In this article:
Famly's layout has been designed to be intuitive, easy to pick up, and speedy to use. When you log in to the app, you will find your personal profile, notifications, messages, and the search function on the top right of the page. Your tools and features are all neatly stored in the five icons that run down the left-hand side of the page. Your actions then take place in the middle of the page.
If you click on Famly's logo in the top left-hand corner, you will be taken to the Get Started menu.
This is where you can set up your general nursery info, add children and staff, and complete/edit your finance setup.
The Home Icon
Your overview is your first stop. Here, you can view information about your rooms, children, and staff ratios.
Your newsfeed is where you can share posts and photos with parents and staff.
This tab takes you to a list of your staff members. From here, you can view, delete, and add members of staff.
Here you can safely store all your internal documents in one place.
Use your calendar to keep track of all planned events, and send invites out to parents and staff.
Use this function to create menus and then share them with parents. You can also customise your meal options.
Reports (Famly Usage)
Here you can monitor how active your staff and parents are when it comes to their usage of Famly.
The Children Icon
Your overview of children is where you can come to create new child profiles, filter for withdrawn children, and send out parent logins.
Your safeguarding tab is where you can securely log and store accident and incident forms. This is also where you can view and create Headcounts.
Lists is a fantastic tool to help you categorise children and staff by the details that have been input on their profiles.
Here you can ask parents to RSVP to holidays, and easily plan your room occupancy accordingly.
Using this function allows you to request, store, and view what parents consent to.
The Attendance Icon
The Room Planner is your digital register. From here you can manage attendance and staff in each of your rooms.
From here, you can oversee data on child attendance, sick days, and planned hours.
Under Staffing, you have three sub-tabs; Overview, Staff Schedule, and Leave Approval:
The Overview allows you to check on your staff ratios.
The Staff Schedule is where you can view registered staff hours (and schedule staff rotas).
The Leave Approval is where you can see, accepts, and decline staff leave requests.
This is an overview of your waiting list and potential starters in real-time. You can also see your future availability - useful to budget, plan for, and manage how many children you care for.
This is where you will find your occupancy report. You can use the occupancy feature to get an overview of booked care.
The Learning Icon
From your child development overview, you can manage all observations and assessments, including drafts and anything waiting for review.
This is where you can see and archive all of the “What’s next” items that have been filled out in observations.
Get an overview of the children’s assessments to understand their progress.
Get an overview of the number of observations that have been tagged to each area.
Two Year Checks
See which children have had their two-year check and which ones are still missing.
Get inspired by the hundreds of activity ideas on offer in Famly's activity library. You're also welcome to create your own activities to share within your setting, or add to our ever-growing library for other Famly users to try!
From here, you can build and share your unique weekly activity plan.
The Finance Icon
Under the Bookings tab, you will find information about your children's plans, and any ad-hoc purchases that have been requested or approved.
This is the tab you will use to send out your monthly batch of invoices.
Here you can keep track of missing payments and send payment reminders to your bill payers.
Under this tab, you will see you have a few different reporting options. Using the Revenue tab, you'll be able to stay on top of incoming payments with your monthly overview.
The Public Funding report allows you to compare the funding you give with the funding your receive.
The Famly Pay report is where you can find an overview of the status of any pending payments, as well as any processing fees that you will have incurred.
The All Data report gives you an oversight of all financial data from one page. You can use this page to pull reports from Famly concerning payments, invoices, deposits, and direct debits.