You can test a sites certificate and configuration using websites online like SSLABS. So if you want to check the validity of claims made in this post, have a little nosey yourself. There are a few other EYFS packages available on the market to nurseries and childminders; Baby’s Days state that other packages, “only provide a fraction of the features available with Baby’s Days” source
You would imagine that Baby’s Days would have the highest ranking certificate given that they are the, “most advanced software system available on the market” source and that users pays £11.99 a month.
Unfortunately this isn’t the case and Baby’s Days DO NOT have the highest SSL Certificate rating amongst its competitors.
The highest rated SSL Certificates are actually configured by companies called MegaMinder and Orbit who both provide free EYFS software solutions. Below are the certificates so you can view this for yourself.
Does this mean Baby’s Days is unsafe?
No, not at all. They are doing as much as they can to ensure your data is safe. It is just a shame that the wording on their website is so “pumped” it really makes you feel that they are market innovators leading the field, the only ones who can be trusted etc. They have a whole page on their site dedicated to ensuring you know they are the best in the industry and that competitors do not come close.
So when you delve a little deeper it’s disappointing to find that actually FREE providers have higher rating certificates. If you pop back tomorrow I will be posting more about the marketing claims made on their website, including the claim that, “no other system has the Parental Interaction that Baby’s Days can offer you”.
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