Document & share early learning

A complete documentation solution
to engage parents and support teachers.

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Bolster your team

Make it easier to mentor, collaborate and share best practice.

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Engage parents meaningfully

Share observations and stories linked to learning goals, start real conversations.  

Supporting quality practice

Online learning story and documentation software – child e-portfolios, planning, framework linking, assessments, teacher portfolios, more.

Educa facilitates:

  • Parent feedback loops
  • Peer collaboration
  • Mentoring for new teachers
  • Easy documentation

Collaboration among those who care about each child contributes inevitably to better learning outcomes.

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Digital Portfolios Make Learning Visible

By sharing observations with parents linked to curriculum and/or plans, you communicate your approach – in real time. Send announcements from our message dashboard.

Adapt To Your Process

Educa was developed first for New Zealand educators who are innovative and collaborative. Our platform is highly adaptable with a range of sharing options.

Support Teacher Development

Teacher portfolios for reflections or journal entries, appraisal forms, development plans – share with peers and mentors for support. Story comment tools help mentor younger teachers in real-time. More here

Save Paper and Time

Our digital portfolios save paper, although stories can be printed. Having it all online in one place – for sharing and collaboration – helps efficiency.

Share Policies & Resources

Use Educa’s Policies module for policies for teachers and/or parents. Upload reference material for teachers, info and forms for parents.

Reports, Reports, Reports

Reports on learning for each child, on parent engagement, on teacher activity and more help you understand your service and save time in compliance.

Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere

Child Portfolios

Observations (or learning stories) are shared with families and saved to a downloadable portfolio.

Forms & Assessments

Use our form builder to put everything online for easy access, e.g., staff appraisals, service review forms, child assessments.

Any Curriculum

Upload any framework or goal set or create your own. Then link to anything you write in Educa.

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Print When Needed

Stories can be printed beautifully with borders. Include sections or not, depending on your purpose.

Custom Planning

Lesson plans, individual and group plans. Work individually or collaborate. Share with parents, link to stories.

Foreign Language Versions

Users can choose Educa in English (default), Maori, Mandarin, Spanish or Arabic.

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Partners & Endorsements

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jackie lints educare“Educa gives us a place to build and grow the picture of a child. This story can be shared with parents and future teachers, which they can contribute to and work in partnership with the centre to build these skills at home. A true partnership, where else can you get this?!”


“It also allows us to set organisational goals for teachers and centres so that they can go on an educational journey, and be reflective and evaluative of what they do. It is a tool that can create time, and a tool that allows us to lift the quality of what we are doing irrespective of the regulations we have to follow.”

Jackie Lints, Co-Owner, Educare Group

"Educa has made our preschool more connected, more efficient and more in tune with parents. Everyone loves it."
Jane Peterson Teacher, Early Learners
“Fantastic way to communicate with families. Easy, effective and efficient. Saves precious time for teachers by providing a simple format."
Kelli Booth Owner & Founder, Riverhead Montessori
"From a business owner’s perspective the move to Educa has been an investment. It engages our families and educators more than ever. We’ll never look back."
Susan Phua Managing Director, Wild Things Child Care