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Janthea Brigden

Janthea Brigden

Founder and C.E.O, Nipperbout Ltd

BIOG – Janthea Brigden 0ct/22

Janthea is Founder and CEO of Nipperbout Ltd - a unique, award winning company providing expert childcare at conferences and events, nationally and in Europe. She considers herself to be an ‘Ambassador for children at events’ and has an armful of solutions to help organisers create safe, enjoyable, anxiety free environments for children and families.

30 years of providing high quality temporary childcare at major UK and European venues, (coupled with insane levels of inspection by Ofsted!) has given her the expertise to spot risks, enhance, tweak and problem solve and the skills to deflect those unexpected curved balls!

Janthea has contributed to the guidelines on crèches in the Association of Event Venue’s ‘E guide’ and the Festival ‘Purple Guide’ and more recently the ‘Little Green Book of Big Ideas’ for the Ops Nest. She is an expert on safeguarding at events and lost child procedure, and frequently sits on Safety Advisory Group meetings as a consultant for event organisers. She also writes and delivers CPD accredited training courses in subjects relating to children – including safeguarding at events, lost child procedures and effective communication. She has created the ‘Nipper Cards’ which are affirmation cards that encourage children to talk about their feelings through play and colouring book to help children with mental wellbeing.

An Early Years professional, Janthea has a passion for neuroscience and is a childcare advocate for ‘be curious rather than furious’. Janthea is also a school governor and a reader for ‘Sound News’ for the visually impaired. When she isn’t working you will find her walking her dogs, singing in her local church choir, visiting the theatre and relaxing with friends and family.



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