About Famly

Famly is an all-in-one, cloud-based childcare management solution for childcare centers, daycares, preschools and kindergartens. It helps staff manage day-to-day operations such as child check-in, activity tracking, payments, invoicing, and parent communication.

Staff can create individual child profiles which include information about developmental progress, health, immunizations, and parent contact information. The solution also allows users to maintain child attendance reports and track absences.

For the parents, Famly's newsfeed enables parents to access photos, videos and daily updates as well as be notified via their child's profile about diaper changes, food and bottle intake, sleep and more. Additionally, Famly offers individualized ...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

62 Reviews of Famly

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.85 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

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(53)

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4 stars

(9)

9

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Showing 1 - 5 of 62 results

October 2019

Georgia from Jack and Jill Pre-School

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

Great software - Easy and simple to use, really helped us centralise our information.

Overall we have had a great experience the past year, we hope for a long and positive relationship.

Pros

The fresh layout and ease of use. Having everything in one place and the fact it is live and updated for everyone. The support is great, being able to use an online chat service to get any answers you need. Suggestions can be made and some are taken on board and implemented really quickly.

Cons

There are a few things we would like to change about the software that aren' t so easy for example the lists you can get are limited, the viewing is sometimes a bit awkward (not filling the page etc), it doesn't print very well. We'd also love to make it so if someone is trying tpo sign in and enter a pick up time later than their planned bookings, it throws up an error message.

Reasons for Choosing Famly

It looks a lot nicer and feels much more easy to use.

Response from Famly

Replied October 2019

Hi Georgia, thank you for leaving a review for us. We love getting feedback from our customers and it's great to hear that you've had a great experience with Famly overall. I've passed on your comments to our Customer Success team regarding your suggestions for improvement and one of the team will be in touch soon. - Marcus

February 2020

Harvey from Cherry Tree Nurseries

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2020

Excellent Managment software

Saves me time having all the information in one place.

Pros

Saves me so much time Everything all in one place such as invoices, learning journeys, reports, safeguarding info, forms, sleepcharts, accident and incident forms, register etc Customer service is great take on board any recommendations we have

Cons

Cost could be a bit better and would like to do staff rotas

Reasons for Choosing Famly

It has everything in one place and an easy to use format

Response from Famly

Replied February 2020

Hi Harvey, thanks for your review! Great to hear how much time Famly is saving you and your team. Staff rotas have recently been released as an add-on within Famly. Feel free to reach out to our team by email (support@famly.co) or phone (+44 20 3514 4069) to discuss this. - Marcus

November 2020

cheyenne from Little Engineers Nursery

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2020

Superb Nursery Managment System

Pros

Inform parents quickly parents are able to respond quickly we can capture every day moments We are able to log in food, handwashing, nappy changes and bottles of milk We are able to leave notes on the system and hide what may be sensitive Different access controls can be set for different users We can showcase daily activities to parents with a click of a button Track children's development We are able to log accidents and incidents into the system Keep track of children's sensitive and safeguarding information eg reoccurring accidents happening in the home

Cons

Would be good if there was a safeguarding section for logging really sensitive information to keep track sometimes there could glitches with meal information but very rarely

Response from Famly

Replied November 2020

Hi Cheyenne, thanks for leaving your review! Great to hear how Famly helps you and the team - Marcus :)

November 2019

Adam from Nursery Village Ltd

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2019

Famly Childcare Software

Integrated childcare and invoicing platform.

Pros

Integrated solution for many childcare functions, with a simple user interface.

Cons

Features developed are often not completed to get full value from them, or development team don't have the resources to address what nurseries feel are key or urgent changes.

Response from Famly

Replied November 2019

Hi Adam, thanks for leaving your feedback! I'm glad to hear that overall, your experience with Famly has been positive. I'm sorry to hear you feel that some features requests haven't been addressed, we work with a lot of different early years settings and are always wanting to improve the experience for all users. I've passed on your comments to our customer success team though and they'll be in touch. - Marcus

October 2020

Denise from SPL Education Ltd

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Fabulous Software for our group of nurseries.

As a manager of a group of nurseries I am able to work from home and keep a clear view of the business and the daily operations via Famly. It has been a crucial tool during the pandemic.

Pros

Famly allows us to interact with our parents and share information with them about their children's time at nursery. This is especially important in the present pandemic as parents are not allowed in to the buildings. The newsfeed feature is great.

Cons

The messaging could be improved so that when you click to send a new message your previous conversation appears before you send the new message. With 1000s of messages , it can take a long time to find previous conversations and the search option tens to bring up team messages rather than private ones.

Reasons for Switching to Famly

Limited features of previous software.

Response from Famly

Replied October 2020

Hi Denise, thanks for your review! It's great to hear that Famly works well in your nursery group, particularly with the logistical challenges that COVID has brought this year. I've passed on your feedback to our team, an update of the messaging feature is something we're planning at the moment and if you ever have other feature ideas/improvements you can submit them here: roadmap.famly.co - Marcus :)