Safe and Sound offer bespoke childcare services at weddings and events. Since 2006, their amazing team has been providing fun, entertaining care for babies, children and teenagers of all ages.
The adults will be able to relax in the knowledge that the little ones are being cared for in a safe environment and enjoying themselves with exciting activities. The children will not be excluded from the celebrations, they will be a part of the special day and wonderful memories.
Safe and Sound will take care of all the details, and work with you to create a unique and personalised experience. So please do not hesitate to get in touch through the contact form above.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Isn’t a crèche just for babies?
A ‘crèche’ is just a term we use for one of the services we provide. Our services are about making sure that everyone at your event can enjoy what is going on and have fun. A wedding is often quite structured, formal, and much more an ‘adults’ day’ – you would never take your children to a gala dinner and then onto a nightclub! With us, the children to enjoy the day, are part of proceedings and have lots of fun with our team playing games, doing activities and arts & crafts. Our team has such a variety of experiences that we match these skills and experiences to the children attending the event. We have secondary school PE teachers who will engage with the teenagers, a nursery trained team to look after the tiniest of babies and every age in between!
Do I need to know all the children’s ages or even if they are attending?
We do not need to know the exact details of the children for an event straight away, we are aware that it takes time to complete the guest list. To help us guide you with what would be best for your specific day, we do require a rough estimate of the number of children, the age range and the approximate start and finish time. When we are closer to the date of your event and you have received your RSVP’s, then we can be more specific with your requirements.
We only have 4 or 5 children coming, do we really need a crèche?
We often come and help at an event for that number of children, even for less! We provide our care from just a single child being supervised in the parents’ bedroom at the hotel to over 250 children at a summer festival event. The number of children doesn’t affect the need for them to have something to occupy them or that extra pair of eyes who know where they are at every moment. We organise activities, games and provide a higher level of engagement and supervision of the children to allow everyone the best opportunity to enjoy your day.
Are you registered with OFSTED?
We are part of the voluntary registration with OFSTED because we provide a mobile service and do not have a setting. We ensure that every event we do is also logged with them.
What qualifications do the members of the team have? Do they have a DBS?
Each member of our team works professionally within childcare. We never recruit anyone who is newly qualified. We require our team to have some experience of life and know how to handle any situation that might arise. All of our team hold an enhanced DBS certificate, ensuring the professionalism and character of the people who will be looking after your children. This team come from a variety of professional background have primary and secondary teachers, scout leaders, nursery staff, childminders, private nannies and au-pairs. All our team holds an enhanced DBS certificate, ensuring the professionalism and character of the people who will be looking after your children. We are not a nanny agency.
Will the children stay with people they don’t know?
We find that most children are happy to stay with us, play with the team and get involved with the activities, even if they have never previously been left with anyone but immediate family. As specialists in event childcare, we rarely meet our children before the day, but our team of dedicated childcare professionals are experts at building trust quickly with both children and parents. We have a special magic and we would love it if you wanted to come and join in with us with the fun and games!
Can you organise a magician, inflatable or style the event?
We have been part of the wedding and events industry for many years and have worked with some of the leading entertainers and activity providers. We have an extensive portfolio of suppliers who are always the best in their field, who are happy to work with us and most importantly whom we trust to provide the necessary level of service to reflect our own expertise.
Will you go to any venue or just the ones listed on your website?
We are more than happy to go to your location wherever it may be, both here in the UK and abroad. There can be additional travel costs and sometimes overnight accommodation requirements which may need to be factored into your event, but we are delighted to provide the Safe & Sound experience wherever your event is.
What are the ratios of adults to children?
There are of course the legal minimum requirements of Ofsted which we must adhere to at all times. But we feel that these are just this, the absolute minimum and so have our own structure ensuring that we deliver attentive an service to every child. This will ensure the safety of the children at all times in all locations. So if we have children playing outside, asleep inside, playing with toys, making crafts, eating, etc., all will be covered in all areas at the same time, for all of the requirements that the different ages demand. The leader coordinates the logistics between the venue, catering, the parents and the children, whether it's loo runs, needing mummy or needing food/drink…it's all covered.
Reviews for Safe and Sound Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mrs Ward - Bride
You were all amazing and made me feel so at ease that I could enjoy my day!
Hello Stephanie, Thank you so so much for all your help yesterday! You were all amazing and made me feel so at ease that I could enjoy my day!!! You were all so professional and the girls had a great day! Many thanks again The new Mrs Ward.Sent on 29/06/2020
Siobhan – Wedding Guest
The children loved it and meant that the adults could enjoy the wedding knowing that the children were in safe hands
Our son is not exactly easy to look after, but they handled him like complete pros, and madeSent on 29/06/2020
the wedding so enjoyable for us. That they could look after him without drama, even
though for the preceding 3 months he had always been with at least one of us, is pretty
impressive! And he had a great time. Really good communication before, during and after
the event. Great set-up on the day, the children loved it and meant that the adults could
enjoy the wedding knowing that the children were in safe hands. Also, our daughter has
some specific medical issues, and Safe and Sound Events made sure that she had one on
one attention whenever we left her with them. Fantastic service all round. We had friends
from overseas with us who had two small boys, Safe and Sound provided baby sitting in the
lead up to the Wedding and cared for the boys during the day and the Wedding Breakfast.
They were very professional, and the boys were well cared for. I even have lovely drawings
Rhona – Bride
The kids enjoyed the brilliant array of toys and activities on offer and parents felt comfortable leaving their little ones for a short time
Steph and her team did a fantastic job looking after the 30! children at our wedding,Sent on 29/06/2020
providing lots to keep them occupied, yet making sure that they were still very much part of
the day. The kids enjoyed the brilliant array of toys and activities on offer and parents felt
comfortable leaving their little ones for a short time while we had the speeches.
During the meal, all the kids sat together at ‘party tables’, closely supervised by Steph’s
team. By and large the kids loved having their own tables and any minor incidents were
dealt with by the staff brilliantly and without any dramas.
The evening babysitting service also worked well and allowed some of the guests to enjoy
the party to the full without having to worry about their (very tired!) little ones.
Thanks again to your great team for helping to make our day so special.