What & Why?
ClassHug simply helps you keep track of a group of children letting you focus on their learning, not doing endless headcounts. We reduce your stress, cut your workload when out of the classroom, help you reassure those parents that worry about you taking their children out and lets you give the children greater freedom to run, explore and be creative.
Should a child in your care wander more than a set distance away from you, or fail to keep up with the rest of the group, an alarm will sound on your phone or tablet which you can leave in your bag or pocket. By knowing that they’re beginning to wander outside your boundaries before they get too far you can quickly call them back and prevent them becoming a lost child.
The children wear a small and unobtrusive wristband and the teacher / TA / Nursery leader has our secure app on their iPhone or iPad. The trackers work indoors or outdoors, above ground, underground and are splash proof.
You don’t need a phone signal or wifi to use it, just tap your phone on the tracker to connect and off you go.
How? ClassHug in 5 easy steps
#1 Download the ClassHug app for free from the App Store*
*The app is free to download but requires a current ClassHug subscription to use it. For data security reasons ClassHug only supports Apple iPad and iPhone devices.
#2 Place a tracker onto the child
The trackers can be worn in a variety of ways depending on the children and you can mix and match as you see fit. There are lanyards, wristbands, secure wristbands (non-removable by the children themselves) and badge attachments to choose from.
#3 Pair the child’s tracker with the app
A list of the children in the school can be securely uploaded and stored on our servers saving you from having to input the children’s names each time you go out. You can also optionally choose to upload the children’s photos, emergency contact details, allergies and SEN details – invaluable when teachers and TA’s from other classes or parent helpers who may not be very familiar with the children are helping on the trip.
Select the child’s name on the app, tap the iPad/iPhone on the tracker and away you go!
#4 Set the warning range in the app
How far are you happy for your class to explore? Maybe closer when you’re waiting for a train or in a museum but further when you’re in the woods – there’s no right or wrong answer and you can change it in seconds
#5 Be a teacher – concentrate on the children’s learning not on doing headcounts! Get an immediate alarm or alert if a child wanders out of range or gets left behind