Event Childcare for Hitachi Consulting

The Freedom Team have recently visited Brighton to provide Event childcare for Hitatchi Consulting.

We had 75 children aged between 3 months and 14 years from 6pm through to 1am in the morning. We provided a range of activities for the children between 6pm and 10pm in different rooms depending on their ages. Many families also used our Babysitting services which also dovetailed with the creche and workshops.

We provided this service with less than two weeks notice. This involved rallying 27 staff and organising the registration processes and forms as well as packing appropriate equipment and toys and creating play opportunities for a wide range of ages.

Alan the Alien

‘Alan the Alien’ was our inspired craft activity he came back looking like he had fun!

This is what our client said :

Dear Fran & Freedom Childcare
I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of Hitachi Consulting and all our guests… We have had great feedback on the babysitting, Crèche and Fun Club, “Just wanted to say thank you for arranging everything. The childcare was superb!”.
Given the short time we had to finalise the arrangements for the event and b put everything in place for the parents & kids, I think it went really smoothly… next time around a few more weeks wouldn’t go a miss though!

We will definitely be in touch regarding future events.

Creche Toys and Equipment Sale

We are having a clear-out of our Creche equipment and toys!

Creche toys and equipment sale

We have cots, strap-on high chairs, a train set and lots more. The Sale starts at the end of January.

If you are interested please email admin@freedomchildcare.com with ‘Toy Sale’ in the subject line and we will send you an invite when the Sale starts.

 

Keeping Children Safe Online

The National Crime Agency’s Think U Know website is a great resource and guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people.

Think U Know website screenshot

On the website children of all ages as well as parents and carers can learn about safety when using blogs, chatting online, online gaming, P2P and other technology like mobiles.

Resources include a new film that highlights the importance of talking to our children about sex, relationships and the potential hazards of using the internet.

Concerned parents will find information dealing with:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Grooming
  • Nude images
  • Online relationships
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Harmful and risky behaviour
  • Exposure to sexual content
  • Online activity
  • Sharing information online

As well as how to get help and advice and keep your child safe .

Help with Childcare Costs

Many families are still blissfully unaware that they can claim £55 per week Tax Free childcare and/or up to 70% of the cost of childcare.

This includes childcare in your own home.

All our nannies can be registered with OFSTED which means you are able to take advantage of the help the government offers with childcare. This help can be in the form of Tax Credits or salary sacrifice vouchers. Help with the cost of childcare is available to all families regardless of how much or little you earn. More information can be found on the Help paying for childcare page on the .gov website.

Whether you need a flexi nanny or are looking to recruit, these savings can be substantial. Freedom can help you navigate through the system in order to get the help that is available.

Reach for the Skies!

Freedom Childcare are very proud to have been involved in Reach’s annual family fun weekend in Glasgow. The weekend take place in various cities throughout the UK so far we have helped in Portsmouth, Leeds, Leicester and Bristol.

Reach family support

Reach is a charity for children with missing upper limbs that supports the families though friendships, information and signposting. Freedoms role in this event it supply all aspect of the childcare. We operate a crèche during the morning and evening for the little ones and provide children aged 4-12 the opportunity to take part in workshops. This year the workshops were Scottish Lantern making, one handed instruments and magic. Older Children aged 12-18 went out on a trip to an outdoor activity centre. Each year we also have a football activity where 20 children take part in a football workshop.

One handed instruments music workshop

The children all return for supper with their parents then join us in the evening for more fun including, video diary’s, loch ness monster making, discos, teenagers chill out zone, Gaming room. The day and evening caters for between 80 and 100 children over the course of the event. We have a range of children from 3 months to 18 years.  We take a team of staff with us from our Head Office In Lymington then we recruit a local team of staff to help us. Each year we are blown away by the children and the staff we employ ! We are so very excited to be helping reach again next year in Bristol and looking forward to many more years of working with these amazing children and their families.

We are always looking for organisations and businesses that require event childcare packages please call us on 08453 300403 or email booking@freedomchildcare.om

Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards 2016 Finalist!

Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards 2016 Freedom Childcare is proud to have been selected as a finalist for The Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards 2016 in the WEDDING EXTRA category.

We will be attending next week’s joint Dorset & Hampshire ‘Meet the Finalist’ event at The Italian Villa, Canford Cliffs in Poole.

For more information the People’s Choice page on the www.southcoastevents.co.uk website will ready to go next week with all the finalists listed.

 

Free English and Maths Courses with a Free Creche

Freedom Childcare is providing a crèche at Friendship House in Southsea for English and Maths Courses.

Friendship House in Southsea

The courses are run by Southdowns College and are FREE if you are in receipt of an income related benefit. The courses are starting now and we have places in the crèche available. The courses are ESOL and are designed for Mothers for whom English is a second language. The courses are 3 hours in the mornings and are supported by a Crèche for the children to attend.

  • Maths – FREE (to everyone)
  • Crèche – FREE (if you are in receipt of an income related benefit)
  • English – FREE (if you are in receipt of an income related benefit)

The English Course can also be paid for Mother who are self-funding and costs £75 for 17 weeks based on 3 hours study and £300 based on 6 hours study. The Crèche is also available in these circumstances and costs £22.50 per session.

For more information regarding the Crèche please call Freedom Childcare 0800 0851444

To book on a course please call 02392 797910

Supervised Contact Rooms

Supervised contact roomSupervised contact rooms available in central Lymington and Southsea

Room only or with supervision staff

Our supervised contact rooms are available 7 days a week 8.30 to 5.30 all year round. Staff are all DBS checked and have either Childcare or social care qualifications and have 15 years experience of supplying the local authority with supervised contact services.

Costs will vary depending on the requirements

For more information email enquiries@freedomchildcare.com

 

 

Flying with Children

If you are flying to a sunny destination with small children this summer you may not be looking forward to the flight there – or the return flight home. This guide from Sainsburys might just help to make it a more enjoyable experience for everyone!

Free Creche at Hampshire Wedding Fair

Sunday 10th April, 11am – 3.30 pm
at The New Forest Showground

Hampshire Wedding Festival

Freedom Childcare will be providing a free creche at the The Hampshire Wedding Fair at The New Forest Showground. With over 40 exhibitors the Wedding Fair is a great place to go to plan your wedding . . . and enjoy a festival atmosphere with live music and the finest outdoor catering.

Wedding Fair shoesCome and see everything you could need for your wedding – and take advantage of our Free creche!

See the website and the Festival Facebook page for more information.

FREE CRECHE

To secure your free childcare slot with Freedom Childcare  email booking@freedomchildcare.com

Booking in advance is recommended