Children can be fantastic and really make a wedding; however during certain parts of the day, both children and parents can really appreciate some distraction and entertainment.
During the ceremony, meal and speeches, children are expected to be quiet and still with little or no entertainment, which can cause disruption to your perfect day, and stop both the parents and the children enjoying themselves.
That's where we come in!
The Little Top are wedding childcare specialists. We create a decorated and fully equipped tent for your smaller guests with toys, games, dressing ups, art and amazing craft activities, and can provide our fantastic team of friendly, professional childcarers and mind blowing entertainers.
We also offer a 'sleepover' service, meaning you and your wedding guests can drop their children off with us in the grounds when you want to party if they aren't quite big enough to dance all night. We will create a wedding creche that has a story time area, blankets, fairy lights, a film night, popcorn and hot chocolate, soft music and trained child carers, and you can collect them on your way home.
This childcare service is only possible until the end of the wedding, not overnight,but our staff can babysit in rooms onsite if preferred.
We provide trained, friendly professional wedding childcare staff and all of our Little Top staff have current DBS checks and experience in childcare/children's entertainment, and at least one member of each wedding creche will hold a childcare qualification and paediatric first aid certificate.
Work to OFSTED childcare ratio guidelines:
Age of Child -- Adult to Child Ratio
0 - 2 years -- 1 adult to 3 children
2 - 3 years -- 1 adult to 4 children
4 + years -- 1 adult to 8 children
If you have any children with specific special needs or lots of very young ones, we will make sure we provide the right team with the right experience to look after your children. We only use our own trained, experienced team and will never employ staff from agencies.
All parents are very welcome to meet us earlier in the day with the children so that we can get to know them- if based locally to us, we can also offer babysitting or a meet up before your event so that your children are with a familiar face on the day.
We have full public liability insurance through a leading childcare specialist, and are happy to talk to your venue about any questions they may have.
Wedding survival kit
If you want a pop up version of our services at a lower budget, our wedding survival kit is a fabulous box of tricks for your smaller guests!
Made bespoke to suit the ages and gender of your guests, and filled with art and craft activities, fancy dress, travel games, scavenger hunts, tricks, bubbles, tattoos and all sorts of fun to keep your little ones busy and happy during the grown up bits. (have a peek in our Little Top Shop!)