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HiMama

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Child care app for documentation and parent engagement

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No hidden fees or costs. Everything is free for parents. Money-back guarantee.

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I really loved the amount of tools and reports also the functionalities HiMama provides. The price in comparison to the return value to outstanding and very commendable.
The price is great and affordable. Helps us manage ratios and have better control of our staffing.

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HuMANA is Great!

Reviewed 2 months ago

HuMana was great to use. You can do your lesson plan, send detailed report to parents, make a digital portfolio of the child anctivities and progress. You can communicate with parents privately and efficiently.

Pros

Very easy to use and send information and pictures to parents and communicate with families.

Cons

It is a little expensive, but the program is really awesome.

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Saves me time and money

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall I feel that this is one of the best things that I have done for my business. Attendance reports are easy to view and print off, I can easily access and share menus, calendars, messages, and alerts. I can't imagine ever going back to the way that I used to do things.

Pros

I absolutely love this program. I went from taking hours filling out reports to just minutes. It has greatly increased the communication between myself and the parents of children in care. I also feel that it looks much more professional than hastily scribbled notes passed on to parents at the end of the day.

Cons

Price was a big obstacle for me. Having to pay in advance rather than monthly meant I had to rearrange finances to make things work and I know that this is a major issue when I reccomend this program to others.

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It's the best child care management platform I found

Reviewed 3 years ago

I tried a few other programs prior to Himama. I was less impressed with the services and the tech support with those. Himama seems to be the only program with a balance of family/teacher communication and administration aspects without buying each segment separately. As a teacher AND administrator I see both sides of that and as a small private Early Childhood center I need an affordable system. And now with the Ounce package added on, we can save time, paper and trouble proving that we track individual development as well. But the best thing about Himama are the customer support and tech teams.

Pros

Actually the best thing about Himama is the responsiveness of the tech team behind the platform. I have submitted many ideas to improve the service, to assist us in billing, tracking regulated events and ease of recording and reporting information. Every time I received a quick and personal response to clarify my needs. Most of those ideas have been added over the last year to the service even though they all involved remodeling the categories in which they fit. The consistent movement to meet subscriber's needs is impressive to me.

Cons

There are still improvements to ease the need to record and report things like fire drills, but I believe they are working on it. I would also like to be able to add my own developmental categories.

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Easy Great App

Reviewed 3 years ago

I've enjoyed the available updates and being able to have something available to me that allows me to plan for my child. As a parent, its nice to know that its already written down and available to you at any time vs having to remember information when you get home from daycare like "did she poop today?", "when was her last bottle/diaper change/nap?"

Pros

HiMama allows you to see what and when your child has been up to all day - diapers, meals, and naps are so important to helping keep an infant on schedule and HiMama does a great job. Plus we get to see pictures posted of our little one throughout the day! I appreciate having the reports at the end of each day that tell me if we're low on supplies and just generally how her day was.

Cons

I don't see her activities (tummy time, play time) and I'm not sure that's an option as part of this app (I also don't know if its already available). It would also be nice to know her mood throughout the day (happy, crying, just fine) so I know how my kid is going to be when I'm going to get her...or if I should try and get her a little early if she's had a tough day. These things are not obviously life changing as I already get the most important information already through the app.

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Excellent product with great features

Reviewed 3 years ago

Essentially a great tool for a day to day work, with many great options. Tremendous help with customer relations.

Pros

Very easy to use, has relevant information and well - regarded by our clients. Initial scepticism was over done features presenting info in a simplified form, but it turned out to be a great idea-to simplify presentation of data.

Cons

Took some time to learn the product, but once gotten used to- great to have software. Other than learning curve we didn't see many points that would be detrimental in value.

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We could not be happier!

Reviewed 6 years ago

We have been using Himama for over a year we could not be happier! Parents love the value and the extra channel of communication that they get with the easy with the ability to send messages directly to the classroom teacher. My teachers are able to send pictures, videos and update parents on how their child is doing. Over all this application was one of the best investments we made at our Daycare, and I can truly say that no other app compares to Himama.

Pros

how easy it is to use it and how fast my teachers can input the child's information thought the day

Cons

there are a couple of options that I wish could be a little easier, which i have noted on the advice box.

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The HiMama App is Spectacular!

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience with HiMama Preschool & Child Care App has been very positive. As previously mentioned, I can share my daughter's journey with her and this is fantastic. I can also watch her and help communicate my matters with the staff with ease.

