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To follow on with last week’s booking rules release, We are continuing to enhance our bookings offering to include great new features in Bookings 2.0.
To recap, Bookings 2.0 includes many hotly anticipated features, including:
Multiple, non-overlapping bookings in a day - useful for creating bus bookings, excursions or kindergarten long-day sessions
Casual bookings from sign-in on the Playground Application
Booking rules engine for both casual sign-ins and the parent mobile bookings feature
The ability to create non-subsidised fees, useful for excursions or bus list bookings
Culminating in the final release of Bookings 2.0 on June 28th, We will be releasing new features weekly to help services transition to this new feature.
Please Note the following important changes to bookings for June 28:
Room shuffling for OSHC bookings will no longer apply after the June 28th release of Bookings 2.0. In order to retain this feature, OSHC services will need to create at least 2 rules, one for BSC and another for ASC sessions. Otherwise, all casual bookings created will be for the system defaults.
The parent mobile bookings feature will only display bookings defined in the Booking Rules after June 28th. If no rules are defined, parents will only be able to book into the system default booking. To continue to provide parents with a variety of available bookings, services will need to define booking rules in Office.
Features & Enhancements
Playground Flow Enhancements
To improve the user experience when using plans, documents and observations in Playground, We have enhanced the user interaction flows to make moving between Draft and Published easier, including:
New design for draft plans, observations and documents
New buttons for saving and publishing to parents
Merged view of both published and draft plans, observations and documents
Publish changes to parents and then continue working on a plan or document as a draft, publishing new changes when ready