Early Learning Services
LOCATION OF SERVICES
Educational Entertainment LLC provides early learning services in USA and Australia.
Our main clients for early education shows are:
Family Day Care providers;
Festivals & agricultural shows; and
Private and corporate events.
To ensure our shows remain accessible and affordable our shows COME TO YOU! Our performers will set up at your facility - indoors or outdoors (weather permitting). All you need is a space big enough for us to fit (minimum 10ft wide by 8ft deep by 7ft tall) and access to power.
We go above and beyond - quite literally! We will go anywhere (within reason) by negotiation. For example, we have had sherpas cart our gear and generators on their backs and heads up a mountainside for a truly environmental show! If you have a special request - just ask us.
Above all, providing a safe environment for children to enjoy the show is our top priority. The founder of Educational Entertainment LLC is an ex Australian Federal Police Officer specializing in Crime Prevention and Child Safety Education.
All our performers and support staff have undergone strict police checks
and hold a current 'SLED/ Working With Children' certificate in their country/state/territory. Child safety is always first!
We only use professional equipment, manufactured to industry safety standards. We take great care during the setting up and packing down process to ensure children remain safe before, during and after the performance, however please be aware - children remain the sole responsibility of childcare centre staff at all times.
ABOUT THE SHOWS
While our shows vary in subject matter, there are several factors they all have in common. Our shows are:
EDUCATIONAL. Every thought, word, song and action is there for a reason - to teach something! Refer to 'Programs' for a detailed description of individual shows, their content and curriculum mapping.
HIGHLY INTERACTIVE. Children don't just watch our shows, they are active participants from start to finish.
ENGAGING FOR EVERYONE. Everybody will be asked to think, respond, sing, act and more. From time to time individuals may be asked to 'help' in some way, however core activities are designed
for the entire group. Please note that 'everyone' means everyone. Even grown-ups may be asked to 'help' or respond...
Full of AWARD WINNING MUSIC! The songs are what started it all. They feature in ALL of our programs.
PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED including:
Broadcast quality mastered music tracks
Professional sound equipment including PA and microphone headsets
Professional ventriloquist style puppets
Quality props and unique backdrops
Professional performers trained in the Arts
Our shows are aligned with the early childhood curricula applicable to each distinct market.
In Australia, we align with the Australian Department of Education's Belonging, Being and Becoming - Early Years Learning Framework to assist "all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life" (EYLF).
In South Carolina, we align with Good Start Grow Smart South Carolina Early Learning Standards for 3, 4, & 5 Year Old Children and the South Carolina Department of Education's Standards & Learning.
Most of our early childhood performances are between 50 and 60 minutes in duration depending on the age and attention span of the children. If you have never seen one of our shows you may be thinking 'our kids won't last that long'.
Our experience is that children's attention span varies from group to group, day to day and even hour to hour. Our performers make adjustments on the fly to ensure children remain engaged for the duration of the performance. But don't be surprised if they are asking for more an hour after we started - we won't!
PRE & POST SHOW RESOURCES
We are always developing new resources to extend children's learning both before and after the show. For more details please refer to individual 'Program' pages.
HOW BOOKING A SHOW WORKS
ENQUIRE & SECURE DATE
Simply fill out the online contact form, email or call us. Our details are in the 'Contact' tab in the menu bar.
Once we have received your request our staff will contact you to determine a mutually suitable date and time for the show. We will then email you a BOOKING CONTRACT which simply states the date, time, location and number/ages of children expected to attend as well as our fee and payment options.
Once you receive the Booking Contract you need to AGREE TO THE TERMS of the contract by simply responding to the email stating 'I agree', or words to that effect. Once you agree, your booking will be CONFIRMED. Confirmation means both parties are bound by the terms of the contract including our Cancellation & Rescheduling policy (see below).
ONCE YOU'VE CONFIRMED
You will receive an email with the following attachments:
A printable POSTER for display purposes;
An editable PERMISSION SLIP with payment details for parents;
LOGIN details to access our online pre and post show resources; and
INSTRUCTIONS about the performance space requirements.
BEFORE THE SHOW
ONE WEEK OUT you will receive an email reminding you of the details of the upcoming show, the performance space requirements and prompting you to consider using the pre-show resources (if you haven't already).
ONE DAY BEFORE the show you will receive a phone call to double check show details - especially the location of the performance - and making sure everything is ready to go!
THE DAY OF THE SHOW
The performer will arrive around 30-60 minutes before the commencement of the show to set up and sound check.
AFTER THE SHOW
Immediately following the show the performer will pack down and load out. This usually takes a further 20-40 mins.
The performer will then ask your preferred method of payment and process accordingly.
In the days following the show we will send you:
A NOTICE OF REMITTANCE confirming your received payment details; and
An electronic feedback form which is very quick and easy to complete and submit.
For more information, click on the links below or navigate using the menu bar at the top of this page.
It is a testament to how entertaining and fun your show is that it held the attention of my under-2 children for almost an hour! Rachel, Wollongbar Little Angels
Fantastic performance that kept the childrens' attention the whole way through. Jodie, Blackwater Kindy
Thank you for a fantastic show. The education, interaction and everything is just fabulous. Both educators and children really enjoyed the show. Looking at the children's expressions was priceless!!
Coffs Harbour Preschool
It was evident that a great deal of thought and preparation had gone into the production...the props were visually interesting...the puppets were loved... the music and songs were catchy...and the actors entertained the audience with song, dance, musical instruments and great humor...it was very impressive.