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What is Parent?

Parent is a childcare management software that streamlines the administrative process for managers and keeps parents connected to their children throughout the day. A simplified Billing and Invoicing for effortless management of financials.
With Parent reduce cost and save time by having all your data safely stored on cloud. Teachers will free up more time to focus on the children with our digital Learning Journals.

Who Uses Parent?

Parent serves all childcare, preschools, home daycares, youth organizations and camps of all sizes and structures, white labeling for big groups.

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Reviews of Parent

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
64%
4
27%
3
7%
2
2%
Nicole
Supervisor in Canada
Education Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A Game-Changer for Parents: The Ultimate Childcare Companion

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: [sensitive content hidden]. our Customer Success Manager went above and beyond to address any concerns or technical issues promptly, ensuring uninterrupted access to the childcare app's features. Parent's are thoroughly satisfied with all of the apps features especially being able to get real-time updates on their child's daily activities, meals, naps, and developmental milestones.

Pros:

Parent App is an intuitive and user-friendly childcare application that simplifies the entire childcare management process. The app facilitates effortless communication between parents and childcare providers like ourselves, allowing for real-time updates, photo/video sharing just to name a few things that makes this app one of the best!

Cons:

Nothing to report here....this app has exceeded my expectations in every way possible.

Debra
Assistant Director in Canada
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Hester How uses Parent App

5.0 last year

Comments: Our experience with Parent has been successful, as we saw its full benefit during the COVID years. Communication and facilitating educational learning for the children, when they were at home were done via the App.

Pros:

Recording Observations of children and Curriculum for children.Posts to families.Messages between educators and families.Administrators can access information on children and families that educators prepare or are responsible for, better and easier management of staff and duties. Updates on the development and activities of children are ready available to administrators.

Cons:

Some features can be improved to be more user friendly/specific for our individual needs.However we have received the support as needed.Suggestion for improvement to the App's functions has always been welcomed by Parent App.

Parent Childcare Management Solution Response

last year

Thanks for the awesome feedback, Debra ���� We work hard to meet expectations and we're happy to hear we hit the mark for you����

Brooke
Director of Admissions in Canada
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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Review for Parent

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I recently switched over to Parent for managing our childcare admissions, and unfortunately, my experience has been satisfactory. While the software has some promising features, it falls short in several key areas, making it challenging to effectively manage our childcare center.

Pros:

customer support, which has been responsive and helpful in addressing any questions or issues that arise. Their willingness to assist and provide timely solutions contributes to a positive user experience and ensures smooth software implementation and usage.

Cons:

The software lacks certain essential features that are crucial for managing a childcare facility effectively. For instance, it does not offer a customize registration form (they are working on it) making it difficult to register children into the program. The absence of customizable templates for forms and documents also hinders our ability to create tailored materials for parents and regulatory compliance.

Honey
RECE site Lead in Canada
Education Management, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Customization of Parent App

2.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

I love that is Parent is easy to send messages and colaborate with all educators in all classrooms.

Cons:

Scheduling children for sporatic days and invoicing was very difficult. However Parent is making changes and customizing to our needs.

Darren
IT Manager in Canada
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Great Solution for Schools and Childcare Centers looking to communicated with Parents

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: Overall positive, our staff use it daily, often multiple times a day for different features, as does our administration. Our parents like it. From the IT perspective, it's reduced support issues to almost none or one a day which is outstanding. The support is fantastic and exactly what I was looking for from a product like this. We receive a fair amount of requests to grow and build out features, many that are available already that we have administratively turned off until we have a strategy in house on how to manage it. Also some features we forwarded to the dev team and some of those were implemented so I am happy about that. The dev team and the management do listen to the feedback. I am happy to be able to engage with the management to relay some obstacles we may face which they take back and address. Our parents like the multimedia and documents sections for resources. It's a great all in one tool that is expanding.

Pros:

their interface is easy to navigate and intuitive. Their support is beyond other products I have tried and their teams are fast to respond and resolve issues. They roll out new features that are useful and listen to the feedback from my team and parents. My teams and parents find the product very easy to use. Bug reports are easy to communicate. Their app allows for many services from fragmented applications to be rolled into one. Their enrollment feature is really nice.

Cons:

The rollout of new features can take a long time, but I respect that they test many of them over time to ensure it's production ready to reduce day 1 bugs. I would like a little bit more customization with some of the features like re-labelling some static wordings. Since we use our product for k-12, the product is more geared towards Childcare, this limits some of the uses as the age progression increases.