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 - Record attendance on the fly and generate reports - thumbnail
Illumine Software - Send messages to parent and interact with them in real time - thumbnail
Illumine Software - Daycare daily reports with food, nap and meal updates - thumbnail

Illumine pricing

Illumine offers a free trial.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
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 102 View all reviews
Juhi
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 23/3/2020

A good software for childcares

A lot of paper is saved. Also a lot of followups on emails, SMS are saved by using this product. The experience has been great and their support team at times has gone out of their way to help. Overall the experience has been great.

Pros

I like their billing system as I used to lose a lot of paper invoices before. It used to taxation issues at the end of the year. All the receipts are now available in my mail as well as in the app. The live streaming/CCTV feature is great as it lets me see my kid once in a while when I am at work. Also, I can share medical and food notes in the app and I don't have to follow up with the teachers to see if they have completed it or not. Also since I do not use other social media that much I used to miss out event photos previously which I am now able to see in their app.

Cons

There is no option to mark a photo as favourite. Since the school shares many photos I hope they give an option to mark a photo or a video as a favourite.

Response from Illumine Labs

Thank you for your review. We got your review today and coincidentally we released the favorite feature too!! Once you receive the update you will be able to use this feature

Replied 26/3/2020
Kanderp
  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 26/3/2020

All-inclusive Child Care Center Management Software

So far I love everything about Illumine! They are quick to sort out any issues if we rarely have them. Time and again they surprise us with new features.

Pros

There are more things than I can list about why I like Illumine as a parent. I love being able to check in on my kid any time during the day with there Live streaming feature. My kid's school uploads pictures in afternoon and I eagerly wait for it during my lunch time. It helps them feel a part of my kid's day at daycare . Apart from parent communication, I like how bills are always available in my email and also sending food and medicine notes to the class teachers.! Recently they created a video of my kid's journey in the school and all the family members were absolutely delighted with the video.

Cons

The cons that have come up are very few and mostly relate to the internet services which automatically gets sorted.

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.

Roopa
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 12/3/2020

Using for KinderGarden

Its a good experience can be little more improved ,Good job team :)

Pros

Update,Activities,Consult tab for raising concerns,leaves & teachers notes ,Calendar events to check for upcoming events/announcements.
Photos to keep checking my kids photos they keep posing in parents absence it will add an excitement as a parent

Cons

Till creche has to get implement or use of many features like fee payments,live streaming and so on .
This will add a wonderful experience hassle free tasks

Response from Illumine Labs

Thank you for taking your time out and reviewing us ma'am. We support payments, live streaming and bus tracking, etc. But your school hasn't enabled these features on our app. We will reach out to your school to share this feedback and also request you to do the same :)

Replied 23/3/2020
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 22/3/2020

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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