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Choosing a Tutor in Preparation for Exams

Exam time can be a stressful period for everyone involved. If your child needs extra help in a particular subject, of course, you may be thinking of hiring a tutor to get them through or improve their grades. This is a good idea but choosing the right person can also...

Top Tips on Helping Your Child With Their Homework

Once children start school, parents have to consider the prospect of homework. While this can be an exciting time as your child begins to learn new things, it can also be pretty challenging. Children can be enthusiastic or resistant to homework depending on their...

School Communication Barriers

As a company that helps schools communicate better in this brilliant technological age, working to bring down barriers is one thing that we’re particularly focused on at Parentapps. Most teachers and heads of school understand that good communication and...

Parent’s Evening: Questions to Ask Teachers

One of the most important times that mums and dads get to meet teachers is during a parent’s evening. While these can be useful to understand how your child is doing in specific subjects and whether there are any problems, they can be quite hectic. Going in...

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…

Most businesses today can’t survive without an online presence. Nurseries are no different.

Whether you have an established pre-school business or are just setting one up in your local area, one thing you are going to need to consider is what kind of website to put in place.

While many nurseries choose to do this on their own, it is always a good idea to get input from a professional designer. Ofsted require schools of all types to communicate effectively with parents and that naturally includes having an effective website.

For nurseries, of course, there are other benefits apart from fulfilling the requirements of Ofsted and ensuring a website is fit for purpose.

It Makes Your Nursery Stand Out

If you are looking to attract new parents and show that you offer the service they are looking for, one of the best places to do this is on a website. If you make the right design decisions and include the appropriate content, you immediately build a rapport with potential customers and attract them to your nursery.

You can include important information about what facilities you have as well as the type of pre-schoolers you provide care for. Many nurseries also include details of the kind of food they serve and how they deliver education through the Early Years Foundation Scheme (EYFS).

It’s your first touch point with parents

In the digital age we live in, the one place we often look at when we need to find out something is the internet. If your nursery business doesn’t have a website, you are basically depending on word of mouth and passing traffic for people to find out where you are and what you offer the local community.

It’s not just that online presence that counts either. Visitors will make up their mind on whether they want to contact you depending on a number of factors. That includes how attractive your website is and the information you provide. Nursery websites can suffer from poorly written or badly thought out content. They can be difficult to navigate or don’t contain all the information someone is likely to be searching for. All these factors help form a first impression that can mean the difference between parents contacting you and going elsewhere.

Getting your nursery website right will certainly boost your chances of attracting more customers (and will also keep you on the right side of Ofsted). Getting it wrong can actually damage your business because it makes you look unprofessional or, at the very least, unsuitable.

Parentapps for Your Nursery Website

The good news is it’s become a lot cheaper to access great web design. Working with a professional team makes sense if you want to ensure that you have all the right building blocks in place.

At Parentapps we’ve got a wide range of experience dealing with schools and nurseries. We can help build a highly responsive and affordable website for your business. That doesn’t just mean creating a great design but also helping with the content on your pages. We’ll also ensure your site is fully Ofsted compliant.

If it’s been some time since you reviewed your existing site or you’re a new business looking to build a site from scratch, contact our professional and friendly team to find out how we can help.