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Getting ready for the 2nd July

The New Child Care Package

New Child Care Package For both Parents and Centers it’s time to become familiar with the new Child Care Package arriving on the 2nd July.

If you have not already started your research the link below is a good place to start.

https://www.education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage

 

The Kindy Manager Kiosk

KM Kiosk: Getting Started GuideWe are currently trialing the new Kindy Manager Kiosk and will be contacting those Centres that have registered their interest for the one month free trial (from previous newsletter).

For Centres who plan to use the Kiosk you might like to download our “Getting Started Guide” to get familiar with the initial setup.

If the direct link above does not work for you the Guide can be downloaded from our website by going to the Downloads section and sliding down the page to Extra Downloads.

 

Keeping your Kiosk Secure

Your Kindy Manager Kiosk ipad or tablet will need to be secured.  You may find these links helpful in locating a suitable stand for your Kiosk.

http://www.slimlinewarehouse.com.au
https://www.officeworks.com.au
https://www.ilocks.com.au 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, we’d love to hear from you on 07 5594 0519 or send us an e-mail on support@kindymanager.com.

 


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Updating Kindy Manager to the Latest Version

Updating your Kindy Manager to the latest version is important for many reasons. Not only does it insure that you have the most up-to-date features, but it also makes sure that your software is able to run in the best way possible.

Moreover, with the Kiosk option almost ready (don’t forget to register to try out one month free here), more and more updates are being released for compliance purposes. This is why it’s important that you check our website’s update section regularly. In this tutorial, we will be covering how to check if your Kindy Manager copy is up-to-date and how to update it if it’s not.

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Note: If you have a network administrator who takes care of your updates, you can forward this e-mail to them if there is a difference in the version number.

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In the end, you can make checking for updates part of your weekly routine. Every Monday, before you start working on Kindy Manager, check to see if a new update had been released over the weekend.

Enjoy…

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, we’d love to hear from you on 07 5594 0519 or send us an e-mail on support@kindymanager.com.

 


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KM Tips: How to Move to a Monthly Plan

To make it financially easier for most childcare centres, Kindy Manager has introduced the monthly (in advance) payment plan through Ezidebit instead of the annual billing cycle. In order for you to transition to the monthly billing plan, please follow the instructions below.

monthly payment plan

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KM Tips: How to add or remove surcharges globally

As a childcare centre, you always have events coming up which involve you adding surcharges to groups of children or families. In this week’s KM Tips, you will be learning how to set this up or remove it in the easiest and most straightforward manner.

Adding Global Surcharges

Removing Global Surcharges

 


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KM Tips: How to mark all students absent on a particular day?

Sometimes, you may need to mark all students on a particular day absent (such as Australia Day, Christmas, etc…). Here’s how you can do it!

 


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Updating Kindy Manager

Helpful Hints

Helpful hints and tips to help you get the most out of Kindy Manager

Is your Kindy Manager on the latest version

This week we discuss how to check if your Kindy Manager is up to date and how to update.
What version am I on?
You can see the version of your copy on the top left of your KM screen.
How do I get the latest version?
Follow these 3 easy steps
  1. Close all Kindy Manager applications
  2. Go to https://www.kindymanager.com/download-km/
  3. Follow the instructions on the page

How often should I update?

We will let you know when a new update is available via a pop up message in Kindy Manager and through our newsletter.
If you didn’t receive a notification, just check at the beginning of each month.

Is there something you’d like to know more about?

Send us an email and let us know, we’d love to hear from you.
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Backing up your Data

 

Helpful Hints
Helpful tips to help you get the most out of Kindy Manager
Today we discuss backing up your data –
the how’s and why’s explained.
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Answer time
1. Why should I back up my data?
 Once you lose it, it’s gone…. FOREVER
2. Where should I back up my data?
 Best practice is to
  • External hard drive or
  • USB stick or
  • Network drive 
 Not recommended
  • Offshore cloud storage including Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive etc…
“But why?” I hear you ask. Current legislation requires all student and child data to be stored in Australia. You have no idea where these companies have there data centres. Play it safe.
3. How do I back up my data in 4 easy steps?

 Well, it’s this easy part
  1. Close all open Kindy Manager programs
  2. Insert your USB stick or external hard drive and note the letter that it is assigned (eg. F:)
  3. Locate the C: drive in File Explorer (for some this may be a different letter or a network drive)
  4. Right mouse click onto the KMData folder. Select the Send to option and send it to the drive from step 
 That’s it!
 Important Tip – Make 2 copies on Fridays and take 1 offsite.
4. How often should I back up my data?
  •  More is more so back up daily, best done at the end of the day. 
  • It takes a couple of minutes, make it part of your end of day routine
5. How do I restore my data after a crash in 2 easy steps?
This is easy too Remember all that wonderful backing up you’ve done, well here’s why it’s great
  1. Insert the USB stick or external drive or locate network drive that your backup is on
  2. Copy the KMData folder from your back up drive to your C: drive or network drive
That’s it 
Did you know we have a lot of FAQ’s on our website? Why don’t you check them out here?
Can’t find an FAQ that answers your question?
Send us an email with a suggestion as we’d love to hear from you.