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TESCO COMMUNITY ROOM CRECHE OCOTAL WAY SN1 2EH

An opportunity to spend some stress free time shopping while your children are having fun in a safe and stimulating environment. Free fruit and juice provided.

DATES AVAILABLE

Monday 24 July 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 26 July 9am - 12.30pm
Friday 28 July 9am - 4pm

Tuesday 1 August 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 2 August 9am - 12.30pm

Monday 7 August 9am - 4pm
Friday 11 August 9am - 4pm

Tuesday 15 August 9am - 4pm
Friday 18 August 9am - 4pm

Monday 21 August 9am - 4pm
Friday 25th August 9am - 4pm

PRICES

£2 half hour
£3.50 one hour
£5 one hour 30 minutes
£6.50 two hours (maximum time)

Come and join us, look forward to seeing you there.
No need to book, limited places available.

BSS HOUSE OPEN DAY

We were once again invited to provide a creche at the BSS House open day. It was great to be involved in this great day once again.

ELF SCHOOL AT THE BRUNEL CENTRE SWINDON

After much planning, we provided a shoppers creche at the Brunel Centre, the weekends running up to Christmas. These were much fun for our carers and all the wonderful children who attended. The parents feedback was how stress free and easy it made their Christmas shopping at such a busy time, knowing their children were busy having fun and well cared for.

GREAT DURNFORD WEDDING CRECHE

We received this lovely testimonial from Louise and Richard following their wedding. "Thank you for the provision of an absolutely fantastic creche, with wonderful carers, to cover our wedding ceremony. You made the whole process so easy to arrange and it was a pleasure to involve your company in the planning of our day. All the children had a wonderful time, with all the activities provided. The parents were universally delighted with how happy their little ones were."

Creche at a Wedding Fair

We were pleased to provide a creche at the wedding fair run by Stanton House Hotel 2014. It was a beautiful day which really did set off the venue to its best. We were able to showcase our creche as the Wedding Co-ordinator had arranged for a bedroom nearest to the reception to be emptied of its furniture, which we then set up as a creche. We were pleased to welcome alot of children into the creche throughout the day - these were either children of the bride & groom to be OR children of family that had come along with the Bride.
All who used the Creche were pleased to be able to enjoy all the delights of the fair without interruption/distraction.
We received several enquiries about our Wedding Creche provision and were happy to promote our 10%discount for any bookings linked to an enquiry made at the fair. As a preferred service provider for Stanton House Hotel we look forward to working with them again soon.

25 Years of A High Quality Mobile Creche Service

So we are now nearing the end of 2013 and we are still continuing to provide a mobile creche provision
ANY PLACE, ANY TIME, ANY WHERE
and its our 25th year!!!

So Congratulations to our whole team that have made us so successful.

We have expanded our services to provide creches at weddings and we will be proactive in sourcing new opportunities.

Oxford Wedding Creche

We received the following testimonial from Lindsay & David following there Wedding at Jesus College, Oxford on 10 August 2013:
"Swindon Child Carers provided a mobile créche service for our wedding to look after nine children aged 5 to 13 during the Wedding Breakfast.
Their organisation, flexibility and service provided were all of a very high standard. They bought age-appropriate toys and activities and the children had a wonderful time.
The smooth running of the operation meant that we, as Bride & Groom, weren't even aware of the arrival,set-up, running or clear-up of the mobile créche - it was absolutely seamless - which helped us to enjoy the day!
All of the children loved the two members of staff that looked after them and had a wonderful time making wedding cards with them. The parents were reassured by the professional manner in which it was all set up.
Thank you so much."

BSS House Open Day

The BSS House is a complex of offices and work units on the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate - the purple & orange building!!!
The building is open to the public and a lot of the business depend on the public accessing the building, so it was decided to increase the awareness by having an OPEN DAY on Saturday 27 October.
As a crèche provider we wanted to let the public SEE how a crèche would look & how it could work for their function, so we set up in the conference room and waited. Part of the OPEN DAY was a "scavenger hunt" for clues, so all the visitors were directed to each participating business to get answers... ours was
"A CRÈCHE-ANY PLACE, ANY TIME, ANY WHERE!"
We were happy to talk to many people on the day and hope the event will be repeated to create more interest for all of us in BSS House.

