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About Us

 

Just 4 Kids has been running since 2006. We have almost 18 years of experience working with children: entertaining at birthday parties, organising and hosting events for children, and teaching performing arts.

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Creating memorable moments of fun

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At Just 4 Kids, our ethos is made up of 4 core values that are at the heart of everything we do:

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Personable

We truly understand the importance of creating positive relationships with the families we work with.

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Professional

We are committed to provide a service that is always very reliable, honest and consistent.

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Enthusiastic

We love what we do and we strive to share our passion and energy with everyone.

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Child-Focused

Everything we do is centred around the child. We take the time to ensure that children (and their families) have a fun and memorable time.

How did it all begin?

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Hi, I'm Vicky, the founder and owner of Just 4 Kids. Way back in the year 2000, I decided I would incorporate her love of the performing arts with working with children. I had always enjoyed looking after and entertaining kids, so while I was teaching children at my local dance school, I came up with the idea of running children's birthday parties. Then in 2004, I landed a really exciting job as the children's activities manager at Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, in Torquay. Here, I created and ran the birthday parties as well as performing in both the Halloween and Christmas shows around the caves. I just loved running children's parties and performing in character too. Whilst working at Kents Cavern, Just 4 Kids started to take shape. It started with just hosting parties for my family and friends, but then I realised this could turn into something bigger.

Then in 2006, I set up Just 4 Kids Parties in the UK and later that year, I landed a job working in Los Angeles as a children's party entertainer with Silly Sally's Entertainment. It was here that I gained most of my skills in face painting and balloon design. While in Los Angeles, I was very lucky to be able to entertain at celebrity parties. These included the children of Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler to name but a few.

 

In May 2008, it was time to move back to Devon and rebuild my company in the area again. Alongside this, I worked as a performing arts teacher at Stagecoach Theatre Arts, qualifying with a performing arts teaching diploma, where I was able to teach classes, wrote and produced many musical shows and taught at summer workshops for children aged 2-18 years of age. . 

In 2014, I met the lovely Ellie and the two of us ran parties together across the county. With the success of this, I expanded the business into Cornwall in 2015 (where I now live) and it has gone from strength to strength. I then became a full time primary school teacher in 2017, where I was in charge of performing arts, producing musicals such as Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz and The Tempest, alongside the annual school nativities and other performances. 

Then, in 2022, after leaving full time teaching, I pursued her passion of teaching drama, dance and singing and opened our Just 4 Kids Performing Arts club for primary-aged children. We cannot wait to welcome lots of new faces to our brand new classes.

We had the most successful year of parties and events in 2022-we hosted our first Enchanted Christmas Ball and our Children's Halloween Party. And then repeated the ball again in 2023. The Just 4 Kids company now has a core team of 7 children's entertainers across Devon and Cornwall, whom you might meet at one of our parties, plus 2 performing arts teachers and 2 assistants.

Why not send me an enquiry using our booking form and see what amazing things we can do to create fun and memorable moments? You won't regret it!!!

I cannot wait to hear from you, 

Vicky xx

 


Meet The Team

Meet The Entertainers

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Our small team of entertainers have lots of experience with children and will do whatever they can to help your child have a fun and memorable time.

Read about our team below:

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Vicky

Company owner/ Entertainer 
(Cornwall Team Leader)

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Ellie

Entertainer 
(Devon Team Leader)

"I started Just 4 Kids Parties in 2006, having worked at Kents Cavern as Children's Entertainment Manager for 2 years previously. I then travelled to Los Angeles and worked for both Silly Sally's Entertainment and Giggles and Hugs, running children's entertainment for 2 years. On returning to Devon in 2008, I used my experience to improve and build Just 4 Kids Parties within the Torbay area.

Due to my love for the performing arts, I worked as a teacher at Stagecoach Theatre Arts in 2008 (where I had attended as a student for many years before).

I studied a Foundation Degree in Performance Arts and Events Management in 2010 and then in 2015, I moved to Cornwall to complete my 3rd year of my degree in Creative Events Management, eventually training to be a primary school teacher.

