Abacus Nursery Management Software


Discover how our nursery management software can help you gain more hours during the week to enrich children’s learning opportunities


What are the benefits of investing in our nursery management software?

Abacus nursery management software allows you to concentrate on providing a warm and loving environment for children at your setting, by taking the pain out of carrying out routine administration tasks which take up too much time from your week.

If you want to gain more hours during the week to enrich children’s learning opportunities and you work in a setting where there’s no time to spare, then Abacus is the perfect nursery software solution for you!

Find out how our nursery management system can change your setting, book your free demo today!

Save hours of precious time

Our customers stated that using Abacus has reduced the planning and preparation time in their nurseries by 50%!

The system ensures all data is stored safely and securely in line with GDPR guidelines, which should be a top priority for any business, giving you peace of mind.

Invoiced through Abacus in 2018.

Invoiced through Abacus across all time.

Speedy invoicing can save you days. Using our nursery software, you’ll be able to speed up your billing process by invoicing all your parents in a matter of minutes. Yes, minutes! It even manages your payments and track debt.

Quick and easy to understand financial reports that give you complete visibility on how well your setting is performing at a click of a button.


Like every child, your setting is unique and the difference Abacus software makes to the way you work becomes clearer over time. Here are just 4 ways in which our childcare software can transform the way you manage everyday tasks:

Keep Personal Data Safe

All the personal data you hold will be protected against loss, damage and unauthorised access with Abacus, allowing you to safeguard each child’s personal information, 24/7.

Easy Staff Management

From staff scheduling to holiday planning and more, it does it all! Abacus lets you know in advance when staff qualifications expire, so you can provide the highest quality care at all times.

Super Quick Invoicing

Abacus includes childcare billing software, which allows parents to receive their invoices straight to their inbox.  No more printing reams of paper or excuses about postal deliveries!

Remarkable Reporting

Abacus allows you to access over 80 different reports which range from finance to occupancy rate, meaning you’ll never lose track of how well your business is performing. 

Free set up and unlimited training and support from our customer service team.

We understand how important it is that our customers always have the support they need, that is why we are available from 8am - 8pm, Monday - Friday, to assist all our customers with any support they require completely free of charge.

There are 3 ways we can support you:

1: You can log a support ticket on portal.parenta.com

2: You can call us on 0800 002 9242

3: You can email us at customerservice@parenta.com


Support tickets handled by the team

Average response time to support tickets

Extras for the Abacus system

Parent Portal

Our Parent Portal app is an online gateway which provides parents with a connection to their child’s learning journey. It parents keep track of the nursery finances; and enables them to request important changes to their child's medical circumstances - online and on mobile phone!


Dayshare is software which allows practitioners to share a child’s day with parents as it unfolds. If you’re using our nursery management software, Dayshare is add-on which can help you strengthen your relationship with parents.

Footsteps 2

Footsteps 2 is software which will make it quicker for you to identify and track where each child is in their own development pathway. Our system uses the recognised language and colour coding of EYFS making it simple to use.  

What else can Abacus nursery management software do?


Free entitlement calculation, occupancy reporting, carer details, multiple bill payer options, accident/incident notes, voucher payments, daily & weekly registers, attendance tracking, child photo, late payment fees, sibling information, milk reports, holiday booking, personalised invoices, automated room movements... and so much more!

Discover more about the support we provide with your Abacus system.

Hours saved per week

What our customers have to say about Abacus

Parent Portal

Parent Portal gives parents lets them keep track of the nursery finances; and enables them to request important changes to their child's medical circumstances - online and on mobile phone!


  • Parents can request changes for key information about their child, including allergies, illnesses and medication
  • Calendar view of past, present and future sessions booked all in one handy place
  • Account balance and invoice breakdown with downloadable invoices and payment receipts.

Click here to find out what preferred device specifications we recommend for our software solutions.

Abacus Nursery Management Software Brochure

For more information on our amazing time saving nursery management software, have a look through our brochure.

What Our Customers Say...

The team have always provided me with excellent customer service which in my opinion is your core strength. The process has always been easy due to their clear instructions.

I was particularly impressed with the service during lockdown as the Parenta Team were always available. Their excellent service never faltered and the team continued to respond in a very timely manner. This provided me with a welcome stress and worry free process during a difficult time.

Littlebrook Nurseries

Provided lots of support and resources and was always available to talk on the phone when needed. Very accessible.

Aeman Hussain
Lady Castle Nursery

Outstanding. Jamie was so helpful and calm as well as patient. He followed up with a detailed email that enabled me to correct an error that I had made. Thank you Jamie you are a star.

Pamela Smith
Bluebells Nursery

Chloe has been very helpful throughout the whole process and was able to answer all of my questions in a professional and friendly manner.

Dawn Brown
Dawnies Darlings

Fantastic, great support.

Joanne Tilley
St Mark's Preschool

We have had excellent service from Parenta. You have listened to what we needed, and wanted, and have delivered every time. The service has been personal and efficient. I cannot fault anything Parenta has done for us, we really appreciate everything. Thank you.

Beccy Baker
Glebe House Day Nursery

Rebecca has been excellent in answering all my questions and also calling at times I’m able to talk.

Lauren Warwick
Little Einstein's

Could not recommend Caroline enough! An extremely approachable and helpful member of the Parenta staff. It is a pleasure to deal with her on a regular basis!

Tash Harris
Get My First Job Ltd

First class customer service. Amie was polite and professional. She talked me through several problems I had (operator error from my side) and is always gentle with an old girl like myself. Considering your staff are working from home, that service I received I thought was as excellent as it always is. Well done Amie, I will no doubt have more problems as it is quiet here for me to test your system further. Stay safe and well everyone.

Linda Innes
St John's Nursery Group

We would recommend Parenta and Abacus to anyone managing a nursery. It is a very clever and flexible tool, which helps us with day to day management of the nurseries, but also with forward planning.

Josy Thompson
Fun Care Ltd

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How To... Choose the right nursery management software for your setting

How To... Choose the right nursery management software for your setting

Choosing the right Nursery Management Software is crucial to run your setting efficiently. The right software will save you countless hours! 

Our guide provides you with advice on how to choose the right Nursery Management Software for your setting!


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