Kaymbu

Kaymbu

Classroom documentation tool for early education programs

4.6/5 (115 reviews)

Kaymbu Overview

Kaymbu is a family engagement and classroom documentation platform that offers early education centers a platform from which to make classroom learning visible. Incorporating photo, video, and document sharing capabilities, Kaymbu aims to deliver a user-friendly family engagement solution. Native iOS and Android apps for smartphones and tablets allow educators to share and communicate with parents directly while navigating the classroom.

In order to engage parents, Kaymbu allows users to share photos, videos, and anecdotes from the classroom. Utilizing private visual messaging, Kaymbu serves to help educators connect families to their young children while they are at school. Besides simple photo sharing, Kaymbu equips users with the tools to combine photos and create physical student yearbooks, portfolios, and school portraits.

Further to photo book creation, Kaymbu enables users to produce Reggio-inspired visual documentation. Users can choose layouts, select photos and add anecdotes to create visual learning stories, newsletters, or portfolios. Kaymbu also facilitates standards-based assessments by allowing educators to link classroom activity to the institution's curriculum to track each student’s behavioral and cognitive development and share this information with parents.

Users can manage communication in Kaymbu with email, text messaging and recorded voice phone call functionality, to provide information and updates for staff and families. To further enhance preschool management, Kaymbu provides users with other features including digital daily sheets and attendance tracking technology.

Pricing

Starting from
US$8,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Kaymbu Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
95% positive reviews
78
Excellent
33
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
Bailey K.

The Kaymbu product and team are both amazing.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/05/16
Review Source: Capterra

the Kaymbu software brings us increased customer satisfaction and saves our staff time, both of which are invaluable to me as a business owner.

Pros

The user-interface is incredibly intuitive; even more least tech-saavy educators can use the system with ease.

Parent *LOVE* receiving the information without having to log-in to a new account/application, and we hear nothing but rave reviews about how much they love receiving photos of their children at school.

The product has also helped us organize and digitize our child observation systems. The tagging feature allows for our educators to quickly and easily categorize the photos they take - we have saved hours of staff time that used to be spent organizing digital photo files.

Every member of the Kaymbu team provides exceptional customer service. When I have a questions or need assistance, I have never waited more than 3 hours to receive a personal response from the team via email.

The team also made integration with our accounting software painless. They managed the entire process from start to finish behind the scenes with our accounting company, with a few key strategy meetings to ensure that the integration met my needs.

Kaymbu is an incredible product concept backed by a passionate and innovate team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Lesa V.

Kudos to Kaymbu!

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/02/23
Review Source: Capterra

Our school began using Kaymbu in our program, and it has made a significant difference in how teachers document learning. Although I think there is a bigger learning curve for teachers who aren't tech savvy, it is still easy and accessible for most of our teachers to use as a tool for creating current, up-to-date documentation. Another feature that has been great is the email/text option to send to families. This has been amazing for broadcasting the learning, and families are very happy to receive information this way.

Pros

I like the ability to use photos and texts to create simple ways to document children's learning. I love the ability to share with families right away and the emergency/urgent messaging has been very helpful on sending important messages like snow day closures. I also enjoy the capacity to organize documentation by classroom, child and school. It's nice to be able to pull it up and make sure that children's learning is being documented equitably.

Cons

We REALLY wish you could post more than one photo into a moment. I find teachers creating 5 or more moment pages to include the important photos that may have happened in a series. This is complicated for sending to families. Storyboards only allows us to upload the photos from Moments, so I think this is how the teachers have figured out how to utilize storyboards. Perhaps we are missing something....

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Michelle Z.

Best tool I’ve found to improve family and staff communication!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/13
Review Source: Capterra

The biggest benefit to our rep is definitely having the ability to improve communication with families. Owning and working in a preschool you definitely realize that this is a coparenting business. Without proper communication between the administration, teaching staff and families Important aspects of a child’s daily activities, educational progress and goals get lost. Kaymbu has eliminated that lose of information and made it possible for us to maintain better bonds with families and serve our children in the most efficient way.

Pros

The ability to communicate effectively with families, allow teachers to document and track each child’s successes and share the moments with their families. The bonus features are customizing it for our DRDP assessments, creating storyboards that eliminates newsletter waste. Imputing curriculum plans for staff to refer to and share. Instant messaging to families and the new yearbook! There’s so much to take advantage of that I couldn’t possibly list all the benefits we have found!

Cons

All you have to do is pick it up and start playing. The only con would be how to implement all the great features. We’ve been using Kaymbu for over a year and just keep discovering more ways to use it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Gail P.

