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Help with Pupil Premium

Since the launch of the Universal Infant Free School Meal Policy, schools have struggled to get parents to register for Pupil Premium because there is no longer the same incentive for parents to do so. Whilst the increase in children receiving school meals is fantastic…

How Surveys Can Help Improve Parental Engagement

The Surveys feature of Parentapps Connect, provides schools and nurseries with an easy way to find out what is and isn’t working when it comes to parental engagement. And, because you can choose whether to send them to the whole school, particular year groups, or…

How your school’s app can help with phonics

Now that Spring has begun, it will soon be time to start preparing your pupils for the Phonics Key Stage 1 Screening Check. Many children could benefit from having extra phonics help at home. And, many parents would be more than happy to work with their children in…

How an app can help improve safeguarding

Safeguarding is one of the biggest areas of concern for any nursery or school today. And, as parental engagement specialists, it is something that we take into great consideration when building our communication apps. A secure parental communication app can help put…

The Benefits of Having a Nursery App

If you want to build better engagement and keep your current parents up to date with the latest developments, you should consider a dedicated communication app for your nursery.
Increasingly, organisations are choosing to create their own apps to complement their…

Why Should Your School Have a Dedicated App?

Apps are everywhere. Collectively we download billions of them to our mobile phones and tablets each year. We do our weekly food shops, book flights and bank all from apps on our mobile devices.
But is a dedicated app suitable for your school? Can it deliver better…

The Benefits of a New School Website

There’s no doubt that digital technology has made a big difference to the modern world. Whether you’re a business trying to find customers or a school that wants to impress parents and stand out from the crowd, making sure you are up to speed when it comes to your…

How to Create a Great School Website

Think of your website as a portal. It’s a brilliant communication tool and one which can really highlight your successes and put your school on the map. Over time, your school website will be viewed by a variety of people including parents, pupils, Ofsted inspectors…

Mobile Friendly School Website Design

There’s no doubt that a well-designed school website is a powerful tool for communication. Regularly updating your site, however, to ensure that it meets current requirements is important.
If it’s been a few years since you did that, it could be time to take a closer…

How Parentapps Connect can Help Improve Parental Engagement at Your School or Nursery

As education professionals, you know the critical role parental engagement plays in improving outcomes for children, but undoubtedly also know the challenges faced when trying to effectively engage with parents today. Most of today’s parents are millennials and are…

Get Your Nursery To Stand Out With A Custom Parental Communication App From Parentapps

Parentapps Connect is a communication platform that includes an app for parents and a management system for nurseries. It is the perfect solution for any nursery looking to improve parental engagement. Not only are our parental communication apps affordable and easy to use, but they are also well-loved by parents and provide a great selling point for any nursery.

Most nurseries today have a website but how many parents actually use it? It is a necessity that all nurseries communicate quickly and effectively with parents which can be time consuming and expensive.

Nurseries are currently using various means of communication such as text messaging, email and newsletters but they all have a cost and the information that is sent can be limited. If you consider the costs of text messaging and printing costs alone it can run into the thousands.

An App Will Improve Communication

An app for a nursery has many benefits in that not only does it provide key information that parents can access very quickly but it can also be used as a method of communication to all of the parents associated with the nursery. Parentapps have successfully built apps for a number of nurseries and all have been a great success.

Most if not all parents now own a smartphone that is with them most of the time. If you look at all of the time, money and resources it takes to communicate with parents then what could possibly be better than reaching them directly on their mobile phone?

How Parentapps Connect can benefit your nurse

How much money and time do you spend printing, distributing and following up on all your parental communication? Parentapps Connect is an affordable and easy to use solution that was built to reduce the time and money spent on parental communication whilst improving parental engagement.

Not only do nurseries save money with Parentapps Connect, but they also are able to keep their parents fully up to date with everything that is going on within the nursery. And, by communicating through the Parentapps Connect App, you can also find out who has read your messages, eliminating the need to send whole nursery reminders when you only need to reach a select few.

Additionally, using an app for communicating with parents also enables nurseries to reduce paper, ink, and wastage which helps to make nurseries greener and more sustainable. This gives you an opportunity to set an example in your community and help contribute to efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

Our Apps For Children’s Nurseries Provide Invaluable Features Such As:

Targeted Messaging

Send targeted messages to individual parents, groups, rooms, and even staff.

Staff Profiles

Share your staffs’ profiles with parents directly through the app.

GDPR Compliant

Our platform is fully GDPR compliant meaning your data is fully secure.

Dates & Events

Keep parents informed of events at the nursery enable them to sync them to their own calendar.

Send Secure Documents & Forms

As well as targeted messages you can also send specific documents or forms securely.

Payments

Accept payments for anything from nursery trips to uniforms!

Photo Gallery

Easily share photos with parents to keep them informed of what their children are up to throughout the day.

Multiple Locations

Use one app for all your nursery locations and communicate with specific groups of parents.

Consent Forms

Create any form you wish in minutes and allow parents to complete them with ease and submit them back to you.

Absence Reporting

Parents can use the app to report absences easily.

Share Childcare Information

Provide links to guidance from the government on free childcare.

Communicate with Staff

Create a login for your staff for internal communication.

Newsletters & Letters

Send your newsletters and letters directly to the parents via the app, without printing a single piece of paper.

Communicate with Multiple Family Members

Add or remove additional parents and family members.

Delivery Reports

View message delivery reports ensuring parents have read the messages you send.

Share Ofsted Reports

Allow parents to easily access your Ofsted reports directly from the app.

Full Audit Trail

Full visibility and control of staff access.

Integrated SMS & Email

Send text messages or emails to those parents who don’t have access to your nursery app.

Closure Dates & Opening Hours

Provide key information like opening hours at the click of a button.

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