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About Parties Of Their Own

Parties Of Their Own is a division of Class Of Their Own who run Holiday, After School, Party and Babysitting Services for children aged 4 - 11 years.

Parties Of Their Own Timeline

January 2011 - New website launched

 

August 2010 - First wedding party delivered

 

January 2010 - First party delivered

 

January 2010 - Parties Of Their Own Party Service Launched

 

January 2010 - Class Of Their Own At Home Babysitting and Childminding Service Launched

 

October 2009 Received first Ofsted 'outstanding' grading

 

2008 Awarded Southern FM/UPS Business in the Community Award

 

2008 Awarded Brighton and Hove Business in the Community Award

 

  • 2001 - present: Class Of Their Own operate After School and Holiday Clubs in to 17 locations across Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Shoreham and Rottingdean

 

Sammi and Tanya

Samantha

I set up Class Of Their Own after I had been teaching in a primary school for a few years before deciding to go travelling.

My eureka moment was whilst lying on a beach in India, I decided to start a tutoring agency, and the name 'Class Of Their Own' was born. The tutoring agency did not last long, but the name lives on!

One summer holiday, I decided to gather a few teaching friends to help run a holiday club over the summer holiday, with the focus on learning through play.

As time has moved on we have put less focus on learning and more on creating clubs as a place where the emphasis is on playing and having fun.

As the company expanded it was becoming too busy for me on my own so I asked Tanya (my big sister) to join the company in 2006.

Over the years we have gained a huge amount of expertise in entertaining large groups of children, and have a large, highly skilled and motivated staff team who we realised would be able to provide outstanding parties for children - so we decided to create a special divsison to provide high quality, but affordable parties for children.

Tanya

I had never really envisaged myself having a career working with children! During my twenties I spent a lot of time travelling whilst trying to work out what I wanted to do. In 1998 I started working for a software company in London as a receptionist.

Within a couple of weeks I had been promoted to Office Manager, and by the time I left in 2005 I was the European Marketing Manager.

I left seeking a new but unknown challenge - so reverting to form, I decided to go travelling again! When I came back, I started helping Sam out as the company was growing too big for her to manage on her own. One day she asked me if I wanted to join her, and here I am with a completely new and different challenge! Since I joined I have been putting my office and marketing skills to use.

The parties are an excellent addition to our existing range of services as they have enabled us to put our existing skills and experience to new uses.