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Sep
2020
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July 2020 Newsletter

Dear Blossomers,

Another month of new features, enhancements and innovation. As your nursery businesses continue to adapt to a ‘new normal’, we are attentively listening to your feedback and ideas to support your growth, quality of education and parental communication.

Enjoy.
The Blossom Team

Tagged Funding

Tagged Funding

We have improved the way Blossom handles funding allocation. We have changed the navigation, design and sped up the process to save you time.

Click Finance > Funding. Here you will be able to see the funding overview screen as shown above.

Click + Create to add a brand new funding type. This is the same process and format as before to keep the feature familiar and consistent.

There are a range of filters to narrow down your search.

Create Funding Type

Age Range & Room

You can select a specific age range or room to see children that could be eligible for upcoming funding.

Date Picker

By selecting the date picker, you are able to see the funding allocated (or not allocated) within said time.

Status

Here you are able to filter through

Based on the date picker, you will be able to see the children in a list format and whether they have funding assigned. Select a child or a group of children and click Assign Funding. This will allow you to bulk assign a funding type from your drop down. That’s right, BULK ASSIGN in one action.

If you have Automatic Funding, job done!

Create Funding Type

If you have Manual Funding you will need to apply the funded hours to the child’s sessions. Click Allocate and this can be completed in a neat pop-up.

Assign Funding Type

If you are not sure if your funding is Automatic of Manual, check out the simple cheat sheet below!

Cheapest Monthly Sessions

This will appear as Automatic Funding.

Manually Allocated

This will appear as Manual Funding.

Subtract from Invoice

This will appear as Automatic Funding.

You are also able to add multiple funding types so why not add the whole academic year!

Occupancy Child Preview

After the great response from last month’s occupancy release, we then went on to enhance this feature even more so.

More > Occupancy > Occupancy Report > Weekly Occupancy Report

The report shows the children behind the numbers and which children are present, absent, on holiday or have extra sessions booked.

Occupancy Child Preview
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12:00 - 18:00

The tick icon shows present children and the times of their session sets.

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Absent

The thermometer icon shows when a child is absent from your nursery due to sickness.

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Holiday

The sun icon is shown when a child is away on holiday.

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07:00 - 18:00

The + icon is displayed when a child has an extra session booked in and the time they are expected in and out of nursery.

For a detailed view, click the arrow to open up the drop down!

Occupancy Child Preview detailed view

System Owner

We have created a new ‘System Owner’ role. This role is typically the Primary Contact for the nursery. There can only be one System Owner.

To update your System Owner, click More > Settings > Nursery Info. You will not be able to change the System Owner within the Staff section.

The System Owner role is only eligible to Nursery Managers. When upgrading a staff member to a System Owner, you are also upgrading their access levels to Manager.

July update : System Owner

£200 Amazon Voucher if you Refer a Nursery

Do you know a nursery who would benefit from using Blossom?

If so, click More > Refer Blossom!

If your referral signs up with us, you will receive a £200 Amazon Voucher, that’s right, £200. A thank you from Blossom to you.

Visit our Help Centre

We are constantly updating the content on our Help Centre to keep you informed on all areas of the platform. See more information about our new releases and the existing platform by visiting our Help Centre:

If you have any further questions, would like to submit your
feedback or would like to speak to a member of the Blossom Team:
• Click the ‘?’ on the right hand side of your platform
• Email support on support@blossomeducational.com
• Or call us on 01923 545 200.

Missed Last Month’s Newsletter?

July updates : Last Months Newsletter

Feature on our Website

This month we carried out a Case Study on Banana Moon Franchise who have been using Blossom for coming up to 2 years. Hear what Operations Manager, Carly Garrett had to say about their Blossom experience!

Are you enjoying using Blossom and want to let the world know? Send us a short video of your journey and experience with us. Why did you choose Blossom? Why do you remain a loyal customer?

For those who are a little camera shy, do not worry, you can still take part! Why not send a testimonial to the Service Team on support@blossomeducational.com. Tell us about your onboarding story, perhaps your favorite features or even a member of staff that has made your experience memorable. We want to hear from you!

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