Kinderlime is a cloud-based child care platform suitable for day care centers, after school programs and other childcare businesses of all sizes. Kinderlime offers sign-in and sign-out, attendance tracking, billing, reports, a staff timeclock, parent communication tools and photo sharing.

Users can access sign-in and sign-out sheets on iOS devices, collect signatures and maintain pickup authorization lists. Parents can receive pickup notifications, and users can run reports on attendences and absences. The Kinderlime app is compatible with Android and iOS devices and can be used to send photos, videos, newsletters and other messages to parents.

Billing tools let users send weekly and monthly bills, bill by attendance, track balances and manage year-end tax statements. The platform can be used to manage multiple locations, and administrators can manage access levels for staff.

Kinderlime offers phone, email and help desk support. Pricing is per child, per month.



80 Reviews of Kinderlime

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 80 reviews

December 2018

Sharon from Ambassador Christian Academy

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

I LOVE Kinderlime!

Kinderlime has streamlined our aftercare program. Collecting money was difficult for us, and Kinderlime accepts online payments, invoices, and time sheets. This year they added a time clock feature for our staff, which was exactly what we needed. I can't say enough about this company!

Pros

Kinderlime is so user friendly, and is always upgrading it's features. Each year it becomes more efficient and offers more modules. Customer support is fantastic.

Cons

I don't have anything negative to say about Kinderlime.

October 2018

Jessica from Ambassador Christian Academy

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

LOVE IT

Pros

How easy it is to view and customize your students into classroom or billing tiers.

Cons

They recently updated their formatting. I am still trying to find my way around to different features.

September 2018

Sara from CrossRoads Children's Center

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

There's no competition when it comes to Kinderlime!

10/10 would recommend. The support and kindness we have received from all Kinderlime staff members has exceeded our expectations. We couldn't be more pleased!

Pros

We unfortunately had to search for a new software program after CCM had a merger and Smartcare was not adequate or a good fit for our program. After a few hours of research and submitting inquiries about various programs, we got a phone call from Akash at Kinderlime. After speaking with him about Kinderlime and what the program had to offer, I was sold! Not only was Kinderlime inclusive of everything we were looking for as far as billing, signing in/out and school-to-home communication, but they are located in California and have knowledge about licensing requirements (HUGE bonus points in my book!). Any time we have a question, we receive a prompt response and have had great help, and any time we share a suggestion, they pass it along to the developers! Our main points of contact have been Akash, Steve, Anna, Priya and Jerod- but I am confident that any team member would be a pleasure to collaborate with! I could go on and on about how wonderful Kinderlime and their staff is, but I'll just recommend that you sign up and see for yourself!

Cons

I'm not sure there's anything I can say I like "least" about the software. We have been constantly sending suggestions for updates or additional features that we would like to see and have received great feedback on the suggestions. We know that every school is different, but we hope that the suggestions we share could also benefit other schools. We are hoping that some of our suggestions will be developed soon! :)

September 2018

Donna Durham from Piedmont Global Preschool and Child Care

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

I compared for months and Kinderlime came out on top

Fantastic software! It is absolutely THE BEST child care app on the market right now. The Kinderlime team is very responsive, they offer real 5 Star customer service.

Pros

As a director, I have worked with several different software platforms over the years. Recently our software company "retired" and I was so disappointed because we loved CCM! Lots of apps are out there and at first many seemed good, but once you start working with them the frustrations are slowly revealed. So I actually ran the demos for four different leading child care management apps with a few of my *real* clients for three weeks in summer 2018. It was a LOT of extra work but I wanted to make sure that I experienced fully living with each app before making a commitment. In the end there was NO contest. Kinderlime software does so much more than competitors. It is easy to use and more intelligently designed. It has enough muscle with billing, organization and reporting features that you can really use it to keep the business side of your school organized and keep connected to your clients. I had very little time to get up and running and the Kinderlime team honestly provided me with 24 hour tech support, even at 1:00am! The features such as parent email, parent texting, tagging, batch child actions, enhanced filtering and headache-free automated billing take so much work off my plate! Kinderlime runs smoothly with quick reports right inside the app. Myself and my coworker can both work on it at the same time. I could go on, but I'm generally a tough sell but any Director or Manager will be thrilled with this software!

Cons

I wish they had features to support management of staff data, communication between teachers and the front office, and teacher appreciation (Track hire date, reminder of teacher employment anniversaries, log of training dates with renewal reminders, and a list of personal favorites for teacher gift giving). --Whichever company runs with my idea is going to have an edge! I created a work-around in Kinderlime to enable me to text staff by creating a student named"Staff Members" and then assigning all of the staff as if they were the "Parents".

September 2018

Bradley from Brainerd Baptist School

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Parents love it!

Our parents love the security, and we love the automatic tracking.

Pros

It's very easy to deploy, and it's very easy to use day to day. Our parents love it!

