Child Care Seer Launches a Complete Management Platform for Childcare Providers in Less Than One Year
Child Care Seer is a childcare management platform designed to reduce the logistics required to schedule and staff a childcare business. Toptal, an exclusive network of freelance software developers, designers, project managers, and more, partners with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Stripe to help companies quickly bring new products to market with easy-to-use, scalable integrations.
Looking to Streamline Business Operations for Childcare Professionals
For childcare businesses, planning, scheduling, staffing, and communicating with all of the parties involved takes considerable focus and resources that could be better spent providing children with excellent care and enriching learning experiences. Similarly, for parents, booking childcare, paying their childcare providers, and staying in contact with providers daily are time-consuming and logistics heavy.
The Child Care Seer founders sought to develop childcare management software to streamline business operations for childcare professionals, so they could spend more time delivering exceptional service while managing labor more efficiently. In addition to solving the headache of coordinating calendars and teacher availability, Child Care Seer also wanted the platform to handle billing, collect payments, and process payouts.
Child Care Seer needed a reliable platform with a flexible payment system that could support multiple payment methods, including credit cards, ACH, and bank transfers. The company also needed to offer a seamless customer experience that helped childcare providers and families easily manage scheduling, staffing, and communication with greater efficiency and ease.
“Childcare is complex, and our goal is to make it seamless. With Toptal, AWS, and Stripe, we were able to bring a complete day-care management solution from idea to market in under one year. I was surprised at how quickly and easily we were able to build our product and go to market.”
- Tom Callahan, Owner, Child Care Seer
Working with the Right Partner to Bring a Vision to Life
Child Care Seer worked withan AWS Partner Toptal to bring its vision to life. Building off the initial idea, Toptal helped define the creative and technical direction for Child Care Seer and recommended a technical stack and resource proposal. From there, Toptal moved on to other phases in collaboration with Child Care Seer, including design and prototyping, development and testing, and quality assurance and delivery.
For Child Care Seer's underlying infrastructure, Toptal identified AWS as a reliable and scalable platform to host its software. To provide the monetary infrastructure of the platform, Toptal identified Stripe as capable of handling all the platform's complex needs—and future needs as it scales and grows. Child Care Seer’s platform leverages Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon ElastiCache, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and Amazon CloudWatch to maintain dependable, cost-optimized service delivery. While Stripe is used to maintain monthly and yearly subscriptions suitable for many different use cases, including:
- Day-care center owners, who use it to manage their business and the underlying finances.
- Managers, who it for all scheduling, logistics, and payroll.
- Parents, who use it to pay for and manage their child’s day-care attendance.
- Teachers, whose hours are scheduled and tracked in the platform.
Bringing Results to Live in Less than a Year with an Eye in the Future
Toptal’s partnership with AWS helped Child Care Seer bring its product to market in less than 12 months-- and in the process, saved significant time for Child Care Seer’s finance, risk, operations, and engineering teams.
Today, childcare centers, teaching staff, and families use the platform to streamline day-care management and eliminate the time-consuming logistics common with running a childcare business. To date, the platform has more than 1,200 parents enrolled in online payments, making it faster and easier for parents to pay their bills and for child care centers to collect payments and pay their staff.
Since its launch, Child Care Seer has attracted new customers and expanded into a new segment of the market: infant day-care centers. The company has also introduced a companion app. The app allows parents to receive real-time updates on their child’s activities throughout the day, sign up for additional hours of care, and view the upcoming food menu.
About Child Care Seer
Child Care Seer is a childcare management platform designed to reduce the logistics required to schedule and staff a childcare business. Built for daycare business owners, learning center directors, early education teachers, kids, and their families.
Toptal is a network of the world’s top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams on demand. Founded in 2010 and now one of the world’s largest fully remote companies, Toptal has served over 10,000 clients and currently has a global network of talent numbering over 10,000 people in 100+ countries.
Published July 2022