parent teacher communication app

Little Elly,Bangalore

Program type

Child care center and preschool


Quick stats

135 centers, 469 teachers , 2435 students

Website
littleelly.com
Functionalities Used

We use nearly all features of Illumine. Check-in for staff and students, quick scan, photo sharing, messaging, daily reporting, lesson planning, immunization tracking, billing, and ratios.

Life before Illumine

Before illumine, we struggled with timely tuition collection and spent many hours chasing 20% of our families for weekly payments. Before illumine, communicating with parents about their child’s day, was a constant challenge. Everything from daily attendance and staff check-in was done on paper, and it was painstaking to say the least.
We had disparate ways of communicating to get important information out to parents in case of emergency. Before illumine, we had multiple files for student record, assessments, billing,attendance records as well

Life since illumine

The biggest value we’ve seen is prompt and consistent tuition collection. We no longer struggle with late payments or having to remember to send payment reminders. Communication has also greatly improved with parents, who love to see real-time photos of their child’s day and the ability to message with our staff.
Illumine has streamlined our emergency preparedness plans, and solidified our ability to instantaneously communicate with parents should an emergency occur. It has replaced multiple systems . We no longer have a separate billing software, communication software and no use of whatsapp and facebook anymore for communications. Illumine also allows us to leave the building with very little paperwork .
We have been able to track our school operations with the click of a mouse. We can now see at a glance what once took us days to research.
Staff members record their time worked, message parents, build lesson plans, and document attendance all within the platform.
It’s safe to say we’ve saved at least 25 hours of time each week.

parent teacher communication app

Barnley Montessori, Nairobi

Program type

Montessori


Quick stats

7 classrooms, 10 teachers , 42 students

Website
http://barnleymontessori.com/
Functionalities Used

Check-in with parent update, quick scan, photo sharing, daily reporting, billing, notes, naps, potty, kudos, incident reports

Life before Illumine

BeforeIillumine I felt very overwhelmed trying to keep all our parents in the loop with what we were teaching and working on with each child. We did not have a solid form of communication which made it easy to forget reminders, updates, and notes for each child. Billing was a monster to deal with. I had to chase late payment, remember to send reminders, and spend up to a week just to receive all our payments. My photos were mixed with school and personal and spending time creating a newsletter to post photos or sending them out to each parent individually limited my capacity to grow as a business.
Illumine enabled me with time and efficiency and because of this, I was able to grow my business and realize my dream of opening up our own preschool.

Life since illumine

We use illumine every day for current families and also to show potential clients the technology that we have to make their life better. Being able to see updates, notes and pictures of their child every day in one app not only saves teachers and parents time at drop off and pickup, but it keeps them connected with the school and more importantly their child. We were able to build a tighter, stronger community with our families through illumine.

parent teacher communication app

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool,USA

Program type

Montessori


Quick stats

7 classrooms, 10 teachers , 42 students

Website
https://www.chesterbrookacademy.com/preschool/
Functionalities Used

attendance , billing , check-in checkout , inquiry managemennt

Life before Illumine

We like many other centers did most everything on paper. We had an array of communication issues which we tried our best to meet the needs of individual parents, email, texting, daily notes, newsletters, etc. We always seemed to have a few parents that still needed more. Illumine was our solution.

Life since illumine

When I first discovered illumine, I was a new business owner searching for an app that would allow me to take some of the guess work out of the business side of things. Having decided to make the transition from being a public school teacher to becoming a preschool provider, it was clear that my comfort zone was teaching and not so much business. Illumine gave me one place to record student information and set-up easy to use billing for parents. The billing feature is by far the best for helping me stay organized with tuition payments. Come tax time, it is easy to search through my students and provide each parent with an accurate record for tuition payments made for the year, regardless of which payment method (cash, check, online deposit) they chose to use. I am grateful I found illumine early on in my business venture and have been using this program from the start!.

parent teacher communication app

Mullberry Learning, Singapore

Program type

Daycare & Preschool


Quick stats

7 classrooms, 18 teachers , 82 students

Website
https://mulberrylearning.com//
Functionalities Used

Check-in with parent update, quick scan, photo sharing, daily reporting, billing, notes, naps, potty, kudos, incident reports

Life before Illumine

The parents used sign-in binders for attendance and a sheet of paper was wasted every day to track attendance. Spreadsheets were used for registration and to track enrollment, and daily reports and announcements were paper-based as well.

Life since illumine

Now, everything is at our fingertips and each teacher either uses their phone or a tablet daily to track our students and communicate regularly with parents!“We LOVE illumine and so do our parents! Our parents love getting their own ‘news feed’ for their child and love being involved in their child’s education!”

Bubble Blue

Bubble Blue,Kolkata

Parents love that staff can email, send a text, send updates.Illumine's multi-site option saves us time and makes it super easy to switch between our four sites. It brings a level of professionalism for our preschool & daycare and helped save us lot of money.If you’re looking for a childcare management system, look no further than Illumine so simple and easy to use. They have amazing tech support as well. Anytime we email or call, Illumine is there for u.

GLO Preschool

Glo Preschool,Tezpur

Life Before Illumine
We were in lookout for a better app than what we were using previously
Life After Illumine
We really like your super quick response time and the regular upgrade.
Most Loved Feature
I really like the icons and the how the app is customized to the the needs of our school.
About Glo Schools
We are creating a premium brand of preschools in the northeast to provide excellent and future relevant education..

Joey Preschool

Joey Preschool,Bangalore

We use Illumine every day for our parents and also to show potential clients the technology that we have to connect and update them with their little ones growth and progress.
Being able to see updates, notes and pictures of their child every day in one app not only saves teachers and parents time at drop off and pickup, but it keeps them connected with the school and more importantly their child. We were able to build a tighter, stronger community with our families through illumine.

Leap Years

Leap Years, Kolkata

The switch from our earlier app to illumine was seamless. The team onboarded our data iin matter of two days and we were up and running. Parents are super happy with the picture quality and the experience. .The fact that illumine is so easy to use with the least amount of channels/menus to go through makes it fast, easy, and intuitive. Even our mature non-tech savvy staff is able to use this app with ease. Illumine won hands down and we couldn’t be happier. Bonus – The simple fact that illumine appreciates feedback and is growing and adjusting their platforms to accommodate us is amazing.

Primary Colours

Primary Colours,Kolkata

I have been using Illumine for last two years and would higlly recommend it to all pre-schools. All the parents are thrilled about this app . It really makes our life as facilitators more easy. Earlier we used to use Whatsapp and managing communication was a nightmare. Now communication mainly goes through Illumine now. It’s so nice to have it in one place! Parents love being able to have quick access to any photos and daily reports about our day here! Illumine has made life easier and more streamlined for all of us

fafe hands school

Safe Hands,Jaipur

Great application for all pre school and daycare center. We have started using the same and highly appreciate the hard work of Illumine team for creating such a nice app We ran demos and piloted four different leading child care management apps to choose from, and in the end there was NO contest with Illumine. It is easy to use and more intelligently designed.