A Parent’s guide to the Baby’s Days system
This guide has been written to help and advise Parents whose child is in care with a childcare setting that uses the Baby’s Days system.
The information detailed below should provide you with a better understanding of how the Baby’s Days system works, why your childcare setting uses the Baby’s Days system and how you login and start using the system.
What is Baby’s Days?
Baby's Days is a complex yet simple way to manage online software system for childcare settings and parents, the system
has been designed and developed to assist childcare settings with the forms and paperwork involved around all areas
of the EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage, which includes the structure of Learning, Development and Care.
Baby’s Days was designed and developed over a one year period with help from numerous Early Year Practitioners
and experts and is the most advanced online software system of its type and ensures that your childcare setting
meets the required areas of the EYFS quickly, simply and efficiently.
Baby’s Days is the only system available that allows you as a parent to connect to the system to view information
relating to your child, for example you can connect to the system and view your child’s daily diaries, photographs, their
overall progress achievement and much more.
In addition for the childcare setting, communicating with you is a breeze, for example when they have created your
child’s daily diary, you will be sent an e-mail informing you that it is available online for viewing, you can then connect
to the system, view the diary and even leave notes on the system for your child’s carer to read.
About Baby’s Days.
Baby’s Days was launched in April 2010 after one year of design and development and has quickly become the most
successful and widely used software application of its type used by thousands of childcare settings across the UK and
Baby’s Days is upgraded and enhanced on a monthly basis to offer new features to both you and the childcare setting,
these upgrades incorporate features that benefit both parties.
Why Baby’s Days?
Baby’s Days helps reduce the work load and paperwork that your childcare setting must complete, the system
transfers a large majority of their paperwork onto a live online system that is far more efficient than boxes of
paperwork and much easier to use and manage children’s data. In addition many of our customers state that by using
Baby’s Days they learn more about the EYFS and are able to monitor and track children’s development and progress
far more efficiently which ultimately benefits you and your child.
The intelligent system has been proven to save childcare settings hours on paperwork, time consuming tasks such as
creating a Child's diary through to monitoring a Child's progress now just takes a few minutes, there is no need for
them to enter necessary data more than once, as all areas of the system communicate with each other.
As a parent with a child in care with a childcare setting using the Baby’s Days system, you are now privileged to see
far more information relating to your child than you ever could before.
What can I see on the system?
Your childcare setting can provide you with access to their Baby’s Days system and once connected you will be able
to see data and information relating to your child only, exactly what you will be able to see is determined by the
childcare setting, however, this could include the following areas:
This is the first page that you arrive at once you have logged in, click on this icon to be taken back to
the home page.
Certain sections on the system require you to enter a 4 digit Pin code that only you are aware of, you
will need to go to this section to setup or change your Pin code.
This section details information the childcare setting has about your child including allergies, emergency
contact and other important information, be sure to check in here and advise your childcare setting if
any of the information is incorrect or needs to be updated.
Where you can view your child’s daily diaries including a selection of information ranging from general
activities to what your child ate, photographs and videos for the day, how long they slept and even how
many wet or soiled nappies they had that day!
Progress / Learning Journey
This section shows achievement dates, progress and observation notes, next steps and also
photographs of your child’s general development from birth to five years old.
Every childcare setting has a selection of policies that will need to be agreed to and signed by you,
Baby’s Days makes this process easier for you and your childcare setting, if you have policies that need
to be signed you will not be able to view other areas of the system until you have signed the policies.
More information for you to sign, but they are just as important as the Policies, this allows you to quickly
and easily agree and sign the permission forms for the childcare setting, if you have permissions that
need to be signed you will not be able to view other areas of the system until you have signed the
Short and Long term medications and Accidents & Incidents can be found in the Medical section, if the
childcare setting has administered medication to your child you can see exactly when it was
administered within this section. There may also be a requirement for you to sign off forms within this
This section displays exactly when your child arrived and departed the childcare setting every day, by
law every childcare setting must record this information and store it for a number of years.
Within the bookkeeping section you will find your weekly or monthly invoices so you know exactly how
much you have paid or need to pay.
Here you will find a selection of photographs of your child, there are three photograph galleries in total
so be sure to look through them all.
Within the communicate section you will find newsletters and copies of QuickMessages that have been
sent to you, in addition you can also send a private message to your child’s carer(s).
The food menus section details the meals that will be provided to your child for this week and future
weeks for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner.
How secure is Baby’s Days?
Baby’s Days is the most secure online system of its type, unlike other systems available to the childcare industry,
every Baby’s Days system is completely unique to each setting, when your childcare setting purchased their Baby’s
Days system we configured them their own personal system located on our secure cloud servers based at our data
centre in Manchester.
When you or your childcare setting connects to this personal system you can rest assured that it is 100% impossible
for any other customer’s data to be seen on this system or, vice versa, for the data on this system to be leaked onto
any other system.
In addition when you connect, you will only be able to see data and information related to your child, you will not under
any circumstances be able to see any other child’s data and likewise, no other parent on this system will be able to
see any data relating to your child.
When you or your childcare setting connects to the system all data transfer is encrypted, in other words, while data is
being sent to the system it cannot be read during transmission.
In addition every Baby’s Days system is monitored 24 hours a day and any possible attack or hack attempt on the
system is blocked and reported to our live team.
To view the full parents user guide please use the link below