CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System)

Operations management for childcare

About CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System)

CRAFTS is a cloud-based Canadian childcare platform that helps Montessori schools, childcare centers, and daycare agencies streamline administrative operations. Parents can utilize the self-service portal to edit the details of family members, view fee schedules, and download tax receipts or statements.

CRAFTS lets agencies monitor check-in/out timings to maintain attendance records and notify parents about upcoming events or critical updates via text reminders. Managers can store children’s immunization details in a centralized database and create personalized accounts for students or employees. CRAFTS also allows administrators to process electronic payments, perform billing operations, and generate automated reports.

CRAFTS enables businesses to track students’ progress and automatically withdraw tuition fees from parents’ bank accounts using pre-authorized debits. Parents can complete online registrations and add multiple members in the user portal, to aid with enrollment processes. Professionals can filter records based on student name, agency location, or class, and send messages to multiple contacts or specific individuals as per requirements.

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  • Free Trial
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Key benefits of CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System)

Centralize all family records
Track staff hours easily
Benefit from Pre-Authorized Childcare Fee Debits
Simple tax receipt generation
Offer parents a self-service Parent Portal
Reduce paper and move attendance tracking online
Quick daily log and observation documentation
Web-browser accessible
Simplify Lesson Planning
Intuitive system navigation

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System) Software - CRAFTS uses a simple navigation screen to manage all aspects of daycare operations.  Quickly see how many children and staff are present, enrolled, or waitlisted.  Get fast access to class lists or online attendance tracking, and much more.
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Features

Total features of CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System): 42

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Communications Management
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Daily Reports
  • Data Security
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Immunisation & Allergy Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mailing List Management
  • Member Database
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multi-Location
  • Parent Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Self Service Portal
  • Student Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Wait List Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(8)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Support
5/5

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Madeleine C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

We love Crafts!

Reviewed on 2021/12/12

Pros

It is very user friendly. Everything you need is clearly laid out for you. The staff is also extremely responsive and helpful. I know that if I ever have a problem, it will be fixed ASAP.

Cons

Learning all of the tricks was challenging but once I was walked through it a few times, it was easy to do.

Amanda N.
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A versatile program that ticked the boxes

Reviewed on 2020/10/06

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and his team have been incredibly accommodating despite our exacting...

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and his team have been incredibly accommodating despite our exacting standards and seemingly impossible demands. CRAFTS is a pretty comprehensive program unlike anything else on the market. It is intuitive and user friendly and once you get your hands on it I can see that you can really do so much; save time, paper and reduce errors.

Pros

I love that this program is cloud based so our home child care providers can access it from anywhere with a computer, tablet or phone. With attendance now in the hands of the parents and providers there is less room for error. The interface is visually attractive and intuitive so the training is easier. We can set reminders for everything so that we don't forget students' birthdays, rate changes or providers' certification renewals. The ability to interface with Bambora to accept EFT payments has been a big help which will certainly cut down on the need for collections.

Cons

Because it is a cloud-based program and not a completely customized program there are a few work-arounds that we have to do in billing. In all fairness though, we have very unique needs that many clients wouldn't require.

Gaylene L.
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  • Industry: Facilities Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Support!

Reviewed on 2021/11/26

Pros

Deciding on a childcare software program was a process. CRAFTS was chosen for the ease of use and the ability to have multiple locations within one program. The offsite access to information has assisted in management decision making. The support to staff and management for our many questions, training and requests has been outstanding!

Cons

Staff are continually adjusting to the way the program is designed and not how the company processes have been setup for years.

Virginia F.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

CRAFTS is Just what we were Looking for

Reviewed on 2021/01/04

Pros

We were looking for a way to move our daycare reporting and attendance and communication with parents online as well as making billing a simpler process and CRAFTS is just what we were looking for.

Cons

Some of the features have taken some time to get used to and doing so much online takes some adjustments

Sabiha H.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

BSM's Review of CRAFTS

Reviewed on 2021/10/26

Pros

The product is very user-friendly, convenient, and all-encompassing. It helps us execute transactions with students' parents seamlessly. The customer service and support have been instrumental in helping us understand and take full advantage of the benefits of CRAFTS. With this software, we are able to focus less on running our school as a business and more on running it as a place of learning. CRAFT takes away all of the tedious hassles of administration.

Cons

It can be confusing at times to navigate but in moments like these, the customer service we have received has been exceptional.

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CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System) has the following typical customers:

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

CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System) supports the following languages:

English

CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System) supports the following devices:

CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System) integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft 365

CRAFTS (Childcare Records, Attendance, & Financial Tracking System) offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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