Designed for smaller childcare centers

Home & Family Childcare Management Software

Home & Family Childcare Management Software

Home & Family Childcare Management Software

Playground is an affordable childcare app to help home & family childcare owners grow their business. Manage billing, attendance, food programs, family communication, and more.

Playground is an affordable childcare app to help home & family childcare owners grow their business. Manage billing, attendance, food programs, family communication, and more.

Playground is an affordable childcare app to help home & family childcare owners grow their business. Manage billing, attendance, food programs, family communication, and more.

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Join 48,000+ providers and families already on Playground

Join 48,000+ providers and families already on Playground

Family Childcare Communication Software

The best way for family childcares to communicate with families and share updates from the classroom.

Engagement

Simple communication for home childcare

Send emails, texts, and in-app blasts to your entire family childcare at once

Share real-time photos, videos, and updates for families

Give your families a peek into the classroom by posting updates on-the-go in seconds.

Content moderation

Edit & delete posts and messages at any time to ensure all communication is professional, respectful, and appropriate.

Chat communication designed for childcare

Create custom group chats or message families 1-on-1. Rename groupchats, send media, manage chat members, and download transcripts.

View post interaction

You can see which guardians liked posts.

Configure your own communication preferences

Robust settings to allow or restrict access to communication features. Maintain peace of mind knowing that communication at your home childcare works on your terms.

File sharing

Attach files like newsletters, menus, and parent handbooks to posts for families to keep on file.

Scheduled posts

Schedule posts to be published at future times. Perfect for closure reminders or important announcements.

Pinned posts

Keep important notices at the top of the family feed so they don't lose crucial information.

Share events with families

Families have access to your home childcare's calendar. Perfect for recording closure or early pickup days.

Activities

Blazing fast update sharing

Record activities for one child, multiple children, or your entire home childcare at once.

Add extra details

Attach photos, videos, and notes. You can even edit the timestamps.

Full day coverage

Track all sorts of activities including potty, diapering, napping, injuries, milestones, meals, and fluids.

Real-time notifications

Families can configure their notification settings and get updates immediately, if they'd like.

The best childcare management software for small in-home programs

Your home childcare deserves a simple app that grows as your business does

Full system setup

Once on board, you’ll have the option to work with a dedicated member of the Playground team to build your perfect system, from registration packets to family payment plans to communication preferences. We’ll work with you to configure your settings and tweak it until your system fits your business perfectly.

Full system setup

Once on board, you’ll have the option to work with a dedicated member of the Playground team to build your perfect system, from registration packets to family payment plans to communication preferences. We’ll work with you to configure your settings and tweak it until your system fits your business perfectly.

Dedicated team member

Every Playground family childcare is paired with a member of our Customer Experience team who have helped 48,000+ providers, staff, & families create a childcare management system they love.

Dedicated team member

Every Playground family childcare is paired with a member of our Customer Experience team who have helped 48,000+ providers, staff, & families create a childcare management system they love.

Playground Help Center

Forgot how to run an attendance report or adjust a discount? No worries. You, your staff, and your families have access to explore our knowledge base that includes 250+ training videos and step-by-step instructions for seamless guidance through the best childcare management software.

Playground Help Center

Forgot how to run an attendance report or adjust a discount? No worries. You, your staff, and your families have access to explore our knowledge base that includes 250+ training videos and step-by-step instructions for seamless guidance through the best childcare management software.

Partnership from Day 1

Kick-off call to create plan and system configuration

Partnership from Day 1

Kick-off call to create plan and system configuration

Don't settle for long response times and support bots

You deserve phenomenal support that grows as your business does

Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire

Playground’s response time is amazing! They're always available and my staff & families never have to wait to hear back.

Kaitlynn Snider

Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire

"Playground’s response time is amazing! They're always available and my staff & families never have to wait to hear back."

Kaitlynn Snider

Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire

"Playground’s response time is amazing! They're always available and my staff & families never have to wait to hear back."

Kaitlynn Snider

Camp Fire Columbia

"Playground has made an effort to prioritize customer service and follow through on their promises."

Jonathan Myers

Camp Fire Columbia

"Playground has made an effort to prioritize customer service and follow through on their promises."

Jonathan Myers

Temple Isaiah Preschool

"Playground helped us put together a plan so that our parents and teachers felt prepared when we started."

Dr. Tamar Andrews

Temple Isaiah Preschool

"Playground helped us put together a plan so that our parents and teachers felt prepared when we started."

Dr. Tamar Andrews