Just 4 Kids has been running since 2006. We have almost 17 years of experience working with children: entertaining at birthday parties, organising and hosting events for children, and teaching performing arts.
Creating memorable moments of fun
At Just 4 Kids, our ethos is made up of 4 core values that are at the heart of everything we do:
We truly understand the importance of creating positive relationships with the families we work with.
We are committed to provide a service that is always very reliable, honest and consistent.
We love what we do and we strive to share our passion and energy with everyone.
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?
In the year 2000, Vicky decided she would incorporate her love of the performing arts with working with children. She has always enjoyed looking after and entertaining kids, so while she was teaching children at her local dance school, she came up with the idea of doing Children's Birthday Parties. It started with her family and friends, but then she realised this could turn into something bigger. In 2004, she ended up working as children's activities manager at Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, in Torquay. Here, she created and ran the birthday parties as well as performing in both the Halloween and Christmas shows around the caves. She just loved running children's parties. Whilst working at Kents Cavern, Just 4 Kids started to take shape.
Then in 2006, Vicky set up Just 4 Kids Parties in the UK and suddenly, landed a job working in Los Angeles as a children's party entertainer with Silly Sally's Entertainment. It was here Vicky gained most of her skills in face painting and balloon design.
While in Los Angeles, Vicky 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.
It was in May 2008 when she decided, after 2 years, it was time to move back to Devon and continue running her own children's parties again and worked as a performing arts teacher at Stagecoach Theatre Arts, qualifying with a performing arts teaching diploma, where she taught classes, wrote and produced many musical shows and taught at summer workshops for children aged 2-18 years of age. .
In 2014, Vicky met Ellie and the two ran parties together across the county. With the success of this, Vicky expanded the business into Cornwall in 2015 and it has gone from strength to strength.
The company now has a core team of 6 children's entertainers across Devon and Cornwall, whom you might meet at one of our parties. We had the most successful year in 2022, where we hosted our first Enchanted Christmas Ball and our Children's Halloween Party.
Vicky became a full time primary school teacher in 2017, we she 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 2023, after leaving full time teaching, Vicky 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.
Why not give us a call on 07534900377 and see what amazing things we can do to create fun and memorable moments? You won't regret it!!!