Compass Early Learning & Care provides centre based home childcare and school aged programs carefully designed for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The company wanted a fresh image as their current website was quite old and there was no consistent branding throughout their marketing materials. They needed a system that would easily deliver information about the programs to parents, staff and providers and still look good across desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
We kicked off the project in by redesigning their Annual Report, we wanted a colourful, creative design that could be replicated across all marketing material, we also wanted to create a blueprint in which future annual reports would be based, creating a consistent layout and a professional looking document. Once the initial design was determined, we ran a website discovery workshop with the key decision makers at Compass, ensuring that everyone would have a platform to discuss their ideas and wish lists for a new website, as well as allowing us to document any important functionality that would be required within the new build.
Once all needs and requirements were agreed upon, the next step was for our team to begin mapping out the overall user experience, layout and design. The site needed to be a powerful hub for all locations, while still being extremely easy to administrate for staff and providers. The end result contained a custom built child care finder utilizing Google maps containing pins for more than 45 locations, location information and a seperate list view. Each location had the ability to click through to an individual page containing all pertinent information and allowing staff to adjust content, links and pricing as required. The site also includes an event calendar for staff with RSVP functions, easy to update text and images throughout, multiple contact forms and a 3 tier login system, allowing restriction on page views for public, provider and staff levels
Consistent branding both online & off, an easy to manage, but incredibly powerful website and a central hub for parents, staff and provides that will take them from today into the future.