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Sandbox ChildCare Management Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Sandbox ChildCare Management product overview

What is Sandbox ChildCare Management?

Sandbox is an easy-to-use child care management software solution that caters to the needs of child care, daycare and preschool operations.

Key benefits of using Sandbox ChildCare Management

● Sandbox childcare management software is hosted on the cloud, and enables childcare owners to access and manage their business from anywhere.
● The administration module of Sandbox enables daycare center owners to monitor the activities of children and communicate seamlessly with staff and parents.
● The Online Registration module enables Sandbox users to set up their own custom online registration form, which parents can use to register their children online. Once registration requests are approved, the information is pushed seamlessly into Sandbox, eliminating the need for center staff to enter the information manually.
● The Sandbox Timeclock enables parents and staff to sign in/out from any device, automatically tracking child attendance and staff hours.
● The Sandbox Parent Portal enables teachers and admin to communicate directly with the parents, including daily activities, pictures and messages. Parents can also manage their account information and pay their invoices online.
● Sandbox includes extensive reporting functionality which enables users to generate reports on the information they need. These reports include admin reports such as allergy lists and emergency cards, projection reports, staff reports, detailed financial reports and much more.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

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

Training options

Live Online
Documentation
Videos
Webinars

Sandbox ChildCare Management pricing information

Value for money

4.9

/5

102

Starting from

$

59

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Sandbox ChildCare Management features

Functionality

4.5

/5

102
Total Features89 2 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Alerts/Notifications
Data Import/Export
Communication Management
Attendance Tracking
Activity Tracking
Contact Management
Parent Portal

Functionality contenders

brightwheel
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Sandbox ChildCare Management users reviews

Overall rating

4.9

/5

102

Positive reviews

98%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.59/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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9

2

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Pros
Love the Parent Portal feature and ease of registration. We love being able to communicate with parents and send pictures to them throughout the day.

RK

Rhonda K.

Sandbox Software is easy to use and the customer service is outstanding. Records and data are compiled in an easy format to learn and use.

ES

Edie S.

Parents love the ability of paying online and seeing real-time posts from teachers about their child. Sandbox Customer Service is Top Notch.

CS

Courtney S.

Cons
There are some confusing settings with the billing feature.

SP

Sara P.

I have parents get confused when they login with their personal email when the account is setup under the other parent and see a zero balance.

BL

Bridget L.

Financial records are confusing and I sometimes have a hard time getting the forms I want.

CM

Clare M.

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

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Growing with Sandbox

Reviewed 9 months ago

I have always had a positive experience. Anytime I have a question for chat , response almost immediately.

Pros

This software is easily trainable to our new franchisees.

Cons

There are two many options. There should be only what we need for our centres. eg daily report. Parent portal should be more interactive. eg. childcare friendly not office friendly.

Vendor response

Hi Angie, Thanks for your great review and your loyalty all these years!

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sandbox Software Review

Reviewed 8 months ago

I was responsible for learning and implementing the software so I started from the beginning to learn all that Sandbox could do to improve our department. I was the point person so I needed to know it from A to Z. First, the customer service representatives at Sandbox are A+; always available to answer questions and help with the set up. The system basically gave us the ability to go paperless. The system gave parents/guardians a portal for all of their needs from electronic registration to monthly payments.

Pros

The system basically gave us the ability to go paperless. The system gave parents/guardians a portal for all of their needs from electronic registration to monthly payments. We received 100% positive feedback from our families with the implementation of Sandbox. We went from entering monthly payments by hand to 98% of families using the electronic payment system through the parent portal. This gave...

Cons

The only negative issue I have with Sandbox is that I need to have specific wording for payment receipts that parents need to submit to their employer for dependent care reimbursement. I need to insert the specific wording manually which is tedious and takes too much time to do each month.

Vendor response

Hi Claire, Thanks for taking the time to leave this amazing review! We are happy to hear that Sandbox was able to help you and your center optimize your daily processes and go paperless.

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

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Sandbox

Reviewed 8 months ago

I am the part time secretary for evenings, I use sandbox to enter schedules, change schedules, make payments and reports. I use it daily, and my only question is about double entries, (see above).

Pros

For the most, Sandbox is pretty organized for our needs here. I like that staff at Sandbox keep us informed and are there for questions and answer prompt! Overall, I would recommend it to others and I appreciate the software, makes part of my job easier.

Cons

I entered one child in duplicate, and was unable to delete. It had to be archived. There has to be a way to delete double entries?

Vendor response

Hi Kelly, Thanks for providing this feedback! You are able to delete children unless there is billing tied to the child record. Please contact our support team and they will help you resolve this issue.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Much less expensive than other similar software

Reviewed 8 months ago

Overall we are very happy with what Sandbox has offered our centre. Set up was fairly easy, but just like any new program, there's a learning curve. The customer service has been astounding from the beginning! I can message hem about any tiny issue or question and they have an answer within minutes.

Pros

The price is great! Beats any other similar software prices by a landslide. It does everything that a daycare centre needs, and they are constantly updating and upgrading. Consumer service is fantastic!

Cons

There have been a few glitches to work through, but those have been addressed. I would love to see a more detailed explanation of payments on invoices. For example, we can make a partial payment on an invoice using a credit on an account, but on the invoice it doesn't specify where that payment came from. It just says "Amount Paid", so it can be difficult to go back and figure out where that payment came from. The invoicing/billing section needs more clarification.

Vendor response

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the amazing review! We are so happy to hear that we were able to provide the software you needed at an affordable price. Have a great day!

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sandbox is a breath of fresh air in childcare management software!

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Pros

This program has dramatically changed our billing procedure. It is so simple and easy to use while still having all of the features we need to successfully operate our large childcare program! We love that it can be accessed remotely, parents can access the app, teachers can sign students in and out from the ipad, and so much more! If we ever need help, the customer service team gets back to us very quickly! We also LOVED that the Sandbox team helped us add all students when we started with them so we did not have to manually move everything over!

Cons

This may be a problem unique to our program. However, when we have parents complete a new registration form (needed for our license) each year, it duplicates the parents in the child profile which can cause billing or parent portal issues. We have not found a simple way to correct this on our own. Other than that, everything has been smooth sailing.

Vendor response

Hi Kathryn, Thanks for the amazing review! We are so happy to hear how your business has benefited from using Sandbox.

Sandbox ChildCare Management FAQs and common questions

Sandbox ChildCare Management has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $59.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Sandbox ChildCare Management has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Sandbox ChildCare Management supports the following languages:
English


Sandbox ChildCare Management supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


No, Sandbox ChildCare Management does not have an API available.


Sandbox ChildCare Management integrates with the following applications:
Stripe


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

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