Kangarootime Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Kangarootime

Best all-in-one child care management software

4.42/5 (55 reviews)

Kangarootime overview

What is Kangarootime?

Kangarootime is a cloud-based, all-in-one platform for child care and early education businesses, covering document management, billing, payment processing, child check-ins, classroom management and more. The system connects parents, teachers, directors, and center owners through real-time messaging, calendars and announcements to ensure that everyone is kept up-to-date.

With Kangarootime, children can be securely checked in and out of centers by parents, with daily audit logs and to-the-second time tracking. Parents can also authorize other adults to collect their children, with the center automatically alerted to the change. Pictures can be shared securely with parents through the in-app messaging system, with all chats, emails, and pictures organized in a single database. Centers can use Kangarootime to collect fees, with integrated payment processing and collections automation.
www.kangarootime.com

Pricing

Starting from
$350/month
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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Kangarootime reviews

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Rebecca DiMatteo

Kangarootime

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

This is a great product that has helped make communication with the parents much easier through the messaging app. Parents have also been paying at a faster rate due to being able to pay without having to be on site.

Pros
This software is very easy to use. It gave us a way to communicate with our parents efficiently and effectively. The parents are able to see how their child's day has been as it's happening in the classroom. Collecting payments from parents has become easier since everything is done through the app and they receive invoices daily. As a administrator of three sites I like being able to see what is happening at all three locations while not having to be on site.

Cons
While in the rooming setting it is often hard to see the child's pictures in each classroom. It would be nice to have those enlarged. We would also like to have the guardians face flashing on the child instead of the bouncing kangaroo so we know exactly who is picking up the child without having to take a couple extra steps.

Response from Kangarootime


Hi Rebecca - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Kangarootime. We're so happy to hear that we've helped your center with collecting payments and communication with your parents. We shared your feedback about the rooming with our product team. If you have any additional feedback to share in the future, do not hesitate to reach out!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David Kolczynski

Great software for child care centers

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-13
Review Source: Capterra

Kangarootime has helped us improve communication with parents and teachers, and eliminate lots of paperwork. The Kangarootime team has been great to work with. They are very responsive and supportive.

Pros
Software gives our Administrators constant visibility to room attendance and staffing. Parents love the smartphone app and the ability to communicate directly with Teachers and Administrators. Teachers love how the software helps them easily enter updates on the children without having to type out full sentences on the tablet.

Cons
The software is relatively new so they are still adding and improving some functionality. Billing lacked some features that we wanted initially but they have been responsive to requests for improvements. Reporting is also limited but is expanding.

Response from Kangarootime


Hi David - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Kangarootime. We're thrilled to hear that the software has benefitted your administrators, teachers and parents. We're also happy to hear that our team has been responsive to your product feedback and customer service needs. If you have any further feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Karla Faircloth

All encompassing childcare management software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We love the fact that Kangarootime has automated so much of our business processes! It's great to have one product that handles everything from accounting to employees to parents. The Kangarootime support team has been great along the way!

Cons
There are some shortfalls in reporting and there is necessary development to still be done to make the software package as fully robust as it could be. However, Kangarootime has come a long way in development and design since we first became a client in 2017.

Response from Kangarootime


Hi Karla - Thank you so much for taking the time to review Kangarootime. We're thrilled to hear that our software has automated your business and that our team has been helpful to you! We appreciate your feedback and have shared that with our product team. If you have any additional feedback in the future, please reach out!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dellisha Kuhling

Good foundation with work to be done

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like the ability to see the amount of children in the building and the amount of children enrolled. As well as the ability to take pictures.

Cons
I don't like how outdated this software seems. I compare to tadpoles and I like that Tadpoles is particular with the tablets that can be used for their software and the tablets take phenomenal pictures. The quality of pictures sent home are a disappointment. I do like the way the pictures come out when teachers log into Kanagrootime from their phone. I just feel like the software is so outdated. I always think that when it comes to billing there's no way to fix a mistake. No easy way. I think it's silly to have to "credit" or add line instead of delete a billing mistake. I don't like how glitchy the app is. If I look through my gallery and keep scrolling it crashes. I don't like how I have to explain to parents to view the breakdown of their billing on the browser because the app does not offer it. If a child is "tagged" in a photo with other children (group photo) that photo shouldn't be able to be downloaded. That's another thing I love about Tadpole and how up to date it is with technology. as a mother, I would be very upset if someone posted my child on their social media without my consent.

Response from Kangarootime


Hi Dellisha - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Kangarootime. We appreciate the candid feedback about our software and have shared it with our product team. We're always open to feedback and incorporate it into our design process. I'm excited to share that a lot of your recommendations will be included in our update that will be released next year. If you have any further feedback you would like to share, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Kristin Tarrant

Change is hard but well worth it!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

One of the best aspects of this company is its customer service. If you call you are not on hold forever and you speak to a live person. emails are answered within 48 hours and during the set up process the staff was available at any time to help trouble shoot. We do have a weird payment schedule and the staff continues to work with us on tweaking things to get the right. Our parents love the daily reporting which we did on paper prior and the automatic and electronic billing. Overall A+ from me!

Pros
This is very user friendly and combines what we were using 2 or 3 softwares to do into one package. Our goal was to have better and more consistent communication with our customer base and this does it and more!

Cons
Dislikes would be not being about to put all the children to sleep at once in the rooming module, which I have reported to the company and this is coming as a change in the future.

Response from Kangarootime


Hi Kristin - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Kangarootime. We're thrilled to hear we have helped to improve communication with your customers! We also are glad to hear that our customer service team has been helpful to you. If you have any feedback you would like to share in the future, do not hesitate to reach out.

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Kangarootime pricing

Starting from
$350/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Kangarootime features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Records Management
Self Service Portal

Activity Tracking (71 other apps)
Assessment Management (108 other apps)
Attendance Management (88 other apps)
Attendance Tracking (81 other apps)
Calendar Management (78 other apps)
Communication Management (92 other apps)
Content Management (74 other apps)
Course Authoring (88 other apps)
Customizable Branding (83 other apps)
Data Import/Export (77 other apps)
Learning Management (133 other apps)
Progress Reports (78 other apps)
Progress Tracking (89 other apps)
Registration Management (80 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (123 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Kangarootime

Key features of Kangarootime

  • Child check in/out
  • Photo gallery
  • Online registration
  • Payment processing
  • Wait list management
  • Parent/child records
  • Messaging engine
  • Read receipts
  • Message verification
  • Daily audit logs
  • Parent notifications
  • Credentialing reminders
  • Tuition collection management
  • Real-time messaging
  • Records management
  • Message encryption
  • Employee dashboards
  • Medical alerts
  • Daily reports
  • Automated billing statements
  • Paperless enrollment
  • Document management
  • Parent portal
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Benefits

- Grow your center. Our parent portal and mobile applications provide a world class communication method and give your business the ultimate polish. Our competitors offer management software for your center that is time consuming to use and does not close the loop. We provide a completely connected experience that allows you to focus your resources on growth.

- Ease of billing and payments. With complete billing and payment automation, we give our customers new life with revenue optimization and measurable time savings. Parents have the convenience of making payments online and accessing their financial statements in the palm of their hand.

- Streamline communication and connect better with parents. Kangarootime's automation with prompts and nudges at the point of care. With reminders on diaper changes, medication administration and nutrition, teachers are able to focus on the important things. Real time photos, daily notes, and messages enable educators to keep parents informed and engaged with their child’s educational journey while providing a multimedia story that helps families connect the learning and developmental environment to what happens at home!