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Why this dad invented the perfect app for childcare

Written by Andrea Oldereide

Discover the useful app invented by a dad that helps both parents and childminders when booking childcare.

Father of two Paul Harding used his expertise in software and coding to create Kids Covered. The parental app is designed to facilitate the process of finding the right childcare. According to Kids Covered’s website, the idea was put into action due to the fact that Harding had to use a paper booking form for his own children. Harding became inspired to create a less time-consuming platform for parents.

Paperwork ad infinitum

Harding explains: “I watched my wife filling out pdf forms just to book childcare and became aware of the amount of paperwork childminders have to fill in just to function in their day to day lives – as well as parents. It felt to me like there had to be a better, more efficient yet safe solution.” The result of this came about in July 2016 with an app designed to be very slick, user-friendly and have a feature-rich system.

The result of this came about in July 2016 with an app designed to be very slick, user-friendly and have a feature-rich system.

Kids Covered is a free-to-use app for parents to book their children in with you. Moreover, parents can book and pay for their childcare 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Some of Kids Covered’s most interesting features are:

  • Daily Diaries (food/nappies)
  • Book children into childcare and view their history
  • Pay with vouchers or credit cards
  • The childminder can add sundries for instance for food, day trips, etc

The app is available now on the App Store and Android.

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