Kate

Kate from Ferney Voltaire, Other

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Childrens' Party Planner! Allow me to plan, put-together, run the activities

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From: Ferney Voltaire, france
Speaks: english french

About my service

Leave the planning and organizing to me, so you can spend more quality time with the little person who deserves the most on his or her day: your son or daughter! I have, I have been told, a limitless amount of patience, I think up good party and crafty ideas quite quickly, I love kids, so... Parents can choose a theme below, and I can provide you with both artistic and crafty activities, circle games with songs (including a custom birthday song for the host child), and an opportunity for kids to present their own puppet shows, with finger puppets for their friends (6 and younger) or rod puppets for the older ones. If desired we can also do short skits that I will write and assign parts to, for older ones that can read the lines. · Birthday -Magical/ Mystical (with some “Harry Potter” elements) -Fairy (not just for girls: think Peter Pan) -Princess -Butterfly Tea Party (which could happen at other times, as well) -Nature activities (warm weather times) · Halloween Dress Up party, face painting. · Christmas, several activities, crafts · Valentine’s Day card-making party! If you prefer to lead the activities, but just want me to not actually attend the party, but to gather all materials and refreshments, decorate before the party, and do the planning of activities (with a sheet of instructions for the parents), the fee is 135.- plus food and materials. I indicated the price per hour on top (as this is how it works), therefore you would need to book me online for 3 hours (and Party running time can be up to 3 hours). In English and /or French To also direct the whole party: I start with a base price of CHF 180.- for the planning and the leading of the activities at the party itself, so you can enjoy them with your child and take photos,and add onto that the materials (I will work with your budget) and food, “à la carte”. You will need to book me online for 4 hours (even though the party running time can be up to 3 hours). For either option:We meet first in person at your home or a cafe for a half hr.to an hour to discuss your budget (already included in the price of the package). Favors and goody bags are extra, and based on each theme. The cake can be outsourced, and I can take care of pickup and delivery, usually the day before the party. Prizes optional, for games, and everyone gets one! Normally I would arrive 90 minutes before guests due to arrive. Invitations can be taken care of by the host family, or I can take care of it one week before for an extra fee depending on what you would like. I am a professional calligrapher.

My experience

Besides the planning and directing of over ten parties for my own daughter, I have professionally managed or co-directed: Two Magical/Mystical parties Two Valentine Card-Making Parties Several birthday parties during the school day, in schools I have worked in as a teacher. My experience in working with young children is extensive including the following: 1. Directed and taught the Preschool program of arts and crafts for a family summer camp. 2. Direction of Summer Camp which I created from scratch for another Preschool, including the booking of local artists, such as a storyteller and a folksinger. 3. The creation of a neighborhood newspaper by and for kids, edited it, and led our subscription drive and advertising campaign with local businesses. My daughter, then 10, and I together received a Neighborhood Leadership Award from the Mayor of our hometown of Burlington, Vermont USA! 4. Ongoing teacher of private painting and drawing lessons, including outdoor sketching. 5. Directed a seven week long Drama experience for six children 8-9 years old. They took part in plot formation, rehearsals, costumes, improvisation, and performance in their original play, “Cornelius and the Little People.” Several birthday parties during the school day, in schools I have worked in as a teacher. My experience in working with young children is extensive including the following: 1. Directed and taught the Preschool program of arts and crafts for a family summer camp. 2. Direction of Summer Camp which I created from scratch for another Preschool, including the booking of local artists, such as a storyteller and a folksinger. 3. The creation of a neighborhood newspaper by and for kids, edited it, and led our subscription drive and advertising campaign with local businesses. My daughter, then 10, and I together received a Neighborhood Leadership Award from the Mayor of our hometown of Burlington, Vermont USA! 4. Ongoing teacher of private painting and drawing lessons, including outdoor sketching. 5. Directed a seven week long Drama experience for six children 8-9 years old. They took part in plot formation, rehearsals, costumes, improvisation, and performance in their original play, “Cornelius and the Little People.”

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Additional entertainers for parties if you are not interested in art activities.

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Ethel

Ethel

I was introduced to Kate Laxner at a book signing a few years ago in Geneva, by a well known Geneva author. Kate provided private art lessons for my daughter, who was 9 at the time, at her home here in Geneva. Her patience and understanding, not to mention her artistic knowledge were amazing, and helped my daughter to bring her artistic talents to another level and encouraged her continue to further her studies in the field. I would highly recommend Kate in any professional situation, as her patience and dedication to her work is extraordinary.
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

I've had the good fortune of knowing Kate Lanxner for over 20 years. We first met as community members when our children were newborns. Through the years we've supported one another through the joys and challenges of child rearing. I've always trusted Kate's sound judgement, knowledge of child development and intuitive nature when offering up solicited advice. In addition, Kate and I have worked in similar roles within the school system as educational support personnel. Kate has often served as a confidential and sensitive sounding board for issues involving difficult students. Her insights into the true nature of children's behavior are pure and clear. Kate has an uncanny ability to connect with the whole child and speak in a language that resonates and comforts them. Kids feel affirmed while in her presence as her warmth radiates in all she does. She is well liked and received by all. I recommend Kate in any job involving the welfare of children.
leon

leon

Kate was very professional and helpful in an abstract art class for adults. She showed us all the basics through interesting projects, and gave us enough space to use our creativity and develop our talent!
Irina

Irina

Kate has tutored my son age 4 in English about 5 months. She's thought of interesting projects for him and they get along really well. She's nearly always punctual and very responsible.I am really happy with her job.
Emma

Emma

Kate is a gem. Kind, thoughtful, energetic, fun and very patient, my son (3) loves spending time with her. Kate has been very flexible with our needs and we are extremely grateful to have met her.
Jenia

Jenia

My 4 yo son loves staying with Kate and enjoys a lot their art activities!