Sandbox Child Care Management Software


 

Sandbox Childcare Management is a cloud-based child care management software solution that enables child care and daycare center owners to manage their day-to-day operations by automating functions such as recordkeeping, attendance tracking and payment processing.

Sandbox Childcare Management has core modules that include an administration dashboard, a time clock, online registration, automated billing and reporting.

This solution can also help manage check-ins and check-outs for children, email notifications to parents, automated creation and delivery of invoices, auto-debiting payments and the creation of ad hoc reports.

Sandbox Childcare Management operates across child care and daycare centers in North America. Some of its key customers include Storyland Preschool, Children's Choice Daycare and Angelic Treasures, among others.

 

Sandbox Child Care Management - Homepage
 
  • Sandbox Child Care Management - Homepage
    Homepage
  • Sandbox Child Care Management - View attendance and manage ratios
    View attendance and manage ratios
  • Sandbox Child Care Management - Manage families, enrollments and medical info
    Manage families, enrollments and medical info
  • Sandbox Child Care Management - Automated billing
    Automated billing
  • Sandbox Child Care Management - Child attendance and staff hours
    Child attendance and staff hours
Supported Operating System(s):
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Jennifer from Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care

September 2017

September 2017

We love it!

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Ease of being online, Ability to set Reminders for Staff and Children(Adults for us), the parent portal (we haven't started that yet, but are looking forward to it, the daily log, the app, the home page with reminders, the ability to add notes to each client.

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Reports - Would like to see more customizable reports. (More details in next question).
Billing - We have a variety of billing options. (day rates and hourly rates). We would love to use your billing function, but with the current option we cannot. We bill at the end of the month for the prior month. We do not have a set schedule for our clients as they can come and go. The state has discounted funding to help subsidize the cost, but the assistance is calculated on an hourly rate and not a daily rate. I know this is more complex than most, but if it is ever a possibility, we would love it! Most Adult Day Centers have multiple billing structures (pay sources).

For the Adult Day Center - Since we use this internally, it is easy for us to translate child to adult and guardian to caregiver. A few changes to the wording would make it easier for Adult Day Cares to adapt. I really want to use the parent portal, but I don't want to offend any caregiver with the term child. I think it might only be used once. Same with parent.

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Michelle from Immanuel Lutheran School

August 2017

August 2017

We LOVE Sandbox and have been a user for 2 months now.

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Simplicity and Great Customer Service ... Kefsere is unbelievably knowledgable and always available. After tracking tuition with Excel spreadsheets and reports from our credit card company for 125 students and still having discrepancies to reconcile, Sandbox allows us to manage the school rather than the school manage us.

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We would love to see custom reporting added to Sandbox!

Source: Capterra
 

Michelle from O'shkiigmong Early Learning Centre

August 2017

August 2017

We have been using Sandbox for a few years now and all the new upgrading has helped us.

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The data is easily obtained for reporting.

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It would be nice if we could start documenting and placing pictures of the children in Sandbox for the parents to view.

Source: Capterra
 

Erika from The Orchard School

August 2017

August 2017

We love it!

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Very comprehensive product in terms of how many features it has. The only thing we would want that isn't there is lead tracking for when we have families come in and we do tours. We are using Hubspot, but it's not geared towards the childcare process, so it's adapted. Would love for it all to be in one place.

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No lead tracking, the app isn't available yet.

Also, the parents weren't prompted with a guide to fill in everything in the parent portal when they were given access. It would have been helpful to have this.

Source: Capterra
 

LaVeta from Bayside Baptist Christian Preschool

July 2017

July 2017

Easy attendance tracking and easy for parents to use!

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Everything has gone really smoothly so far. We love how easy it is to use and navigate. Customer Service has been amazing any time we have had questions or issues

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Calendar setting needs more options so that we can add special school events (programs, field trips, etc). The only options right now look like school closure/vacation dates on the calendar.

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Krista from First Leaps Together

July 2017

July 2017

We have been extremely pleased with Sandbox.

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Our families have really enjoyed the timeclock feature, much more streamlined than paper sign ins and really steps it up in regards to the professionalism of our school.
A truly intuitive program!

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I am amazed at how simple the system is to use and to navigate, it has drastically reduced administrative time and increased data management across the board. We have been well supported throughout our trial and launching period.

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Quickbooks integration would be a nice addition.

