Childcare software that helps you reclaim your free time...

…so you can spend more time on child development.

foundations™ is the new, easy-to-use childcare software that will help you reclaim your free time & nurture closer parental collaboration

After school club software

Beautiful childcare software powered by Connect Childcare

15 years of experience to build the next generation in childcare software. Powered by Connect Childcare, the UK’s leading nursery software, we combined cutting-edge technology with early years know-how. Use foundations when on the go or in the setting, offline and on. Share beautiful moments with parents, nurture closer parental collaboration and leave your hefty paperwork behind – reclaiming your free time so you can do what you do best! Childcare providers typically save 15 days per year on admin tasks alone using foundations. It’s also completely free to get started, so what are you waiting for? 

Child Profiles & Contacts

Log Daily Events



Next Steps

Nursery World Award Winner


Registers & Drop offs


Parent Comms App


Staff Profiles

Multiple Sites

Reclaim your free time, engage busy parents...

Award-Winning Parent Communication

Make communication a breeze and increase parental engagement with the award-winning ParentZone app.​

Greater Convenience

Busy Childcare professionals and busy parents can log in to our apps whenever and wherever is most convenient for them.

Works Online & Offline

You can still use foundations if your wifi connection isn’t strong, or you often take trips outside or run forest school sessions.

Admin Tasks made easy

All your day-to-day admin tasks in one easy to use app - from registers to bookings and observations. Do it all on foundations and go totally paperless.

Instant updates

Send each child’s events, observations, moments - you name it! Straight to their parents instantly, as they happen, when they happen.

Easy Bookings & Billing

Create bills, schedule bill runs & book parents in. Parents can even request slots through their own parent app.

Get setup in three steps

1. Configure Your Site

Click "Start Free Today" and sign up your setting easily in just minutes, add your contact details, address and setup your site with booking patterns, meals, costs and more

2. Add Your Children

Add your child's records, along with their key contacts and any special requirements.

3. Invite your parents

In just two clicks, invite your children's parents to ParentZone - the award-winning parent communication app which will allow you to share updates and communicate with your parents.

Childminder software

See it in action ▶

Get a full preview of foundations and see it in action with our friendly team


£ 0
free Per Month
  • Daily Events
  • Child Profiles
  • Contact Profiles
  • ParentZone
  • Child Development
  • Observations
  • Assessments
  • Next Steps
  • Multiple Sites
  • Bookings & Registers
  • Billing & Payments*
  • Announcements
  • Staff Profiles
  • Photo Tagging
  • Helpdesk, Email & Live Chat Support
0-9 Children

Foundations Plus

Ideal For Multi-Site Nurseries
Coming Soon*
  • Everything in Free+
  • Staff Rotas
  • Bespoke Reports
  • Cohort Tracking
  • Funding & Grants
  • Bespoke Framework
  • Custom Dashboard
  • In-App Messaging
  • Enquiries
  • Occupancy & Ratios
  • Advanced Billing
  • Safeguarding
  • Development
  • Document Storage
  • Telephone, Online Support & Training

Do you have more than 75 Children?

Try foundations plus for more children and more features. 


Wellbeing for Childminders

Ideas & Resources to improve your wellbeing as a childminder. 

In this eBook you will learn:

  •  –The pressures of life as a Childminder
  • – How to relieve some of these pressures
  • – Ways to help you love your job again
Wellbeing for Childminders