Cons

The billing setup is a bit difficult to set up​ and modify if you need to edit it.

May 2018

Chris from William Chrisman High School

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

Parents liked it - not so much here.

Not bad, just could be better.

Pros

Our team struggled with it but this could be chalked up to user error. We found that other sites were much easier. We did, however, like that it was quick to check kids in and out.

Cons

Small things here: When families have more than one child- make it easier to pick them all up at once. Easier communication between parents and workers.

Response from Kinderlime of Kinderlime

Replied May 2018

Hi Chris, Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear the parents like it, but would love to hear more about your experience. We recently released a new version of Kinderlime which addresses families with multiple children, making it easier for them to be signed out all at once. We also added better messaging options for communication between staff and parents. Call our main line (877) 679-0950, we would love to see how we can help make your experience with Kinderlime better. Thanks! Kinderlime Team

March 2018

Heather from Grace Lutheran Preschool

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

March 2018

We found that the staff and families find the program easy to use.

We were able to jump in the new century with having pictures and daily sheets available on the spot. Parents love to be able to see a new picture of their child's day. They even can share that picture to Facebook and promote our preschool.

Pros

We love the ability to take pictures and send them out to families. We also love the ability to send out the daily sheets to the families. As a director, I love that I can send out mass texts to let families know about school closings.

Cons

The pictures can be a little grainy and blurry when taken on a tablet. We found that the comments sent from the parents to the staff regarding pictures or daily sheets were difficult to know when they came in. The teachers have to seek out the comments by clicking on the picture once it was sent.

Response from Kinderlime of Kinderlime

Replied May 2018

Hi Heather! We are sorry to hear about the grain images. We corrected that issue in the new version of our app. If you haven't already, I would suggest signing up for a demo of the new version to check it out for yourself. In the meantime, we would be happy to answer any questions or try to clear up this issue for you (877) 679-0950. Have a wonderful day! Kinderlime Team

February 2018

Aaron from DSA

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2018

Check in and out is easy

It works well

Pros

Checking kids in is easy and fast. It is convenient to have multiple stations for check in and out. We can lock the sign in so guests can't access back-end data.

February 2018

Daniel from Epic Martial Arts

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2018

Kinder Lime is Polished

The look and feel of what kinder lime has done really sets them apart from many of their competitors. No doubt a well thought out product

Pros

More smooth admin and customer experience over many of the other competitors.
Allows for ease of Parent communication even with photos.
secure parent PIN for check out check in.
Photo roster for staff adding to Bus/Van routs
Customer service was very helpful in helping us set up for varying routes and daily schedules.
Flate rate per student easy to calculate costs

Cons

It would be nice to allow for a parent way to retrieve lost pin. Dont offer a single flat rate could be a con, but it could also save you if you have smaller programs.
No online registration via tablet etc.

August 2017

Laura from St. Joseph School Fremont

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

has always responded to emails to help desk fast within an half hour or less

Less time adding up Hours

Pros

That I can see all in info from my lap top and that if a parent is singing out I can access info for another parent that it adds up hours used so I don't have to do it how fast it takes to sign in 75 students and that I can send messages to parents . The parent love the notice that there child is in and or signed out of kids club.Its just so easy and if I have Problems the support is fast and formable

Cons

I wish they had a billing system that charge prepaid to parents .This is how we have operated our program. Other than that I can't really think of anything I would do different

July 2017

Rosie from Little Jungle Monkeys

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2017

Love this software! Easy to use

Less time doing paper work and I have more time to plan activities for the children

Pros

everything because its easy to understand and customer service is excellent I love that the software keeps track of attendance and employee hours.

June 2017

Jan from Campbell Hall

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2017

Incredible customer support. Quick response to request for additional features/reports.

Pros

This program is so easy to use. Parents and administrators love the quick and easy sign-out process. No more paper sign-outs and manually adding up the hours. Hooray!

Cons

We would appreciate additional reporting features. Kinderlime has been very responsive to our requests and we anticipate a solution soon.

June 2017

Pamela from Rising Sun Learning Center

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

June 2017

Kinderlime has been a very easy tool to use.

just the timing in and out part. I was not privy at the time of purchase... what other things could be added on????

Pros

Teachers love the features it offers to communicate with parents!! When a new parent starts we try to send a picture to the parent of that child engaged in an activity. Great communication tool when parent picks up and knows something their child did in the room!!The ability to keep a more accurate account of the children has helped with ratios.

Cons

We have numerous families that have more then 2 children. I wish there was a button to push for "ALL" children!!! It would simplify matters in the am and pm when some times lines begin to form to sign children in or out.
There is no way to track immunizations! Wish there was !!

Response from Kinderlime of Kinderlime

Replied October 2017

Hi Pamela, there is a common pin code available for families with siblings. Please contact us on our instant support messaging and we can help you navigate easier sign in-out for these families.

June 2017

Starr from Starr's Childcare Home

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

Love it!

