Illumine

Childcare app for digital management & parent communication.

About Illumine

Ranked as #1, Illumine solves all your childcare management needs. Designed to keep educators' requirements around the world in mind, Illumine offers many features to streamline all your childcare operations.

Our customers are present all over the world across in over 450 preschools and daycare centres. It allows preschool owners to monitor all the activities happening at their school. It makes child assessment, attendances, and lesson planning simplified for teachers and gives peace of mind to parents.

With features like parent communication, billing and payments, lesson planning, digital attendance, virtual classrooms, and child assessments, Illumine is a one-stop shop for all your childcare management needs.

Payment & Billing:
This childcare billing software automates the entire billing process. Send payment reminders and invoices to parents, collect payments, and create reports with the app with just a few clicks. It also gives you an option to deduct payments automatically from the account. This childcare billing app also ensures that the payments are contactless and paperless by making the process completely digital.

Parent communication:
Having transparent and direct communication with parents plays a significant role in establishing trust and reliability. You can give parents a completely immersive experience in their child's learning journey with Illumine's parent-teacher communication solution. Send live updates regarding meal, nap, and diaper change times of a child with just a push of a few buttons. The platform lets you send unlimited photos, videos, and documents and also allows you to share lesson plans and assignments with parents uncomplicated.

Live CCTV streaming:
Parents can watch the live feed via the app and monitor their toddler's activities in the classroom if the school allows it. In addition, schools can limit who has access to the cameras, allowing only verified parents to see the footage.

Child Assessment :
With Illumine's advanced assessment tools, assessing a child's progress becomes super easy. It saves teachers numerous hours of work and effort they would have otherwise put in while manually making the calculations. The childcare assessment tool empowers both parents and teachers to closely monitor and know where the child stands with his weak and strong points. It also allows them to view their historical progress, and hence, helps them in supporting the kids in their learning journey. Illumine makes assessments for preschool straightforward.

Virtual classes:
With its advanced functionality and powerful UI, Illumine allows you to stay one step ahead in this time when remote learning is critical.

• With the stroke of a button, you can organize and conduct online classes.

• Plan and share lessons.

• Assignments submissions

Lesson planning:
This childcare platform lets teachers create and share lesson plans with parents for either a week altogether or any day. In addition, it allows parents to give their inputs through comments and collaborate with teachers. With the platform, parents also get notified regarding the upcoming submissions.

Daily daycare reports:
Teachers can record the children's meal intake, nap periods, and diaper changes, keeping parents informed about their children's day-to-day progress.


Key benefits of Illumine

Illumine childcare software supports multiple currencies, multiple time zones, customized reports, and multiple languages, which helps companies in managing all their centres from one platform
1. Streamline core administrative functions while raising the bar for the parent's experience with professional communication.
2. Get insights, reports and manage all your centres
3. Eliminate paper use.
4. Manage attendance and generate reports
4. Unlimited file, photo, and video sharing for an elevated parent communication experience.
5. Preschool assessment tools help preschool child care providers, teachers, and parents assess a child's development. It lets you understand a child's strengths and learn how to support a child's overall growth.
6.Paperless and automated childcare billing. Receive online payments, generate receipts, send reminders and more.
7. Available on all platforms like Mac, Windows, Android and IOS


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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(106)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Amruta
Amruta
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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 10.0 /10

Value for Money

Reviewed on 2020/03/23

Over all experience is too good.
Full illumine team is very good and great at their work....

Over all experience is too good.
Full illumine team is very good and great at their work. Knowledgeable and always ready to help and solve our query.

Pros

Its a very user friendly app. It was very easy to start using it.
The app has features that are easy to use and due to the app the daily operations and updates have become very fast and tip of the finger.
The adding of schedule and events is the best feature i like.
We have also started using CRM which becomes very easy for us to track the new enquiry.

Cons

Few features i have to add for all the centres by selecting different centres. It should have been like we add things and it has an option of having it for all centres.
For example when we add events. We have to add for all the three centres . It should at a click "add this event for all centres" You click on "YES"

Jason
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Life saver for online learning platform business

Reviewed on 2021/11/30

We are solving the problems mentioned above, re: excessive overhead / time spent doing what should...

We are solving the problems mentioned above, re: excessive overhead / time spent doing what should be built-for already on the backend in running an online education platform.

Pros

1 year ago, before we implemented Illumine, I as the CEO and my former Head of Marketing had to handle tons of customer support tickets ourselves; and then, we had to hire 2 then a 3rd Support rep at $3000/month nearly in the Philippines. Just for something we knew was resulting from customers struggling to get into their Zoom class each day. Customers left because they were tired of the technical difficulties and annoyance of having to ask Support for things daily. Illumine was an all-in-one automated, streamlined, simplified answer to all that.

Cons

The fact that it does NOT replace the need for Google Sheets, Stripe, and my CRM completely. I think if it enabled us to fully market, sell, manage classrooms / customer relations, and handle billing all in-house, that could be very valuable. But you can't necessarily expect too much from any 1 SaaS tool either...

Sujit
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 5 001–10 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Promising, but needs development

Reviewed on 2020/03/24

Pros

Notifications, feature set, interface, ease of use

Cons

A lot of bugs. Clicking on a notification does not take you the relevant item. Keeps on crashing. Media is not visible easily.

Response from Illumine Labs

Uh oh. We are sorry to see that your experience was not so great with us. Your school had signed up for our pilot testing program. Generally, pilot testing involves bugs that get rectified before product goes live. You may download the app and I assure you that everything works like a charm now.
Thank you

Passant
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Most effective Application

Reviewed on 2023/05/14

Pros

The app is easy to use and implement with a friendly UI, over the past year the system got more usable and numbers of clicks were reduced. It added more value to the nurseries we implemented the application in and saved cost and time. Parents sometimes have difficulties using applications, but we never faced that with any of the nurseries.

Cons

I think the one thing that needs to be enhanced to have all the options available on the mobile application for admins.

Nagham
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The most useful app i have ever used

Reviewed on 2023/05/14

Good experience

Good experience

Pros

The futures are very good and it’s updated daily And easy to use , and I always find support in any issue

Cons

I think overall my experience was good I didn’t find any problem

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Illumine offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,50/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Illumine is free for new centers with up to 10 students and offers discounts for large centers with more than 80 students, after which the platform is available across 3 pricing tiers: Standard, Business, and Enterprise. Pricing starts at $0.50 / student / month and scales with each tier, outlined below: Standard: $0.50 / student / month. Designed for single centers. Features include apps for parents, teachers, and admin, unlimited staff accounts, and 20GB storage. Business: $0.99 / student / month. Designed for large centers. Includes all 'Standard' features + finance and billing, virtual classes, online payment, staff management, live streaming for up to 2 cameras, task management, bus tracking, and 100GB storage. Enterprise: $1.99 / student / month. Designed for multiple centers. Includes all 'Business' features + CRM system, live streaming for up to 16 cameras, curriculum and assessment, lesson planning, sharing and collaboration, and custom features and integrations.

Illumine has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Illumine supports the following languages:

Arabic, Bulgarian, English, French

Illumine supports the following devices:

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

Illumine integrates with the following applications:

Google Forms, Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Salesforce Sales Cloud

Illumine offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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