Excellent Tool to Keep Preschool Parents Informed

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/08
Review Source: Capterra

Kaymbu Customer Service has been very quick to respond to any issues. I would like to have an option for all school pricing, rather than per classroom pricing. I would like to have the option to create a smaller group within my classroom for sending out group emails.

Pros

Ease of using App to post daily photos for preschool parents

Cons

Would like more control in grouping students into smaller cohort without creating a new classroom (due to cost of creating new classroom) for twice weekly smaller group program. Would like more control to access all classrooms through app when signed in as the director, as I am also a teacher in two classrooms. This may now be possible, I have not yet had time to explore this. Would to be able to schedule on-site in-service training for teachers in the summer prior to start of school.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Denise M.

Easiest to Use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/02/16
Review Source: Capterra

I love this Kaymbu software! It is very user friendly and fun to use.. I can take a visual record of the children's progress in the classroom, add descriptions and send it off to parents. Moms and Dads love receiving photos from the classroom, as it is their window to the child's day. There is an add on program Daily Note that allows pre-school teachers to track all care aspects of a child's day. This includes all meals, bottles, toileting, diaper changes, accidents, naps, medications and activities. There is also a place to add notes to parents. It has allowed us to do daily record keeping quickly and efficiently.

Pros

The simplicity and ease of use is what makes this software a favorite. I also love the ability to crop the photos in order to get the best shot.

Cons

Once the photos go from Drafts to Moments, the photos still appear in drafts. This makes it hard to look through the drafts and know which photos have already been saved to Moments. I would prefer if the Draft photos disappeared once they were sent to Moments.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Kaymbu Pricing

Starting from
US$8,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Basic: $8/month.

Pro: Custom pricing, contact Kaymbu directly.

Kaymbu also offers a free plan.

Kaymbu Features

  • Activity Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Records Management
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Catalog
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for Kaymbu

Key features of Kaymbu

  • Activity tracking
  • Attendance management
  • Attendance tracking
  • Check in / check out
  • Communication management
  • Daily notes
  • Digital daily sheets
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Emergency messages
  • Family engagement management
  • Invoiced billing
  • Learning stories management
  • Milestone tracking
  • Multi-site management
  • Newsletter management
  • Parent / child records management
  • Parent portal
  • Photo books
  • Photo sharing
  • Portfolio management
  • Private visual messaging
  • Progress tracking
  • Recorded voice phone calls
  • School branding
  • School portraits
  • Storyboards
  • Student development tracking
  • Text messaging
  • Video management
  • Video sharing
  • Visual documentation
  • Yearbooks

Benefits

  • Kaymbu is available as a native mobile and tablet application on iOS and Android, affording teachers the flexibility to share photos and videos from anywhere in the classroom.
  • Kaymbu provides unlimited cloud storage for schools with the Pro price package, allowing educators to create, store and archive multiple student photo books and portfolios.
  • Kaymbu features tools designed specifically for preschool and daycare centers, enabling users to track student attendance, naps, meals and activities using digital daily sheets.
  • Kaymbu supports integrated standards-based assessments for tracking and sharing student classroom development and milestones with parents.
  • Kaymbu facilitates communication between staff and families via email, SMS, and phone.

  • Kaymbu FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Kaymbu.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Kaymbu offer?

    Kaymbu offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$8,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Basic: $8/month.

    Pro: Custom pricing, contact Kaymbu directly.

    Kaymbu also offers a free plan.

    Q. What are the main features of Kaymbu?

    Kaymbu offers the following features:

    • Activity tracking
    • Attendance management
    • Attendance tracking
    • Check in / check out
    • Communication management
    • Daily notes
    • Digital daily sheets
    • Document management
    • Document storage
    • Email invitations & reminders
    • Emergency messages
    • Family engagement management
    • Invoiced billing
    • Learning stories management
    • Milestone tracking
    • Multi-site management
    • Newsletter management
    • Parent / child records management
    • Parent portal
    • Photo books
    • Photo sharing
    • Portfolio management
    • Private visual messaging
    • Progress tracking
    • Recorded voice phone calls
    • School branding
    • School portraits
    • Storyboards
    • Student development tracking
    • Text messaging
    • Video management
    • Video sharing
    • Visual documentation
    • Yearbooks

    Q. Who are the typical users of Kaymbu?

    Kaymbu has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Kaymbu support?

    Kaymbu supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Kaymbu offer?

    Kaymbu has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Kaymbu support mobile devices?

    Kaymbu supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Kaymbu integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Kaymbu has

    Q. What level of support does Kaymbu offer?

    Kaymbu offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials