Once you have added a child to Storypark, you can invite a family member (usually a parent) of the child. Once that family member has signed up, they can choose to invite other family members (often the other parent will be the first person they invite).
There are a few ways to invite parents:
One by one, by clicking the 'Invite' button at the top of the page:
Individually, on your Children page
Go to your early learning service’s ‘Children’ page, find the child you’re looking for and click the ‘Invite parent’ button:
In either case, a drop-down form will appear. Ensure the 'Parents' tab is selected at the top of the box, and then complete the form making sure that the correct child is selected:
You have the option to add a custom message that will be included when the invitation email is sent. Invitations with custom messages add a personal touch and are more likely to be noticed in the recipient's inbox.
Inviting multiple parents at once
Go to your 'Children' page and at the top, click the 'Yet to invite' link:
In the dropdown form, you can enter multiple parent's email addresses and an optional message for each, then click 'Invite parents':
What happens when you click ‘Send invite’
An email will be sent to the recipient with a 'Click here to accept the invitation' link they can click that takes them to a simple sign up page. The email also includes information about what Storypark is with some useful links to help centre ‘Getting started’ articles.
What a parent sees when they sign up
Once the parent has completed the form and clicked ‘Sign up’ they will be taken into Storypark and shown welcome tips:
In order for their child to have a Storypark profile, parents are then required to accept a consent form:
Once the consent form is accepted you'll be notified by email, and the parent can access their child's stories, leave comments, create their own stories and invite family members:
Parents (or family members who have been made an Admin) will see the name of your early learning service in the top menu. This will take them to your early learning service's ‘Community’ area and ‘About’ page.