Pros

I love the communication HiMama offers. I feel like I am with my daughter on her journey, as opposed to outside of it. I love the ability the software has to communicate with the staff and the photos and information on this app which help me understand the value of the staff and the program itself. I can share my daughter's journey with her and this is fantastic. I can also watch her and help communicate my matters with the staff with ease.

Cons

To be honest - I do not have any problems with this software. I feel comfortable using it. The only thing I would have liked is to have more videos.Other than that - I love this software.

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HiMama is a must have for any day care and child care center

Reviewed a year ago

Happy with HiMama - recommend them highly

Pros

Software is a must have for any business running child care centers Provides much needed features - alerts and notifications to parents - video feed for communication of child with parents and relatives - attendance tracking - billing and payments Saves paperwork, time and give a much needed brand lift (selling story) to parents and gives them comfort remotely monitoring their child

Cons

Quality software comes at a price - and this product is not cheap as there aren't many good competitors Might be difficult for small child care centers in developing countries with small budgets to be able to afford. Differentiated pricing (country to country) and more support for regional variations e.g. language support would be appreciated

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Daycare program with all the extras included

Reviewed 10 months ago

I was looking for a software after the fees on ProCare shot thru the roof. HiMama is going to be roughly what ProCare went up to but I did not have the initial "buying" the program cost & I got so many more options for the cost with HiMama over ProCare

Pros

We got all the options included with the monthly fee. This cloud based program is fairly easy to use. I like that the parent gets an invoice so they know their bill amount ahead of time. It has alot of pluses that we have not even started using yet.

Cons

The salesman kinda was pushy & there was some things that I didn't realize until after I had signed up. U pay by the class so we only have 3 price points so we paid for 3 classes. I made it work to save $ monthly. I like having daily ledgers by the whole center, not having to open each child to see the ledger. This is my 3rd daycare software program & they each had their own pros & cons.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Used HiMama for daycare

Reviewed 7 months ago

Overall good, I would like better quality media of my kids

Pros

Easy, I know where to find everything, I can turn off notifications

Cons

The pictures of my kids (or videos) are low quality

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Hi Mamma! How are ya?

Reviewed 3 years ago

Having an effective childcare management system to keep records, record payments, capture the lives of children & teachers have been a blessing and especially beneficial to anyone involved in childcare centers. This is the best thing since sliced bread.

Pros

This software makes life in childcare centers so much easier and efficient. This software makes the lives of teachers and administrative staff EASY while trying to capture day to day activities that children are involved in. What I like most about the software is that the activities are instantly recorded for parents to share in the experience of their little ones.

Cons

The software is kind of expensive and took a while to really perfect use of it. If you're really going to get more bang for your buck, you have got to do a good job at keeping really good records. If you don't put your data into the system, you're subject to miss something.

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Blessing for parents

Reviewed 3 years ago

My experience with this app has been great! It’s providing me daily information about my daughter’s progress at the daycare. I am able to view pictures l/ videos uploaded by the daycare and that gives a sense of satisfaction to see my baby growing and learning esp when I’m at work. The app has helped us receive notices and important announcements from the daycare instantly and communicate with the entire staff at daycare conveniently.

Pros

Hi Mama app is affordable and convenient to use. As a parent it’s been a blessing to have this app as my daughter’s daycare is able to upload her daily reports (food habits, sleep routine on it) pictures/videos and we are able to communicate with all the staff members at the same time. It’s not limited to just one person in the family so my husband and I both have easy access to this app.

Cons

I like all features of this app. No complaints.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great start for a daycare

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall great and easy to use.

Pros

I always enjoyed the daily report about what my kid is up to and also some pictures from the school.

Cons

Pictures’ quality is low, I’m not sure if this depends on the pictures uploaded or just the app compressing the pictures.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Hi Mama is the best Communication Portal

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Hi Mama has helped us to better communicate with our parents. The price is great and affordable. Helps us manage ratios and have better control of our staffing.

Cons

I don't really dislike anything about the program.

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Great for cost

Reviewed 3 years ago

We save time for sure

Pros

Makes communicating with parents easier. Less paper

Cons

We upload a ton of photos and it seems to take a while. Some of my teachers who have used other software like theirs better. I’ve never used anyone else’s, but I like Hi Mama

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Peace of mind for parents and providers

Reviewed 3 years ago

We needed a way to effectively communicate with parents in real time. We didn't want to wait to give parents updates at the end of the day or to send pictures via personal cell phones. HiMama has solved all of those problems and has allowed us to be paper free.

Pros

It allows direct communication with parents at all points of the day. Not only does it allow us to send updates about points of care throughout the day but it allows us to send photos and sweet notes as well. Our parents and staff value this tool highly.

