24th February 2022 All Posts News & Trends

February Roundup 2022

February always goes by in a flash, and before we know it Spring will arrive. But we haven’t seen much of that lovely spring sunshine just yet! With the storms passing over the UK last week we’ve been experiencing different types of weather first-hand and very often on the same day. So we thought it would be the perfect time to share some Rainy Day Early Years activities. Whether you want to get out and make the most of the rain or enjoy some indoor activities, this fun guide has it all. 

From today, we’ll also be sharing sustainable activities every week for you to try. Our first activity shows you how to make a Handmade Bird Feeder from sustainable materials. Check this out on our BlogInstagram and Tik Tok – and make sure you’re following us for more next week.

Find out what else has been happening at Connect Childcare in February and what to look forward to in the coming weeks…

Product spotlight

On the 11th Feb we released Version 3.18 of ParentZone which gives users the ability to view the Considerations shared to ParentZone. You can see what this looks like in ParentZone and how to view parent acknowledgements here.

In the next update to iConnect we’ll be releasing an update to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence framework. And you’ll also have the ability to favourite your most used frameworks, making spotlight even easier to navigate.

Support update

If you have decided to update your fees for the new term ahead, you will need to update your system to reflect the changes. Head here to find out how to change your prices on Connect and here to learn how to update your grants
If you prefer 1:1 support, Charlotte’s holding a Q&A session on Finance, Billing & Payments in March head here to book your spot.

Whilst we’re talking bills, why not check out the quickest and most affordable way to receive payments around the clock with Connect Cashflow? Connect Cashflow allows you to take instant card payments and collect direct debits from parents.

From the blog

Could it be time to update your tablets? We recommend updating your tablets every 3 years to ensure the best performance of your apps, including iConnect. With more options than ever and tight budgets to consider, if you’re looking to buy or replace tablets, it’s important to do your research beforehand. We’ve pulled together this helpful blogcovering the device specifications for iConnect and everything you should consider when purchasing a new tablet.

From the sector

In March, the Childcare and Education Expo will be taking place in London – and we will be exhibiting alongside some of the top experts in the childcare sector. Register for your free place today and visit us on stand B10 for a chance to say hello and win some prizes!

Remember, you can also join our Mailing List to get regular updates from us, and chat to other Connect Childcare Customers by visiting the Connect Community over on Facebook today! 🤗

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