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.

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 in 2018.

Average response time to support tickets in 2018.


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. 

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

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. They can see practitioners’ observations about their child’s day, how much they have eaten and much more,
whilst on-the-go.


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.  

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.

Abacus Nursery Management Software Brochure

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

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