For us it's not just about providing you with a great software platform, it's about being a great business partner. We are partnered with nurseries across the country and are always listening to their ideas to build our future road map.
Our mission is to improve the lives of children, globally. We can only achieve this by working with childcare professionals to create the very best tools, so that nursery management software is easy & efficient and child development is always the main focus.
We develop management software that improves the lives of children, globally.
Through our software solutions, nurseries are becoming more efficient, enabling them to spend more time developing the children in their care. We are passionate about child development and support our customers to provide the very best quality childcare. Partnership is of the utmost importance to us. We work closely with our nurseries, as well as other knowledgeable institutions, like our partners; NDNA, to ensure that we are aware of the ever changing needs of the childcare sector. This allows us to adapt our software and our services to support nurseries to be successful and sustainable.
Our success is based on one key principle: that our business is above all a people business. Our people are the best in their fields and are able to draw on the knowledge and experience of their colleagues to grow professionally. We believe in continual improvement, and embrace opportunities to learn.
Connect is also a place where commitment, talent and sheer hard work gets noticed and rewarded.
We are all leaders with a voice and each person is empowered to make timely decisions based on facts. We learn quickly from our mistakes and don’t let them get in the way of trying again. We have ‘global responsibility’ for getting things done.
We accept that the ‘way things were’ aren’t necessarily the ‘way they should be’. By embracing the unknown we recognise opportunities and adapt them to our advantage. We communicate when things aren’t right and refine our approach to make it better. We don’t cope with it, we aim to fix it.
We cherish our health and wellbeing. We believe that you only have one life, so you should make the most of it. We aim to eat well, exercise, manage stress and maintain a good work/life balance and we encourage our colleagues to do the same.
We listen to customer feedback and helping them to succeed. We go out of our way to find answers whilst keeping all customers updated. We only make promises we can keep and provide the highest levels of service. We ensure that the customer's voice is at the centre of what we do and the decisions we take
We support and develop at all levels to be the best. We maintain high standards and work to the best of our abilities. We step out of our comfort zone in order to grow and develop. We exceed expectations, we strive to ‘do things right the first time’.
We believe that positivity is contagious. It helps achieve success and encourages others. We celebrate our wins regardless of size. We congratulate others on their achievements. We focus on solutions rather than problems. We have a natural ‘can do’ attitude
We are a single collaborative team aligned to a strong vision of success. We respect and trust each other and we are not afraid to voice an opinion or challenge. We collectively knock down silos to win. ‘It’s not my job’ does not exist in our vocabulary or actions.
Chris Reid is the CEO of Connect Childcare; he ensures that Connect stays at the forefront of technological advances to help to improve the outcomes of children in the UK.
I have 6 children myself. Aged 1 to 15. They have all been to nursery.
As a working father I would have loved to get the insights and communication that our solutions provide to parents – to be more involved in my children’s development and understand what they have been doing each day, especially with the flexibility of ParentZone on my mobile.
So, helping customers find the right answers efficiently for their own nurseries is both my job and a pleasure. We are helping the next generation.
I know from experiences with my own daughter that picking a child up from nursery can be hectic. So it’s great that we are building systems that allow parents to share their child’s achievements in full, at their leisure. My work encourages nurseries to make the most of the software too, not just what it does, but how it is used. That includes administering grants for profitability, managing spaces for efficiency and improving billing and communications.
We offer webinars to get people up to speed quickly, and then one to one support, where we get to understand each settings requirements clearly, and implement the right solution for their specific needs.
Working at Connect has improved my technical skills.
I used to help farmers with herd software – now I love working with nurseries improving their management systems.
I have become know in the office as the “iConnect Guru”, I champion the benefits of using tablets on site in nurseries. With one swipe on a touch screen, a nursery practitioner can be making an observation, feeding communication with parents and improving the management of the nursery.
Being a scout leader I value efficiency in everything I do.
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