Factsheet

IT Company:
Jigsaw School Apps

Based in:
Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Founding date:
January, 2013

Website:
jigsawschoolapps.com

Presskit:
jigsawschoolapps.com/presskit

Business/Sales Contact:
darren@jigsawschoolapps.com

Development/Technical Contact:
nathan@jigsawschoolapps.com

Press Contact:
berni@jigsawschoolapps.com

Social:
twitter.com/JigsawSchoolApp
facebook.com/JigsawSchoolApps

Blog:
blog.jigsawschoolapps.com

Address:
20 Oak Mount Road
Werrington
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST9 0BZ
United Kingdom

Phone:
0800 999 7500
+44 1782 305504

Lark Hill Nursery School - Case Study

Introduction

We are an outstanding maintained Nursery in Stockport who now offer 12 places for 2 year olds 78 places for 3 and 4 year olds. We had set up a website we were proud of and wanted to move to being paper free if we could.

The Problem

Traditionally we had sent out a half termly newsletter but often found that parents might lose it or forget to read it. As we had grown to having 100 families to communicate with we were keen to think about if we could make sharing information a bit easier. We knew that some of our parents wanted the detail on our website but others did not as they were busy or had difficulty reading that amount of information. We also began to see that our families may not always have access to the internet but felt comfortable with apps on their phones. We introduced a texting service when we had the first very snowy winter but we felt it had limitations and a very specific purpose.

What We Did

We came across Jigsaw School Apps a couple of years ago and thought it would just fill in the gap for us in providing quick information about key events, term dates, quick snapshots of news and provide access to documents families might regularly want to look at such as the dinner menu. Darren was great in helping us choose how the app would look and using some of our branding he came up with a few suggestions for how it could look.

Benefits and Results

For us the app has been so useful and our families tell us they love it. We’ve had to think about which information we put where and have highlighted the app at our initial home visits as a supportive way for our families to have an overview of what the Nursery does. It is easy to update and it is just deciding what type of information is the most useful to include on the app and which you might share on your website instead. The app is certainly complementary to our other forms of communication. A Dad who had just moved to this country from Somalia said that the app had helped his wife feel welcome and supported her to understand what the Nursery was offering as she could read about it in her home language. I knew then that we had made the right decision in choosing the app.


 

For more information:
Freephone: 0800 999 7500
Email: info@jigsawschoolapps.com
Download the press kit at: www.jigsawschoolapps.com/presskit