Eliminate the headaches of handling teacher and nursery staff absence
We’ve spoken to hundreds of nursery, teaching staff and school admins, and we know you’re all facing the same headaches. We’ve created an app that removes bottlenecks, makes temp management a breeze and ensures coverage by managing local supply pools.
Here's how it works
1 — SOLVE IT INTERNALLY FIRST
Teachers download the Stepifi app to easily manage filling in for each other, increasing utilisation of your teaching staff’s excess capacity.
2 — MANAGE YOUR TRUSTED TEMPS
When nobody from the teaching staff can step in, teachers can choose to include the school’s favorite external temps in their request.
3 — CONNECT TO LOCAL TEMP POOLS
When you’ve run out of available existing resources, the temp administrator can at any time find and contact temps through a local temp pool.
A proactive request process
We've learned that the most efficient way to handle staff absence is to proactively seek the best replacement among your staff or trusted temp workers. Stepifi is designed for you to maximise use of internal resources, with temp workers as an efficient backup solution. We both succeed if you'll never have to resort to expensive temp agencies again.
Made in close collaboration with teaching staff
We haven’t sat in a room and figured this out by ourselves. The idea itself was hatched when our founders’ spouse (a primary school teacher) complained about the dismal supply worker situation at her school. Since then, we’ve spoken to hundreds of teachers, principals, temp workers and nursery administrators to figure out how to radically simplify and improve supply teacher management.
THE BUDGET-CONSTRAINED PRINCIPAL
As a principal, you’ll have access to statistics showing how much time and money Stepifi is saving your school, and you’ll be able to oversee the whole operation.
THE BOTTLE-NECKED TEMP ADMINISTRATOR
As a temp administrator, you’ll have access to a user friendly control panel that gives you complete control. You can oversee bookings, administer temps, and find new temps in the local temp pool.
THE QUALITY-OBSESSED TEACHER
As a teacher, you’ll be able to quickly request supply teachers for your own absences. You can share the teaching plan with your replacement directly in the app, and communicate with him/her if necessary.
THE EAGER-TO-WORK SUPPLY TEACHER
As a supply teacher/temp, you’ll be recruited directly by schools, and can easily accept or reject a request via the app. You’ll get all the info you need, including the teaching plan for the class you’re filling in for.
“We’ve never had such a great overview over the use of temps as we do with Stepifi. We’re utilising our internal resources to a much larger degree, which has resulted in higher quality sessions and lower cost. The app has helped us improve communication between teachers and temps, and we use a lot less time allocating external temps. Stepifi also allows our back office to easily import lists directly to the salary system instead of having to do this manually. In short, organizing temps is no longer our logistical achilles heel. Hurray!"
— Elisabeth Palmgren, principal at Teglverket Primary School in Oslo, Norway
"Stepifi is a tool that not only makes the supply teacher situation easier to handle for both teachers and "temps", but it contributes directly to reduced use of supply teachers. We become more adept at using internal staff, and Stepifi has helped make us more solution-oriented. As a teacher you want the children to learn and enjoy every day at school, including those days I have to be away. It really helps to see the qualifications of the supply teacher that's replacing me."
— Tonje Christin Haug, teacher at Teglverket Primary School in Oslo, Norway
"As a temp I feel that Stepifi is a great tool because it gives me total control and overview over all requests from the school. In addition, I get documents attached to each request with material and tasks for each class on the given day. All my temp classes are now collected in one place.
I also like the opportunity I get to directly communicate with the teacher I am stepping in for. In that way I can better prepare for the classes and I can deliver higher quality. I believe that Stepifi makes the planning of each day smarter and more efficient – for me as a temp, for the teacher and of course for the children."
— Mari Gårderløkken, temp at Teglverket Primary School in Oslo, Norway