We spoke to Spring back in 2016, right after they’d expanded from 3 to 41 settings. With childcare ranging from after-school clubs to nurseries, Spring take care of children from babies all the way up to 16-year-olds.
Of course, this generates a lot of administration. And with sites all over the UK, individually travelling to each one to look at spreadsheets of data would be a mammoth task for leadership.
So instead, they use Famly.
We sat down with Senior Operations Manager Freddie Collier, and Thomas Bugden, the Manager of Spring St. Barts, to find out how Famly supports them as a growing group.
Spring are a group of after school clubs (called Spring Oscars) and nurseries, all of which are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. They operate all over the UK, including sites on RAF bases.
Spring believe in promoting a healthy start in life, through supporting children's wellbeing in engaging and safe environments, with a key focus on nutrition, outdoor play, and mental health.
You’ll learn about how Famly Insights makes viewing the data you need to make business decisions easy. From communicating with over 1000 staff, to allowing managers and the senior operations team to collaborate when they’re miles apart, it’s all done in-app with Famly.
“When we have strategic meetings and we talk about data, it’s all there. If I’m looking for growth patterns and expanding into new areas, I can already see where the highest occupancy is, and where the gaps are, so we can continue to grow.”
Freddie, Senior Operations Manager, Spring
Famly makes better nursery management software. We help hundreds of providers across the UK to streamline the tedious admin and paperwork that comes with running a nursery group.
Please note: here at Famly we love sharing creative activities for you to try with the children at your setting, but you know them best. Take the time to consider adaptions you might need to make so these activities are accessible and developmentally appropriate for the children you work with. Just as you ordinarily would, conduct risk assessments for your children and your setting before undertaking new activities, and ensure you and your staff are following your own health and safety guidelines.