About Us

Dan McCaffrey

Managing Director

Dan is the owner and Managing Director of Childcare Bookings, and has extensive experience across education and childcare, both as a teacher and Director. He is a founding member of the DfE steering group tasked with planning for the future of wraparound childcare. Dan is also an experienced governor at an Outstanding Primary Academy, giving him clear insight into the financial and organisational pressures on schools today.

Dan’s passion is helping schools maximise their impact on every child in their care. He understands that with shrinking budgets, schools are being forced to act and think more commercially and is proud to run a number of businesses that help schools achieve that, whilst enabling them to retain their primary focus on providing pupils with a great education.

Dan lives in Sussex with his family, their indifferent cat and badly behaved dog.

Alistair Eagle

School Partnership Director

Ali has worked in the wraparound childcare sector for almost 15 years, starting out with hands-on roles in clubs, through to being the Commercial Director of the 5th largest school-age childcare provider in the UK. He was responsible for the creation of our market-leading Online Booking System, and is an expert in payment and administration services for childcare.

Ali has supported numerous Schools & MATs with the successful creation & operation of their own provision, from assessing demand to rolling out multiple academies within the same Trust. In recent years, his experience enabled him to contribute significant content to the Government’s published guidelines for safely operating wraparound care during the pandemic.

Ali is passionate about finding innovating ways in which software & technology can help improve the quality & accessibility of wraparound care in the UK.

Outside of work, Ali enjoys watching sports and spending time with his young family.

Chris Riley

Development Director

Chris has a passion for solving complex business problems by creating bespoke software solutions. Over the last 20 years, he has supported businesses in improving their processes and efficiency in a number of sectors, including; printing & media, medical and health insurance, mental health and wellbeing and of course wraparound childcare.

From a family of teachers, the move to join Childcare Bookings has been a natural transition.  Having built the booking system from the ground up, Chris is now an expert in the field of childcare administration technology.

In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his family and is a keen outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys long walks, paddle boarding and his most recent passion is running; currently training for his first marathon in April 2024. He also feeds his inner nerd by playing some rather long and technical board games with friends and family.

Call our team on 01444 523335
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