Activating & setting the core preference settings for the new feature of requesting extra sessions from the Parent App is quick and simple!
How do I enable the requesting extra sessions feature?
More > Settings > Parent App > Requestable extra sessions > Change the toggle to enable.
Next, you will need to click into core preferences. Here, you will be able to specify the sessions that you wish to be requestable to parents.
More > Settings > Parent App > Requestable extra sessions > Core Preferences > Tick the sessions you would like to be requestable.
Remember! You are able to scroll down to view all sessions.
Once you have selected your sessions available it is time to specify your additional preferences.
Minimum request notice: This defines how many days of notice the nursery would like to have before a request and restricts the days the parent can select when requesting extra sessions.
Maximum advance requests: This restricts the days in advance that the parent can request extra sessions. For example, if this was set to 30. The parent would only be able to request extra sessions up to 30 days in advance.
Include children's holidays and sick leave as available spaces: You are able to change the toggle to whether you include children's holidays and sick leave as available spaces or not.
Parents can only request sessions that don't need an additional staff member: By default this will be disabled. This means the parents can book sessions that require an additional staff member. However, if the toggle is enabled you will prevent the parent from being able to request extra sessions that requires an extra member of staff.
Now your core preferences are all set and ready to go!