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Overview

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Ready to take your child care business to the next level? Go completely paperless with Sandbox — powerful, award-winning...

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Brightwheel is both a mobile app (Android + iOS) and cloud-based software solution built for childcare, daycare, and preschool...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

59

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

15

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

91

9

2

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

1,905

719

84

8

7

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

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.

Pros

I love this Software because its a very big help when it come of organizing you children daily needed routine. This will help you organize thing to do and manage your daily time scheduling.

LV

Leandro V.

Brightwheel is by far the best child care management platform I have experienced from a users stand point it is visually friendly, easy to navigate the app, and has all the functions a parent wants.

BP

Brittany P.

I also liked that there are early learning guidelines for our state on observations, that’s one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in an application like this.

CW

Cierra W.

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.

Cons

Unfortunately, there are some issues with the Payments section. The link "Print Invoice" does not work for me, so a daycare had to send me the invoice via email.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The only thing that bothered me was the billing. But they've already updated me on this point.

EE

Engoudou Edzimbi B.

After a family emergency, I had to pick up my 5-year-old grandson from school.

HR

Holly R.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 months ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago

Key features

  • Total features50
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Authentication
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Communication Management
  • Communications Management
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Forms
  • Daily Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Immunization & Allergy Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • Independent/Private
  • Invoice Management
  • K-12
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Live Chat
  • Meal / Nutrition Management
  • Member Database
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Location
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Calendar
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Planning Tools
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Secure Login
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Self Service Portal
  • Special Education
  • Status Tracking
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • User Profiles
  • Video Support
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Integration
  • Total features70
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Authentication
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Communication Management
  • Communications Management
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Forms
  • Daily Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Immunization & Allergy Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • Independent/Private
  • Invoice Management
  • K-12
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Live Chat
  • Meal / Nutrition Management
  • Member Database
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Location
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Calendar
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Planning Tools
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Secure Login
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Self Service Portal
  • Special Education
  • Status Tracking
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • User Profiles
  • Video Support
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Integration

Integrations

  • Total integrations1
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom