Not sure how to phrase this question but basically I'm creating an non-profit's internal portal within Drupal.
They deal with school sponsorship of children and we want to manage this database in Drupal. Within administration the staff should be able to add/edit/delete a Child from sponsorship much in the same way you would deal with a content node.
I don't want to add Content Type 'Child' as it's not directly for the front-facing website. But would prefer to create a "new node type" (does this make sense?)....in the same way that the Commerce module allows for addition of Products, separate from content.
How would I go about this? (I think I'm missing a key technical word for "Node type"...)