This is your compare tray

Apps you want to compare will be listed here. Launch a head to head comparison at any time.

Famly Logo

Famly

All-in-one management software for child care providers.

see alternatives

Famly Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Famly product overview

What is Famly?

Famly is an easy-to-use childcare management platform designed for childcare centers, daycares, preschools and nurseries. It simplifies administration, streamlines observations, and optimizes planning. You can manage children, employees and parents with features for occupancy control, invoicing, child development, attendance and check-in, finances, staff management, parent communication, reporting, and more.

Key benefits of using Famly

  • User-friendly child registration helps avoids unnecessary paperwork and stores information for inspections and internal use.

  • Famly’s intuitive invoicing and reporting features simplify your finances and save you time.

  • Automated immunization reminders ensure you can keep up to date with the children in your care and what is required.

  • Parents are able to report sick days and holidays online, allowing the childcare centre to get a more accurate occupancy forecast.

  • Streamline staff planning by viewing the required staff in each room on a session by session basis.

  • Famly's modern communication platform with photo and video sharing keeps parents in the loop and ensures they don’t miss any special moments.

  • Speedy observations and automatic cohort tracking lets you stay on top of child development and present beautiful online learning journals to parents.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Phone Support
    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Documentation
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Videos

    Famly pricing information

    Value for money

    4.5

    /5

    81

    Starting from

    ic-pricetag

    No pricing info

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Famly features

    Functionality

    4.5

    /5

    81

    Total features

    43

    1 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting & Statistics
    Activity Dashboard
    Alerts/Notifications
    Activity Tracking
    Customizable Reports
    Parent Portal
    Daily Reports
    Calendar Management

    Functionality contenders

    Famly users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.8

    /5

    81

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.52/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    67

    11

    3

    0

    0

    Pros
    The app is so easy to use and such a great tool to share information with parents. Beautiful learning journeys for our children including videos that they will look back on.

    RH

    Rachel H.

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

    GC

    Georgia C.

    Great software, it was really easy to set up and the customer support were knowledgeable, friendly and easy to contact.

    HM

    Hayley M.

    Cons
    Only thing is that the push notification for an accident does not tell you what child it is about.

    KE

    Kirsty E.

    Sometimes staff in the sleep room change and it can be hard calculating 7 different wake up times from the time each child has been marked to have fallen asleep.

    RS

    Rachel S.

    If a child hasn't started but register and you make a mistake on the room moves this can be hard to amend without seeking help. Can this be made the same as children who are registered.

    LW

    Lizzie W.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

    Share this review:

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

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    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.

    Vendor response

    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

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

    Share this review:

    Very impressed

    Reviewed a year ago

    Very helpful :) Famly support over email are also very responsive and have solved many of our errors!

    Pros

    Easy to use - staff are all very happy with famly, much better than paper observations! Parent friendly - parents all love the system and being able to see their little ones and what they are up to.

    Cons

    Being able to edit one child in a group ob would be helpful.

    Vendor response

    Hi Billie, thanks for your review! Great to hear what an impact Famly has had and that our support is helpful! - Marcus :)

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

    Share this review:

    working with the Famly App

    Reviewed a year ago

    Less written paper work and easy to track childrens progress

    Pros

    We love the way you can see at a glance where individual children need more help or are excelling, I also like that I can read the observations before they are sent out and I am able to edit some of the staffs grammar.

    Cons

    We have some questions about how to make it work better for us but due to people working from home we haven't really had our questions answered adequately however we are happy with the overall use and our parents love it.

    Vendor response

    Hi Sally, thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you're happy with Famly overall. Sorry to hear you feel that your questions haven't been answered adequately, the fact we're working from home shouldn't impact that and you're more than welcome to write to us here: support@famly.co.uk and we can schedule a call to go over any questions you might have.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

    Share this review:

    Excellent Managment software

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    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

    Vendor response

    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

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

    Share this review:

    FAMLY - our first month

    Reviewed 2 years ago
    Pros

    We are still quite new to the software but are learning many new features each day. We have already seen a much increased dialogue with parents through the newsfeed and messages.

    Cons

    There is nothing I do not like but if had to choose then possibly the bill payer set-up, I think payments would be easier to just be attached to the childs account not individual parent accounts.

    Famly FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Famly offer?

    Famly has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Famly?

    Famly has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Famly support?

    Famly supports the following languages:
    Danish, English, German, Norwegian (Bokmal)


    Q. Does Famly support mobile devices?

    Famly supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Famly offer an API?

    No, Famly does not have an API available.


    Q. What level of support does Famly offer?

    Famly offers the following support options:
    Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

    Common Famly comparisons

    Famly logo
    Cheqdin logo
    FamlyvsCheqdin
    Famly logo
    brightwheel logo
    Famlyvsbrightwheel
    Famly logo
    Sandbox ChildCare Management logo
    FamlyvsSandbox ChildCare Management
    Famly logo
    Daycarez logo
    FamlyvsDaycarez

    Related categories