Essentials Homepage is OUT!

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Essentials Homepage Feature Release

Essentials Homepage

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You know that feeling when you’re clicking away all over the place on an app or website, trying to find the menu that will take you to the option you need to do the task you’re desperately trying to complete? You can’t find the right one, you know you’ve been on it before somewhere here, but you’re wasting valuable time just trying to find it? Where is it!!!

It’s one of our pet hates.

This is why we have made our newly launched Essentials homepage an absolute dream to navigate. Because you want to work on a program that’s simple to use, and you need a system that’s efficient, responsive, and time-saving. Well, you’ve got it – let’s take a tour in the blog.

Crystal clear and simple too.

Firstly, you will notice that the new and improved interface has a calm, fresh, orderly feel. It’s clear what you need to click to do what you need. We’ve made it one less click to perform your most commonly used task, observations which can be found via the ‘New Activity’ widget on the right-hand side of the screen.

Speaking of widgets, this new approach on the dashboard means we can easily release new widgets from time to time, with them all located in this little mini dashboard of their own. This offers us unlimited possibilities that we are so excited to share with you in up and coming releases.

Not sure what this all means for you? Just wait and see what we have planned for you in the near future…

Designed with your setting in mind.

It’s easier to see children at a glance now, with smaller nurseries and childminders’ ability to view all children on one screen alongside the action menu. We think this has a fresh and clean look; we would love to hear your thoughts.

The convenient search bar gives you an alternative way to find your children. They pop up instantly, again a timesaver and simple way to work at speed. This will be a considerable benefit for more extensive settings, preventing you from scrolling through many profiles to find the one you’re looking for.

A significant screen redesign means the dashboard fit is much improved on smaller screens. More and more of you tell us you are working from tablets and phones, so this was important for us to bring to realisation for those users.

Avatar = a digital icon of you!

The handy avatar shows at a glance who is signed in, and coming soon, we will have the option to switch accounts by using a pin rather than having to log in and out with a full username and password. How incredible will that be?

These updates will allow you to spend more time with the children in your care and less on all the pesky admin tasks. We’re constantly evolving our app to make the things you ‘have’ to do something you’re ‘happy’ to do. Resulting in not only happier children but a happier staff team too.

Coming VERY Soon

First let’s start with the refreshed look and feel to our home screen.

This great feature will allow you to customise your homepage dashboard to fit your needs. If there are sections you don’t use as often and others you use constantly, you can customise it to suit, and it’s lockable, so you don’t have to set it up again every time you log back in. You will even be able to set which ‘Activities’ you will use and hide the ones you don’t. It’s all about you, and us building a system that works how you want it to, rather than you having to work around features you just don’t use.

This is us talking about Essentials, but don’t even get us started about what this means for the up-and-coming ‘Register’ release.

Very next on the list we will be adding a nifty ‘time and date’ widget. You told us you wanted this front and centre for when you are going about your day, taking registers and checking children in and out. During testing, it has really proved quite handy, just a few more trials and we’ll have it cracked and ready for release to you prior to our register release (AKA VERY soon). It’s tough being patient when you know you’re going to love it, we feel it!

That’s your round up! We’re excited to share the Check In/Out Registers function with you soon, sit tight, it won’t be long, promise!

Are you ready to be a part of the Nursery Story gang? Email us now to chat through your questions and arrange a trial on

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