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Staff Rostering Software for Early Learning Centres

Let RosterElf help you build conflict-free schedules for your educators and support staff in seconds, automatically calculate awards, and keep staff updated on changes on the fly.

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A magically simple Early Learning Centre employee management tool

Innovative Rostering for Childcare Excellence

Flawless Scheduling, Enhanced Care

Elevate Childcare with RosterElf's Magic

Early learning Centre RosterElf
  • RosterElf is a valuable tool for early learning centres that simplifies staff scheduling and time management. Its intuitive interface allows for easy creation and adjustment of staff rosters, ensuring that each class has adequate staff at all times.


  • The software's smart scheduling capabilities can match employee availability with the centre's needs, enhancing compliance and quality of care. 

  • RosterElf's time-tracking features provide accurate payroll processing, which reduces administrative burdens. This efficiency saves time and allows centre managers to focus more on childcare quality and parental engagement. 

  • RosterElf helps early learning centres provide children with a safe, nurturing, and well-organised environment by improving the operational aspects.
Early learning Centre RosterElf
weekly roster view

Build conflict-free learning centre staff rosters

weekly roster view

Schedule staff rosters to match your early learning centre’s demand using RosterElf’s  online rostering software.                     


  • Full visibility into  staff availability and qualifications as you plan for the week.
  • Use your saved roster templates to reduce time spent building staff schedules.
  • Let your  staff labour budget guide you as you build your weekly learning centre roster.

Stay on top of time and attendance

Shift swapping capabilities

Track  accurate time and attendance with RosterElf’s innovative digital time clock that eliminates the need for paper timesheets and manual data entry.                     


  • Generate digital timesheets for quick and easy payroll processing.
  • Get live updates when staff clock in and out of their early learning centre shift with  GPS Clock in-out or our  Tablet Time Clock App.
  • If employees arrive late or work overtime, the system requires them to leave a note explaining why so you can approve hours faster.
Shift swapping capabilities
Approved hours for payroll

Keep educators and management connected

Approved hours for payroll

Most importantly, RosterElf allows you to keep your employees engaged and updated with any changes using the RosterElf mobile apps for iOS and Android.                     


  • Employees can easily apply for leave,  swap shifts, and set availability on the go.
  • Update staff as soon as there are changes with restrictions.
  • Empower staff to stay connected and in control of their  availability schedule.

Seamless payroll integration

Seamless Payroll Integration

Our  payroll integration features allow early learning centres to pay staff on time, automatically calculate  Children’s Services enterprise awards, and eliminate manually entering data.                     


  • Avoid compliance issues and human error with automatic award interpretation.
  • Approve payroll on the go by comparing hours worked to hours scheduled.
  • Seamless payroll processing with  intuitive payroll software integration.
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Seamless Payroll Integration
Early Learning Centre Staff Scheduling Software

Early Learning Centre Staff Scheduling Software

Why choose RosterElf to manage your Early Learning Centre?

Our all-in-one workforce management software is the perfect solution for managing early learning centres with lots of staff and with one or more locations. So, whether you want to save time  building staff schedules,  calculate awards without the risk of making a mistake or keep your employees connected - RosterElf has something for everyone.

Core Challenges

  • Building conflict-free schedules across more than one location.
  • Processing payroll and calculating awards without error.
  • Collecting accurate time and attendance data.

RosterElf Solutions

  • ‘Perfect Match’ algorithm ensures you scheduled staff to the right shifts.
  • Seamless payroll integration features eliminate human error.
  • Digital time and attendance tracks precise hours and saves as a digital timesheet.


We have the answers.

Can I schedule staff across more than one Early Learning Centre location?

RosterElf’s rostering software allows you to  schedule staff across multiple locations without any issues. Some businesses using RosterElf have over 60 sites! 

Our customer service team are always happy to assist with complex setups and offer free onboarding support.

How does the ‘Perfect Match’ algorithm work?

The Perfect Match Algorithm works by computing the staff with the  correct availability, qualifications, and role for the shift at hand and presents these staff for selection.

You will also have the option to schedule a less qualified staff member if you fail to have any other options available.

How quickly can I implement RosterElf with my business?

With the help of our team, we can have you and your early learning centre location across Australia set up with RosterElf in less than 30 minutes.

We can also assist with the more  complex Award Interpretation tasks once the account is live to you know the right people are being paid the correct amounts every time.

Is the RosterElf time clock app available on mobile?

The time clock available on the  iOS and Android mobile apps and includes patented GPS technology that allows employees to sign in from their smartphones once they are on site.

You can also use the  Tablet based Time Clock App to have a fixed location in the business where staff can clock in and out without needing their own device.

Can I build schedules based on my learning centre’s labour budget?

Using the  live roster budgeting feature, you can track your labour budget and get a live update of the total wage costs when building schedules.

What payroll solutions integrate with RosterElf?

RosterElf  integrates with major payroll software solutions for Early Learning Centres, including  Xero,  MYOB and  Sage

If you are using an alternative Payroll provider let us know and chances are we will be able to get the data exported from RosterElf and in to your system.

What happens if my Early Learning Centre has to close temporarily because of restrictions?

We understand that times are unpredictable at the moment. But, fortunately,  you only pay for the staff that you roster. So, therefore, if you don’t  schedule staff, you don’t have to pay.

Does RosterElf have a free trial?

Yes! We’d love to give you the chance to try our early learning centre employee scheduling software first before you commit. However, we know you’ll have a hard time saying goodbye, so we’ll give  you 15 days with no credit card needed to sign up.

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