Support & FAQ’s

We’re committed to supporting our community of picturepath users, and future users by delivering the best digital timeline experperience. See below how-to videos and FAQ’s for further information about using picturepath.

How to videos

Follow the videos below where picturepath founder, Richard Nurse, will take you through the functions needed to get started with your digital visual timeline.

Profile picture on mobile. picturepath

How to add an activity

Screen recording of a routine checker and log on Picture Path on mobile. Digital visual timeline for children with additional needs. picturepath

How to create a routine

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Editing a timeline

Picture Path mobile settings menu. picturepath

Additional features

Screenshot of creating an activity on a mobile. picturepath

How to create an activity


  • No! We have deliberately built picturepath to be as intuitive as possible. There is a “how to use” guide which we supply to all schools and SENCOs who are using picturepath. There are also videos on our YouTube account of how to use some of the features and if you’re really stuck, drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll help you out.
  • Picturepath is a free download for parents from the Apple and Google Play stores. Ordinarily there is a monthly charge for the premium version but if your school is using picturepath we offer this for free to any parents whose children are at the school. This way, the children will get the continuity of a timeline which shows both the home and the school part of the day, removing some of the anxiety that can occur around transitions.
  • Depending on the number of pupils involved, we can look into a reduced pricing option for MATs and purchasing groups.
  • Yes – it can be used anywhere around the world. Picturepath only supports English at the moment but if enough users request other languages, we will add that functionality. Currently you can upload and name your images in your native language, so you can personalise it to your needs.
  • Just email or message us on live chat with your details and we will cancel your subscription straight away.
  • With the full school licence, you can use picturepath for all your pupils (up to the maximum number within your school size). If you need to add more teachers or activities, that’s all included in your annual subscription. There’s no limit to how many activities or routines you can create. We know some pupils will need a personalised image for each activity and you can use picturepath to create as many as you need.
  • We can send you some information which you can send out to parents. Once they have downloaded the app, you can click the “Invite a Parent to Share” button, enter their email address and they will get a notification on their phone or tablet asking if they are happy sharing their timeline with the school. The data is only shared between the devices authorised by the parent, ensuring that information is kept safe and secure.

If you have any additional questions that aren’t covered here, please contact us via any of the methods listed on our contact page.