Document & share early learning

A full documentation solution
to engage parents and support teachers.

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Visible documentation, parent feedback and peer collaboration will lift standards throughout your service.

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Engage parents meaningfully

Share digital portfolios linked to learning goals, inform parents and start real conversations.  

Supporting quality practice

Developed in New Zealand, Educa is online learning story and documentation software – child e-portfolios, planning, curriculum linking, assessments, teacher portfolios, more.

Educa facilitates:

  • Learning-focused parent feedback
  • Online collaboration with colleagues
  • internal commenting and reflections to help teachers grow

This continuous feedback, cooperation and collaboration in a community around each child supports best practice and rising learning outcomes.

Digital Portfolios Make Learning Visible

By linking observations shared with parents to curriculum and/or plans, you communicate your approach and attract feedback – in real time. Also send announcements from our message dashboard.

Robust and Flexible

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

Support & Mentor Teachers

Teachers have private portfolios for reflections or journal entries. Mentor teachers can help younger teachers in real-time with comments or collaboration. Finally, services using Educa have closer parent connections which are life-affirming. More here

Save Paper and Time

Our digital portfolios save paper, although any story can be printed beautifully as needed. Plus it’s efficient, having it all online in one place, available for sharing and collaboration.

Share Policies & Resources

Use Educa’s Policies module to write or upload policies seen by teachers only or by parents also. Our Resources portal is for 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.

Educa Also Replaces …

educa replaces email

Emails, Mailchimp, …

Emails get lost and can’t be saved to a portfolio. Educa puts all communication in one place, all saved.

educa replaces blogs


Blogs are impersonal and don’t feel private. And so parents don’t engage. Educa is private, you will engage parents like never before.

facebook educa replaces shutterfly

Facebook, Shutterfly, …

These channels are time consuming and compromises, not intended for school use. Educa is made for sharing stories about learning.

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