Kidzplay ran the crèche at Olave 2019, a International Guide camp that I attended as a leader. It was the first time I had left my 6 month old in the care of anyone other than family.
The staff were amazing with him and they provided an excellent range of age appropriate toys and activities. We especially loved his footprint canvas.
He was always happy on pick up and happy to be left in their care.
Thank you Kidzplay for looking after him so well.
KidzPlay were fantastic when my daughter, aged 8, attended their crèche at a large International Guide Camp. They had a range of activities that suited her interests and throughout the week changed their timetable so that it interested other children. The staff were very popular amongst the children. Thank you - she loved her week with you.
Melissa came to Disability Pride for the day and she was absolutely brilliant. Her presence - and her wonderful toys - made such a difference to what was already a fabulous day. I would recommend Melissa to anyone. Book her now!
KidzPlay provided the creche at a private party I attended in July.
My daughter absolutely loved playing in the creche, Melissa and her team were attentive and engaged her in arts and crafts as well as letting her play.
I was very impressed that my daughter felt so relaxed with them as normally she is quite clingy in crowded situations, as it was I hardly saw her for the entire day!
I can highly recommend KidzPlay, it’s just a shame we don’t live nearer.
Mr Lloyd J Sharman
I met Melissa at Disability Pride on Hove lawns today and thanks to her I got half an hour to drink a cup of tea as my disabled eleven year old son was totally consumed by the fabulous array of toys that she had laid out for children to play with. (she says she will have her hands full tonight when she cleans them all!) Melissa even took control of my son's antics whilst I purchased the said tea... those few moments to carry out such a normal task are usually the trickiest as my son takes every opertunity to 'escape' and cause havoc but Melissa was there, at my rescue. A very interesting, very understanding woman to say the least... oh, and my son adored her... Lloyd.
Julia & George
Melissa did a phenomenal job organising a creche for our wedding in West Sussex. The venue didn't have anywhere obvious for the creche to go, and having visited the venue and talked to their staff, Melissa came up with the idea of a bell tent. This worked perfectly, the children loved it, it kept them contained(!) and looked beautiful on the venue's lawn. Melissa was super responsive, flexible and easy to deal with - no question or request was too much hassle. She brought a great selection of toys and activities to keep kids of all ages entertained. She worked incredibly hard with her team on the day to get everything set up, entertain the children all day and then clear everything down. We would not hesitate to recommend KidzPlay for anyone who has lots of kids coming to their wedding! Thank you! Julia & George
Melissa transformed a boring communal room into an amazing fun space for toddlers - games, matts, colours, places to sit, places to climb etc. It was just fantastic. She created a wonderfully fun and safe environment, and that combined with her warmth, meant even kids who had never been in nursery environments felt very happy. Well done! Would heartily recommend her.
We met Melissa at a Wedding Fair and I could immediately see that this was someone enjoyed her work and was dedicated to the children. We snapped her up for my daughters wedding. As my daughter and her ‘husband’ already had 2 children as do many of her friends, we very much wanted the children to enjoy the day. Melissa and her team were AMAZING! She arrived early and set up several areas for the children including toys and activities. In our pre wedding meetings she really listened to our wishes and concerns. She was there from the very start and watched during the ceremony to swoop in and take any ‘fidgety’ 2 year olds (my Grandson). The children had such a fabulous day, playing games, painting, making pirate hats, a treasure hunt, and so much more. My nephews daughter has Retts syndrome and as Melissa also works with children with special needs she had bought sensory toys along for her. The children were occupied and had a fabulous time without having to sit through the boring speeches etc. After most of the children had left, Melissa stayed on, put our 2 boys to bed and babysat until midnight. All of this was key to us all having a relaxed, and happy, day. One of the best of our lives. I highly recommend this beautiful gentle soul and her amazing assistants.
We attended my cousins wedding on the weekend, all the staff especially Melissa were fantastic, the toys/resources and activities they provided were outstanding, I can not thank them all enough for making the day a little bit easier for us, they went above and beyond, especially in caring for my son and my daughter who has allergies.
Thank you all again, was a fantastic day xxx
Melissa provided a fantastic creche for my family yoga retreat. The kids were happy, engaged and had lots of activities and toys to chose from. Melissa and her staff are super friendly, punctual and professional and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kidzplay creche for your event so you can enjoy yourself while the kids have fun too! - Julie, Brighton Yoga
Melissa and I looked after the children at the yoga retreat. What a great team we are! Melissa is a wonderful person to work with, very supportive and organised. She had toys delivered in advance and we had all we needed on the day.
The selection of toys was excellent and the children in our care enjoyed the activities.
It was very fun morning!
I would highly recommend Lissa as a reliable, responsible, genuinely enthusiastic and super fun party host. Lissa regularly looks after my two children, often for long periods and overnight. They absolutely adore her and we know that they are in very safe hands and will always have a great time. Lissa recently ran the 'children's room' at our house party and they had a wonderful time. Lissa came armed with an array of ideas and props for games to keep them amused and so the grown ups could truly relax, knowing their children were in safe hands. We are very lucky to have Lissa- she's professional, 100% trustworthy and such a lovely person!