Congratulations - Amanda & Richard

We do so enjoy doing our Wedding Crèches in the Wisteria room at Stanton House Hotel.
Our services were booked by Amanda & Richard for their wedding on Friday 26 October 2012 after they had attended the Stanton House Wedding Fayre and had seen our crèche in action! They had left their little boy with us so they could fully interact with all the other services at the Wedding Fayre. Another bonus was that they also received a 10% discount for their crèche booking!!
We received this wonderful testimonial after their wedding....
"It was completely outstanding, the 2 carers were brilliant with the children and lovely to the adults as well. They are a credit to your company. I will be recommending you to everyone I know in the future".
Thank you and best wishes for your future happiness.

6 August 2012 - Australian High Commission

We were asked to provide a crèche at Shrivenham to assist the families that have moved to England from Australia to attend courses for the next academic year. The first few days in England are challenging with so much paperwork to complete and the children - having travelled many hours - are in need of a little playtime....hence our crèche!

We set-up a lovely playroom in one of the offices near where their parents were to occupied and provided lots of toys and games and craft activities.
It was good to see lots of happy faces after they had been to the crèche - from the parents as well as the children!

This is the comment we received from Kay Wheeler the AUSCAN co-ordinator who booked us, "The parents I spoke to all seemed pleased and I am sure I will hear more from them in the next week so I will pass on any feedback I get."

12 July 2012 - Child Care Commission Listening Event

Ellie Miller from the Labour Party - Child Care Commission, Listening Event, contacted us to arrange a crèche facility at the Pinetrees Community Centre to support their event.

We were pleased to be able to help as it allowed local parents and carers to listen and respond to the proposals that are being considered.

Ellie contacted us after the event and said,
"Thanks so much for your help. We were really pleased with the service provided."

24 November a Crèche at MECA

We are delighted to be providing a crèche facility for an event taking place at the MECA in Swindon Centre on 24 November 2012.

Please contact the MECA direct to book a place for your child in the creche.

July 2012 - Wedding Crèche @ Stanton House Hotel

Congratulations to Jonni and Rianna.

We provided a crèche for their wedding on a beautiful day at Stanton. The Bride & Groom had heard of our service from attending the Wedding Fayre and were pleased to book us and benefit from the discount we offered for our crèche service if you attended the Fayre.

We were delighted to look after 13 Children of varying ages, including the Bride & Grooms little boy.
We all had a lovely time playing in the Wisteria room with lots of toys & games, craft activities, singing & stories.

All the parents were pleased with the service we provided and were glad to have the opportunity to relax after the meal and really enjoy the speeches and catching up with family and friends.

March 2012 - Wedding Fayre - Stanton House Hotel

It is always a pleasure to be at Stanton House Hotel in Swindon - a lovely venue,in beautiful surroundings with helpful and welcoming staff. The wedding fayres they hold are always well attended and this was no exception!. So many brides-to-be of all ages and their partners and families came along to enjoy easy access to all the services that make the wedding day so special and individual.
By having a crèche set-up on your Wedding Day and run by us - The Mobile Crèche Providers - means that you really can relax - a professional service bespoke to your day!
We have run many crèches at Stanton and all our customers have been VERY pleased with the crèche and the positive effect it has on their day....relaxed parents and happy children.
So when is your special day...?
Call us for a quote...01793 480048

Bibury Court - July 2011

We received a lovely thank you card from Peter and Jenny Reid.

"Thank you so much for the amazing job you did during our wedding breakfast at Bibury Court on the 30th July. The kid's all loved it, as did the parents who were all able to enjoy a well earned rest safe in the knowledge their children were being well looked after. We are particularly grateful for the very thoughtful wedding card you made with the children to give to us.
Thank you once again for all your great efforts."

Stanton House Wedding April 11

Double Delight at Wedding Date!!
See Evening Advertiser Mon 25 April 2011 PG 4.

We provided the crèche for the wedding of Rachel & Simon at Stanton House. It was a beautiful day for all concerned and we received the following comment from Rachel....
"The crèche was a fantastic success and gave us just the results we were looking for - happy relaxed parents and children having lots of fun. When I popped my head into the crèche it was lovely to see the children having a wonderful time and the friendships they made continued throughout the day as they all continued to play together.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others"

May 2011 - Wedding at Eastington Hall - GLOUCESTERSHIRE!

We were asked to provide Babysitting service for Hannah Love at Eastington Hall.
As we are happy to travel to provide our service, we were pleased to be able to offer a babysitting facility for 4 children for the evening - in a lovely room, equipped with mattresses and travel cots.

