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Working together for our children

Here at Parenta, we provide software management solutions that reduce admin time significantly and offer a free recruitment service to help settings invest in tomorrow’s generation of childcarers. We are also the UK’s largest training provider within Early Years, where we offer apprenticeships from the start of a career and help develop the careers of those already working in childcare to management level.

What we do

Training

We provide training for almost 3000 learners every year. We can help you from the start of your career and progress and develop you throughout. From Level 2 apprenticeship to management.

Training

We provide training for almost 3000 learners every year. We can help you from the start of your career and progress and develop you throughout. From Level 2 apprenticeship to management.

Recruitment

Our team of dedicated recruitment specialists will help fill your vacancies for free. We can also find you a suitable apprentice to ensure your ratios are always maximised and get them started on their training.

Recruitment

Our team of dedicated recruitment specialists will help fill your vacancies for free. We can also find you a suitable apprentice to ensure your ratios are always maximised and get them started on their training.

Software

Our software solutions are Abacus Nursery Management Software, Footsteps 2 EYFS Learning Journey, Dayshare Daily Diary, Parent Portal App and our Fee Collection Service and they have all been designed to make admin simpler, giving you more hours in the day whilst supporting strong relationships with parents.

Software

Our software solutions are Abacus Nursery Management Software, Footsteps 2 EYFS Learning Journey, Dayshare Daily Diary, Parent Portal App and our Fee Collection Service and they have all been designed to make admin simpler, giving you more hours in the day whilst supporting strong relationships with parents.

Marketing

We can help you like we have helped 1000’s of childcare settings maximise their capacity with our award-winning childcare websites, promotional materials and social media solutions, that will leave a lasting impression.

Marketing

We can help you like we have helped 1000’s of childcare settings maximise their capacity with our award-winning childcare websites, promotional materials and social media solutions, that will leave a lasting impression.

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Here at Parenta our customers are always our number ONE priority, find out what our customers say about us…

You welcomed me in September helped me every step of the way and believed in me; been supportive with work and with personal stuff and you all work really hard and go out of your way to help other people to.

Been a slightly’ stressful time recently but everyone has kept it together!

And Julie thank you for all the hard work and help you do for us all

I’d like to share my appreciation of my team here in the South. As a newbie they have been nothing but supportive, welcoming and the nicest people to work with.

This didn’t take too much thinking time! I joined Parenta in September 2018 and I am one of Carol’s team. This team is the definition of ‘work family’. I felt so welcome and supported from day 1. Even though we work remotely so don’t have a lot of time together, I know I can literally call on anyone in the team if I need help or guidance. Not only this, they make me smile and laugh, and that is very important on the harder days.

I've used this software for a few years now and must say I know it inside out and use it with confidence... I would recommend it to anyone!

Hopscotch Day Nurseries

Thank you Parenta for making the registration process for my out-of-school club so easy! Your customer service has excelled, and you are always happy to help, making me feel like a valued customer.

The Club Steyning

Thank you so very much for all your hard work in re-designing our website and getting it online - it looks fabulous and several parents have commented on how professional and inviting it looks!

Dizzy's Day Nursery

Thanks so much for all your help with understanding the new 24+ learning loan.  Whilst it sounded quite complicated to start with, jan helped me sort everything out and I love the course.   Just wish I'd done it earlier.

I am writing to express my deep appreciation and compliment one of your excellent employees for the attention and concern shown by her last week...I have always received quality service from all of your abacus team and Richelle’s extended help is a prime example of this.

The distance you travelled and time you spent with us were such a good investment as the Parenta system has instantly solved my dilemma. We are very excited about the system and can`t wait to get started with it. It will solve so many admin issues and makes for a much more professional service and will save us so much time and effort.

Footsteps Nursery

Just wanted to say how grateful I am for your assistance, you really put me at ease and made it a pleasant experience.  I have enjoyed the course and not found it too hard.

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Understanding the needs of children in the care system: part 1

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Encouraging children to sing

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Dealing with children’s food allergies in your setting

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Mini Mozart craft

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Parents should limit own screen time and ‘lead by example’

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Love for outside play groups builds

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Stamford nursery’s successful year

The Ark Nursery, which focuses on outdoor learning, celebrated its first year in business. The nursery, which is located in the grounds of St George’s School, opened its doors to

How practitioners can support children’s superhero play

I am currently writing a book on superhero play which I’m finding very enjoyable! Superheroes are a huge part of popular culture. They are instantly

The ideas of the Behaviourists: are they still relevant?

I recently attended a Halloween party at my grandson’s nursery, which involved all of the children dressing up. To begin with, the children were read a story and then they

5 different ways of using visuals in your early years setting to support children with SEN

What are visuals? Visual aids are a set of individual pictures that communicate a meaning to someone through the use of an image. Otherwise known as visual aids or just

Sniff your way to mental wellbeing

In this third of four articles exploring sensory support for emotional regulation, Sensory Engagement Specialist and Sensory Projects founder, Joanna Grace, explores how we can use our noses to support wellbeing. This

The bigger picture

Children behave the way that they do for many different reasons. Sometimes it’s

Pre-school in St Albans puts on a play for elderly people

Little Robins Pre-school presented a play for elderly people from Armoral Hill Day Centre, set up to tackle loneliness in the elderly, instead of their usual audience of parents and

How have we helped over the last 20 years?

Learners trained

Advice pieces shared

Settings supported

Amazing service. So approachable, always helps us if we need help. Can always contact them about anything. Fantastic people.

Becca Dyson

Apprentice, Wise Owl Private Day Nursery

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