During this time, I began to expand Just 4 Kids into Cornwall, performing and entertaining at local events and kids' parties. I have also been working as a full time primary school teacher since 2017.

 

I look forward to speaking with you and booking your child's party with us."

Fun facts: Vicky collects Disney DVDs- she now has 44 of the Disney Classics in her collection. She loves Belle from Beauty and the Beast and has even played her on stage twice in amateur productions of the musical in 1998 and 2010.

"I have been working for Just 4 Kids since 2014 and host the parties across Devon. I had hosted some parties with a different company previously and because of this experience, I contacted Vicky to join Just 4 Kids Parties as a party assistant and the rest is history!

 

Having attended Stagecoach Theatre Arts as a child, I gained a love for the performing arts. In 2015, when Vicky moved to Cornwall, I became the Early Stages teacher, where I teach children aged 4-7 years to sing, dance and act at Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

I absolutely love working with children and recently completed my degree in Early Years Education, which I have used within my current job of working in a nursery.

 

When I can fit it in, I also work as a children's activities assistant Kents Cavern, running things such as a children's prehistoric dig and performing as Cavog the Caveman.

I am very excited to run the entertainment across Devon, for Just 4 Kids Parties.  I cannot wait to see you and your little one at their party!"
 

Fun facts: Ellie loves Ariel out of all of the Disney princesses. She can also speak a bit of German.

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Emma

Party Entertainer
(Cornwall Team Member)

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Amelia

Entertainer
(Devon Team Member)

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Francesca

Party Assistant
(Cornwall Team Member)

"I joined Just 4 Kids Parties' Cornwall team in April 2022, after meeting with Vicky I just knew what an amazing opportunity this would be. From the moment I met Vicky, we were just so similar, our favourite movies, Disney characters, where we were going away too, even having a cat that looks the same.

 

I am a qualified teacher, however left in 2018 to start a new career in recruitment and Human Resources after gaining by BA Hons in Business. 

 

Joining Just 4 Kids Parties has been so much fun. I have learnt so much from Vicky, and I love seeing the smiles on childrens faces when they see their favourite princess or super hero. 

I look forward to meeting you."

Fun facts: Emma’s favourite Disney princess is Belle (from Beauty and The Beast). However, Elsa comes closely second. She is also had 4 fur babies, 2 dogs Hachi and Shyla and 2 cats Loki and Nala.

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"I have been working for Just 4 Kids Parties, helping to host the Devon Parties, since 2016. 

I attended Stagecoach Theatre Arts as a student for many years and now I teach performing arts for 4-7 year olds at Stagecoach. I just love working with children.

I recently completed a Drama BA at Exeter University. Using my knowledge and skills gaines on the course, I would love to be an actor who trains student doctors to talk to patients with empathy.

 

I have really enjoyed being able to host the parties with Just 4 Kids Parties and cannot wait to do even more."

Fun facts: Amelia's favourite Disney character is Rapunzel in Tangled! She also has a dog called Buzz Lightyear and is hopefully getting another dog soon and wants to call him Woody!

 

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Ali

Party Entertainer
(Cornwall Team Leader)

"I joined Just 4 Kids Parties in August 2020, having worked with Vicky as her Teaching Assistant at a primary school. I was so excited when she asked me to join the team, as I love working with children and knew that it would be a great experience.

When I completed my degree in Biological Science, I knew that I would love to be a teacher and am currently working as a secondary school science teacher- I just love doing experiments.

 

Joining Just 4 Kids Parties has been so much fun. I look forward to meeting you and your little ones soon."

Fun facts: Francesca's favourite Disney princess is Rapunzel (and Pascal) from Tangled. She is also a Furry Godmother to a cockapoo called Nellie and has four rabbits. 

 

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Codie

Party Entertainer
(Cornwall Team Member)

"Hello! My name is Ali and I absolutely love working with Just 4 Kids Parties. I am a trained Early Years teacher, here in Cornwall.

