Family and Childcare Information
We are working with FIS teams throughout the UK to help them publish accessible family and childcare information online.
Build your own Family Services Directory.
Customise and configure a solution that is right for your FIS. Choose from a range of components including directories of services and childcare providers, enhanced childminder information, user accounts, event calendars, blogs, resource libraries and much more.
Integrate with existing Early Years software.
We support integration with Early Years and Information Management systems from vendors such as Capita One and Tribal Synergy. This allows family and childcare information to be displayed without restriction on design and allows extra features and functionality to be added.
Enhance childcare information from Ofsted.
Services and providers can login and manage their own data, saving resource but maintaining protection through moderation. Additionally childcare providers can supplement and enhance their Ofsted data to provide more meaningful information for parents and families.
Parent and family friendly features.
Includes functionality to make family life easier - such as childcare available based on school pick-up, real time travel information to services, events and activities and a useful comparison facility for reviewing multiple providers at the same time.
Making information accessible to all users.
We commit to making content as accessible as possible to the widest range of users. All our work is checked against web site accessibility guidelines from the UK Government and W3C WCAG and we also provide a dedicated accessibility microsite, full of help and tips for making web site browsing easier.
Quality assurance with ISO9001:2008
All projects are governed by our ISO9001:2008 certified quality management systems. We have been supplying the public sector since 2004 and our products and services are available on the UK Government's Digital Marketplace.
1 Big Database
1 Big Database is used by Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council to publish family and childcare information.
Together with thousands of service providers, 1 Big Database also lists hundreds of family events and activities. Particularly useful is the ability for parents to search childcare providers by school pick-up.
Enhanced childcare information is available on a sister site created for Bath and North East Somerset Council. Childcare providers are able to supplement their Ofsted data and publish more information about their settings such as facilities, activities and current vacancies.