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Below are a number of children's services who we recommend. We take great pride in being associated with the following companies and would like to assure you that their expertise in their field and their missions are fully supported by us
CAA - Children's Activities Association
The not-for-profit Children’s Activities Association (CAA) was launched by a team of industry experts in 2015 to set and raise standards in all UK organised children’s activities. The CAA offers activity providers a simple way to communicate their excellence. By asking ‘Are you a CAA member?’ – the company ensures parents can make informed choices and get peace of mind on issues including insurance, health and safety, criminal record checks, training, qualifications, class content and more.
The CAA is delighted to be working with Fundamentally Children as its official, independent accrediting organisation. The team works alongside CAA member companies to support the achievement of their accreditations.
Families In Focus CIC
Families in Focus CIC supports parents caring for children with special need and/or disability. The company provides support through parenting courses and Parent Network support and learning groups with additional training in empathetic communication techniques and training to become facilitators.
Director Francine Swaaby has four adult children including a son with Autism, learning disability, epilepsy and challenging behaviours and is a trained and experienced counsellor. Co-director Lesley Chance has many years’ experience supporting young people with SEND in schools and has two adult children. Each provides a unique range of experience and delivers effective, life changing support.
Independent Publishers Guild (IPG)
The Independent Publishers Guild is a leading UK trade association with more than 600 members, and provides a wide range of resources, events and networking to help them do better business. Its community of publishing members works across the spectrum of the industry and shares annual turnover of more than £1bn.
Independent publishers’ creativity, enthusiasm and contribution to the vibrant UK publishing industry should be celebrated and encouraged, and that’s exactly what the IPG sets out to do.
KidsOut is a national charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness to disadvantaged children. The charity supports over 50,000 children across the UK each year, and helps transform their lives by providing fun opportunities and positive experiences. KidsOut supports children experiencing all manner of disadvantages, including those with disabilities, those experiencing economic hardship, young carers, siblings of the terminally ill, and in particular those who have fled domestic violence.
KidsOut provides five key services: Fun Days out for disadvantaged groups, Toy Boxes for children relocated from refuge, the National Rotary KidsOut Day, provided annually to groups from special schools, World Stories, to help children communicate learn about different cultures, and Phyzzpod sensory rooms.
Karisma Kidz is a digital platform which empowers and teaches children social, emotional and enterprise skills. Providing a bridge between digital and real world play, it teaches three to eight year-olds life skills in a fun, engaging way. The brand is loved by parents and children, is preloaded to two million devices, and is championed by The Sunday Times.
Founder Erika Brodnock is an entrepreneur, life coach and creator of digital resources covering emotional and social learning, digital safety, and digital parenting. She is Sky News’ child confidence expert. Erika is passionate about making sure every child has the opportunity to reach their potential.
With over 50 years’ experience, Morton Michel is known as the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist. The family run business is renowned for its tailored policies, excellent service, integrity and competitive premiums so customers can be sure they have the right cover at the right price, with no hidden costs.
Morton Michel expertly insure over 40,000 childcare settings and early years practitioners including nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs, holiday play schemes, mobile crèches, toy libraries, parent and toddler groups, children’s homes, childminders, nannies, educational/sporting groups and indoor play centres.
PRIVO is a child and family identity management and privacy compliance solution. The solution helps companies with sites, apps and smart toys to directly and legally engage with young consumers by obtaining verifiable parental consent while staying in compliance with privacy regulations. PRIVO can help companies securely open the doors to children in a compliant manner.
Certifying apps, sites and games from children’s brands for over a decade, PRIVO is an expert in helping companies navigate the landscape, while helping them obtain and achieve business goals. Clients include PBS Kids, Toca Boca, Outfit 7, NASA, Elf on the Shelf and Cricket Media.
The Parent Practice
The Parent Practice enables parents to create a clear vision of how they want to be as a family and to bring up their children in a purposeful way. Through their courses and consultations (face to face in London or online) and topic-based workshops (in their centres or in schools or the workplace)
The Parent Practice provides insights into what really makes children tick and practical real-life strategies for bringing out the best in them and creating harmony at home. The organisation’s tried and tested techniques are based on the latest thinking in neuroscience and psychology and the experiences of real families.
Women in Toys (WIT)
Women in Toys is the leading global networking organisation dedicated to cultivating and supporting the advancement and recognition of women working in toys, licensing and entertainment. Founded in 1991, WIT provides a supportive forum and unparalleled opportunities to help its members achieve professional growth and success.
The organisation has chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and the UK, of which, Dr Amanda Gummer is the co-chair, with liaisons and members in France, Germany, Lebanon and the Netherlands.