About OWNA

OWNA is the most comprehensive All-In-One Child Care Management Software for early education services in Australia. Our customisable early ed-tech solution enables owners, educators and directors to manage their centre with ease, improve compliance and engage with families better than ever before. Join over 3,000 centres who love using OWNA!...

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FREEMIUM | Enjoy limited features with ads for FREE PREMIUM | Enjoy all features, including CCS/Billing for $1.39 per child/month

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All-In-One Childcare Management Software

OWNA User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 104 reviews

Cassandra

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

July 2022

Smooth transition, will never go back

Extremely Positive! OWNA support have been kind, accessible and super helpful! OWNA aligned with our personal sustainability goals (paperless) and has every feature we need. Highly Recommend!

Pros

OWNA is easy to navigate and is a one-stop shop! It honestly has it all! From planning and programming, linking learning stories and observations, sharing information amongst management and staff, and so much more. Our families love the 'cheat sheet', finding it easy to navigate with this assistance, and now engage with our content/documentation so much more than ever before. Everything is ONLINE! Going paperless is easy with OWNA.

Cons

The only hiccup - transferring families from our old software left emergency contacts behind and only took primary caregivers. it took a lot of work to get those contacts all included in each child's profiles. Several years on, this isn't a problem as new families enter the details right into the system.

Reasons for switching to OWNA

Storypark was just exploring its daily reports section at the time when we trialled OWNA. We followed a local colleague's recommendation to trial and were not disappointed. The biggest seller was price, but also, simplifying and streamlining our processes into 1 place. Online storage of data, enrolment forms, medical certificates, training records ... was a big BIG motivator. My office space is no longer full of filing and archiving.

Denise

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

July 2022

Supporting OWNA

Overall, I will still happy with OWNA. Though we are still learning how to utilise the app, we are now bit organise compare before. It provides us a system in our organisation

Pros

I like that it is a software where the admin and educators can use together. Also, I love that they are actively developing it to cater the current changes of the childcare industry. I can see their passion to the childcare industry and I love that they have weekly training.

Cons

Their immunisation record does not cover the additional vaccine required for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait children. Since it is a national legal requirement, I suggested to them to add it. But their response was that at this stage they could not do that. I just hope that they will align things in their software to the national legal requirement.

Reasons for choosing OWNA

price and functionality

Reasons for switching to OWNA

We were looking for an app that can be used for admin and educators.

Helen

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

July 2022

Feedback

Happy to continue with using most of the functions but we don't have a large % of families that use apps or are interested in using them to communicate. It's good to have it there for those who do like it though.

Pros

I like the incident reports and communication with families. QIP, loading documents, maintenance log.

Cons

Rostering - way too confusing and unable to navigate so far. CCS and accounts - Not really interested in going here at the moment as I find it not as user friendly as our current system. Adding discounts, holiday fees, changes to bookings - these are all quite clunky compared to what we use.

Reasons for choosing OWNA

we found the communication with families with photos and stories, incident reports more streamline and easier access for staff to navigate around than the Qik kids version of this product.

Sarah

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

July 2022

The Hills Little Learners Review

Amazing.

Pros

In my many years in the ECEC Industry and using a many different apps for the indurty, OWNA has by far exceeded my expectations as it offers so much. Not just fr the educators documenting but also for Admin and enrolments. Having everything on one app makes it so much easier to stay on top of things and also for families which can see everything from their child's day to our QIP, centre poilcies etc. It has been a very welcomed change to our service and the eudcators and myself really love using this daily

Cons

It can be glitchy at times and we may have to close the app, re open for it to work. Sometimes the educators lose their work if the app glitches if they are in the middle of writing an observation and it stops working, it doesnt automatically save to draft.

Reasons for choosing OWNA

Owna seemed to offer more and the value was great for our small service.

Reasons for switching to OWNA

Seesaw is more for primary school teachers. Did not offer what OWNA has to offer

Kylee

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

July 2022

OWNA made daily life easier

We have used other child care specific software in the past and OWNA is much easier to use. It provides all of the information and data collection we require in a logical and easy to use manner.

Pros

We use this software for our Long Day Care Centre. OWNA is easy to use, navigate and explain to others. It is quick to navigate between screens and the processes are logical. My daily tasks are easier and more streamlined thanks to this software.

Cons

Reporting is completed by transferring data to Excel. Would be nice to just be able to print a formatted report in PDF from the software (eg: end of month figures for our accountant, Bond summary) Half days and absences do not show in daily number overview. Many families find invoicing confusing, however this is on par with other software we have tried.

Reasons for choosing OWNA

After trialling a number of products, OWNA was the most simple to use and seemed to have the most effective family communication.

Reasons for switching to OWNA

The lack of programming and communication with parents, available at the time.

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