26th June 2022 All Posts Insights

6 Ways You Can Benefit From Using Connect Childcare

Here at Connect Childcare, we provide nurseries across the UK with a secure and reliable software platform that helps to take some of the stress out of managing a nursery.

Our mission is to improve the lives of children, globally. We can only achieve this by working with childcare professionals to create the very best tools, so that nursery management software is easy and  efficient and child development is always the main focus. We work closely with our nurseries, as well as a range of early years experts, to ensure that we are aware of the ever changing needs of the childcare sector. This allows us to adapt our software and our services to support nurseries to be successful and sustainable. 

Our success is based on one key principle: that our business is above all a people business. Our people are the best in their fields and are able to draw on the knowledge and experience of their colleagues to grow professionally. 

We believe in continual improvement, and embrace opportunities to learn. Connect is a place where commitment, talent and sheer hard work get noticed and rewarded. We believe that a happy team is a productive one, and with our positive workplace culture, we are able to build and maintain the best possible platform for you. 

When you become our customer you become a true business partner with best-in-class onboarding and support that has a 98% satisfaction rating. We look far beyond immediate short-term financial results and towards building long-term and sustainable business and value for both of us. Your success is our success.

How can you benefit from using Connect Childcare?

When searching for a new nursery management platform for your childcare setting, we know it can be a tough decision to make. Connect Childcare is a suite of three packages that work together from the same database. Each product in the platform is powerful alone, but the real magic happens when you use them together.

Here are the 6 key benefits of our extensive, flexible and trusted nursery software…

  1. Accurate Nursery Insights

Our extensive reports allow you to analyse any part of your nursery business. Whether you are looking for child attendance data, parent payment information, or your staff register – everything is easy to access and will provide you with all of the information you need day to day. 

  1. Encourage Child Development

With easy access to child observations, you can make informed assessments with ease to ensure that your child is developing in the best possible way. Recording daily events and curriculum-based observations is a breeze with iConnect. You can also create simple online learning journeys that can be shared in real time with parents to ensure everyone stays in the loop with the development of each child. 

  1. Quicker Admin Processes

Reduce your admin time with features to cover every scenario for nursery administration. Say goodbye to spending hours writing invoices and chasing for payments from parents – with Connect Childcare the process will be automated and will send out reminders when payments are due. Many childcare professionals struggle under the increasing pressure to complete mountains of paperwork to satisfy Ofsted, but it doesn’t have to be such a laborious process. The introduction of iConnect in a setting can save hours of time, and allow practitioners to produce online learning journals in seconds and focus on developing the children in their care rather than being bogged down by paperwork.

  1. Better Parent Partnerships

Increase communication and build on your partnership with parent contributions and at-home learning using the best-rated Parent App of 2021. Keep parents engaged and informed without lifting a finger. Real-time updates give parents peace of mind and increase their likelihood of recommending your settings. Continue learning at home with activity ideas and resources and close the loop with parents contributing to their child’s learning journey.

  1. Improve Cashflow & Reduce Debt

Connect Cashflow is a feature that allows you to take instant card payments and collect direct debits from parents. We even do the allocations for you. We also have the cheapest rates available to increase the speed of payment collections & stop the need for manual payment reconciliations.

  1. Manage Complex Staff Requirements

Manage your entire team without a spreadsheet. StaffPlan is the only tool on the market that allows you to manage complex staffing requirements across multiple sites, from one single centralised record. Assign staff across their preferred settings and assess their suitability to reduce your reliance on agency staff. Automate complicated payroll processes and eliminate the need for multiple spreadsheets.

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Make the Switch

Join the UK’s best-rated early years software. The choice is in your hands. Switch to Connect Childcare today and get 20% off your initial contract period & free data migration! Use code SWITCH22.

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