Wedding of Sarah and Mark at Ashridge House
Sarah and Mark were married at the beautiful Ashridge House in Hertfordshire. They were joined by 100 guests as they took their vows followed by a wedding reception. A further 40 of their friends and family arrived for their evening reception.
Stephanie offers a bespoke service that is tailored to her clients’ requirements and Sarah and Mark wanted to ensure their little ones were well looked after and kept entertained throughout every aspect of the wedding day, from helping them to get ready, the ceremonies, dinner and evening party, and whilst the grown-ups were dancing the night away their two little sleepyheads were safely tucked up in bed under the watchful eye of Stephanie and Charlotte.
What Sarah and Mark had to say…
They went above and beyond our expectations. Stephanie and Charlotte were fantastic, lovely to work with and very professional. The children warmed to them very early on and had such a fun day. They were so well looked after; we didn’t need to worry about them at all. Stephanie and Charlotte were always watching to make sure they were safe but only stepped in if necessary, so the children were very much part of our wedding day but without the parenting stress. Our two year old can be quite a handful and getting through the two ceremonies was always going to be a challenge but Stephanie managed to keep him quietly entertained.
When asked would you use Safe and Sound Event Childcare again, it was a definite ‘absolutely’
Sarah and Mark – Bride and Groom
The Reproductive Sociology Research Group
The ReproSoc is based within the Department of Sociology at Cambridge University. Led by Professor Sarah Franklin it is a world-leading research group focussing on reproductive technologies.
They were looking for a childcare provider that could offer safe and secure childcare which would also be enjoyable and fun for all the children whatever their age.
Safe & Sound Event Childcare offered a range of activities, equipment, experience and standard of care as well as the enthusiasm for our idea, the aims and objectives of the conference. They were the ideal choice.
Safe and Sound were absolutely wonderful. They went above and beyond and the children had a fabulous time. The parents loved it and we had only positive feedback. I would definitely use them again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others either! Absolutely brilliant.
Campaign Manager, Maggie’s Northampton
Wedding of Charlotte and Nick at Hedingham Castle
Charlotte and Nick were married at the beautiful Hedingham Castle in East Anglia, a fabulous three day event with a large number of the guests coming from overseas.
In the year running up to the wedding and whilst Charlotte was pregnant with Lucas, they’d started to think about childcare for the day and were thinking about whether to ask friends, a childcare company or possibly a childminder may be a suitable option. Charlotte attended an open day at the Castle and met Stephanie who instantly came across as warm and kind. She was extremely professional and very reassuring and Charlotte liked her, felt very comfortable and trusted her.
Stephanie offers a tailormade service for her clients, unique to them and their requirements. Charlotte and Nick required a nanny to stay with them at the Castle from the Friday lunchtime to the Sunday lunchtime to look after their 8 month old son Lucas over the three days including overnight on their wedding night. Ideally, they wanted Stephanie and Lucas to be around and part of the celebrations but only if Lucas was happy to be there and not overstimulated. They wanted his routine maintained and for him not to be handled and pushed from pillar to post by lots of guests. They also wanted all their family and friends to be able to relax and enjoy themselves on the day and not have the responsibility of babysitting at any point. The wedding was an adult only wedding and they made the decision it would be the one day that was about them and not Lucas. Of course, they wanted him to be involved but only when it suited him, Charlotte and Nick
What Charlotte and Nick had to say…
I can’t thank Stephanie and everyone at Safe and Sound enough for the wonderful service they provided throughout our wedding weekend. They took the worry of childcare and wellbeing away which enabled me to focus on the big day. The services provided from the outset was bespoke and personal to meet our needs. Stephanie fitted seamlessly into our family from the start and was a pleasure to have around. Lucas adored her and was very happy in her company. Stephanie took a lot of strain and stress off my shoulders and let me just get on with many other things that were going on. She went with my husband to visit Lucas’s grandmother at another location and they all thought she was wonderful too. I was so happy with the service that was provided. Stephanie was understanding and a wonderful child carer and we will be using her services again.
