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What is Kangarootime?

Shouldn’t there be a childcare software solution that makes running a childcare center easy? And why shouldn’t it be built on a single, unified platform?

No more modules. No more spreadsheets. No more “will this work with that?” It’s a very simple idea, but the outcomes are what make it so powerful.

We call it Kangarootime, and it’s what brings childcare together.

Kangarootime is the leading all-in-one software for childcare centers. With automated payments and billing, a digital classroom and a parent communication tool, we empower directors to run their business efficiently and effectively. Grow your business, manage your team and build relationships with your parents with Kangarootime's childcare management software.

Who Uses Kangarootime?

We serve single site centers, multi-site businesses and enterprise franchise and corporate delivery models.

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Reviews of Kangarootime

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
59%
4
29%
3
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2
2%
Shira
Shira
CEO in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Awesome Software!

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Kangarootime has made the operations of my childcare center and preschool so much easier. I highly recommend Kangarootime

Pros:

Most helpful: integration with the Kisi system for secure keyless entry, easy to use tuition collection via the parent app, ability to send photos and updates of children to parents throughout the day, ability to communicate with families and staff, easy to use parent app giving parents access to all features in one place, customer service is extraordinary, continuous improvements to the product are excellent, training for implementation made adoption of the software very easy, support for centers and engagement of the team with centers is exemplary

Cons:

A bit more expensive than other options but entirely worth it! Honestly, the difference in cost may have been made up by not having to purchase other tools for some of the functions Kangarootime offers

Kangarootime Response

4 years ago

Hi Shira - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Kangarootime! We're so happy to hear that our software is helping your center. We have taken your pricing feedback and shared it with our team. If you have any additional feedback in the future, do not hesitate to reach out!

David
David
Owner & President in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Great software for child care centers

4.0 4 years ago

Comments: Kangarootime has helped us improve communication with parents and teachers, and eliminate lots of paperwork. The Kangarootime team has been great to work with. They are very responsive and supportive.

Pros:

Software gives our Administrators constant visibility to room attendance and staffing. Parents love the smartphone app and the ability to communicate directly with Teachers and Administrators. Teachers love how the software helps them easily enter updates on the children without having to type out full sentences on the tablet.

Cons:

The software is relatively new so they are still adding and improving some functionality. Billing lacked some features that we wanted initially but they have been responsive to requests for improvements. Reporting is also limited but is expanding.

Kangarootime Response

4 years ago

Hi David - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Kangarootime. We're thrilled to hear that the software has benefitted your administrators, teachers and parents. We're also happy to hear that our team has been responsive to your product feedback and customer service needs. If you have any further feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Dellisha
Assistant Director in US
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Good foundation with work to be done

3.0 4 years ago

Pros:

I like the ability to see the amount of children in the building and the amount of children enrolled. As well as the ability to take pictures.

Cons:

I don't like how outdated this software seems. I compare to tadpoles and I like that Tadpoles is particular with the tablets that can be used for their software and the tablets take phenomenal pictures. The quality of pictures sent home are a disappointment. I do like the way the pictures come out when teachers log into Kanagrootime from their phone. I just feel like the software is so outdated. I always think that when it comes to billing there's no way to fix a mistake. No easy way. I think it's silly to have to "credit" or add line instead of delete a billing mistake. I don't like how glitchy the app is. If I look through my gallery and keep scrolling it crashes. I don't like how I have to explain to parents to view the breakdown of their billing on the browser because the app does not offer it. If a child is "tagged" in a photo with other children (group photo) that photo shouldn't be able to be downloaded. That's another thing I love about Tadpole and how up to date it is with technology. as a mother, I would be very upset if someone posted my child on their social media without my consent.

Kangarootime Response

4 years ago

Hi Dellisha - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Kangarootime. We appreciate the candid feedback about our software and have shared it with our product team. We're always open to feedback and incorporate it into our design process. I'm excited to share that a lot of your recommendations will be included in our update that will be released next year. If you have any further feedback you would like to share, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Karley
Child Care Director in US
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Thank you for making our day to day automated!

4.0 3 months ago

Comments: Amazing company that continues to improve and grow. Happy to see things change and get better week by week!

Pros:

Their support and staff are incredible. They go out of their way to help and listen to any concerns or suggestions.

Cons:

I sometimes need forms or documents that cannot easily be generated.

Kangarootime Response

3 months ago

Hi Karley, thank you so much for writing us a review! We're so glad to hear you've had a positive experience with our team and platform. We're always looking to improve our software so if you have any additional feedback, don't hesitate to reach out! Thank you again, The Kangarootime Team

Sr. M. Mercedes
Director in US
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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GAME CHANGER!

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Their exceptional 5-star customer service compensates for any minor shortcomings. I know they take my comments and recommendations seriously.

Pros:

Kangarootime has truly transformed our childcare facility's operations, especially in maintaining proper ratios. With its seamless interface, we've seen a remarkable increase in monthly finances as we efficiently collect payments and empower parents with financial control. The platform's reporting tools are excellent.

Cons:

The admin dashboard could improve its view of student-teacher messaging. Increase/enhance employee-focused reports.

Kangarootime Response

3 months ago

Hi Sr. M. Mercedes, Thank you so much for writing us a review! We're so glad to hear that Kangarootime has transformed your business. Our team really appreciates your kind words and feedback. If there's anything else we can do to improve your experience, don't hesitate to reach out! Thanks again, The KT Team