Who Uses This Software?
Kaymbu empowers early childhood educators to make learning visible and strengthen school communities
Average Ratings140 reviews
- Overall 4.6 / 5
- Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
- Customer Service 4.7 / 5
- Features 4.3 / 5
- Value for Money 4.4 / 5
- Free Version Yes
- Free Trial Yes
Cloud, SaaS, Web
Mobile - iOS Native
Mobile - Android Native
- Founded 2012
Kaymbu is the leading visual messaging and authentic assessment platform for early education. From photo sharing to student portfolios, school newsletters and dynamic photo books, Kaymbu connects early childhood educators with young, digital-native parents. Kaymbu captures the essence of student development and strengthens relationships between home and school.
Kaymbu Most Helpful Reviews
Reviewed on 03/07/2019
Portfolios are awesome!
Comments: The customer service and support we've received, along with the great product, have made Kaymbu a please to use in our preschool.
Pros: My favorite feature of Kaymbu is the portfolio feature. Not only does it make compiling the pictures extremely easy, but the achievement benchmarks, along with the overall look of the portfolios, make them a user-friendly, professional document to share with the parents.
Cons: I wish the daily note was a part of the features of Kaymbu, instead of having to use a separate portal.
Reviewed on 17/07/2019
Comments: We have been BEYOND thrilled with Kaymbu since 'inception'!
Pros: This software magically meets all users where they are in terms of various comfort levels regarding use of technology. It significantly eases both the process of photo/video documentation and communication with families The customer service is to be greatly commended - every person I have worked with from the start has been friendly, competent, and very responsive.
Cons: Bulk downloads of photos/videos were more difficult at first, but I believe this has become easier over time.
Reviewed on 16/05/2017
The Kaymbu product and team are both amazing.
Comments: the Kaymbu software brings us increased customer satisfaction and saves our staff time, both of which are invaluable to me as a business owner.
Pros: The user-interface is incredibly intuitive; even more least tech-saavy educators can use the system with ease. Parent *LOVE* receiving the information without having to log-in to a new account/application, and we hear nothing but rave reviews about how much they love receiving photos of their children at school. The product has also helped us organize and digitize our child observation systems. The tagging feature allows for our educators to quickly and easily categorize the photos they take - we have saved hours of staff time that used to be spent organizing digital photo files. Every member of the Kaymbu team provides exceptional customer service. When I have a questions or need assistance, I have never waited more than 3 hours to receive a personal response from the team via email. The team also made integration with our accounting software painless. They managed the entire process from start to finish behind the scenes with our accounting company, with a few key strategy meetings to ensure that the integration met my needs. Kaymbu is an incredible product concept backed by a passionate and innovate team.
Reviewed on 23/02/2017
Kudos to Kaymbu!
Comments: Our school began using Kaymbu in our program, and it has made a significant difference in how teachers document learning. Although I think there is a bigger learning curve for teachers who aren't tech savvy, it is still easy and accessible for most of our teachers to use as a tool for creating current, up-to-date documentation. Another feature that has been great is the email/text option to send to families. This has been amazing for broadcasting the learning, and families are very happy to receive information this way.
Pros: I like the ability to use photos and texts to create simple ways to document children's learning. I love the ability to share with families right away and the emergency/urgent messaging has been very helpful on sending important messages like snow day closures. I also enjoy the capacity to organize documentation by classroom, child and school. It's nice to be able to pull it up and make sure that children's learning is being documented equitably.
Cons: We REALLY wish you could post more than one photo into a moment. I find teachers creating 5 or more moment pages to include the important photos that may have happened in a series. This is complicated for sending to families. Storyboards only allows us to upload the photos from Moments, so I think this is how the teachers have figured out how to utilize storyboards. Perhaps we are missing something....
Reviewed on 13/03/2019
Best tool I’ve found to improve family and staff communication!
Comments: The biggest benefit to our rep is definitely having the ability to improve communication with families. Owning and working in a preschool you definitely realize that this is a coparenting business. Without proper communication between the administration, teaching staff and families Important aspects of a child’s daily activities, educational progress and goals get lost. Kaymbu has eliminated that lose of information and made it possible for us to maintain better bonds with families and serve our children in the most efficient way.
Pros: The ability to communicate effectively with families, allow teachers to document and track each child’s successes and share the moments with their families. The bonus features are customizing it for our DRDP assessments, creating storyboards that eliminates newsletter waste. Imputing curriculum plans for staff to refer to and share. Instant messaging to families and the new yearbook! There’s so much to take advantage of that I couldn’t possibly list all the benefits we have found!
Cons: All you have to do is pick it up and start playing. The only con would be how to implement all the great features. We’ve been using Kaymbu for over a year and just keep discovering more ways to use it.