With the staff having to set up and pack down a toilet tent, kitchen, tool area and fire pit every day, time is really at a premium. With everything organised on spreadsheets and email, it just wasn’t working for Lizzy and her team.
“I could see the potential in software to save me time and collect data in a stress-free way,” Lizzy explains. What’s more, Lizzy saw the potential benefit in keeping parents updated in a more modern way, rather than relying on email. “Emails just did not feel secure to us either,” she explains.
“I used to work until 2 in the morning most nights,” Lizzy says, “Invoicing was a nightmare, chasing debt was also very time consuming, and I used to spend 30 minutes just checking the email list was up to date.” They needed an answer.
“Invoicing was really time consuming before Famly. In fact it was a nightmare. Now we can invoice ‘confidently’ – we add ad-hoc sessions, days and products to Famly as we go along and know the next invoice will capture this. We are confident that we have captured all data required for Ofsted purposes too.”
That was just the start for Free Range Urban Kids. Now, they can easily share staff handbooks and other important information. They keep track of allergies, health information and medication. They can message parents without having to worry if they’re using the latest email list.
Aside from saving them time, it’s had a big impact on their parent relationships too. “Parents love an update on what the child did that day and this is so quick and easy to do,” Lizzy says.
And those late nights? “I am going to bed at 10pm at the latest now,” admits Lizzy, “I couldn’t live without Famly! It’s been life changing.”
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