Would love for our clients to be able to "check in" prior to coming and let us know how many children are coming for childcare.
We plan to begin implementing new Family specific features in 2017 that will address this idea.
We are thinking about using CakeDesktop for our childcare. 60% of our members have kids and use the childcare service so this is a huge deal for us. CakeDesktop is Free for basic functions. Would be nice if Wodify added something like this to manage everything under one program. Here is the link if anyone else would like to see it. https://cakechildcare.com/cms/view/learning-center-provider-channel
Andres Schwartz commented
A child care function would be very helpful. Ability to check-in and check-out kids, charge accordingly, needs to be under the parents account(s), track allergies or any other issues, etc.
We are looking for childcare solutions also. We wanted to do CF kids at the same time to solve the problem, but of course, not all kids can or want to do it and some are way too young.
We created a separate program called babysitting and make the parents sign in for that class which is at the same time as the CrossFit class which they sign in to also. If none reserves a babysitting class an by an hour before then it auto cancels and the babysitter doesn't have to come.
We are currently on the hunt for an app. Best we've found is kindler line but it does not have a reserve ahead of time function.
Frank Foehrenbach commented
We also offer childcare at two workouts each day. It has really grown in popularity and we are now in need of a way to manage the number of kids that parents are bringing, including the ages of the kids.
I was thinking of creating a separate program in Wodify called Childcare and defining all the children as Athletes. Then I could ask parents to reserve a spot for their kids in the WOD. We would have to pay for the kids to be Athletes in Wodify. Parents would have to log in with each of their kids individual IDs which would be a huge pain for them. The number of kids is not the only factor either. It is the age of the kids as well. A 6-month-old takes more work than a 5 year old.
AdminSean Book (Product Manager, Wodify) commented
Hey Dani, check out the following idea: http://help.wodify.com/forums/196773-ideas/suggestions/4478459-share-payment-info-amongst-family-members
We're doing that one soon.
A better system is needed for children so that separate logins & ccs aren't needed of kids. We have moms with 4 kids so reserving spots for all kids would require 4 separate logins plus the moms account. Ain't nobody got time for that. We need them to reserve so we know how many kids are coming and can add nannies if need be. Then you have to load the punchcard under the child which requires the child's account to have a cc on file. Not sure why we aren't able to like accounts.