – Kildare

The Child Paths application has had a significant impact on our service.  Our reliance on paper documentation, e.g. attendance sheets, daily records, sleep charts, food records and child observation records, has decreased dramatically.  We no longer need to store large quantities of documents, now we store this information electronically.

We have an obligation to work in partnership with parents/guardians, to ensure the best possible outcomes, and we do this through sharing information. In my opinion, there is no better way to do this than through the Child Paths app.

Elaine Birmingham – Owner, Model Farm Road Childcare, Cork (Best Creche Group
6 services – Cork, Kerry & Tipperary)

We have introduced Child Paths in 5 of our services and it has improved and simplified our record keeping. Staff and parents appreciate the ease with which we can share relevant information and updates including pictures and activities.

The system saves staff time, allows for clear and concise messages to be passed between relevant people while meeting new requirements for TUSLA and POBAL. It also provides the back office with easier access to relevant details. We are happy to recommend this system

Teresa, Owner Spraoi Early Learning Centres
5 services – Galway and Clare

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