Childcare software has never been so easy to use

foundations™ is the new, easy-to-use childcare software that will decrease your paperwork and help you reclaim your free time. It’s also completely free for 0-9 Children!

Childcare Software

Beautiful childcare software

This online childcare app is beautifully designed and extremely intuitive to use. Use it when on the go or in the setting. Share beautiful moments with parents, become GDPR compliant and leave your hefty paperwork behind. Childcare providers typically save 15 days per year on admin tasks alone using Foundations. It’s completely free to get started and we’re adding new features throughout 2021 and beyond. 

Child Profiles & Contacts

Log Daily Events



Next Steps

Nursery World Award Winner


Registers & Drop offs


Parent Comms App


Staff Profiles

Multiple Sites

Save time, improve cashflow, engage busy parents...

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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. *Billing coming soon.

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

Watch the demo ▶

We'll send you the demo and show you how the software works in three easy steps.

Easy Development Records 😍

Built with a user group of Childminders and Practitioners, foundations is the easiest observation and daily diary system to use. 

The same beautiful interface on phones, tablets & desktop makes it easy for anyone to go paperless and save time.

Your daily diaries, observations and assessments will be done in minutes – and have never looked so good, your parents will them too!

Foundations Plans

Flexible pricing to suit your needs. All annual plans will receive a 10% discount on the prices below. 

0-9 Children


10-24 Children

£25+VAT /Month

25-49 Children

£50+VAT /Month

50-74 Children

£75+VAT /Month

Over 75 Children?

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£ 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