Pros

Love no paper sign in. Enjoy the ease of use and capabilities to add and change things as needed. My parents absolutely love the ease of use and when I am able to do daily sheets that get sent directly to them.

Cons

I had a hard time at first with the many different downloads. Once I remembered that I needed to login to the web page to do admin stuff and not in the app all went smooth.

June 2017

Kathi from Heart 2 Heart

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

This program has made it more efficient to log children in and out.

Pros

Billing is more precise for the parents to see exactly the amount of time that their children were in attendance.

Cons

Learning the program was extremely difficult, however, that is because I didn't take the time to watch all of the videos.

Response from Kinderlime of Kinderlime

Replied October 2017

Hi Kathi, we also have a lot of succinct articles on our Help page that can answer your questions quickly. If you need one on one help just send us a chat message through www.Kinderlime.com and we can set up a time to give you a call. :)

May 2017

Trevor from The Faith Learning Center

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

May 2017

This software has changed the entire dynamic of our business. Business has never been better!

Overall this software has changed our entire dynamic of the business. Our enrollment has increased 25% and counting with less than 6 months of signing up. Parents are just amazed at what the software can do and are now telling their friends about our daycare. Our administration can easily manage client and employee information which allows more focus on the kids and less time running the business. This software has definitely been a game changer for our facility and we look forward to our continued partnership with Kinderlime.

Pros

The ease of use and the organization of this software has totally changed our business practices and model. We are running a more efficient daycare, focusing more on the kids and not the business side of things. Our teachers are now able to eliminate the task of filling out meal sheets and incident reports and having to keep up with paper trails. The Sign In/Out feature along with the Parent App has given our parents something to talk about to their friends and family. Parents love being able to electronically sign their children in and out of our facility. They also love having their invoices go directly to their mobile device for billing and payment history. Our local CCS and CPS offices are amazed at what this program has done for us and are now directing parents in need of childcare services to our facility. We've seen our business increase each month since we've implemented this software. The invoicing feature has eliminated hours of work with the simple click of a button. Employee Time Sheets are already calculated and ready for payroll. Child enrollment is a breeze for those parents who are on the go and are dropping in their children for the first time. Most of them have switched from Drop In Status to Full Time Enrollment. The newsletter feature is just fantastic for sending out quick notices or monthly notices about what's happening at our daycare. Parents who were less involved in our activities have now shown a great interest in participation.

Cons

Not every business is ran the same way and has its different needs. Having stated that, I feel that an improvement on the communication end of the software between parent and administration could use some improvement. The parents are able to send notices via the application but on the dashboard there is no way to communicate back with the parent or even between administration. There are no notices that alert administration that a parent has reached out to them on the dashboard. Also, there are no employee accruals(ie. sick, vacation) and uses included with the time clock feature. This would really keep everything in one place when it comes to employee management. There is also no place for teacher information and document uploading to have for our files. This would be a great way to go paperless without having to file. While these may seem like more of a preferred review it is something that I like least about this software because it does not have these things. Being able to just use this software would allow our facility to open up one window and manage our daycare would take care of all our needs.

May 2017

Denise from Trinidad Union School

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

May 2017

Kinderlime has made my check in/check out process more efficient. The parents love it. I love it.

Pros

I like the availability of all the reports including the meal reports. I like the check in/check out functions and the ability to use your phone for check in/out. It has made billing easier for me as I was still did hand counts prior.

Cons

I wish the billing could be more easily printable instead of having to PDF each one and then print individually,

May 2017

destiny from creative stepz ltd

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

May 2017

It's good.

Faster processing, and the team has no way of losing documentation as it's saved on the cloud.

Pros

I like that I can pull up parent signatures, and it can bulk bill. Make's things so much easier to invoice clients, and separate the charges.

Cons

that there's no way to include GST. I've made it so that gst is included in the charge. Also would be awesome if you could multiple charge. Right now you can only assign one charge per client, ideally I want to assign multiple charges to clients.

May 2017

Patricia from Eagles Clubhouse Childcare & Preschool

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

My parents and a teachers love the simple yet detailed program!

We were able to reduce the use of paper billing, create a simpler billing process and saverime

Pros

The biggest Pro for us is the electronic sign in/out that transfers directly to billing. We also really like that the parents can pay direct online and that it charges them for the convienance and not the facility.

Cons

The only Con, in my opinion, is that there there is no way to choose a billing date of 1st and 15th. It is only Monthly or weekly.

May 2017

Juanita from Center for Advanced Learning

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2017

Overall the app is excellent. Easier than storing paperwork.

Pros

I can communicate with parents using a mass email or text. Parents are also able to see that they are signing out the correct child because the picture is displayed.

Cons

When our wi-fi didn't work we weren't able to use the app. The issue was fixed with being able to use the app without wi-fi which was great. The info for each student has to be re entered for the new year because the attendance count don't reset after the new year.