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Rock Up and Play provides award winning bespoke event childcare, from our personal one to one nanny service up to our full mobile creche provision.
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Full Description
Rock and Play was founded as a result of a desire to bring the ethos of high quality home childcare to an event environment. We ensure we provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment where every child feels safe, secure and valued. We are passionate about delivering excellent care, and above all ensuring every child enjoys the best possible time with us! Mobile creches - We create a fun, safe and caring environment, allowing the children to select from an excellent range of toys and activities. We make contact with the parents before the event to learn more about their children. This plays an important part in our choice of toys, resources and activities, which makes for a memorable day. Event nannies - This flexible childcare service is tailored to meet the individual needs of the children and their parents, ensuring that the day is as stress free as possible. A nanny brings along a small collection of toys and activities, which have been selected to meet the ages of the children. Venue evening babysitting - Our babysitting provision can either be booked to follow on from our daytime event childcare, allowing your event to carry on smoothly, or as stand alone service. We care for the children in the comfort of their room at the venue. We are more than happy to carry out the children’s bedtime routine, and tuck them up for the night. Parents can enjoy their evening, knowing that their children are safe and sound with us. We strive to provide a professional reliable service, putting children’s interests first, so parents can kick back and relax!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Catherine Wasley
I have worked with children for well over 20 years. I founded Rock Up and Play in 2013 after attending one too many weddings with my own brood! I am passionate about childcare and have extensive experience of caring for children of all ages, from babies up to teens. As a mother to four children I understand the needs of both children and their parents. My main aim is to provide a caring and stimulating environment where children are safe, respected and treated as individuals.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
12
Reviews
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Jenny and Alex
Wedding: April 2015
February 2017
They engaged with the children brilliantly
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you so much for looking after Max and Harry on Saturday at Lucy's wedding. Max loved it and was quite upset that you w...
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Courtney
Wedding: July 2015
February 2017
The onsite creche was a child's dream
Rock Up and Play was an invaluable resource for our family during our recent trip to England for my cousin's wedding. The nanny who babysat during the rehearsal dinner w...
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Carly
Wedding: October 2015
February 2017
Providing such a high standard of care
It was the first time I had left the boys with someone I didn't know so I was worried the day would end up being stressful and they wouldn't settle in the crèche. I could...
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Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards
Married in January 2016
February 2017
Hiring Catherine was the best investment of all
Of all the money spent on our wedding, hiring Catherine as our wedding nanny was the best invest-ment of all. It was such a relief to have someone we trusted who we coul...
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Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards
Married in January 2016
February 2017
Activities specific to each child’s interest
We were really impressed with the service provided, it was wonderful that they took the time to contact all the parents in advance so that you could provide activities sp...
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Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards
Married in January 2016
February 2017
The children all said it was the best wedding ever
Some of the parents were a little cautious before the day but Catherine contacted them all beforehand so they knew what to expect and tailor made the crèche for the child...
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Location & Contact Details

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Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9TA, England

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Industry Awards (3)

Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards Winner 2016
Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards Highly Commended 2015
Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Winner July 2015
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

So many memories, it's hard to pick! Our first wedding was special because it was our first and we had four small babies to cuddle! Along with weddings in some spectacular venues like Berkeley Castle, Hedsor Castle, Four Seasons Hampshire, we have cared for children in marquees, bell tents, boathouses, and even on a farm!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Experienced, Enthusiastic, Caring, Creative, Fun!

What about your business are you most proud of?

The amazing feedback we regularly receive from both parents and children. And hugely proud of my team of super childcarers!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

If children are on your guest list think early on in the planning process how much you would like them involved in the wedding day. It can be a very long day for everyone, especially young children, so it's a good idea to have activities planned which can break the day up for them. Obviously we highly recommend some form of childcare which not only gives parents a chance to relax and chat with other guests, but gives children space and time to be themselves! Even an activity pack during the wedding breakfast can help ease the boredom for children.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I've seen numerous special touches at weddings but I always look out for the guestbook! The one which really caught my eye was wooden hearts for guests to sign before dropping them into a picture frame.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

A couple contacts me with details about the wedding venue, date, children (number and ages), timings for childcare. I suggest which of our childcare services would be most suitable, and provide them with a quote. If the couple wish to proceed with a booking a deposit secures the date. Before a wedding creche I visit the venue to risk assess the area to be used for the creche, and I liasie with the venue regarding the room set up, timings, etc. I make contact with all the parents to gather information about their children. I'm particularly keen to find out about children's favourite toys and interests so I can ensure we will bring along activities which they will find engaging. The final balance is due four weeks before the wedding and at this time all the arrangements are confirmed. I am always happy to answer any queries from the couple and parents throughout this process.

What is your No. 1 top tip for keeping a crowd entertained?

We ensure we know enough about the children beforehand so we can provide activities which will keep them happy and engaged. And crafts, our craft tables always steal the show!
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