Lisa wins award for childcare with a difference
WITH the party season now in full swing, the problem of how to keep little ones amused while parents have a good time has probably caused a few headaches.
But Corby-based Lisa Roberts-Andrade reckons she has the solution – and her entrepreneurial idea has already won her a major award.
She is the owner of All Events Childcare which, since its inception in February this year, offers childcare for all sorts of occasions – from a family wedding or party to more corporate events.
Together with her team of highly-trained nannies, Lisa (37) won the regional award in the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards for the whole of the East Midlands and has now been entered into the national finals of that awards ceremony being staged next month.
Lisa has worked in childcare for 20 years and recently owned and ran her own childcare company in Tenerife, providing British and qualified nannies to holidaymakers. She said: “It was the first British childcare company to run on the island and I built it from strength to strength over six-and-a-half years. Tenerife Childcare is still going strong under new ownership.
She added: “I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work with children. I followed my dream by studying child development in high school then studied the two-year NNEB Diploma (Nursery Nurse Education Board) course in Middlesex followed by a one-year course CCE (Childcare in Education).”
Now she is concentrating on running her Northamptonshire business, providing childcare for every event. She said: “It all came about after selling my Tenerife Childcare business – I got itchy feet within a month and was chatting to my husband over a cup of coffee – he is a musician and was off to play at a wedding in one of the local hotels. The idea popped into my head.
“Having experienced working in many high-end hotels in Tenerife, I got my ideas down on paper and worked and built on them for several months thereafter.”
From those plans, the business has progressed and flourished. Lisa said: “Now we have a fantastic mobile crèche that we take along to weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events and any other event.
“We have a small bouncy castle, a ball pool, many books, toys, games, inflatable fun, push along toys and a great selection of non-messy craft activities to keep the little guests from getting bored during the formal parts.
“We also provide hotel babysitting and work with many of the local hotels and venues across the county, plus slumber parties, proxy parenting, a bridal package and one-to-one childcare/supervision.
“We also now do children’s parties and have recently introduced our Kidz mini disco where we have LED lights, classic mini disco music and fabulous bubble machines, which the children absolutely love. We do a Kidz mini disco with every mobile crèche service and children’s party booked.”
Find out more about Lisa’s offering, here: alleventschildcare.co.uk or call her: 0753 800 9512.
Or email: email@example.com
Right – HIGHLY TRAINED TO DELIVER CHILDCARE FUN: The nannies Lisa hand picks are all insured and qualified to care for new-borns upwards. The ‘mobile fun’ service provides age-appropriate care in this county and beyond.
Above – MOVE OVER MARY POPPINS: Lisa has won a major award for the new business.