Sandbox Software

Sandbox Software

Child Care Management Software

4.9/5 (63 reviews)

Sandbox Software Overview

Sandbox is a cloud based childcare management software solution that primarily caters to the needs of daycare and childcare centers. The product enables business owners to manage their center operations by helping them automate functions such as recordkeeping, payment processing, managing attendance and handling communication with the parents. The product offers separate pricing options for daycare centers and for pre-schools.

Sandbox has an inbuilt administration module which offers role based authentication for staff to see only the authorized information. It also enables staff to access emergency contacts and allergy list of children in case of emergency. The Time clock module of the solution enables easy tracking of staff attendance and the check-in / check-out details for students. The online registration module enables parents to register the details of their children on the portal through a web-based form. This helps them in receiving timely updates of the activities of their children through newsletters and notifications. The automated billing module enables the creation & delivery of automated invoices for parents by tracking their payment schedules. It also allows automated debit of payments from parent’s listed debit or credit card. The reporting module of the solution enables users to create ad-hoc reports about enrollment trends, projection reports, allergy lists and detailed financial reports.

The Sandbox parent portal module enables parents to keep a track of their child’s activity on a daily basis. It will also help parents to manage their account details, print receipts & invoices, and pay invoices online. The product partners with childcare organizations across North America such as Winning Kids Inc. and Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario. Some of its key customers include Salem-Kaizer Preschools, Family and Youth Inc (AmeriCorps), Clubhouse Cadets, Goleta Union School District, and Upper Canada Child Care.

Pricing

Starting from
US$59,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Sandbox Software Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
98% positive reviews
59
Excellent
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Very good
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Hannah S.

I knew immediately that I liked Sandbox from the demo because it was so easy to use!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/02/06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Sandbox has been very intuitive and easy to use. It's great to have the platform online and in an app so it's always accessible. I've been very happy with Sandbox so far!

Pros

Sandbox has been very easy to use, and luckily I have not had a lot of questions or issues. But, I would say what I like most about Sandbox so far is the Customer Service. The old software I was using would require several phone calls, lots of time on hold, and a lot of work-arounds to get things done. My experience with Sandbox has been the opposite! The representatives have been available and helpful! They call back whenever I call them- even if I haven't left a message. The online chat feature has also been helpful for quick questions!

Cons

So far, I would say I have liked the billing features the least in Sandbox. We are currently set up to bill families by day, and that has been the only task that has become more time consuming since switch to Sandbox. Getting all of the various schedules, snow day credits, and fees to be applied correctly has been pretty tedious and manual. We are considering switching to a flat-rate monthly fee which I do think would help alleviate some of these issues, as it seems that's what the system is designed to do.

Response from Sandbox Software

Hi Hannah,

Thanks for the awesome review! We are sorry to hear that you find some of billing tasks to be time consuming. Sandbox handles many complex billing scenarios, and this is normally one of our strengths, however depending on your specific needs, this may not be the case for your center. That being said, we'd love to hear what your current needs are to see if there is a better way that you could be doing it in Sandbox or how we can improve our billing capabilities in the future. Please feel free to contact our team at [email protected] so that we can assist you further!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Judy C.

It makes organizing so much easier. Your staff has been very helpful

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/05
Review Source: Capterra

The staff at Sandbox has always been available to help me whenever I had questions. They are also very good at listening to suggestions from their users to help them improve the functionality of the software. They have made it very easy for us to manage all of our preschool information.

Pros

I like being able to generate reports; rosters, birthdays, and any information that I may need. I like how everyone has access to the same information.

Cons

Posting pictures and getting my teachers used to using it. Some teachers say it is too hard to post pictures through Sandbox and have continued texting parents. We would love to see Sandbox improve in this area and make posting pictures on Sandbox as easy as it is on Social Media.

Response from Sandbox Software

Hi Judy,

Thanks for the awesome feedback! We are frequently releasing updates to our teacher app in order to make these daily activities easier. Stay tuned!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Molly C.

Thank you for making my job easier!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/06/08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

From the very start when we were researching software for our afterschool program, Sandbox was a standout. The cost and customer support was terrific. They were always there to answer questions and concerns regarding the right fit for our needs. Once we made our decision to use their product, the level of customer support has never changed!

Cons

Can't think of a thing! This software delivers everything we have needed!

Response from Sandbox Software

Hi Molly,

Thanks for taking the time to leave this awesome review! :)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Angela B.

Love it! Simple to use and the app makes it easy to sign children in and out.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/18
Review Source: Capterra

Support has been helpful with questions which make it extremely user friendly. Much appreciated!

Pros

Customization reports, leaving notes for families, printing enrollment, customizable

Cons

Sometimes we have blended families, and the contacts for one child are not the same as the other child, it would be nice to have a click box to add emergency contacts as they may not be same. Add description to profile, height/ weight/ eyes/ hair required for licensing. spot for staff PHN on their profile (emergency cards)

Response from Sandbox Software

Hi Angela,

Thanks for the raving review and the great feedback! A member from our support team will contact you to learn more about your issue with blended families.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Richard B.

Review after using software for almost 2 years

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/11/09
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, very pleased with the software...

Pros

the biggest time saver for us is in invoicing and billing...saves time, easy to use, quick to process.

Record keeping for family profiles is also very good and easy to use.

Cons

For the staff time clock, the inability to add shifts for staff to compare to their actual time worked, then auto calculating their hours worked is something that could be added to save time...we still have to manually check their hours worked against their assigned shifts.

Response from Sandbox Software

Hi Richard,

Thanks for the great review! We are happy to hear that Sandbox is saving you time and that you find it easy to use. Staff scheduling is something we are looking to add in the future, so stay tuned!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Sandbox Software Pricing

Starting from
US$59,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Childcare centers with 0-24 children: $59 per month
Childcare centers with 24-49 children: $79 per month
Childcare centers with 49-99 children: $129 per month
Childcare centers with 100-199 children: $169 per month
Childcare centers with more than 200+ children: $199 per month

Sandbox Software Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Customizable Branding
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for Sandbox Software

Key features of Sandbox Software

  • Automated Billing module
  • Automated payment by credit card
  • Billing and Payment Processing
  • Child immunization reminders
  • Create reports for enrollments, financials, etc.
  • Email the invoices to the parents
  • Generation & Tracking of invoices
  • Manage & access children info. on the fly
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Online Registration of children
  • Parent, Staff & Child contact data
  • Role-Based Permissions for info. access
  • TimeClock & Attendance Management
  • Tracks the specific schedules and pricing

Benefits

● Sandbox childcare management software is hosted on the cloud, and enables childcare owners to access and manage their business from anywhere.
● The administration module of Sandbox enables daycare center owners to monitor the activities of children and communicate seamlessly with staff and parents.
● The Online Registration module enables Sandbox users to set up their own custom online registration form, which parents can use to register their children online. Once registration requests are approved, the information is pushed seamlessly into Sandbox, eliminating the need for center staff to enter the information manually.
● The Sandbox Timeclock enables parents and staff to sign in/out from any device, automatically tracking child attendance and staff hours.
● The Sandbox Parent Portal enables teachers and admin to communicate directly with the parents, including daily activities, pictures and messages. Parents can also manage their account information and pay their invoices online.
● Sandbox includes extensive reporting functionality which enables users to generate reports on the information they need. These reports include admin reports such as allergy lists and emergency cards, projection reports, staff reports, detailed financial reports and much more.

Sandbox Software FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Sandbox Software.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sandbox Software offer?

Sandbox Software offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$59,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Childcare centers with 0-24 children: $59 per month
Childcare centers with 24-49 children: $79 per month
Childcare centers with 49-99 children: $129 per month
Childcare centers with 100-199 children: $169 per month
Childcare centers with more than 200+ children: $199 per month

Q. What are the main features of Sandbox Software?

Sandbox Software offers the following features:

  • Automated Billing module
  • Automated payment by credit card
  • Billing and Payment Processing
  • Child immunization reminders
  • Create reports for enrollments, financials, etc.
  • Email the invoices to the parents
  • Generation & Tracking of invoices
  • Manage & access children info. on the fly
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Online Registration of children
  • Parent, Staff & Child contact data
  • Role-Based Permissions for info. access
  • TimeClock & Attendance Management
  • Tracks the specific schedules and pricing

Q. Who are the typical users of Sandbox Software?

Sandbox Software has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does Sandbox Software support?

Sandbox Software supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sandbox Software offer?

Sandbox Software has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Sandbox Software support mobile devices?

Sandbox Software supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Sandbox Software integrate with?

Sandbox Software integrates with the following applications:

Stripe

Q. What level of support does Sandbox Software offer?

Sandbox Software offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials