Who Uses This Software?

Kaymbu empowers early childhood educators to make learning visible and strengthen school communities


Average Ratings

57 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Kaymbu
  • www.kaymbu.com/
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About Kaymbu

Kaymbu is the leading visual messaging and authentic assessment platform for early education. From photo sharing to student portfolios, school newsletters and dynamic photo books, Kaymbu connects early childhood educators with young, digital-native parents. Kaymbu captures the essence of student development and strengthens relationships between home and school.


Kaymbu Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Check-in / Check-out
  • Child Care Center
  • Daily Reports
  • Employee Management
  • Food Program Records
  • Home-Based
  • Immunization Records
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Menu Planning
  • Online Registration
  • Parent / Child Records
  • Parent Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Photo Gallery
  • Text Messaging
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wait List Management

Kaymbu Reviews Recently Reviewed!


My school has enjoyed using Kaymbu thus far!

Feb 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ease of use, and the ability to use across multiple platforms. The teachers at my school are able to login on a tablet, their cellphones, or a computer. The storyboards have been a life saver as far as how easy they are to use and send, as my school sends newsletters once a week for multiple classrooms.

Cons: I do wish administration had the same access as teachers, in addition to the administration functions. It creates additional steps to have to login as a teacher to send pictures to families that I may have taken. I have also noticed the android app doesn't appear to be quite as good as the apple version (I have noticed this between using android tablets and ipads and iphones). My school also uses Kaymbu to send notices to families in the event of a school closure or emergency. It would be helpful to be able to access full capabilities from a cellphone app (in the event we had a power outage and didn't have access to our internet connection and computer).

Overall: We have enjoyed using Kaymbu overall. We have had some difficulties as far as the app freezing up when we try to send pictures and videos (but after talking with Kaymbu's tech support it may be something going on, on our end, versus the app it self. Still undetermined). Our families love the updates that we are able to send to include pictures, videos, and messages. Kaymbu has eliminated a lot of extra steps the administration and teachers were taking before we had this platform, puts everything into one place. The Kaymbu team has been helpful when we have issues, and helps solve the problem.

The Kaymbu product and team are both amazing.

May 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The user-interface is incredibly intuitive; even more least tech-saavy educators can use the system with ease.

Parent *LOVE* receiving the information without having to log-in to a new account/application, and we hear nothing but rave reviews about how much they love receiving photos of their children at school.

The product has also helped us organize and digitize our child observation systems. The tagging feature allows for our educators to quickly and easily categorize the photos they take - we have saved hours of staff time that used to be spent organizing digital photo files.

Every member of the Kaymbu team provides exceptional customer service. When I have a questions or need assistance, I have never waited more than 3 hours to receive a personal response from the team via email.

The team also made integration with our accounting software painless. They managed the entire process from start to finish behind the scenes with our accounting company, with a few key strategy meetings to ensure that the integration met my needs.

Kaymbu is an incredible product concept backed by a passionate and innovate team.

Overall: the Kaymbu software brings us increased customer satisfaction and saves our staff time, both of which are invaluable to me as a business owner.

Kudos to Kaymbu!

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability to use photos and texts to create simple ways to document children's learning. I love the ability to share with families right away and the emergency/urgent messaging has been very helpful on sending important messages like snow day closures. I also enjoy the capacity to organize documentation by classroom, child and school. It's nice to be able to pull it up and make sure that children's learning is being documented equitably.

Cons: We REALLY wish you could post more than one photo into a moment. I find teachers creating 5 or more moment pages to include the important photos that may have happened in a series. This is complicated for sending to families. Storyboards only allows us to upload the photos from Moments, so I think this is how the teachers have figured out how to utilize storyboards. Perhaps we are missing something....

Overall: Our school began using Kaymbu in our program, and it has made a significant difference in how teachers document learning. Although I think there is a bigger learning curve for teachers who aren't tech savvy, it is still easy and accessible for most of our teachers to use as a tool for creating current, up-to-date documentation. Another feature that has been great is the email/text option to send to families. This has been amazing for broadcasting the learning, and families are very happy to receive information this way.

Recommendations to other buyers: As an coach/administrator--it would be great to have app access that would allow me to document and share with the team. Right now, I have to upload photos onto the computer and then do it from my desktop, which is not as time saving as I would like. Again, the ability to post more than one photo into the Moments would be ideal, or to have Storyboards have the capacity to upload photos from the Kaymbu photo library (not just moments) or the iPad or Smartphone photo library.

Easiest to Use

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The simplicity and ease of use is what makes this software a favorite. I also love the ability to crop the photos in order to get the best shot.

Cons: Once the photos go from Drafts to Moments, the photos still appear in drafts. This makes it hard to look through the drafts and know which photos have already been saved to Moments. I would prefer if the Draft photos disappeared once they were sent to Moments.

Overall: I love this Kaymbu software! It is very user friendly and fun to use.. I can take a visual record of the children's progress in the classroom, add descriptions and send it off to parents. Moms and Dads love receiving photos from the classroom, as it is their window to the child's day. There is an add on program Daily Note that allows pre-school teachers to track all care aspects of a child's day. This includes all meals, bottles, toileting, diaper changes, accidents, naps, medications and activities. There is also a place to add notes to parents. It has allowed us to do daily record keeping quickly and efficiently.

Recommendations to other buyers: Not at this time.

Kaymbu Changed Our Communication

Feb 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software gave my teachers the opportunity to refine their communications with parents. Everything from a quick message when a child was upset at drop off to their weekly newsletter. Our parents love getting their Kaymbu newsletter with pictures of their child's class. This school year we also provide parents with their child's progress report through the use of the portfolio section of Kaymbu. This has been an excellent addition to our program.

Cons: When setting up the portfolio progress report we ran into a few minor complications. However, the Kaymbu support staff were right there to support us.

Overall: Overall, this was a good find for our school. It has given teachers the ability to assess and collect information on students and parents get av well-rounded picture of their child's experience at school.

Love the support and collaboration

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love the fact that it's constantly being improved.

Cons: When we want it to do something and it can't, BUT there's always a possibility of it eventually doing it. We just have to be patient. :)

Overall: We have been using Kaymbu awhile now and it has been in integral part of how we do our documentation, sharing, and assessment. There has been a learning curve for some of our teachers, however, the support has been incredible. Our school has somewhat of a very complex system and working with the Kaymbu support team has been amazing in that they take our ideas and incorporate it into the app. Families and staff also love the sharing and getting to see what's going on in the different classrooms. Storyboards have been our way of previewing what's to come, reviewing the week, and creating and sharing child portfolios.

Recommendations to other buyers: Drag and drop, easier tagging, overall quicker with the photos? I guess I'm thinking about how iphotos (now just "Photos") work?

Changed our community...

Feb 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Kaymbu is so user-friendly and fun to use. It makes it easy for everyone, no matter what their role, to really see and NOTICE what is going on in our classrooms, at all our locations, across all of our programs. This matters because it is so important that we encourage each other to do the best we can for children, that we share successes and ideas, that we are aware of growth, of learning, of culture and of our community. Kaymbu has given us this advantage, this opportunity and opened this door for us. It has connected us with our families in a way we were not able to before and provided us with an exceptional assessment tool that is easy to understand and is not an added stressor for our educators. And, last, but not least...the customer service is better than excellent!

Cons: Really, there is nothing that we do not like. We are excited about the functionality that Kaymbu is still working on and is yet to come! We look forward to growing with them!

Overall: Kaymbu has increased the productivity level of our educators as well as their mental health. Before, they spent so much time on an assessment program that was often sluggish or did not work properly and sometimes tricky to understand. Now, not only are they enjoying documenting each child's progress, but they are sharing it with families, administrators, other educators, and in less time! The connections Kaymbu has supported are priceless and as leaders in our Early Education community, we are sharing this good news!

Kaymbu Communications Create Community

Feb 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use the Storyboard feature of Kaymbu. We use this for internal staff communications as well as family communications! Staff has the pleasure of learning from one another and sharing their work with each other. The parents often comment on how great it is to see their children in action while at work! It's a great tool for creating community and showing everyone what's happening in our center!

Cons: The uploads are slow for us due to internet connectivity, I suppose. I wish we didn't have so many snafus in this area.

Overall: We chose Kaymbu for its ease in sharing our curriculum and communicating daily happenings with parents. We didn't realize how great it would be for our staff to communicate and share - this has been a fabulous side effect.

Great classroom tool!

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love their newsletter feature, the ease of use, the fact that teachers can communicate with parents easily etc.

Cons: There are a couple of things that can really use some improvement. Namely the issues we have is that the newsletter does not translate to print well which doesn't really work for some of our families, and some families aren't seeing them which is a real shame. It would be a huge improvement if they were able to adjust the format that it looked great as an email, but could also be printed and sent home each week for parents and students to look at together.

Also, if there was an easier way for parents to give feedback. Like a like feature under different posts in the newsletter, or an easy way encouraging them to send a little feedback to the teachers. Even the parents who do get it and LOVE looking at it, don't think to give feedback usually and I think it would go such a long way for teachers.

Also the texting feature is nice, but it would be even nicer if you could actually see the email in the text, not just a link to your email.

Overall: In general they've been pretty responsive to emails. Mostly whenever I had a suggestion or feature they've said I'm not the only one who brought this up and its on the 'eventual map' but we've been with Kaymbu for 1.5 years and I don't really feel like any of them are closer to happening.

Amazing Tool

Feb 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use.

Bridges the gap between Home and School.

Can be used for a variety of functions.

As administrator, I can monitor all activity.

Amazing communication tool.

Cons: It is sometimes hard to harvest photos from Kaymbu for other uses.

There are very few issues, the customer service at Kaymbu is incredible! Quick response and always able to help you solve an issue.

Overall: Kaymbu has increased our ability to communicate with Families. Families are so impressed with our use of Kaymbu for weekly Storyboards, Portfolios and Daily Communication. Teachers are able to use the tool with ease daily, documenting special learning moments in the classroom. As a Administrator, I now use the tool for all center communications. This tool is the best one that I have encountered in my 35 years in the Early Childhood field.

Kaymbu

Feb 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like having the ability to capture moments throughout the day and share them, along with text, with families. The customer service is quick and responsive. I like that we are now able to access all the photos taken on both the iPads our school has on either iPad.

Cons: I don't like the multi-step requirements to get my storyboards ready. I wish I could select all the photos I intend to use and have kaymbu organize them into a few storyboard options to choose from. I would like a messenger option for chatting with families. The photo quality is poor on our iPad. There are too frequent updates that interfere with usage.

Overall: Overall I like Kaymbu, but there are some changes that could be made to streamline the usage.

Great for families!

Feb 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the ease of using the Kaymbu camera to add photos to my newsletters. Families love seeing their children's photos in newsletters and it's something they look forward to. There is higher engagement for families to look for newsletters each week, and I love being able to send most via text and email. I also love being able to email photos to families that I don't use in the newsletter. I first started using Kaymbu because I wanted the ability for non-English speaking families to see the news from my class in their own language. I love that the translations are made with the newsletter and photos in tact. Last year I had students whose families spoke 8 different languages and all but one accessed news via Kaymbu.

Cons: I wish there were more choices for layouts and more options for editing, but I do appreciate that it's easy to use. I'm a third grade teacher, and sometimes want more options to make my work look "older" for students.

Overall: I love the look of the newsletter and when I've had a couple questions, support from Kaymbu was quick and helpful. I think this software makes very attractive newsletters and families are excited to receive and read them. Overall I'd recommend it, especially to teachers of younger students.

Parent Tested, Director Approved

Feb 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We tested several major childcare apps with our parent group, and found that most ended up not liking the "real time" updates for daily notes. While it seemed at first that this may be something they would actually like, the parents, overwhelmingly, felt that it was another distraction from their work. They much preferred getting the pictures and messages from the app, versus constant access to diaper changes, etc. The teachers also preferred that record keeping could be done at a time convenient to them, rather than stressing that notes were being updated in exchange for child supervision.

Cons: When we first started, the android app had a lot of bugs. However this has been updated...so nothing now.

Overall: We love this app! The customer service has been excellent.

Helpful for Documentation and Sharing

Feb 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The unlimited cloud space for photos, sharing with families and colleagues. Growing features such as storyboards and portfolios. Openness to suggestions.

Cons: A bit bulky and takes time to get used to. Sometimes it takes awhile for bulk uploading (can handle only a number of photos at a time).

Overall: Customer service has been pretty great. When you have an issue, they're pretty quick to respond. They also take suggestions, however you might need to keep suggesting before you actually see it in a new feature... they do communicate very well though!

Program Administrator

Feb 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That we are quickly able to send parents pictures and messages.

Cons: That parents aren't able to quickly contact teachers or administrators through Kaymbu. We also wish attendance could be altered to fit our schools needs. Another thing is teacher evaluations...would like to see it altered to fit our school needs better. Kaymbu should also figure out a way for videos to play in portfolios.

Overall: Overall we are glad we have Kaymbu. It has eliminated using so much paper and we do not have the room to store paperwork. Our families also love the fact that they get pictures of their child during the day. We are able to do this without giving families the teachers personal contact information or having pictures out on social media.

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Excellent Communication Tool

Feb 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We love that we can quickly and easily send photos, videos, and updates to our families!

Cons: Not quite what we like least but...would love it to have an attendance component where we can easily track children in the afternoon program. Would love to just have to click on child's photo to check them out for our own internal attendance, not the state-mandated sign in and out. (Take a look the at carpool kids app.)

Overall: We love Kaymbu! It has been a great addition to our program.

Best tool to make learning visible

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use

Essential tool in the classroom to make learning visible

Cons: As with any technology, at times there might be glitches

Overall: Kaymbu is the best thing that happened for our centre! It allows us to capture and share precious learning moments and make learning visible. As a director, I was worried about introducing a new technology but the teachers really embraced it and find it easy to use. We consistently receive positive feedback from parents and grandparents who appreciate seeing all the beautiful moments captured with kaymbu and shared daily.

Recommendations to other buyers: Best tool in our classroom

Our parents love Kaymbu!

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Kaymbu is a very positive communication tool for the parents. They love the pictures, and these help them feel connected to their child on a daily basis.

Cons: Sometimes we have trouble connecting to Kaymbu. Often times it is a problem with our server.

Overall: Learning how to use Kaymbu has been very easy. They offer great webinars for training our preschool staff. If we have any difficulty or have a question the Kaymbu staff is very quick to respond. They are most helpful!

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Customer Service is Unrivaled

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love that this software affords me the ability to receive updates on my daughter throughout the day. Kaymbu is so user friendly, even when my child has a substitute teacher, updates and end of day progress are always tracked efficiently.

Cons: I do not have any cons to date. The only issue I have ever had with Kaymbu was a user issue. Clearly that cannot be held against the software.

Parents love it

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, daily digest, tags, goes to SMS in addition to email.

Cons: If I want to download a group of photos, it is very time intensive (we needed this for our yearbook).

Overall: Kaymbu offers just what I was looking for - a quick way to take photos, tag them with learning domains and students' names and share them with parents. I love that I can do my newsletter on a Storyboard and not have to download or copy photos from another program and make them fit. I can also do an end of the year Storyboard portfolio for each student and send as a pdf to parents to print out. Parents LOVE getting the digest each week and pass it on to their friends and relatives. I don't even have to remember to send it, Kaymbu does it for me!

We are starting to work with DailyNote and hope to replace a lot of paper and get information to parents more quickly. Love my Kaymbu!!!

We Love Kaymbu!

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. Customer support has been very responsive.

Cons: In the earlier stages, some features did not work as well for our program needs, but the developers made adjustments based on our feedback.

Overall: We use Kaymbu for documentation and assessment in our Early Childhood program. It has been a wonderful tool and well worth the money. It has also been easy to use, even for those folks who are not as tech-savvy.

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Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use kaymbu. We are able to send real time photos and messages to the parents and they love it.

Cons: I do not have a con regarding Kaymbu. I am very satisfied with the software.

Overall: I have never had any real problems with Kaymbu. Customer service has always gotten back with me quickly and walked me through any problems or misunderstandings I was having.

Loving Kaymbu

Feb 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Kaymbu is so easy for all of educators to use no matter how techy they are or are not. Parents love the digital communication and ease of connecting with educators.

Cons: I wish there was more features in the storyboards that allowed more customizing. I find linking is not as flexible as it is with other platforms we use to send out news letters.

Overall: Kaymbu has helped us solve a lot of communication gaps in our school. It is easy to use and definitely an enhancement to our program.

Kaymbu

Feb 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: It's a great way to filter pictures to the correct parent without having to send individual pictures

Cons: The tagging process is tedious. It would be better to have a tagging system like Facebook.

Overall: The customer service is great and parents have been mostly happy with it.

Great concept but has so much more potential!

Feb 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to communicate with parents in photo or text form throughout the day.

Cons: The stability of the app as it crashes often.

Overall: As a teacher, I use this app daily. I love being able to communicate with our parents at any time during the day. However, sometimes pictures will show as being taken in drafts, but then will disappear when I go to send them home later. We use storyboard for our portfolios and I love the ability to customize the look of each one, I would love a way to separate them easily into folders, not just with tags. The interface is easy to view, but I feel as if some of the functions could flow more easily. Overall, I love the app and the idea behind it!

Recommendations to other buyers: I love the updated new look!

A great way to communicate with parents

Feb 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very user friendly. If you need help or have any questions the team is always available and there are many help articles to help you if you can't get a hold of them.

Cons: The app can at times take long to load pictures and there are more functions on the desk top than the app.

Overall: We have been using Kaymbu for three years now. It is our main form of communicating with parents what is happening in the classroom and we also use it in the newsletter format. The app is great as it reaches parents instantly and they are able to respond with their comments and questions. It has a very professional layout and had been very well received from our families.

Love this!

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: This software program is easy to use and puts important information right into the hands of those needing to know.

Cons: Not thrilled with the Nap section, as you have to enter each child's information separately.

Great Service!

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that this product is always evolving and adding new useful features.

Cons: From time to time we have to delete the app and re-install, but it only takes a moment or two.

Overall: We chose Kaymbu for our center because it allowed us to communicate with the parents while also documenting observations for child development. Having Kaymbu has elevated the quality of care we strive to provide.

best way to communicate to parents

Feb 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of the usage. Parents love to receive pictures/video along with comment from teachers.

Cons: So many fixtures that it take long to learn them.

Overall: overall I am very happy with Kaymbu.

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Feb 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The communication between the center classroom and parents. Parents love the daily reports, comments from teachers about activities and the photos they receive

Cons: We have had issues with ipads and internet connections

Overall: This is the first app we tried and I think it's an important feature to have in place, just not sure it has all of the features we need

Kaymbu fits my teaching style

Feb 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I really like the ease of use once I figured out how to use Kaymbu.

Cons: I have had trouble with uploading my photos and at times haven't been able to finish my work because of it. I also find that the conversion to pdf is a time waster.

Overall: I have overall been happy with using Kaymbu. It fits my teaching and documentation style.

Blessing for a New School

Feb 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The professional look, the ease of inputting information

Cons: cant use daily note when offline.

Sometimes freezes up when creating moments.

Kaymbu review

Jan 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really liked using the kaymbu app on our classroom iPad to let the parents know about their child's day. Yeah it was easy to insert their diaper changes, what they ate, etc. it helped teachers connect with parents

Cons: I didn't love all the options that the app gives you, i think their could be better ways to upload pictures and thing like that.