The parents were all enjoying the Karaoke to a live band in another room at the Hall, and many of the guests were staying at the venue overnight - so to know that their children were safe and playing and then later could go to sleep later - made for a relaxing time for all.

The carers left at midnight and were safely back in Swindon by 1.15pm!!

No hesitation in recommending....

Wedding on 23 April 2011 at Stanton House Hotel.
We were grateful to receive the following comment from the Bride - Rachel Demler, "The creche was a fantactic success and gave us just the result we were looking for - happy, relaxed parents and children having lots of fun. When I popped my head into the creche it was lovely to see the children having a wonderful time and the friendships they made continued throughout the day as they all continued to play together.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others"

Thankyou Rachel and best wishes to you and Simon for a very happy future together.

Thanks so much.....

This is the comment we received from the Bride who booked a Wedding Creche at Stanton House Hotel Swindon for her wedding at the end of February 2010.
"Thanks so much for the service you provided on our wedding day. Although I didn't get to see the creche I know the children were having a great time, as I came down the stairs just before the ceremony i could hear laughter and happy children!! The wedding card they made for us was such a lovely touch as well! I spoke to my mum a couple of days ago and she said that the parents were all very happy that they could leave their children having fun with you and have a break themselves. I would thoroughly recommend other brides to have your creche" - Joanne Tudor.

Busy start to the Year....

We have been busy promoting our Wedding Crèche service at Wedding Fairs. In January we were at the Wiltshire Hotel, in February at the Maddison Hotel, in March at the Stanton House Hotel - where we also provided a crèche during the wedding fair - and at the end of March at a new venue at Spittleborough Farm near junction 16 of the M4.

We generated quite a few enquiries and hope to be at more weddings during 2010 and 2011. By booking a crèche at the wedding, the children can be having fun while the parents are relaxing and really enjoying the special day along with the Bride and Groom.

Praise indeed.......!

This is from a letter we received from a Wedding creche held at
Alexandra House Hotel, Wiltshire.
"I would like to thank you and your team for providing such an excellent creche service for our wedding on 23 May 2009.
From the moment I researched the web and forund your website, I was incredibly impressed with the ease of getting the information I needed and then booking what I required. As the numbers and ages of children were confirmed you provided exactly what I needed and I thought you were very flexible in all matters.
On the day things, as often happens, were a little delayed and the children did not leave lunch until nearly an hour later than planned. Your creche team were more than happy to extend by a further hour and continue to provided supervision for the children. The games and ideas to keep the children busy and amused were extremely popular with both the children and the parents. The age range of 3 to 11 did not prove at all difficult for your team to deal with. A couple of parents who had initially been less than keen on the idea of a creche for their older boys stated how great everything had been and how much their boys had enjoyed the whole day. The boys even thought it was the best wedding they had ever been to! A testament to your efforts.
The youngest child in the group, at only 3, who is normally very attached to his mother was joining in and having a fabulous time. He barely noticed his mum was elsewhere, a sure sign that your team pitched all the games and entertainment at the perfect level for all the children.
Knowing the children were happy and supervised allowed the bridal party and all the parents time to relax and enjoy themselves and made the day all the more special.
My thanks to all of you for providing such a superb service. I would thoroughly recommend anybody to use your creche service, whether it be for a wedding ar any other event.
Yours,
Elizabeth Usher "

Thank you Elizabeth for your lovely letter, all the carers who worked at the creche had a lovely time as well!!

Spring Wedding Creche May 09

We held a very enjoyable wedding creche at Alexander Park Conference Centre in May 2009. A beautiful day and lots of fun for 11 children aged 2 to 13. All the parents were grateful for the relaxing time they enjoyed after the meal, fully absorbed in the speeches, without any distractions. The carers and children played with lots of games and spent time in the gardens with the parachute and bean bags.

A Lovely time ..... at our recent Wedding Creche

We received the following words in a Thankyou card for a creche we organised at the Sudbury House Hotel in Faringdon.

