A room is a group of teachers, children and their families within your early learning service. You can create as many rooms within your early learning service as you like. Rooms can be used, for example:
- to separate or group children by age
- for teachers who look after a particular group of children
- for early learning services with more than one classroom.
Learn how to set up a room, here.
Once you’ve set up a ‘Room’ you can access it by clicking the menu button at the top of the page and from the menu selecting the name of your room.
1. Click your early learning service’s name in the menu.
2. Click the name of the room you want access
3. Select what page within the room you want to visit.
How is a room different from the main early learning service?
Your room page will look similar to your main early learning service page. For a teacher, a ‘Room’ is simply like a subset of your early learning service, and both work in a similar way.
A room has tabs for ‘Community’, ‘Stories’, ‘Children’, Teachers’ and ‘Reports’, whereas your main early learning service page also has tabs for ‘Learning sets’ and ‘Reports’.
A room's ‘Community’ space
Rooms have their own ‘Community’ discussion space, which works in the same way as the Early Learning Service's community space. However instead of all the teachers and parents in the entire early learning service being notified when posts are added, only the teachers and parents of children in the room are notified.
Stories for children in a room
Stories added by an early learning service for a child in a room will show up both on the room's ‘Stories’ page and on the early learning service's ‘Stories’ page.
How rooms work for families
Family admins whose children have been added to a room have access to both the main early learning service ‘Community’ area and the room’s ‘Community’ area. Both can be accessed from the blue menu bar at the top of the page. This way they can contribute to discussions with the whole early learning service, or just the room.
When a parent adds a story for a child whose been added to a room, the teachers in that room will be sent a notification.