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A collection of interesting topical News relating to everything to CoB

CoB saves clients thousands as fees suspended

We suspended minimum charges in March, during lockdown and continue to support our wraparound childcare settings & schools today. As a result our clients saved 15,934.80 (inc VAT) plus enabled settings to use CoB free of charge for keyworkers saving even more money.

Using the right tools for the job

Therese Coffe, Pensions Secretary, conceded that UK government figures relating to COVID-19 infections may well be inaccurate after what is referred to as a computer glitch.

CoB supports year group bubbles

We have launched our second iteration of bubbles that is designed to help maintain year group bubbles in line with the governments latest guidance published on 20th August 2020. The year group bubbles can be retro-fitted into existing calendars, in so far as you have not already created a workaround, along the lines of our advice in July.

Ayrmer Software is celebrating 18 years in business

Ayrmer Software, the software development company behind CoB is celebrating 18 years in business. It is hard to believe where the last eighteen years have gone, it’s been a journey and we’ve had an amazing ride! Thank you to all our clients, suppliers, employees (both past and present).

New director at Ayrmer Software

We are delighted to announce that Andy Carne, who has worked along side Ayrmer Software for over fifteen years, has joined the business as a new director, as of September 2020.

CoB supports bubbles

We have written a guide to setting up bubbles in line with government guidance published at the beginning of the month. If you want a copy of the guide, log on to your account and check out the latest news!

CoB facebook group

We have set-up a Facebook Group for our CoB users, as a way of communicating information that is associated with running a childcare setting, but perhaps does not quite fit within what we add to the user interface. We have sent out invitations to all users, but if you are interested in joining the group, please email our offices and say which setting you are associated with.

CoB supports zero rated activities

CoB supports zero rated activities and allows #schools and #childcare settings to offer a free booking platform for parents and negate the costs of running the booking system during #coronavirus as we have already suspended all other fees.