 

I have also written and illustrated my own children's books and I enjoy using stories and puppets to engage children. I am also a singer and dancer - music is a passion of mine.

 

With Just4Kids parties, I love having the opportunity to dress up as some of my heroes, including Spiderman, Superman, a Jedi and Prince Charming."

 

Fun facts: Ali was voted Cornwall's Biggest Doctor Who fan! He also collects action figures! Ali's favourite Disney character is Woody from Toy Story!

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Ellie

Party Assistant
(Cornwall Team Member)

"I joined the Just 4 Kids Parties team in January 2024 and am very excited and grateful for the opportunity and journey I am about to go on. It’s something I have always wanted to do: bringing fun birthday magic to children to celebrate there special day! 

Performing has always been huge part of my life. From dancing from the age of 2 to performing on stage, it’s always what I have loved to do. I trained at a professional Musical Theatre stage school called Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama and then went on to work in Disneyland Paris as parade and character Performer (I am huge disney fan and my favourite disney character is Ariel).

When I moved to Cornwall, l worked in entertainment at a holiday park. I now work as an Early Years practitioner and Swim teacher- I absolutely adore my jobs! I am very excited for my next adventure with Just 4 Kids, helping to use my skills, experience and personality to create fun and magic!"

Fun Facts: SHe also works as a mermaid for mermaid parties & experiences and I love the water & ocean. Swimming like a mermaid is one of her favourite things to do.

"I started working for Just 4 Kids Parties in the spring of 2023 as I was really interested in doing the princess character work. I’ve also had previous experience in working with children of all ages teaching dance and helping out at events. 

 

I’m currently a dancer in my second year studying a professional dance and musical theatre degree as I love to perform on stage. I am trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and contemporary dance styles and have had so many amazing opportunities to perform with various dance companies and in a variety of performances, both in Cornwall and nationally. 

 

I can't wait to meet so many children and their families at the parties and events I do with Just 4 Kids!"

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Jade

Party Assistant
(Cornwall Team Member)

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"I felt so excited to join the Just 4 Kids Parties team in January 2024, I have worked within children's entertainment for many years.

I started my career on holiday parks, providing activities & disco's for people on their holidays, and am now the entertainment team manager across 2 different holiday parks in Cornwall. I now can't wait to have the opportunity to provide more personable, tailored & themed quality entertainment for children's special birthday parties and much more with Just 4 Kids.

 

I still can't believe I get to have fun & bring joy to children for a living!"

Fun Facts: Jade has a very cute and lively cockapoo called Rufus. She also loves sea swimming- look out for her in the ocean around Newquay.

Accessibility Statement

At Just 4 Kids, we are committed to ensuring that all children, regardless of their abilities, can fully participate in and enjoy our magical entertainment experiences. We strive to create an inclusive environment where every child feels valued and celebrated. Below is an outline of our efforts to promote accessibility:

Physical Accessibility:​

  • Our entertainers are trained to accommodate children with mobility challenges and are adept at adapting activities to suit their needs.

Communication Accessibility:

  • Our entertainers are trained to use clear and simple language, gestures, and visual aids to ensure that all children can understand and participate in the activities.

Sensory Accessibility:​

  • Our entertainers are trained to be mindful of sensory triggers and can adjust their performances accordingly.

Digital Accessibility:

  • We are working to ensure our website and online booking system are designed to be accessible to users of all abilities, including those who use screen readers or other assistive technologies.

Staff Training and Awareness:

  • We foster a culture of respect and understanding, where differences are celebrated and everyone is treated with kindness and compassion.

Feedback and Suggestions:

  • We welcome feedback from parents, caregivers, and children on how we can improve our accessibility efforts. Please feel free to reach out to us with any suggestions or concerns.

At Just 4 Kids, we believe that every child deserves to feel like royalty, and we are dedicated to making our parties and events accessible to all. If you have any questions or require further assistance regarding accessibility, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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