Best Party Ever!!!
Lissa regularly looks after our two children age 6 and 9 who have severe learning difficulties and medical needs. She uses makaton to aid communication and we are happy for her to give our son his daily medication. Lissa recently came with us to our niece's wedding to look after our boys throughout the day, and then returned to our hotel with the boys so that my husband and I could enjoy the evening reception, relaxed and confident that our boys were safe and sound in bed. Lissa woke with the boys the next morning, got them dressed and ready for the day and we all had breakfast together, it was so nice for my husband and I to have a rare lazy morning! Our boys love seeing Melissa (and they are a great judge of character), they enjoy playing with her and going on trips on the bus or to the local playground. We totally trust Melissa, she is a rare find and we feel very lucky!
I have known Melissa since I was six as she looked after me when she was a childminder, with mutiple learning difficulties ranging from ADHD to ASC I was a challenge ! But as always Melissa being the determined individual she has always been never gave up on me and always did her very best to care and support me and my development, I am now eighteen and still see Melissa on a regular basis, this is because the care that Melissa gives to every individual child she looks after is impossible to forget.
Wedding Crèche at English Wine Centre.
I cannot fault Melissa for preparation and care of our little ones at our daughter’s wedding.
I met her at the Centre beforehand and she was prepared with all the paperwork necessary for safety and information for the venue. She was calm, reassuring, professional and reliable.
It is complicated setting up a crèche and she allowed herself plenty of time to account for any variables and was especially astute about safety.
When we arrived at the venue after the church service, Melissa and her team were organized with a colourful area prepared for the children. The parents were able to relax and enjoy the wedding breakfast knowing their children were in good hands.
Thank you, Melissa and your team, from my family and all the parents who were so pleased with the care of their children.
I am only sorry that we had not organized a meal for Melissa and her team and sadly the venue did not offer them anything either. So for future people thinking of employing Kidzplay do make sure they are catered for, because they will not complain!
I would certainly recommend Kidzplay and Melissa’s team for excellent, professional care of children.
I have worked with Melissa on the last three #TotRockinBeats events. She is a wonderful combination of being fun, friendly, incredibly professional and with an enormous level of enthusiasm for what she does. Kidzplay
Events Creche is a fantastic idea, it means the grown-ups can enjoy themselves, safe in the knowledge that their small people are being utterly taken care.
I highly, highly, recommend Melissa.
Melissa recently looked after all the kids at my nephew's wedding. She and her team were amazing and it made all the difference. If only the weather could have been as good!
Naomi – CPO Brandwatch
For a recent family party, I hired Kidzplay to run the creche for me to look after 6 children including 1 baby (8 months old). The whole day went brilliantly: the children were well cared for, primarily, but also had a great time! Melissa made sure that all of the children were involved in the art activities she had planned with her team. She also brought along with her toys for all ages. And somehow she also managed to make sure that they all ate well too!
Esther – Small Folk Run, Unique Children’s Clothing
I employed Melissa to run a crèche for the children at my wedding. It was great to not to have to worry about entertaining the kids all day while we were able to relax & enjoy our time with our guests. But also lovely to have the children there for our big day. The children were well looked after & kept entertained & had great fun. A brilliant option that I would highly recommend to anyone that is going to be having children at their wedding.
Billy, age 7
Lissa is fantastic at looking after children and she is very good at helping people when they have fallen over like that.
Lissa provides the crèche services for all our staff events. It is really important that our employees feel complete confidence in the childcare provided, and I know that she can deliver just that. The feedback from our events has always been resoundingly positive, which is an amazing achievement when there are over 30 children from babies to teenagers to cater for. Lissa runs the crèche with her incredible energy and imagination, but is always practical and has her eye on safety at all times. And very importantly, she is reliable. I know I can just leave it all up to Lissa and it will run smoothly which is so important when running a large event. I can then make sure I give all my attention to the rest of the event, knowing that the children are not only in safe hands, but having fun as well. All the childcare workers that Lissa employs are extremely well trained and pleasant, and are a credit to her. We wouldn’t think of using anyone else, and plan our events accordingly. Lissa is a real find, one in a million.
Jessica, age 7
Lissa is very good person and you can always relay on her to help you . She is kind, funny and a bit mad but in a good way of course . Lissa can turn a frown to a smile in a blink of an eye.
Nicola, ITV Studios
Melissa and her team were fantastic, providing a safe and fun environment for our little guests to play and keep entertained and their parents the opportunity to relax and enjoy the wedding. Their experience, care and support were a real asset to our day, enabling the kids to be part of the wedding without dominating it. Thank you!
Staff are police (DBS) checked, have professional childcare qualifications and extensive experience of working at specialist one-off events. All staff are on the voluntary register with Ofsted and the creche is fully insured and trained in Paediatric first aid.