Early Learning Management develops unique cloud-based dashboard tailored to ECEC
A number of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services succeed because of the strengths, interests and talents of those who own and manage them. Strengths like having warm and responsive relationships with children, a passion for bringing together high-quality educators, and a creative and dynamic flair when it comes to designing programs, environments and spaces.
There is, however, one core element which is needed to have a successful and thriving ECEC service, regardless of service type, licenced places or philosophy – the ability to make sound business decisions.
Without a sound business foundation – enough revenue coming in to meet planned and unplanned expenses, plans to manage staff movements and unexpected events, and oversight of the performance of the service over time – it is impossible to showcase service strengths including relationships, philosophy and practice.
That’s where Early Learning Management can help.
ELM – established business guidance
With a long history of engagement with the ECEC sector, the team has worked in the management of not-for-profit, community-based, business-focused and for-profit services, spanning nearly 30 years.
This experience, which they’ve used to support services and businesses in all Australian states and territories, puts them in prime position to advise the ECEC sector with a style described as approachable, accessible and enthusiastic.
The Early Learning Management team ‘speak the language’ of education and care, providing professional advice and external management on:
- Compliance with The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF);
- Child Care Subsidy (CCS) compliance and governance;
- National Quality Framework (NQF);
- General governance matters; and,
- All day-to-day operational activities of childcare service.
Each member of the Early Learning Management team has been carefully selected for their connection with the sector, and their capacity to develop a successful and compliant business. Early Learning Management is genuine, driven to support those they work with to be the best they can be, based on a belief that genuine people want to work with others just like them.
There’s no service too big or too small – the team has worked on projects from greenfield developments, management engagements, and advisory consultations. Because of their nationwide reach, Early Learning Management has dealt with each State/Territory regulatory authority, various government departments, ACECQA and the Federal Department of Education, and are well-positioned to help services navigate complex matters of compliance and operation.
Along with specialist services including feasibility forecasting, development planning and service approval, and service management, the Early Learning Management team also offers digital marketing advice and support, and business intelligence reporting.
Fiscus – an ECEC-specific forecasting and reporting tool developed by ELM
Throughout their time working with and within the ECEC sector, the team at Early Learning Management have developed a variety of innovative solutions, all tailored specifically to the work of the education and care sector. When they went looking for a forecasting and reporting tool that would be everything a busy leader or service owner would need, they found solutions that came close, but none that were quite right.
Using their innovation and acumen, the Early Learning Management team instead created a tool of their own – a forecasting and reporting tool that promises to analyse all of the data sources, both financial and non-financial, and aggregate and deliver back the data “in beautiful charts, graphs and ratios”.
Designed for use as a forecasting, reporting and decision-making platform, Fiscus was conceived to help people in the ECEC sector to make sound childcare business decisions and is suitable for use by ECEC business owners, accountants, managers, bookkeepers, decision-makers, and investors.
Fiscus uses visualisations to make sometimes complex concepts of cash flow, projection and revenue performance easy to understand using charts and graphs, and can deliver:
- ECEC service relevant financial ratios and graphing;
- ECEC service-related utilisation ratios and graphing;
- ‘Helicopter’ analysis of ECEC businesses’ financial operations;
- Room-by-room analysis of an ECEC business’s financial operations; and,
- Data mining and analysis within the ECEC-sector styled data.
Fiscus is cloud-based, so access is instantly available worldwide through a variety of mediums, making it perfect for those leaders, owners, managers and stakeholders who are juggling competing priorities.
The right partner for you – ELM ready to move your business to the next level
With a blend of on-the-ground support/governance, tailor-made technology solutions, and the collective experience of the team, Early Learning Management promises to execute seamless external management. The team works collaboratively to ensure management, rules, relationships, policies, systems, compliance and processes are exercised and maintained.
ECEC services, of any size, who are looking to improve productivity and organisational approaches, can be assured that Early Learning Management, with their commercial approach and efficiency-focused style, can support services to gain the best possible commercial outcomes.