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Small nursery, big impact

You’re never too small to make a difference. Let Famly bring your close-knit team even closer.

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Why use a childminder app?

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You’re underappreciated

A professional app showcases your skills to parents, grows your business, and boosts your presence as talented, knowledgeable educators.

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Finances aren’t easy

From deciding how many funded places you can afford to getting paid on time, you need an accounting and payment system you can rely on.

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Build your community

The more you communicate and work with parents, the easier it is to build trust and share unique skills. Get the app to start building.

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Every tool an early educator deserves

Keep it personal

Software doesn't have to be impersonal. Famly brings you and your parent community closer.

  • Send instant messages, updates and targeted posts to connect parents with staff.

  • Use your newsfeed to send pictures, videos and start live meetings to make parents part of their child’s day.

Make your connections strongerMake your connections stronger

Software doesn't have to be impersonal. Famly brings you and your parent community closer.

Send instant messages, updates and targeted posts to connect parents with staff.

Use your newsfeed to send pictures, videos and start live meetings to make parents part of their child’s day.

If you’re juggling being an accountant, a practitioner and a manager at once, let us take the stress off.

We’ll guide you through the tricky invoicing, bills and occupancy reports. And we'll also make it automatic.

With a detailed help centre and a Famly team member at the end of the phone, you're not alone. We're there to help.

Expertise where you need it most

If you’re juggling being an accountant, a practitioner and a manager at once, let us take the stress off.

  • We’ll guide you through the tricky invoicing, bills and occupancy reports. And we'll also make it automatic.

  • With a detailed help centre and a Famly team member at the end of the phone, you're not alone. We're there to help.

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“I will be recommending to other childminders. I like that children's parents get notifications in real-time. It's great to be able to communicate whenever required, and gives them a better insight into development and learning.”

Jasmine L.

Childminder

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Plan a year in advance

No more planning for future occupancy in a filofax. Look a year into the future and stay on track.

  • Forecast everything from occupancy, payments and cohort size to keep a close eye on your finances.

  • Room schedules and occupancy reports so you can assess if you have spaces left, and if children are ready to move.

See how planning worksSee how planning works

No more planning for future occupancy in a filofax. Look a year into the future and stay on track.

Forecast everything from occupancy, payments and cohort size to keep a close eye on your finances.

Room schedules and occupancy reports so you can assess if you have spaces left, and if children are ready to move.
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love what we do

Here’s why EY settings of every size – from childminders and packaway preschools to large nurseries and national chains – love Famly.

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“I could feel a real desire from Famly to take things back to basics and not have any of the stuff you don’t need. ‘Let’s be flexible, let’s allow you to use this in the way your setting wants to use it.’ Which we were really keen on.”

Jenny Morecroft, Assistant manager of Deerness Valley Nursery

“We use it extensively every single day to keep in touch with parents, plan staffing, send invoices and keep track of children’s time at nursery. We use the room planning all the time. It is a huge time saver. I honestly do not know how we would keep track of everything without Famly. ”

Anna Dougherty, Manager and Co-Owner, Fledglings Day Nursery

The perfect tools for smaller nurseries

Whether you’re a packaway preschool, a village nursery or a childminder, we have features to bring your team closer together.

Parent partnerships

Parent partnerships

Messaging, personalised news feeds, and video chat.

Staff messaging

Staff messaging

Organise staff, share files, and aid development.

Payment processing

Payment processing

Collect fees via card and direct debit with Famly Pay.

Famly report

Famly report

See parent and staff usage of the Famly app.

Batch invoicing

Batch invoicing

Send auto-generated invoices with just one click.

Project future revenue

Project future revenue

View expected revenue by month, bill payer, and child.

Funding loop export

Funding loop export

Easily export to claim correct public funding.

Child development

Child development

Observe and document development and progress.

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Your all-in-one childminder app

Got up to 10 children? Get every tool you could ever need.

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Instant messaging
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Batch invoicing
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Interactive news feed
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Photos & videos
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Room planner
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Activity planner
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Daily diaries
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Child profiles
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In-app payments
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Accident/Incident forms
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Observations
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Attendance report
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Ad-hoc purchases
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Medication forms

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No commitment. No credit cards. And if you love the free trial, the platform is all yours for £29/month.

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...and parents love it

“Great app. Excellent way for the nursery to show parents what’s happening every day.”

“It is informative, decisive and allows real-time updates for my family and child.”

“I like that it keeps all things in one place, balance, lunch, individual and group feedback etc.”

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High Wycombe
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Capel St. Mary

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