Parent and child looking at Child Paths

Welcome parents!

As parents, it’s our responsibility to give our children the best start in life.

Child Paths is an easy to use real-time app that transforms how early years and primary schools communicate with parents, assisting to enhance the relationship between home and school. Your child’s service/school can communicate with you in a quick and effective way, using photos, videos, audio and messages.

Our app will allow you to engage with teachers and be part of your child’s educational progress. You will have secure access to information about your child’s educational journey, keeping you up to date with their growth and development.

All you need to do is give your email address to your service and they will activate your account. You will then get an email from Child Paths with instructions to set up your account. Please read the instructions as it will tell you how to save it to your phone as an app. You can log into your account from here

Parent Benefits

Peace of mind

Feel assured by receiving real-time updates on your child’s welfare, learning & development

Enhance Communication

Communicate quicker and smarter with teachers in real-time

Build and store memories

Keep those early years memories safe and secure for future viewing

Monitor your child’s progress

Monitor and track your child’s learning and development

Allows for Early Intervention

Flags when help may be needed in your child’s development and automatically suggests action plans to follow

Educate your child’s teachers

Upload photos and send information on your child so their teachers learn more about them at home

Create meaningful conversations with your child

You’ll know exactly what they’ve been doing to get them to open up about their day

Understand more about the National Framework

Understand why your child does certain activities so you can work on their development together at home

See our Milestone video

Parent Features

Daily Logs
Attendance, Sleep, Food & Medicine, Nappy Changes (Early Years)
Our parent-friendly software allows you to see the real-time updates made by your child’s teacher on areas of Attendance, Food & Medicine, Nappy Changes and Sleeping.
Daily logs
(Early Years & School)

Get rid of that bundle of envelopes and stack of notepaper taking up space in your kitchen drawer! With Child Paths, you no longer need to scribble notes to your teacher. Our software allows you to communicate instantly with your teacher, send photos, videos, audio files, pdf’s, word doc and most other file types. You will be able to look back over any previous conversations that you have had, as all conversations along with the time & dates will be stored within this area.
Communication tool
Parents will receive email notifications when a teacher completes an observation on your child. You will get a greater insight into some of the areas your teachers may observe your child to help with their learning and development.
Observations on each child's learning and development
Activities & Photos
(Early Years & School)
As a parent, we love nothing more than receiving updates and photos of our children, highlighting all the marvelous and wonderous (in our eyes) things they do!
Communicate each child's activities, photos and education
Child Profile/Gallery
(Early Years & School)
Parents can view only their own children’s profiles where they can see areas like their daily overview, gallery, observations, milestones, curriculum plans or their schedule of days they are in the service. You can also send a message to the room so the teacher can easily acknowledge or reply to your message.
Child Profile
Child Details
(Early Years & School)
Add food allergies to your child’s details as it will show up as a warning if your early year’s service or school provide your child with food. You can also add in other general comments, medicines, comforts, favourite foods etc, you can even add in the names of relatives or friends who may collect your child.
Child Details
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Categorise all your children’s memories

Photo memories

There is also a really cool feature which allows you to categorise all your children’s memories like my first, family, holiday, Christmas time etc.

Proud to be partners with

Parent - Michelle Kelly
Parent - Michelle KellyLilliput Childcare, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow
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Being a mammy who works full time I often used to feel like I was missing out on watching my children grow and learn, and on spending quality time with them whilst they're small... Since using Child Paths, that has changed. Our wonderful Créche, Lilliput, Rathdrum brought in Child Paths and it has opened a whole new world to me. I can log on whenever I have a free moment and catch up with my girls' day. I can see what they're eating and at what times. I can see how happy they are learning new things and playing with all their friends. Looking at their photos gives me a great sense of pride, that, yes I do have to work, and they do have to go to créche, but they're having so much fun and learning so much more than I could ever teach them. Thanks so much, Child Paths and Lilliput!! From a very appreciative mammy.
Parent – Clodagh Crowley
Parent – Clodagh Crowley
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When you are a busy working parent and trying to balance everything at the same time, it can all get a bit overwhelming. However, with Child Paths, you are only ever a few clicks away from checking in on your little ones and sometimes seeing a photo of them having fun, covered in paint or playdoh can make your day and make things a little easier. You feel that you are connected to your child, and it can take away a little of the guilt that I sometimes have as a working parent when you can see that your child is being cared for and having fun. I travel a lot with work and being able to access Child Paths from my phone wherever I maybe is of great importance to me. To be able to communicate with the centre via this app is a great function too as it can be very busy in the mornings and it is not fair to expect the poor teachers to remember everything that every parent says to them. I find Child Paths to be of great benefit to my family and me. Thank you,
Parent – Nikki
Parent – Nikki
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This app has made the childcare experience so much more enjoyable! The fact that I’m able to read what’s happened throughout my child’s day makes the pickup much quicker as I’m already educated as their parent. Also, the pictures that are posted are such a pick-me-up throughout the day and significantly reduce stress or any concerns I may have had. Thank you!
Parent - Muire Donnelly
Parent - Muire Donnelly
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Child Paths have helped to make the transition back to work so much easier. It is so nice to get updates on what our little one is up to during the day. The app offers an almost fly on the wall type picture of our son's day. Every time a photo is uploaded, it brightens up my day. Having started using Child Paths, there is no way we could stop.
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