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Apt Childcare Software
Initially developed in the early 1990's as a DOS application for a small section of the sector that used PC's. Re-engineered in 1999 for Windows and now available as desktop/network or cloud based.
Meet The Team
Shane has been in IT for over 40 years, initially specializing in custom solutions for a variety of small businesses.
The last 20 years has been focused on the Early Childhood sector and providing software to keep up with continual MOE requirements.
As the client base has continued to expand, Shane’s role has seen him move into the management of the childcare team.
He enjoys travel and playing badminton for Manawatu Vets teams.
Martin qualified with a degree in Computer Science over 40 years ago. Since then he has developed software and databases for a range of businesses. He enjoys the ongoing and rapid change in the IT industry. He is currently involved full time in the development of Apt Childcare.
In his spare time he enjoys tramping and photography.
Ian joined the Apt Childcare team in 2008 with the key role of providing Help Desk support & training to administrators, owners and managers of ECEC’s in the operation of the software.
He has the key role in supporting all aspects and platforms of the system.
Julie joined the help desk team in 2013 from an IT technical support role. She has worked as an IT professional for more years than she's willing to share.
Outside work Julie is a busy mum, netball coach and sometime golfer.
After completing a BAVI degree from UCOL, Nic joined us in 2016 to strengthen our support team.
How are we different?
- Maturity - 25 years of development and depth of features. Apt was the first SMS system for ECE starting early 1990's.
- User Base - over 1400 services use the system (incl NZ's largest group). All types of services (kindergartens/preschool/home based/OSCAR).
- Help Desk - three dedicated staff for your support calls & email. We respond to 90% of queries within an hour.
- Multiple platforms - cloud (through browser), desktop or LAN