As a growing nursery, we found that the system we were using was unable to keep up with the growing demands and complexities of our setting, so we began looking at other options…and there are a lot! We narrowed it down to 2 and after a visit to a nursery already using the INM, I was convinced that it was the one for us. It is not a decision I have regretted at any point.
You can really tell that the INM has been designed by people actually working in childcare and that the system has been adapted to meet nurseries changing needs along the way. Whilst the system is user friendly and simple to manage, the thing I have been most impressed with is the customer service. When we have requested modifications or more information/training this has been met with an efficient and professional response. If the system doesn’t already do it, the team will try and find a way to make it work. Understandably not all of that can happen overnight, and some of the additions need to go into testing and I am sure there are some that simply won’t work but that certainly doesn’t stop them trying.
The reports provide important data and are very trustworthy. That may seem an unusual word to use but when using our previous system, I could never quite trust that the data being produced was 100% accurate so it is fantastic to have that level of certainty and accuracy in a growing nursery.
I would highly recommend the INM system to any nurseries and pre-schools.