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 also helps to 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. With Teacher App, staff can track attendance, view child information, communicate with parents, upload real-time activity updates and photos as well as add daily logs.

Sandbox Childcare Management operates across child care and daycare centers in North America. Pricing is subscription-based depending on the number of children plus a one-time setup and training fee. Support is available via phone, email and other online resources

 

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):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Kevin from Learn As You Grow, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Customer service and support has been outstanding !

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Ease-of-use, real time data for multiple centers and the unlimited customer support. We look forward to growing into this program.

Cons

We are on able to create specific user reports from user data instead of tags.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the awesome review and the helpful feedback!

 


August 2018

August 2018

Good trial— try it and see if it works for you and your teachers

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Tried it a few months ago and still using, but may seek other management software

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Loved the free 30 day trial—. Was able to try this before buying which was very important. Helped to track lots of back of office duties.

Cons

Didn’t like it is monthly subscription only. Can’t buyout— always stuck paying. No application format, always cloud based.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Thanks for the feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trial and chose to use our software. Being web-based we provide ongoing maintenance, updates and support so we have a subscription based pricing model. If you have any other questions feel free to contact our support team at support@runsandbox.com

 

Sandy from Saint Mark Early Learning Center

June 2018

June 2018

Title: So far nothing but positive!

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Neat, clean, clear. Sandbox has always been extremely helpful anytime I have needed them! The support staff is amazing and so friendly!

Cons

Still a few things I would like to see changed. For us we must go by expiration date on the immunization forms not each one listed out. I do like the alert when something is due!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Hi Sandy,

We appreciate your awesome review and feedback! A member from our support team will be contacting you to discuss your immunization request further.

 

BROOKE from Live Love Laugh Daycare

June 2018

June 2018

Over all very happy with Sandbox!

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Online availability, parent interaction, attendance, and staff tracking. Its been great. Making it work with my billing process has been a challenge but Customer service is always ready and willing to help.

Cons

Staff cannot access time sheets for the week to see how many hours they have worked. More customization options of reports. Parents cant put money on their account without a invoice. Food service meal tracking!! No keyboard shortcuts. Wish there was an app for parents. I promise I love the product. These are just my wish list. :)

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Hi Brooke,

Thanks for the feedback and the great review! We have added your requests to our feature request list and we will will notify you if these features are added in.

 

Reneece from The Little Blessings Daycare

May 2018

May 2018

I wish I would have known about Sandbox earlier!

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It makes my accounting part of my business so much easier!

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Very Easy to use, affordable, love the cloud based software and that I am able to access it where ever I have access to a device. Sandbox has made tremendously helped me stay organized and has made the business side of my childcare business so much easier.

Cons

I would like to be able to have the option to integrate tracking expenses, but other than that there are no cons.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Reneece, Thanks for the awesome review! Our support team will be contacting you to learn more about your expense tracking request.

 

Suzannah from Salem-Keizer Preschools
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

It has been great. Customer service is top notch!

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Ease of use, value, continual addition of features. The customer service team goes above and beyond to help!

Cons

I would like to see some new options for student reports, or printable student profile pages for teachers to keep in child file.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Suzannah,

We are happy to hear your great feedback about Sandbox! You will be happy to hear we are working on building out our reports section and someone from our support team will be contacting you for more details about your request.

 


April 2018

April 2018

Overall I've been happy that I switched from Bright Wheel to Sandbox.

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The software has helped us organize the 150 children we currently have registered at Tip Top Child Development Center in Las Vegas. As a 24 hour facility, we have multiple shifts that all need to be trained and the implementation has gone smooth. The accounting system has helped us keep up on billing and has improved our cash flow. I highly recommend any center to use this software.

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The reports are a gold mine of information. The software has been easy to learn and to train employees. I've embedded the online registration on our website to make it easy for new parents to get started. The app has made it easy to communicate with parents and see information about the children. I'm looking forward to the parent portal app!

Cons

There needs to be a pay invoice button on the invoice page rather than going into each family account. Employees should automatically be checked out at 11:59pm.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Thanks for your awesome review and the great feedback! We have added the pay invoice option and automatic time out to our feature request list.

 

Bonnie from Waterloo Infant Toddler Daycare Association

November 2017

November 2017

We use the family, billing, staffing, dashboards and reports sections to the fullest!

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Very user friendly, allowing you to easily navigate through the software . We also love the Admin and Attendance Reports.

Cons

1. Sandbox is not compatible with the regions waiting list.
2. Would like to be able to send group emails to families from Sandbox and not have to use and not be directed to outlook.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: November 2017

November 2017

 

Hi Bonnie, Thanks for the great feedback! A member from our team will contact you to discuss your waiting list and group email requests. Have a great day!

 

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 ... The support staff 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.

Cons

We would love to see custom reporting added to Sandbox!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for the awesome feedback! You will be happy to know that customizable reports is already in development and you will be notified when the free upgrade is available.

 

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.

Cons

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

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for providing your feedback! You can post photos and updates for parents with our Parent Portal. Drop us a line at support@runsandbox.com and our team will help you set it up.

 

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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Sandbox Software, Sandbox Software

Date: October 2017

October 2017

 

Hi Erika,

Thanks for the great feedback! You will be happy to hear that we are releasing our new Teacher app for iOS and Android devices at the end of this week. We have also added lead tracking to our requested features list to be reviewed by our development team.

 

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

Cons

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

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.

Cons

Quickbooks integration would be a nice addition.

Review 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

Cons

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

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.

Review 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

Cons

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

Review 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.

Review 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. :)

Review 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!

Review Source: Capterra
 

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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