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School Apps for Parents

School Apps for ParentsParentapps TeamBefore technological advances it was challenging for schools to communicate with the parents of pupils en masse. Until very recently even with the progression of the Internet, school communication had improved vastly but still...

Benefits of joining a Multi Academy Trust

Plenty of schools are now moving towards academy status with more opportunity to innovate and provide higher levels of teaching.

How to support children adjusting to a new ‘normal’ in a school setting

School’s out for summer! Not that the previous term was traditional schooling per se, but still, the summer holidays are upon us. Although we’re all hoping for further relaxation of COVID restrictions, it has been announced already that schools are to return in September 2020, to start their new school year.

Why is effective communication in schools Important?

While most of the work done by schools is focused educating their pupils, many head teachers realise the importance of maintaining and constantly improving communication parents.

What do schools think of Parentapps?

Our latest app updates have been well received by our current customers – particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this period, we have continued to provide a high level of customer support remotely and ensured school’s can communicate effectively!

What will education look like after COVID-19?

Education will undoubtedly look different after COVID – it already looks different. From social distancing measures to implementing new procedures to keep staff and children safe. Although this period has been stressful for everyone across the country, some changes could be made for the better.

What can our Homework Hub do for your school?

We brought forward the launch of our Homework Hub to help schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Parents and students can download and submit homework, as well as live chat with teachers. It’s already helped numerous schools through the pandemic, and would benefit your school too.

How to conduct a virtual job interview for your school

Coronavirus has put a lot of processes on hold, but interviewing candidates for new job roles still needs to be done. Using video conferencing tools like Zoom enables schools to interview and onboard new staff and teachers remotely.

How to use video marketing to showcase your school

Learn more about how video marketing can benefit your school with these helpful tips and advice.

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 alone, they can end up costing thousands of pounds.

An App Will Improve Communication

An app for a nursery has many benefits. Not only does it provide key information that parents can quickly access, but it also enables staff to easily message all parents/guardians.

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 they have 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 smartphone?

How Parentapps Connect can benefit your nursery

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 reminders to everyone 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 your 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 staff 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 and they can sync them with their own calendar.

Send Secure Documents & Forms

As well as targeted messages you can also send specific documents and 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 a form and parents can complete them with ease and submit them back to you within minutes.

Absence Reporting

Parents can use the app to report absences and share doctor’s notes 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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