As an ICT Specialist in NZ, we grew to understand the challenges that early learning services were going through in their daily operations. Whether it was data recording, analysis, or compliance with the Ministry of Education, or easier invoicing for fees, there was a genuine need for a modern, reliable and integrated Childcare Management System that would allow centre management teams to simplify a lot of their daily tasks.
We set out to find the best solution resulting in collaborating with KidReports USA, which is now owned by ProCare Childcare Management Solution Provider. We worked alongside KidReports to offer New Zealand early learning centers a much more customised product that offered Real-time communication and Peace of mind by making life easier for everyone working in the ECE sector. We had robust followings and some diehard fans of KidReports, but unfortunately, the software didn’t take off due to two reasons. First, we had a prolonged adaptation from teachers who struggled to understand the benefits of adapting to new technologies. Second, we couldn’t justify the cost of further development and marketing at a slow adoption rate.
We came across New Zealand Playcentre Federation while we were showcasing and demonstrating KidReports around 2016-2017. They used a paper-based system back then, and Childcare centers had only a few choices available to them between APT Childcare Management System, Infocare Childcare Management Solutions and Firstbase Student Management System. None of the software’s suited to New Zealand Playcentre Federation operational structure and they accepted our offer to deliver them a bespoke Student Management System that ticked off MOE Requirements for them and would also work with their organisational structure. It was a win-win combination for us both. We are very thankful to Playcentre Federation for their support during the Early Development Years of Juniorlogs Student Management Software. We have had the pleasure of working with over 400 Playcentres across New Zealand for three years.
With the determination to develop and deliver the best technology to NZ ECE Providers, we continued further development of the software. What started as a pilot project became a fully functional system with approval from the Ministry of Education around mid-2019. MOE has also approved Juniorlogs Student Management System for the use of Education and Care Centres and Homebased ECE Providers.
We were very lucky to have found initial ‘champion’ centres who understood new technology and were ready to give it a go; they invested their valuable time helping us bring it to a level where it has brought fresh new ways of doing mundane tasks. With their active engagement, we have achieved several milestones in the last 6 to 8 months, offering some premium features.
Our mission is to bring the best technology solutions to ECE Providers at an affordable pricing. The Juniorlogs team will listen to you actively. We are one of the fastest evolving childcare management systems in NZ today.
Firoz Wadhwania is the Director at Mace IT. He set out to provide the best IT solutions to the Early learning sector with his vast knowledge & expertise in IT Services and Business Solutions. His passion for innovative and cost-effective IT solutions has put the company at the forefront of delivering smart solutions for ECE Service providers nationwide.
Pinky Wadhwania has extensive experience in the world of IT that revolves around Business Analysis, Process Improvement, Feasibility Studies, UX, User Training, and Project Management with a wide exposure to QA and testing of Mobile and Wireless applications. Pinky loves being part of the software development team and leads customer engagement programs for various software solutions
Susan has a background in working for government departments as well as experience working in the private industry. Susan is passionate about having IT systems that are simple to use, efficient and make a real difference to workloads. Away from work she likes to explore the national parks, garden and look after the family’s menagerie of animals.
Shannon is passionate about providing stellar client support and streamlined solutions for efficient and smooth business operations. She is focused and aiming for Juniorlogs to be dynamic and beneficial to further ease the clients’ daily operations. While Shannon is just new to the team, her proven customer support experience will continue to grow with Juniorlogs. She just loves to sing and create videos, likes to go to random trips and watch series.