“Mosaic has added another positive layer to our preschool service. We can send photos and videos instantly to parents and the children are so happy telling me that they have seen their video on their parents phone.Maria, Early Childhood EducatorLittle Stars Pre-school, Moville Donegal.
The videos are such a beautiful feature of the app – they catch that little twinkle in the eye that can sometimes be missed in photos.
When completing a learning story we can see which Aistear themes and goals the children have mastered through play and can tick them off accordingly in the app. This promotes the incorporation of Aistear throughout the preschool day which nurtures the children’s imagination and learning.”
What our Families and Educators say about us…
“Being able to watch videos of your child captures their play in a way a scrapbook never could, and all the colour and life of the children's play is communicated.
Mosaic includes a wide variety of learning story formats, with features such as logging Aistear goals for each child (one of our favourites). It is custom made for Irish playschools, and coupled with the excellent customer support and the Meantoir CPD programmes, Mosaic has helped us to level up during a very challenging time.”Little Stars PreschoolMoville, Co. Donegal
“Absolutely great addition to mosaic features. This addition has effectively created a virtual parents notice board which they didn’t have access to in setting due to Covid. We can add on events and videos such as we are explorers, what is happening this week, top arts and crafts activities through process art etc. Just brilliant. Changed my experience of documenting completely and is meaningful to all involved. Thank you Avril.”Mary Hogan Connolly
“This is our first year making the big switch from paper to electronic documentation in our busy preschool service. Avril and the team at MOSAIC provide fantastic customer service. They are always to hand to offer prompt and through advice as we navigate through the new system. Mosaic has been an excellent tool for linking with home and school and for promoting that important partnership with parents. Particularly during the challenging times of school closures due to Covid19, MOSAIC has proved a vital tool to enable our educators to keep in touch with the children by uploading videos with messages for the children and stories, poems and activities for them. We highly Recommend MOSAIC.”Michelle, Manager Kinnitty Community PlayschoolCo Offaly
“Our playschool is in the second year of using Mosaic, and it's a game changer.Little Stars PreschoolMoville, Co. Donegal
We've no more need to wrestle with the printer, queue to use the computer, or spend money on ink and paper – also a win for the environment. Mosiac is a great time saver, with photos and learning stories available instantly to parents in real time.”
“The Mosaic app has been a very big hit at Smarties this year. There has not been a week that has passed when we don't hear from one parent or another exclaiming their delight with the app which gives them a real time insight into their child's experiences everyday at Smarties! This is especially important to us at the moment as we don't get to meet parents as often as we like with the Covid pandemic. The staff find it much easier to update their key children's profile daily and don't feel bogged down printing photos and decorating scrapbooks.”Claire MorahanSmarties Montessori School, Co. Mayo
“We love MOSAIC at the Naíonra. I switched from another system to Mosaic and have never regretted my decision. The parents love getting the Leabhar Scéalta in ‘real time’ and can then re-live it with their child in the evening.Eibhlín O’DonnellTir na nOg Naíonra
The feature where parents can give feedback on the learning/video or picture stories in invaluable to us as educators.
Technical support is always available and dealt with quickly by Avril and her team. Avril is extremely knowledgeable in the area of child development and has many years experience in this arena which is obvious to see in the design of this app.
I have attended many CPD courses with Avril and would highly recommend these also. Really – MOSAIC is an excellent system.”
“I am delighted that my service is using MOSAIC. Avril has been a great support to me and my team.Laugh and Learn Childcare
As a new service it’s so important to me as a provider to keep a personal relationship with all my parents (especially during COVID). The use of MOSAIC has really changed our way of planning for the children. And has made learning stories easier to complete.
It reduces staff time and gives our parent's an accurate look of what their child’s day has been like.”
“I find the service Avril and her team provide to be so professional and committed to helping us grow as a service. Avril has been so supportive and is always available to guide us through any questions. The use of MOSAIC has help our service truly understand the child’s learning journey as we are documenting in real time. MOSAIC is an easy way of observing and reduces staff time in completing Learning Stories. We did some CPD programmes with Avril which I would also recommend.”Smarty Pants Montessori & Afterschool
“Our parents love to be able to see photos, stories and videos of their children and Mosiac allows us to share our day with the child's family seamlessly.
It has been particularly helpful this year as the need for keeping everything contactless has arisen in a way we could not have anticipated. With our parents no longer allowed to join the playschool group, Mosaic has enabled us all to maintain transparency, communication and share the joys of the playschool day with the child's family.”Little Stars PreschoolMoville, Co. Donegal
Read what Educators said about our ‘Planning for Emergent Curriculum’ Programme:
“Who knew planning was so easy! I loved the planning templates for under 3’s – so easy to complete and links really well to our learning stories.”
“I work in both pre-school and in the toddler room – I am very excited about getting started on my new curriculum plans.”
“I use the learning for under 3’s planning document focus on one child in my class whose developmental stage is younger than his actual age and use the preschool planning document for other activities within the class.”
“I have been trying to get my head around an emergent curriculum for a long time and have done many courses on it. This course put it in simple terms and finally helped me to understand the steps I need to take as an early years educator to implement an emergent curriculum in my classroom.”
“The best planning templates I have seen. Very informative and lots of little hints and tips for planning and documenting an emergent curriculum.”
Read what Educators said about our ‘Creating Learning Stories’ Programme:
“I have the confidence now to do the learning stories after going all the information from the programme. I feel I will be able to complete an observation to the best standards because I know the dispositions and how things should be used.”
“I love the easy structure you gave for a learning story – I can’t believe how simple it is. I started using it the next day.”
“I now recognise all the things children do that can be made into a learning story – I was looking for completely different things before doing this programme – I would highly recommend it.”
“I learned how to structure learning stories and how to use artwork in stories rather than just sending them home at the end of the day.”
Read what Educators said about our ‘Loose Parts’ Programme:
“Definitely met my needs. I particularly loved the opportunity to involve children and parents. I loved the message of democracy interweaved through opportunities for loose parts experiences and making the child visible, heard and respected.”
“I have come away with so many ideas – this was just the nudge I needed. I liked the links to gender stereotyping – so interesting. This programme has it all – practical ideas, links to Aistear and a really interesting take on loose parts. I would highly recommend this to all practitioners who like me needed a motivating nudge in the right direction.”
“I now know the different loose parts for all age groups in my service – so helpful and practical – the whole team in different rooms loved this.”
General comments about our online CPD programmes:
“Great handouts, very reasonable, I absolutely love the practical and jargon free approach to early education that you promote.”
“I like the audio option therefore I could listen and take notes at the same time.”
“Very good value for money given the high-quality content and its only extremely relatable to work within a childcare facility unlike other courses.”
“I would definitely recommend your programmes to colleagues because not only was it easy to follow but it was so informative.”
“As usual, the flow is seamless, and you cannot believe when you get to the last slide as you become so engaged and absorbed in the content as it is so relevant and interesting.”
“I have done every one of your online CPD programmes – this type of training suits me so well – great value and I love my personal profile.”