Overall: Overall i really like this software, it made my job as a teacher a lot easier

Makes life easier!

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Ease of use, communication with parents, ability to send pictures to parents at a moment's notice

Cons: There were some glitches but they seem to have been fixed

Overall: We love being able to quickly communicate with our parents and send home information on a daily basis without having to write everything down. Parents LOVE the pictures we can send them and the fact they get instant info through email/text.

Recommendations to other buyers: It would be nice to be able to send parents messages during the day without having to send the entire daily note home

Best teacher/parent app for special needs presch

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is the easiest app to use and a such a great way to keep in contact with parents. I love the "Daily Note App".

Cons: I have difficulty coping word documents into the story boards. The words copy fine; but, not underlined or bold text. Also, would like to be able to edit to photos more when you send as moments.

Overall: Parents love the app and truly feel more of a connection with me as the teacher.

For me, I love the ease of the app.

Overall improvement for organization

Feb 05, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Kaymbu has really improved the way we communicate with our families and we have had such positive reception from this software. Teachers have a much easier time completing tasks as complex as portfolios and as simple as announcing a pizza party. This has also immensely improved the documentation and reflection that occurs in our classrooms.

Cons: We still do a fair amount of printing of our documentation and Kaymbu has limited support for printing. It seems like it was designed without ever including options for the amount of printing that most schools need to do. I also call customer services quite a bit with questions around printing and most times I am just told Kaymbu wasn't designed for printing so there isn't much they can do.

Owner/ Director

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The convenience of capturing class time/activities...Parents are able to view their child's work...Text alerts, storyboards, etc. I am totally satisfied with Kaymbu!

Cons: I cannot think of anything at this, moment!

Overall: Communication with parents.

Great app for communicating with parent

Feb 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's pretty easy to use and it has improved our overall communication with parents.

Cons: It doesn't work as well on a Kindle Fire (which I have plenty of), however it does work well on tablets and smart phones.

Overall: Good experience overall.

Kaymbu Review

Feb 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to keep track of attendance

Easy to do parent letters and announcements.

Easy to document.

Cons: I would like an easier way to tie in our standards.

Overall: I will be taking over as Administrator and will advise my teachers to use this program.

Such a big help for keeping photo documentation organized

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy it is for me to upload photos, add documentation to those photos, and then organize them for easy reference in the future. I use photos to document my students' progress, and it was always so cumbersome to organize them. Now, I set up Story Boards for each student and use those to store the information. And, I can attach tags like "Outdoor Play" or "Classroom" so I can easily search the photos. Finally, I use a set of story boards for each student to share artwork with the parents that I am saving at school.

Cons: I wish there wasn't a limit on the number of story boards I can have, even with the paid subscription. I would love to have one board per student per month, but that puts me over the limit quickly.

Overall: A huge improvement over my past system. It made writing my conference assessments this year much easier. And, I could easily see growth and changes in my students over the first half of the year.

Kaymbu in our Classrooms

Feb 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like that our teachers are able to share pictures with families throughout the day.

Cons: I am the preschool office administrator and am often in a Storyboard at the same as a the director or a teacher. It is annoying that we can not collaborate on the Storyboard. It would be helpful if when more than one person is working on the same Storyboard we could see each other's work, as in a google doc.

Kaymbu Review

Feb 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to communicate with parents easily! Documentation of the classroom through moments! Storyboards are very user friendly.

Cons: The limited formatting options when sending messages e.g. bolding, underline, font sizes.

We wish editing a grouped moment would easier.

We wish we could tag moments to lesson plans created.

Enjoying the Kaymbu experience!

Feb 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We like the ease of use and the fantastic support we receive from the Kaymbu team.

Cons: We sometimes have issues with the devices where the app has to be reloaded. It does not take long, but does throw a wrench in our daily operations.

Overall: Our parents and teachers love having an app that streamlines daily communication and classroom happenings.

Kaymbu Communication App

Feb 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of communication has made all the teacher's jobs much easier. Instead to writing weekly newsletters to the parents, teachers are able to communicate quickly and in real time. Parents are very happy about this communication.

