Prominent childcare provider Guardian Childcare and Education renews with QikKids for 3 years to continue provision of quality services
- Leading childcare provider renews deal with QikKids as primary software provider
- 120 early learning centres will continue to use the QikKids platform to manage administration and education programs.
- Dedication to QikKids for innovation and service delivery in the childcare industry
MELBOURNE, Australia – 11 May, 2021— Guardian Childcare and Education, one of Australia’s largest childcare groups, has chosen early learning software platform QikKids as its primary solution provider, continuing the current relationship. A three-year contract renewal announced today has cemented efforts by Guardian and QikKids to provide a holistic education and care experience for thousands of families and educators.
“We have invested heavily over the last six months in building out new support capabilities and delivering on our new five-year technology roadmap.”
– CEO of QikKids, Mark Woodland
This relationship allows Guardian to continue to streamline administrative processes using QikKids management software and make world class education and care available to Australian families. Since it was established in 2004, Guardian Childcare and Education has grown from managing 28 centres to owning 120 centres across Australia today. At the same time, childcare platform QikKids has established itself as a trusted early learning solution provider for more than 7,000 childcare centres.
Occupancy for services rated Exceeding NQS was at 65%, compared to 49% for those rated Working Towards NQS.
– Early Years Research 2021
Founded in 2006, QikKids has decades of experience in providing intuitive solutions for childcare administration and supporting centre growth with integrated management tools. As a long-standing client since 2007, Guardian continues to benefit from QikKids solutions for parents and educators every step of the way. The QikKids software has made life easier for the team to serve its 14,500 children everyday throughout its vast network. They have also recently rolled out new features for enrolment and casual bookings, helping to streamline key processes for childcare services.
“For organisations of our size, it’s important to have a proven enterprise-grade vendor with decades of experience, so we are excited to continue this partnership with QikKids.”
– Warren Bright, CEO of Guardian Childcare and Education
CEO of QikKids, Mark Woodland, said he is humbled by the Guardian renewal, “We have invested heavily over the last six months in building out new support capabilities and delivering on our new five-year technology roadmap. We’re happy to have Guardian renew their commitment to our vision, and we look forward to working closely with them over the coming years to build more features in the QikKids platform.”
“QikKids has been our exclusive software provider for over 10 years and we have been impressed with a recent acceleration in development and support capabilities – and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership.” says Warren Bright, CEO of Guardian Childcare and Education. “For organisations of our size, it’s important to have a proven enterprise-grade vendor with decades of experience, so we are excited to continue this partnership with QikKids.”
QikKids was established in 2006 and provides innovative childcare solutions to educators, caregivers and parents across Australia. With a long-standing, trusted reputation of serving the childcare sector, QikKids is committed to delivering the best education experience through its support for services.
QikKids is owned by Xplor Technologies, a global platform integrating software, payments, and commerce-enabling solutions to help businesses succeed. Xplor offers enterprise software solutions for businesses in five fast-growing ‘everyday life’ industries: Education, Health and Fitness, Boutique Wellness, Field Services and Personal Services – and a global, cloud-based processing platform that allows clients to seamlessly and securely process payments for their services.
To learn more visit: https://www.xplortechnologies.com/
About Guardian Childcare and Education
Guardian was founded in 2004 and currently owns 120 centres in 5 states and territories, delivering high quality
care and early learning to almost 10,000 Australian families each day. Their continued focus on outstanding outcomes for children and great experiences for families has seen them become one of Australia’s leading providers of early childhood education and care.
For more information visit: https://www.guardian.edu.au/