Illumine

RATING:

4.4

(106)

About Illumine

Illumine is a comprehensive childcare management software packed with all the functionalities of daycare & preschool owners. Directors and teachers can manage administrative reporting, program planning, manage billings, interactions with parents and more with the childcare app. With features like parent communication, billing and payments, lesson planning, digital attendance, virtual classrooms, and child assessments, Illumine is a one-stop shop for all your childcare management needs. Recognized as #1 by daycare software by Software Advice, Capterra, and GetApp, Illumine offers you a user-friendly method for meeting your everyday administrative responsibilities. The platform brings monitoring your day-to-day activities to your fingertips. By giving you the freedom t...

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Illumine Pricing

Illumine is free for new centers with up to 10 students and offers discounts for large centers with more than 80 students, after which the platform is available across 3 pricing tiers: Standard, Business, and Enterprise. Pricing starts at $0.50 / student / month and scales with each tier, outlined below: Standard: $0.50 / student / month. Designed for single centers. Features include apps for parents, teachers, and admin, unlimited staff accounts, and 20GB storage. Business: $0.99 / student / month. Designed for large centers. Includes all 'Standard' features + finance and billing, virtual classes, online payment, staff management, live streaming for up to 2 cameras, task management, bus tracking, and 100GB storage. Enterprise: $1.99 / student / month. Designed for multiple centers. Includes all 'Business' features + CRM system, live streaming for up to 16 cameras, curriculum and assessment, lesson planning, sharing and collaboration, and custom features and integrations.

Starting price: 

$0.50 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Illumine School Dashboard
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Illumine Reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Illumine

1 - 5 of 106 Reviews

User Profile

Jeni

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

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

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2020

Very useful especially during the pandemic!

If you're looking for a child care management platform for your school, I would absolutely recommend Illumine because it's very user-friendly, very straightforward, all you'll need for your school is all in one place. As a parent, I wouldn't have to switch from one software to another and read endless emails from teachers just for school updates. All the information I need about my child's performance is accessible at my disposal, without checking different things from different platforms.

PROS

My kid's school used this, and the whole experience to communicate with her teachers and receiving daily reports about my child would not have been much more straightforward. During the pandemic, extra updates such as online learning and activity sharing with learners are handy, and she felt connected to her teachers even though she is away from school. They have various tools, such as notifications, assessments, fee collection, Lead CRM, etc., all in one place. Still, I hope her school would use all the functionalities as I know it would be so much more helpful for teachers and students.

CONS

As of now, the experience is pretty pleasant, and if there are any problems, the team will be quick to resolve it for us.

User Profile

Tasneem

Verified reviewer

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 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.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2020

Best Childcare Management App

PROS

User friendly , Consist of all features which preschool would want to make their daily operations easier.

CONS

The application contains all features which I was looking for for my preschool.

Reason for choosing Illumine

I could customise it on my school needs , dashboard which gives me proper stats , I can do marketing of my school through the application itself. User friendly among teachers and parents.

Bharath

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for more 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.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2020

Need improvement in the UI navigation

It was a pleasant experience

PROS

The facility to upload pictures and videos

CONS

When I want to see a particular day's dairy, all the dairy details will come up.

User Profile

Tirth Raj

Verified reviewer

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 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.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2020

Illumine works for my school

PROS

We have replaces our school diary with illumine. It is easy to use, saves a lot of time for our teachers and the onboarding is very simple. The best thing about Illumine is their after-sales service and we have received solutions for all the queries/bugs almost immediately.

CONS

The CCTV live streaming and the bus tracking service needs a few enhancements.

Naga Ravi Prasad

Computer Software, 10,000+ employees

Used daily for 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.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed March 2020

Illumine is overall good product but it needs some improvements

Overall, with the age of app, it is performing good. But still needs some improvements.

PROS

1. We can closely watch kids activities on timely basis. 2. We can watch photos of events and activities in school 3. We can update our photos at home and download school photos 4. Communicate with teachers and care takers about his deeds and chores

CONS

1. It is not possible to download all the photos at once 2. We need live monitoring feature by linking webcams with illumine app 3. Customer care needs to be very prompt in answering queries