When asked would you use Safe and Sound Event Childcare again it was an ‘absolutely and would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Charlotte and Nick – Bride and Groom
Grapeviners spread the word for Anglian Water
Grapeviners is a word of mouth marketing company owned and run by Jane Bellard. Working with a range of clients Jane and her team help ‘spread the word’ from new product launches to educating the public on important messages.
Safe and sound were extremely professional and accommodating, they offered a mobile creche which was crucial for the success of our event.
Stephanie and her team were friendly and professional, we couldn’t fault them. The children’s happiness and wellbeing was always their focus. They were amenable and pragmatic about the venue and how we used it, guiding us with what was needed and how to make it a successful event.
I was so impressed with Safe and Sound, they took care of everything, made it really easy for us, provided impeccable service for the families at our event, and the parents were delighted with the quality of care, it meant they could relax safe in the knowledge that their children were safe and having fun.
I would highly recommend them and would have no hesitation in using them again.
Founder and Strategist – Grapeviners
Wedding of Fran and Gary at Down Hall
Fran and Gary were married at the stunning Down Hall in Hertfordshire. The ceremony was held in the Oxford Room, beautifully decorated with fresh flowers and their vows were taken under a rose tree arch surrounded by 125 of their family and friends.
Their wedding was always going to be very family orientated, full of love, fun, and laughter. It was important that their guests were constantly entertained throughout the day so they could enjoy the wedding as much as Fran and Gary. To make sure this happened they enlisted the help of Dominique from Stylish Events and Stephanie from Safe and Sound – a preferred partner at Down Hall.
The wedding breakfast was held in the Bridgeman Suite and the guests were entertained throughout by the fabulous JoJo Desmond and five-piece jazz band.
The children had their own space outdoors filled with amazing toys, tents and Little Peoples Bar, popcorn, crisps, and personalised swag bags filled with canapés. The pièce de resistance was an inflatable helter-skelter which proved to be a hit with not just the younger guests!
Meanwhile indoors, the Oxford Room was miraculously transformed into a children’s indoor crèche and the children could come and go from the wedding breakfast as often as they wanted to.
A further 100 guests arrived for the evening reception and enjoyed our fabulous BBQ, dessert station and vintage caravan photobooth.
The evening was finished off with fireworks and sparklers, the perfect end to a perfect day.
What Fran and Gary had to say…
When we were planning our dream wedding we wanted the children to enjoy the wedding as much as the adults, ensuring they were entertained from start to finish. Our childcare provider needed to be professional, caring and above all keep the children entertained whatever their ages.
We were a little nervous having a childcare service and wanted to make sure the children were part of our special day and not taken to one side. As soon as we met Steph we were instantly at ease, and she knew exactly what we wanted to achieve. She had lots of wonderful suggestions and ideas including the helter-skelter.
Having been involved with the planning with Steph from the start we knew it would be amazing but what we weren’t prepared for was just how amazing…
From start to finish they were ultimate professionals. Parents were given consent forms before the day so Steph had all the information she needed for each child to ensure they were safe, cared for and ultimately everyone had a wonderful time.
The number of toys and games they brought with them to entertain the children was unbelievable. The children were constantly entertained and you could see they all loved being with the attentive Safe and Sound Team.
We knew they had done a fabulous job when so many parents commented on how wonderful Safe and Sound were and how much their children enjoyed the day.
Fran and Gary – Bride and Groom
Gary’s Surprise Birthday Party
Fran organised a surprise birthday party for Gary’s 50th birthday at Victory Hall in Chigwell. Inviting around 180 guests including 30 little guests of various ages.
The theme Fran wanted for the party was cars, she had a fabulous cake created around three classic cars, arranged for a photo booth and yes you’ve guessed it was a classic car booth.
Having used Safe and Sound for their wedding they were her first choice for this special family celebration, and she knew they would ensure the children were entertained.
What Fran had to say…
Steph did a site visit prior to the party so she knew how much space she had and could plan ahead and make sure it was not only a safe environment for the children but she could provide the games, activities, and toys that suited the area available and the age range of the children.
On the night of the party, Steph had everything in hand, the children had a wonderful time and the parents were able to relax and enjoy the party knowing their little ones were in safe hands.
They went above and beyond and the service was outstanding. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for any event that involves children and I would definitely use them again.
Fran and Gary