Source: Capterra
 

Vanessa from SpringRoots Early Learning amd ChildCare Centre
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Very well lay out easy to use

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My childcare runs smoothly and I have access to all files all the time! I would like to use it more but I have Hi Mama for programming for my educators. it would be good to have this as an access in sandbox.
I really love the look of the program it's it so simple but has covered many administration issues for me.

Pros

Sandbox is a very good software company The customer service is great, the product is very user friendly I can access it from any computer and do my work anywhere

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childcare curriculums should be a available for Input in children's daily reports and for documentation of play This should be the next stage for the software company

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Terry from A Mother's Love

May 2017

May 2017

I really love the ease of use and the time clock feature

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My parents are clocking in and out daily and that saves me paper and time.

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I would love to see a ledger added to add receipts for spending. This will help my end of year reporting.

Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton

May 2017

May 2017

Everything has went very well. Gavin and Kefsere have been AMAZING help and very patient.

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Ease of use. Very intuitive. Parent Portal. Signing kids in & out. Calendar. Reports. Billing. And probably more that I am forgetting

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Can't schedule workers for months. It can take some time to talk to customer support.

Source: Capterra
 

Tracey from Mrs. Puddle Duck's Childcare

March 2017

March 2017

Very User Friendly

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I have found this to be much less cumbersome than the other software I was working with. I have had trouble posting more than two pictures at a time and having the parent portal work for the parents (although I am not sure they are not at fault.) I like how easy it is to post checks and get invoices out.

Source: Capterra
 

Amanda from Little Life Changers CDC

March 2017

March 2017

Very User-Friendly and Great Customer Service!

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I really like how it is user friendly! It is pretty easy to navigate once you get started.

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So far it's been great for what we need. Customer service has been awesome in their response time and are very patient. :)

Source: Capterra
 

Laura from Stay and Play Preschool

February 2017

February 2017

We Love It!

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We love all the options the program offers to help us streamline our finances and records. Incredibly wonderful support for set up and questions!

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Astrid from Little Bug and Friends Dayhome

February 2017

February 2017

User Friendly Product and Great Service!

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The software is very user-friendly and they provide great customer service with prompt communication.

Source: Capterra
 

Mohsin from St. Vital Montessori School
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Fantastic!

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We have only been on the Sandbox system for about 4 months and our experience with sandbox has been fantastic so far. The Account team (Gavin) and Support team (Kefsere) have been great to be work with. They have been very responsive and accommodating in all aspects, which has led to a great experience so far. Keep up the good work!

Pros

Ability to manage all back-office elements of running a Montessori school and providing powerful reporting.

Cons

Not really a con, however, would be really nice to have an mobile app for iPhones. Would make the user interface much better to look rather than the full website.

Source: Capterra
 

Mandi from Overlake Christian Church

December 2016

December 2016

I have had a really great experience with Sandbox!

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I worked at Timberlake After School and was able to be part of Sandbox when it was very new. I have been excited to use Sandbox opening a brand new child care facility of my own and have been really happy with the customer support you guys give. Your quick turn around for problems I have is super helpful!

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It is super user-friendly. You feel like you can't really mess much up when it comes to using the software.

Source: Capterra
 

Vanessa from SpringRoots Early Learning and Child Care Centre
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Easy to use and I can go anywhere and work!!

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I really like to use Sandbox because it is my personal file cabinet, take home and work anywhere program. I would like to suggest and area for curriculum planning and documentation where several curriculum models can be used at the same time, and area for child development documentation and or a possible merge with Hi Mama that way my fee can be lower.

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I like how it is easy to use and is accessible anywhere I go.

Cons

It needs a curriculum and planning and documentation tool.

Advice to Others

I'll be recommending this to the province of New Brunswick as a tool they need.

Source: Capterra
 

Richard from Kingswood Academy

December 2016

December 2016

Great Software!

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Good so far, will be able to comment fully once preauthorized payment program is fully launched and we see how it integrates with our accounting inputs.

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Luke from KidHub Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

We love Sandbox!

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Love it so far! Great customer service! Well done!

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Jessica from Bright Futures Child Care LLC

November 2016

November 2016

Amazing!!

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Amazing customer service. Tried another program before that offered more but their customer service was awful. Switched to Sandbox and have not regretted it!

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Kirah from PAL Child Care Center

November 2016

November 2016

We love it!

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So far Sandbox is living up to our expectations. We love it! An app for parents and staff would be awesome!

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