"Thank you so much for providing creche facilities at our wedding on 15th November (2008). All the children had such a lovely time especially our son William" - Bride and Groom

Our partnership with Swindon Borough Council and the Family Learning Team

Swindon Borough Council's Adult Community & Family Learning division has worked, successfully, in partnership with Swindon Child Carers for over 5 years. Swindon Child Carers have provided good quality child care to support many adult community and family learning courses and events. They offer a very professional and robust quality service and have responded to the demands of providing almost 'instant child care on demand' within our communities, with good humour! One comment from a satisfied learner recently, who had not even left her children in the care of relatives, was "the free crèche attached to the community course was a bonus and I soon grew to appreciate the brilliant staff from Swindon Child Carers for their amazing care of my small children".

best wishes

Jackie Crowther
Family Learning Co-ordinator
Learning & Engagement Teams - Community Directorate Swindon Borough Council

**** 20th Anniversary Celebrations ****

In 2008 we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Swindon Child Carers - a milestone of which we are very proud. Our first event was a TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC held at the University of Bath, Oakfield Campus on SATURDAY 7TH JUNE.
All past and present creche users were welcome to come - and encouraged to bring along a Teddy! Which many children and adults did!!! We provided a FREE PICNIC LUNCH and lots of fun activities - all proceeds from the activities and competitions were for the GWH Mother & Baby Courtyard.

The event was covered by Swindon Advertiser and Swindon Web and photos will soon be available in our gallery - a work in progress! As it was a lovely day (after all the rain) we made use of the outside area for craft activities and giant jenga and the parachute. Inside there was an obstacle course for children and their teddies. Lots of competitions - colouring, guess the name of the teddy, the weight of the cake, the number of sweets in a jar etc and most of those that came along stayed to the end to hear if they had won......

It was a lovely day, successful and fun and it was heard that as everyone had had such a lovely time it would be good it it became an annual event---- watch this space!

REUNION
Over the last 20 years we have had many wonderful child carers pass through our doors and to celebrate this, and to bring everyone together again, we held a reunion for past and present carers at our new home, The Bentley Centre, on
FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER

There was a vast selection of cheese and wine provided and we were thrilled to see so many familiar faces again.

There was a display of many older photographs taken at various venues throughout our 20 years of providing creches and many of our previous carers were able to relate information, even remebering childrens names - and these would be adults now! It would be interesting to hear from parents or children who have used our creches and what they are doing now - please email us with any stories..

The evening closed with a short speech from our chair person - Kate Barker who thanked everyone for coming and making it so successful. We all wondered where we would be in another 5, 10 or even 20 years.... we hope that Swindon Child Carers will continue to provide creches to all those who need one.

'Big thanks to Swindon Child Carers for making it easier'

As a stay at home mum of 7 children, doing a college course was a big deal for me, but the child care was an even bigger issue! The temptation of the creche was what had enticed me to do the course but in reality I wasn't sure that I could let other people look after my children - However my worries were totally unfounded - From the moment I entered the creche the environment was totally child focused -the staff warm, friendly and great with the children, there was lots of fun, laughter, music, toys, imaginative and creative play - and they adapted to suit all ages - To be honest after settling my own children in I didnt want to leave - it was such fun! - The creche definately left me feeling guilt free about having a few hours to myself - and as a result www.BizzyBz.com has been born! Big thanks to Swindon Child Carers for making it easier!

Successful Wedding Creche

We are very pleased to have received the following feedback on a recent wedding creche organised by ourselves and held at the De Vere Hotel in Swindon. It was a very successful event, children enjoyed having their own space in which to kick off their posh shoes and relax and have fun, and parents enjoyed a glass of Champagne in peace!
The Mother of the Bride made the following kind comments;
'The day was fantastic, helped in the knowledge of the professional input into the younger members of the party. They certainly enjoyed the time and so did the parents. Thank you all for such a wonderful service and I look forward to contacting you again.'

'Keep up the good work ladies!'

I first used Swindon Child Carers at the University of Bath in Swindon back in 2006. I enrolled on a Women into Enterprise course learning valuable business skills. My youngest daughter Tegan was only two years old at the time and totally enjoyed her weekly visits to the creche. This gave me the assurance I needed to be able to thoroughly immerse myself into the 10 month course work, in the knowledge that my child was only next door, well looked after and enjoying herself.
Since then I have used Swindon Child Carers on numerous occasions in their 'mobile creches' whilst attending various courses including Family Literacy/Numeracy at Gorse Hill Infants School, Story Telling Workshop at Stratton Library to a one off seminar in Bath.
I have always found the service to be both professional and caring, whilst offering a stimulating enviroment for children to play, learn and have fun!
Keep up the good work ladies!