Child Activity Statuses

How to add custom Statuses and assign Statuses to children

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Written by Julia Rose
Updated over a week ago

What's a Status in Famly?

You can assign a Status to children, to record (and share with the child's parents) what they're doing. The Statuses assigned to children appear around their photo in the Room Overview, and also appear in their Activity feed. Parents can choose to receive a notification when their child's Status changes.

Any statuses added to a child will show as a badge on or around their profile picture in the Room Overview. Meals, toilet visits, hand washing, (sun)cream, and temperature checks will appear in small icons around children's profile pictures. Sleeps, sickness, holidays, and custom statuses will show on top of the children's profile pictures.

Information about children's sign-in and out times, nap durations, allergies and dietary requirements, and whether they are going home with another child are underneath their profile pictures.

How can I create Statuses in Famly?

To add a Custom Status for your setting:

  • Log in to Famly and open the Settings menu

  • Select Rooms then Custom Statuses from the drop-down menu

  • A new screen will open where you can see all of your current custom Statuses. Here you have the option to choose an icon to represent your new Custom Status (and the colour) and give it a name.

  • Choose whether you want your Status to appear in the Activity feed

  • Click Save new status

Please note, that you can only have up to 7 custom statuses at a time.

How do I change the Status of a child?

From the room overview, click on the child's profile picture and a black box will appear on the right with a number of icons. Click the Status icon, and you can now register the child as any of the Statuses you have chosen for your setting.

How do I remove an incorrect status?

Incorrect statuses can be removed from the child's profile in the Activity tab. Just hover over the status and click the 'x' that appears to remove it:

Sometimes, the 'x' will not appear as the status happened in the past. This is often the case for Holiday or Sick day statuses, where you will only be able to remove future holiday or sick day dates from the Activity tab. If you'd like to remove a past incorrect holiday or sick day, you can do so in the Attendance Report:

  • Click on the Attendance icon in your sidebar and select Child attendance

  • Toggle to the relevant week

  • Open the drop-down menu for the relevant room

  • Click on the attendance of the child whose status you want to change (as below).

  • Click the rubbish bin icon to remove the holiday

PLEASE NOTE: If you accidentally change a child's status to 'sick' or 'on holiday', the child will automatically be signed out of the setting. As well as following the steps above to remove the status, you will need to ensure the child is signed back in.

Statuses in the Activity feed

The Activity tab on a child's profile will show their Statuses (in the order in which they were applied), along with a timestamp. You can also update a child's Status from here, by clicking 'Add' then choosing a Status from the drop-down.

Activity statuses will be added in real-time by default, but if you'd like to add a past activity, you can edit the date, time, or both for most activities whilst adding them.

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