About The Little Top Team
I'm Susie and I started up The Little Top in 2013 after attending many weddings and events with my own children and finding them a pretty stressful experience for all of us, with little or no provision for children and families. When children were catered for, it was never stylish, beautiful or in keeping with the rest of the day, which would add so much to the event for everyone involved.
I realised that if the children were happy and entertained at an event, then the parents would be happy and relaxed, and the bride and groom would be happy, as every single person there would be able to thoroughly enjoy their big day.
After spending 15 years as a fashion designer, I decided to venture out with my own business in 2013, and hopefully will keep on bringing smiles to faces, not just on the smaller guests but the bigger ones too. We now have a fantastic and expanding team who are dedicated to making your occasion as memorable as we possibly can for all who attend, and are constantly pushing creative boundaries to design and execute beautiful, happy events and parties.
I am aided and abetted by the fantastic team of superheroes below...
Always a hit, gabby can not only do a mean glitter hairbraid, she's also super fast and competitive at outdoor games and completely unflappable! Book her for your build a bear party and guarantee a happy bunch of children!
Bryony works across weddings, parties and events and has recently helped us set up and train a new Cotswolds team. Super responsible and qualified, Bryony is a fully qualified primary school teacherwith DBS, first aid, degree and experience, runs summer camps and is in charge of keeping us all in time during the dance routines!
The unflappable and fabulous Faye manages and plans our Cotswolds events. A freelance event superhero, Faye can arrange your wedding bouquet, hang your festoons, deliver balloons, manage a team of 30, work all night and STILL has a smile. With tons of event experience and local knowledge, Faye is keeping the Cotswolds Little Top fabulous. Also, rather impressively, I've never been to a local pub with her where she doesn't know the owner.
Blaise is a senior Little Top childcarer with a Level 3 NVQ childcare, paediatric first aid certificate, EPI pen training, DBS check, dietary requirements specialist. Lives in SW London, works as a private nanny and childminder, fantastic with early years children and great at organising games and people and getting children giggling.
Our most glittery team member, Laura has bundles (10 years) of training and experience with young children, families and charities, is DBS checked, Level 3 childcare qualified, first aid trained and has a wide knowledge and experience of working with children with disabilities. She manages to juggle all of this with being amazingly creative, a genius at festival glitter makeup and leaves a trail of sequins and happy faces at any event she works at!
The Little Top man Friday (and Saturday or Sunday too). Marketing genius, record-breaking tent dismantler, wine pourer, spreadsheet guru, brand ambassador. Husband to founder Susie.
Sophie brings her infectious smile to our events alongside her dance and drama degree, PHD, teaching degree and experience and outstanding knowledge of Star wars characters- a hit with all ages with boundless energy!
The Little Top 'moneypenny', kate runs the logistics, admin and bookings for the little top london, spinning as many plates as we throw at her. Kate can also be found running our corporate events and customer service, after many years in service mangement, looking after her own children and managing to combine being fun with being organised! Also makes a mean Moscow Mule (but not for the kiddies).
they pack party bags, they test drive stupid games, they throw cushions around and clean tent pegs. paid in ice cream.
Katie is our supernanny- level 3 childcare qualified, first aid trained, great with early years and younger children and makes amazing craft activities and fabulous educational games. Origami specialist and demon biscuit baker.
One of our senior Cotswolds based team, Paula has 9 years experience in nurseries and nannying in early years settings, a paediatric first aid certificate, allergy training and is a champion hula hooper!