4.4
Overall rating
Reviews

4.4
Overall rating
Reviews

About Illumine

Illumine is a comprehensive childcare management software packed with all the functionalities of daycare & preschool owners. Directors and teachers can manage administrative reporting, program planning, manage billings, interactions with parents and more with the childcare app. With features like parent communication, billing and payments, lesson planning, digital attendance, virtual classrooms, and child assessments, Illumine is a one-stop shop for all your childcare management needs. Recognized as #1 by daycare software by Software Advice, Capterra, and GetApp, Illumine offers you a user-friendly method for meeting your everyday administrative responsibilities. The platform brings monitoring your day-to-day activities to your fingertips. By giving you the freedom to go completely digital, Illumine helps you save ample time and energy. Used by more than 850 preschool and daycare centres worldwide, the childcare management app is designed to make the lives of directors, teachers, and parents easier and simplified. It also enables everyone involved in the child's development process to provide the kids with the best quality childcare and education. Parent Communication: Having transparent and direct communication with parents plays a significant role in establishing trust and reliability. You can give parents a completely immersive experience in their child's learning journey with Illumine's parent-teacher communication solution. Send live updates regarding meal, nap, and diaper change times of a child with just a push of a few buttons. The platform lets you send unlimited photos, videos, and documents and also allows you to share lesson plans and assignments with parents uncomplicated. "It has everything I could ask. I am a working mom, and I always felt anxious and guilty for not being there for my boy or not be involved or informed enough. It's like Illumine has crept into a parents mind and collected all the needs, and built this app. I can see what activities my toddler son is doing," - Ishita, parent of Kevin. Digital Attendance: Our attendance software makes the attendance process smooth by eliminating the need for pen and paper. Parents and staff can sign in and out by scanning a QR code or entering a kiosk code. Teachers and directors get real-time updates of student-staff ratios for each class. The attendance tracker also lets you record the temperature when anyone enters the childcare centre. Parents and staff can apply for leaves using the attendance software. Billing & Payments: Managing childcare billing can be a tedious task. As a daycare director, you need to keep track of subsidies, hourly billing, taxation and generate reports. Our childcare billing software makes it easy to collect payments and generate all billing reports. Schools can collect payments online, generate receipts and invoices by doing a one-time setup. Pickup, Drop, Medical & Food Requests : Parents can register food and medicine requests on the app. Once the teacher feeds the child or gives the medicine, or completes the meal requests, parents get real-time notifications from the app. Lesson Planning: Parents receive the teacher's daily/weekly lesson plans, which also enables them to create submissions against assignments. The platform also lets parents and teachers discuss the shared lesson plans. Document Repository: Parents get a document repository in the system to upload their child's vaccination, immunization, and other such records. Bus Tracking: Illumine bus tracking service utilizes GPS tracking to provide accurate, real-time monitoring as it weaves through traffic. Parents & School can: Track the bus movements in real-time Contact driver or helper from the app. CCTV Streaming: If the school allows, parents can access the live stream from the app and watch their child's activities in the classroom or activity room. Schools can control camera access and allow only checked
Illumine Software - Illumine School Dashboard
Illumine Software - All your childcare management and parent communication needs at one place
Illumine Software - Record attendance on the fly and generate reports
Illumine Software - Send messages to parent and interact with them in real time
Illumine Software - Daycare daily reports with food, nap and meal updates
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Illumine Software - Send messages to parent and interact with them in real time - thumbnail
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Illumine pricing

Illumine does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Illumine paid version starts at US$0.50/month.

Starting Price:
US$0.50/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Illumine Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 106 View all reviews
Jeni
Jeni
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 28/10/2020

Very useful especially during the pandemic!

If you're looking for a child care management platform for your school, I would absolutely recommend Illumine because it's very user-friendly, very straightforward, all you'll need for your school is all in one place. As a parent, I wouldn't have to switch from one software to another and read endless emails from teachers just for school updates. All the information I need about my child's performance is accessible at my disposal, without checking different things from different platforms.

Pros

My kid's school used this, and the whole experience to communicate with her teachers and receiving daily reports about my child would not have been much more straightforward. During the pandemic, extra updates such as online learning and activity sharing with learners are handy, and she felt connected to her teachers even though she is away from school. They have various tools, such as notifications, assessments, fee collection, Lead CRM, etc., all in one place. Still, I hope her school would use all the functionalities as I know it would be so much more helpful for teachers and students.

Cons

As of now, the experience is pretty pleasant, and if there are
any problems, the team will be quick to resolve it for us.

Tasneem
Tasneem
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 19/03/2020

Best Childcare Management App

Pros

User friendly , Consist of all features which preschool would want to make their daily operations easier.

Cons

The application contains all features which I was looking for for my preschool.

Bharath
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 29/10/2020

Need improvement in the UI navigation

It was a pleasant experience

Pros

The facility to upload pictures and videos

Cons

When I want to see a particular day's dairy, all the dairy details will come up.

Tirth Raj
Tirth Raj
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 18/03/2020

Illumine works for my school

Pros

We have replaces our school diary with illumine. It is easy to use, saves a lot of time for our teachers and the onboarding is very simple. The best thing about Illumine is their after-sales service and we have received solutions for all the queries/bugs almost immediately.

Cons

The CCTV live streaming and the bus tracking service needs a few enhancements.

Naga Ravi Prasad
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 22/03/2020

Illumine is overall good product but it needs some improvements

Overall, with the age of app, it is performing good. But still needs some improvements.

Pros

1. We can closely watch kids activities on timely basis.
2. We can watch photos of events and activities in school
3. We can update our photos at home and download school photos
4. Communicate with teachers and care takers about his deeds and chores

Cons

1. It is not possible to download all the photos at once
2. We need live monitoring feature by linking webcams with illumine app
3. Customer care needs to be very prompt in answering queries

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