About Famly

Famly is an easy-to-use childcare management platform designed for childcare centers, daycares, preschools and nurseries. It simplifies administration, streamlines observations, and optimizes planning. You can manage children, employees and parents with features for occupancy control, invoicing, child development, attendance and check-in, finances, staff management, parent communication, reporting, and more.

Famly offers user-friendly child registration and attendance features including a seamless sign-in and sign-out app. Parents can enable both email and in-app notifications to alert them whenever their child gets dropped off and picked up. Staff members can easily access each child's schedule, and know which parent will be there for pick-up and when. Occupancy control features help manage and track capacity levels to aid budgeting and resource planning with visual reports.

There is reporting for finances, and the ability to send batch invoices with one click. Create custom plans for each child, and the invoices are automatically generated and ready to send. This also enables visual reports for revenue and debt, to help users manage their finances effortlessly.

Famly's child development features include instant observations, which automatically upload to each child's unique learning journey, and come together to form advanced cohort tracking. Teachers and practitioners can make notes in the moment, and save them as drafts to finish off when they have the time. Accessible from any device, at any time.

Internal management features include staff sign-in, attendance and availability with precise weekly and monthly work hour reports. The number of staff required is automatically calculated using the staff to child ratios and child attendance reports and can be viewed session by session throughout the day.

Users can manage holidays, sick leave and meeting registrations, as well as sync the childcare centre's calendar with each staff member’s individual calendar. Famly uses secure pin-code logins to ensure that each employee gains access only to the relevant functions based on their role.

The Famly platform also allows staff to share photos and videos in real time, letting parents take part in each child’s unique moments throughout the day. Users can store and access important documents in the cloud, as well as create a calendar of events with customized invitations and RSVP functionality. The messaging system allows parents and staff to share messages privately, publicly or to a select group of people, improving collaboration and communication throughout the organization.

Key benefits of Famly

  • User-friendly child registration helps avoids unnecessary paperwork and stores information for inspections and internal use.

  • Famly’s intuitive invoicing and reporting features simplify your finances and save you time.

  • Automated immunization reminders ensure you can keep up to date with the children in your care and what is required.

  • Parents are able to report sick days and holidays online, allowing the childcare centre to get a more accurate occupancy forecast.

  • Streamline staff planning by viewing the required staff in each room on a session by session basis.

  • Famly's modern communication platform with photo and video sharing keeps parents in the loop and ensures they don’t miss any special moments.

  • Speedy observations and automatic cohort tracking lets you stay on top of child development and present beautiful online learning journals to parents.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Germany, United Kingdom, United States

    Supported Languages

    Danish, English, German

    Images

    Customisable newsfeed and parent communication
    Child occupancy reporting
    Room overview
    Child profile
    Revenue, debt and invoicing
    Early years activity library
    Centre overview
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    Features

    Total features of Famly: 65

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Account Reconciliation
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Assessment Management
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Backup
    • Billable Items Tracking
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Calendar Management
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Communications Management
    • Daily Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Security
    • Document Storage
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Employee Management
    • Enrollments/Onboarding
    • Event Calendar
    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Management
    • Forecasting
    • Immunisation & Allergy Tracking
    • Invoice Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Knowledge Base Management
    • Learning Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Live Chat
    • Meal / Nutrition Management
    • Member Database
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Parent Portal
    • Payment Processing
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Records Management
    • Registration Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Revenue Management
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Self Check-in/Check-out
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Team Calendars
    • User Profiles
    • Video Support
    • Visual Analytics
    • Wait List Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,8 /5
    (72)
    Value for Money
    4,5/5
    Features
    4,5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,8/5
    Customer Support
    4,8/5

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    Georgia C.
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    • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great software - Easy and simple to use, really helped us centralise our information.

    Reviewed on 2019/10/22

    Overall we have had a great experience the past year, we hope for a long and positive relationship.

    Overall we have had a great experience the past year, we hope for a long and positive relationship.

    Pros

    The fresh layout and ease of use. Having everything in one place and the fact it is live and updated for everyone.

    The support is great, being able to use an online chat service to get any answers you need. Suggestions can be made and some are taken on board and implemented really quickly.

    Cons

    There are a few things we would like to change about the software that aren' t so easy for example the lists you can get are limited, the viewing is sometimes a bit awkward (not filling the page etc), it doesn't print very well.

    We'd also love to make it so if someone is trying tpo sign in and enter a pick up time later than their planned bookings, it throws up an error message.

    Response from Famly

    Hi Georgia, thank you for leaving a review for us. We love getting feedback from our customers and it's great to hear that you've had a great experience with Famly overall. I've passed on your comments to our Customer Success team regarding your suggestions for improvement and one of the team will be in touch soon. - Marcus

    Harvey K.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent Managment software

    Reviewed on 2020/02/06

    Saves me time having all the information in one place.

    Saves me time having all the information in one place.

    Pros

    Saves me so much time
    Everything all in one place such as invoices, learning journeys, reports, safeguarding info, forms, sleepcharts, accident and incident forms, register etc
    Customer service is great
    take on board any recommendations we have

    Cons

    Cost could be a bit better and would like to do staff rotas

    Response from Famly

    Hi Harvey, thanks for your review! Great to hear how much time Famly is saving you and your team. Staff rotas have recently been released as an add-on within Famly. Feel free to reach out to our team by email ([email protected]) or phone (+44 20 3514 4069) to discuss this. - Marcus

    Billie B.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Very impressed

    Reviewed on 2021/02/22

    Very helpful :) Famly support over email are also very responsive and have solved many of our...

    Very helpful :) Famly support over email are also very responsive and have solved many of our errors!

    Pros

    Easy to use - staff are all very happy with famly, much better than paper observations!
    Parent friendly - parents all love the system and being able to see their little ones and what they are up to.

    Cons

    Being able to edit one child in a group ob would be helpful.

    Response from Famly

    Hi Billie, thanks for your review! Great to hear what an impact Famly has had and that our support is helpful! - Marcus :)

    Sally T.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    working with the Famly App

    Reviewed on 2021/02/03

    Less written paper work and easy to track childrens progress

    Less written paper work and easy to track childrens progress

    Pros

    We love the way you can see at a glance where individual children need more help or are excelling, I also like that I can read the observations before they are sent out and I am able to edit some of the staffs grammar.

    Cons

    We have some questions about how to make it work better for us but due to people working from home we haven't really had our questions answered adequately however we are happy with the overall use and our parents love it.

    Response from Famly

    Hi Sally, thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you're happy with Famly overall. Sorry to hear you feel that your questions haven't been answered adequately, the fact we're working from home shouldn't impact that and you're more than welcome to write to us here: [email protected] and we can schedule a call to go over any questions you might have.

    Christopher B.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best thing we have done

    Reviewed on 2021/01/22

    Famly has been one of the best things we have purchased for the nursery. We have been able to...

    Famly has been one of the best things we have purchased for the nursery. We have been able to communicate immediately when needed with all of our families throughout lockdown (and before). We can update everyone with things that are happening in the nursery, or in specific rooms or privately with individual parents. Communication between the staff and managers has been great, uploading documents to read, adding events to a shared calendar. We can accurately set attendance plans for children so we can see months in advance about occupancy and because it changes in real time, we can see if we have spare places to sell day to day. We also use the Invoicing package, and although there were a few issues to start with, it is now running very smoothly and has saved so much time.

    Pros

    Immediate communication with families
    At a glance overview of the nursery
    Apps to plan ahead for occupancy
    Accident recording
    Invoicing
    All of it.

    Cons

    I honestly can not think of anything I like least - the Famly team are always trying to update and respond to the users requests.

    Response from Famly

    Hi Christopher, that's really great to hear, thank you for letting us know what an impact Famly has had in your Montessori Nursery! - Marcus :)

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    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Famly supports the following languages:

    Danish, English, German

    Famly supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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    Famly offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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