Introduction to Xplor Home Learning Tab: Digital Documentation


Dear Families,

As you are aware, we have transitioned to Xplor Home our new software program. As explained in our release email, Xplor Home includes the accessibility to review your child’s learning and leisure progress and documentation relating to our Educational Program.

As of this week (Term 4, Week 1) our Educators will commence documenting the children’s learning and leisure progress through Xplor Home, replacing our OneChild platform. Xplor reduces paperwork that is required for regulatory compliance, allowing Educators to deliver the best educational experience for children and adds this documentation into your one-stop Xplor Home app.

What happens next?

When your child/ren is tagged in an observation, you will be notified via your Xplor Home App. Observations are full of interesting information regarding your child’s learning and photos showing this learning in action. To view an observation, head to the learning tab and click onto the observation in the timeline.

The following information is viewable on each observation.

Viewing Observations

  • Title and Description written by the Educator documenting a summary of the observation linking to the Learning Outcomes from the My Time, Our Place Curriculum Framework being achieved through this observation. Our Educators are also able to additionally tag learning outcomes from our Service Philosophy and the National Quality Framework that your child may meet through our Learning and Leisure-based Educational Program.

  • Tagged Children: the first name (no last name) of any other children can be tagged in your child’s post. Parents will be notified if their child has been tagged in an observation through your Xplor Home App. Obviously, children often play in small or large groups therefore, many children can be captured in these play context images.

  • Feelings: The observed “feeling” of the child if one was added to the observation can be recorded such as proud, excited, or happy!

  • Photos: Parents are able to view images of their child’s learning when tagged in an observation. These photos will be seen by only the parents/guardians of the children tagged in the story.

  • Comments: These comments are from parents/guardians of the children tagged in the observation. Comments are displayed to all the parents tagged in the story. This is then displayed to viewers in a similar format to social media platforms such as Facebook etc.

If you do not want images of your child to be displayed on Xplor Home please email our Admin team on wkc.admin@wilstonpandc.org.au However, images are a big part of our developmental documentation. Without these images it is hard to record any observations of your child for our Educational Program.

Things to be mindful of:

Our Educators capture learning opportunities or leisure moments of your children whilst on shift. Educators have allocated time to document their observation, then sent to our Educational Leader for approval. Once approved, the observation will be published and will notify the parents of the children tagged.

Parents are able to view the media that has been added to the observation if their child is tagged in. In an observation, there is a cap of 16 images and 1 video that can be attached at one time. Swipe left to right to view photos on posts with multiple photos. Tap on an image or video to view it full screen.

As you can appreciate, we have a large number of children who attend our Service daily and across the week. As most children only attend a few hours over the week it may take time to observe all children attending. If you still have not received a notification that your child has been tagged in an observation by the end of Term 4 please contact the Educational Leader (educationalleader@wilstonpandc.org.au).

We look forward to capturing your child/ren through their learning journey at Wilston Kids Care.

Kind regards,

Raeleen Wren & Nicola Bergmann General Manager/Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader/Coordinator Wilston Kids Care (Wilston State School P&C Association)

Phone: 33526753 Mobile: 0401 059 192 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wilstonkidscare Email: wkc.generalmanager@wilstonpandc.org.au

Wilson Kids Care would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land. Wilston Kids Care is located on Turrbal and Yagura land whose cultures are amongst the oldest living in human history.

We would like to pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge their continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Wilston Kids Care will always remember that this land is, was, and always will be traditional Aboriginal land.

Wilston Kids Care has a commitment to reconciliation, which is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.

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