What do you need from a childminder app?

what do you need from a childminder app

What do you need from a childminder app?

There are hundreds of childminder app available for childminders and preschools. So how do you know which one would work for you? We’ve waded through the fog and come up with these 4 questions that can ask any childcare app provider which should help make things a little bit clearer for you…

Does the developer understand your business?

Anyone creating a childminder app should understand what a Childminder needs. Sounds simple right? But in reality, the skills needed to nurture children and the skills needed to develop useful software don’t always go hand in hand. Look for a company that has experience of working either in or with the childcare industry. A company who has the expertise to build an app that actually makes life easier for you.

Is the Childminder app future proof?

You don’t have to be a technology whiz yourself to understand the importance of the changing face of technology. Find a company that pushes regular updates. This shows that they are investing in their product, are continually improving and are likely to be more secure than their competition.

Is the software easy to use?

As a Childminder, you’re already rushed off your feet. Do you have time for training sessions? Find out about what sort of help you’ll get with your app before you make a decision. You want to be able to get help and support when you need it, but really you need an app that is nice and easy to use so that you can actually save time on your paperwork.

Is the company financially stable?

You might not think that you need to delve deeply into a companies history, but if you decide to use an app to help you manage your Childminding business you will be putting a lot of valuable information in that companies hands. You need to make sure the childcare app you chose is made by a reputable company. Find out how long they have been operating and if they’ve grown over the years. Some childminder app developers will have a business resilience and disaster recovery plan in place to give you peace of mind that they’re able to operate no matter what the circumstance.

Think about these points when evaluating any childcare app or software to make sure that you are making the best decision for your business.

foundations was created by Connect Childcare. Established 14 years ago they have continually invested into their business and release regular updates of all of their products. They are using their expertise in development and their knowledge of the childcare sector to help childminders like you to get their free time back, and to make sure it’s accessible for everyone; lots of foundations’ key features are completely free.


foundations was created with Childminders in mind.

We understand the need to reduce your paperwork without breaking the bank. foundations will do exactly that.

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