This is a common scenario. Parents/guardians who are also teachers will need TWO brightwheel accounts. We offer different levels of access for a teacher and a guardian which is why we require that they have 2 separate accounts.

Teachers have access to entire classrooms and children at their center, but guardians only have access to their children.

Setting up a Teacher and Parent/Guardian Account

You have three options as a teacher and guardian:

  1. Create the guardian account with your cell phone number, and create the staff account with your email address.
  2. Since it is free, we can recommend setting up a second email account through Gmail or another email service to use to set up a separate address for a second brightwheel account.
  3. If a staff member doesn't want to create a second brightwheel account, the most common solution is for this staff member to have a teacher account. They can periodically tap on their child's profile through their teacher account to check in on their child's day. The only difference would be that they wouldn't get any push notifications about their child's feed.

Change Your Account Type

If you have created a teacher or parent account incorrectly or need to use the same email address for a different account type, please contact us at and we can help!

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