At Parenta, we speak to childcare providers and visit nurseries every day.
We know what makes your setting run well, what daily challenges you face and what excites you.
Our aim is simple: to give you software which ensures children remain at the heart of your business. After all, isn’t that why you got into childcare in the first place?
We want to take your focus away from reams of paper, calculating free entitlement and endless hours of boring administration. We want you to have the time to concentrate on what you do best – creating nurturing environments for the children in your care.
Abacus, our award winning software, helps you provide a best-in-class service to parents and children alike by its ease of use and innovative design. Abacus helps you to meet all the demands of running a busy setting where there is little time to spare.
If you feel daunted about switching to new software, we can put your mind at ease by providing wraparound support to get your staff up and running, out-of-hours phone assistance and in-house training sessions so your team gets the most out of using Abacus.
What can Abacus do for me?
• Instant invoicing, so your only conversation with parents is about the children
Abacus allows parents to receive invoices, statements and letters straight to their inbox. Gone are the days of printing stacks of paper! Now there’s no excuse for parents paying you late, by using clever electronic invoicing.
• Data security, to allow your setting to keep personal child data safe
Cloud based software means all your personal records are secured safely online and not put at risk from loss, damage or unauthorised access. This means that your setting can safeguard the wellbeing of each child in your care.
• Detailed reporting, so you can create a thriving and sustainable childcare setting
If you want to make your setting successful in the long term, you need to keep a close eye on how every area of your business is performing. Abacus produces 80 different reports to give you a detailed insight into your finances and occupancy rate.
• Flexible billing, to make payment simple for the child’s extended family
Nowadays, nuclear families are common and providers are often asked to split the cost of childcare amongst different parties. Abacus enables you to seamlessly bill any combination of carers, either as a fixed amount, or percentage of the invoice.
• Easy staff management, so children are never put at risk
Abacus lets you schedule shift patterns and will alert you when a team member’s qualifications expire. This means children at your setting can receive the highest level of care because staffing levels are carefully managed and practitioners are always up-to-date with the latest training.
Why do childcare providers love Abacus?
“Abacus has quite obviously been designed for use by nursery staff, and not by computer experts.”
Josy Thompson - Fun Care Limited
“As a new nursery, using Parenta has set us apart from our competitors. Ofsted and parents have commented to us on how very impressed they are.”
Kiran Pandya - Little Roos Day Nursery
“I’ve used this software for a few years now and must say I know it inside out and use it with confidence… I would recommend it to anyone!”
Danielle Protheroe - Hopscotch Day Nurseries
To find out more about how using Abacus can benefit your setting, visit our website, send us an email or give our friendly team a call on 0844 504 5504. We’d love to hear from you and are always happy to answer any questions you may have!