Cons: So far everything has been fine. Teachers are just beginning to use the product and did so with ease. Staff who are less digitally inclined just needed a bit of guidance from their colleagues.

FUMCN uses Kaymbu

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Overall, we have been very pleased with Kaymbu. We just did a parent survey and one thing that came out was that parents really like Kaymbu. We do have a few problems and a suggestion or two! One, when using our phones (iPhone and Android), sometimes there is a problem either loading the picture into drafts, or (after tagging), loading the picture from drafts to moments. Have you had other complaints of this?

Also, with the success of Kaymbu as a documentation platform, we were wondering if the services could be expanded. Are there any plans for a calendar-type feature where future events could be planned and reminders sent out (via text or email)? Or a scheduling type feature where we could use parent info and let them schedule for events? Thank you!

Kaymbu Rocks

Feb 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The asthetics of it. it looks very appealing and our parents have commented on the ease of use and how it looks on their end.

I like the uniformity of communication.

Cons: Limits of numbers pictures. Our teachers would like the opportunity to send out multiple numbers of pictures to their families and since there is a limit, they are not able to do so on Kaymbu all at once.

Overall: All good.

Love Kaymbu

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly

Cons: Love everything about it-

Overall: Love Kaymbu- I have loved using Kaymbu this year- and my parents love it as well- super user friendly to both teachers and parents..... love the new phone app-

Recommendations to other buyers: Love new phone app-

Consistent Communication

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Our early education program, like many others had various mechanisms for parent communication-most hard copy paper, notes etc. At some point during the school year the "paper" communication became inconsistent, not purposeful, but just what happens in busy days of an early childhood program.

With Kaymbu our classroom/parent communication has been and continues to remain consistent-pictures and videos support the written notes. This tool has proven invaluable to our teaching team and is a real selling point to new families. We have been using Kaymbu for almost a full three years and intend to continue!!!

Director

Feb 05, 2019
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: daily report; moment; message; easy to communicate with parents;

Cons: sometimes the software doesn't work well, we have to restart it.

Great product for our classrooms!

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I LOVE the product and my great experience started with working with a solid team. I was really nervous about how the product would work out when we started because my staff was not very tech savvy and averse to change. The Kaymbu team was understanding, helpful, flexible with our needs and we've since added the service to two more classrooms. The price is very reasonable and coupled with the service that we get, I feel like we are part of something that makes a big difference. The Kaymbu team is efficient, knowledgeable, responsive, and has met all our needs!

Amazing Experience

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We are new to Kaymbu this year and have a wonderful experience so far. We have had so much great feedback from parents and teachers about the information and ease of use. Our parents feel more informed, our teachers have an easier time compiling developmental progress information, and we are very pleased with the experience so far. We look forward to new features and updates in the future and can't wait to see everything that is in the works.

Kaymbu is great with communication

Feb 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that it is easy to use and I like the look of the software.

Cons: I do not have any cons at this time because the interactions have been positive and the software has been easy to use.

Overall: The team at Kaymbu are friendly and willing and eager to support as needed.

Kaymbu in Our Classroom

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This program is very easy to use and has become an integral part of our classroom. We use it for our digital portfolio and for sending pictures to parents of their child's daily activities. It has made our portfolio system much more intentional and organized!! We love it!

Kaymbu for small preschool

Feb 09, 2019
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I'm able to do so much on one app. When it was working.

Cons: I'm unable to load photos from my computer. This has been an ongoing problem for months. It seems like there is no fix.

Awesome. Like using it on a daily basis.

Feb 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Love using Kaymbu. Very user friendly for people like me because initially I was very apprehensive. Now love sending information to parents on a daily basis and got great feedback from parents. Thanks

We love this system!

May 12, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Kaymbu allows us to immediately share pictures and videos with parents. We also use it to record child observations and track development.

Kaymbu reviewed

Feb 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: My parents really enjoy seeing pictures of their kids at school but sometimes information doesn't save in the daily notes app