The quickest and most affordable way to receive payments.
*Please note that AMEX, International Debit and Credit cards (any card issued outside of the UK), and Corporate issued cards (UK inclusive) are not accepted.
Online payment refers to money that is exchanged electronically using a debit or credit card. These payments are contactless and do not require a physical exchange of money. You can take online payments through the ParentZone app.
We have teamed up with Total Processing to negotiate the lowest rate for you. This means you can accept debit and credit card payments with lower transaction fees than other online payment processors such as PayPal and Stripe.
Total Processing work with a network of more than 300 banking partners across the globe, all of whom process payments securely through their level 1 PCI DSS secure payments gateway, protecting your transactions with the utmost level of security and trust.
Parents can pay you online straight from the ParentZone app and you’ll receive the payment immediately. Payments through ParentZone are also automatically reconciled with the bill on Connect Childcare.
Creating a Total Processing account is completely free and the transaction fee for online payments through ParentZone is the lowest on the market. We have negotiated a special discounted rate of just 1.2% + 15p per transaction.
All other Total Processing fees:
Wire fee: £1 per settlement
PCI: £7 per month (we cover this)
When a parent pays their bill online through the ParentZone app, the funds will show in your Total Processing account immediately. The payment will then clear and show in your bank account the very next day. Other online payment processors such as PayPal, Stripe and Worldpay take up to 7 days to clear a payment.