Cons

It can occasionally glitch or not load properly for a bit. I don't know of any app/software/website that this doesn't happen to though.

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Overall, a good software and love that I can get the daily reports for my kids electronically.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Pros - getting pictures of the daily activities, knowing what my kids eat in a day and how much and what was offered even if they didn't eat it. Being notified if diapers/wipes, etc are needed, however a couple days notice of "running low" might be good as I sometimes forget to bring the item on the following day care day, especially if it's over a weekend. I do love the emails that we receive through...

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My review

Reviewed 3 years ago

The educators are using less time documenting. They are actually documenting more however using less time. Himama makes it so easy to do this. I also love the print outs of sleep checks and schedules. really cool.

Pros

i love that parents contact me or stop me in the hallways and tell me how great it is that they have such good communication with their child's teacher!

Cons

The glitches. i also think that the extra package to keep track of employees time etc should be included in the price tag

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HiMama

Reviewed 3 years ago

I looked into several different apps. and chose Hi Mama. Hi Mama had the best overall features I was looking for. I wanted to be able to track and assess the children growth/ progress. I wanted a quicker and better way to communicate with our parents and give them a way to see their child's day. Plus I had a couple teachers that struggled with implementing the foundations. I got that and so much more with Hi Mama.

Pros

Easy to use Adds Foundations Parent communication tool and parents can see their child's day. Great tool for teachers to record the day, use for conferences, and for portfolios

Cons

It was expensive for a small center like ours and we still would love to use more of the features that Hi Mama has to offer us, but we just cannot afford it.

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Worth the cost

Reviewed 3 years ago

It keeps the educators accountable and motivates them to complete frequent documentation. It also allows for that extra element of trust between families and educators and the parents can see all the hard work and amazing activities the educators are providing throughout the day

Pros

Creating in depth daily reports are done so easily with this app - it doesn't take the educator's time away from the children or take away from their planning time.

Cons

It does take a large chuck of our budget, but I feel it is worth it.

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Hi

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Constant updates Via photos and videos and updates regarding meals and naps and any supplies that are running low for my child. I like how I am able to communicate messages rather than having to call in.

Cons

I think areas of improvement are to extend the length of videos that are sent on my child (currently the recording time is only 6 seconds), perhaps a built in monthly calendar would help organize and ensure nothing is forgotten.

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Great way to connect with daycare

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

As the end user, I love being able to check in regularly to see my baby’s schedule and even see pictures and videos throughout the day! I also liked the convenience of receiving and sending messages through the app and being notified when supplies were low. The app has a simple, clean interface and is easy to use.

Cons

It’s easy to save photos off the app but it didn’t let me save videos the same way. Unfortunately when we had to leave the daycare (due to a move) I didn’t access the desktop version in time to save the videos, so we lost those - which I’m still a little sad about.

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Best Communitcation Tool Ever

Reviewed 6 years ago

Using the Hi Mama app has been great. The staff finds it easy to use in comparison to writing everything by hand every day. The support when we have an issue has also been great. When we email the response is fast and easy to implement. The parents can not say enough good stuff about the app. They love the photos throughout the day and the fact that they have the menu available to them when meal planning for at home. The price is also very affordable and it is worth every penny.

Pros

I like how easy it is to learn how to use it. We have quite a few supply staff and they all have been able to master inputting the information when are covering for a full-time staff.

Cons

My Staff tells me that the domains for the Toddlers are not useful. Also, it would be handy sometimes if there was a blank space to put in their own idea, such as the mood for the day.

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HiMama a comprehensive tool that will wow you

Reviewed a year ago

in conclusion, this tools just blew my mind away, it is great and has it all. I recommend it big time

Pros

I really loved the amount of tools and reports also the functionalities HiMama provides. The price in comparison to the return value to outstanding and very commendable. User interface is well built and the graphics are catchy.

Cons

I think the many functionalities can be a bit overwhelming at first to get used to and at the beginning it might take a bit too much time using it but after a while it gets easier and fun. I am not very sure of the security standards built within especially as it transmits daily schedule and videos making it a tool of some private content.

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HiMama Review from a Dada

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use it to stay in touch with my son while I have to work.

Pros

I very much enjoy staying up to date on how my kid is doing at daycare. It also provides a good way to keep track of the eating/sleeping schedule so we can stay consistent at home. The app also allows our teachers to contact us if he is sick or needs supplies.

Cons

I don’t like that you can’t save pictures that are posted. Some are really good, but the picture resolution is so low and doesn’t give me a way to save them to my phone. The app name isn’t great.