To support social distancing measures across its five locations, Christopher Robin Day Nurseries is asking parents to check-in remotely using their smartphones when dropping off and picking up their children.
Christopher Robin Day Nurseries is using a virtual queuing system that allows parents and caregivers to easily and safely drop off and pick up their children from its five locations since they reopened Monday, June 8.
The early childhood provider is utilising Qudini’s Queue Management Software, which allows parents to digitally check-in to its nurseries in an initiative designed to support social distancing measures by reducing the amount of time parents spend at its locations and creating a streamlined drop off and pickup process.
Parents are able to register to the home room their child is in and notify teachers when they have arrived to drop off their child or are ready to collect them. Instead of asking parents and children to wait in queues outside the nurseries, they are able to wait from the comfort and safety of their own cars. Teachers, who are very familiar with students and their parents/caregivers, continue to oversee the process while abiding by social distancing measures.
The Director of Christopher Robin Day Nursery, Daniel Seemungal-Owen, says:
“With social distancing measures likely to stay in place for the remainder of the year, it’s crucial that education providers take a long-term stance towards protecting students, parents and their staff.”
“Qudini’s virtual queuing app will help us to support parents with social distancing as they pickup and drop off their children, creating a safe environment for everyone, and a seamless and efficient service for parents.”
Qudini’s CEO and Co-Founder, Imogen Wethered, says:
“We’re very excited to be working with so many incredible organisations like Christopher Robin Day Nurseries in supporting their social distancing initiatives. Our current mission is to help people to safely and confidently visit stores, schools and other organisations, because if we can achieve this, we can reduce the chances of the virus spreading further, as well as bolster the economy and ensure jobs remain intact. We envisage that virtual queuing and appointment booking software will play a significant role in helping the UK to fight the Coronavirus while keeping the economy in motion, and we’re working with new brands daily as a result.”
How the dropoff and pickup journey work:
- Parents arrive outside the nursery with their children ready to drop them off.
- Parents check-in to the nursery from their cars or outside the school through their phones. They will then receive a position in the queue and an estimated wait time.
- Staff are alerted when parents have arrived and can manage the process fairly using Qudini software.
- When staff are ready, the parents receive a real-time notification alerting them to take their child into the nursery. A member of staff then checks the child into the nursery on the Qudini system.
- The same process applies when parents arrive to pickup their children at the end of the day.