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How To Spot A Bad Kids Entertainer | Children's Entertainment With Non-Stop Kids

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

Deciding on your children's entertainment is an important decision you will need to make. Of course, we are going to be biased and say you should secure one of our amazing kids entertainers. We've provided over 8,000 parties to children's parties all across the country. Over 98% of parents would recommend our services. But there are other great entertainers as well. Performers like Carl & Dave, John Kimmons, Simon Sparkles, Wynn Jones, Stu Hodgson, Gary Dunn and PJ to name a few.

Identifying Subpar Kids' Entertainers | Children's Entertainment Insights by Non-Stop Kids

Unfortunately, the fact remains that there are kids entertainers out there who don't have the same passion and dedication as we do. If you were to hire them, chances are they would embarrass you at best and ruin your child's party at worst. It's a concerning thought to think about. Now you might be asking what you can do to spot a bad kids entertainer? Not worry because we're going to break down everything you need to know. We will break down the specific areas you need to look out for.

Their Website!

In the modern technology era, entertainment businesses not having their own website really speaks volumes about their act in question. A website is the opportunity to make a great first impression. It could include photos, videos, client testimonials and a load of information about what they do. Their website will play a huge factor in helping you decide if the performer is competent or not. If you find a website that matches these requirements with lots of positive reviews, this may be the right entertainer for you. 

Showreels & Video Footage!

Most children's entertainers will have video footage of them performing online. Some of them will even have an actual showreel to showcase their talent. Our kids party entertainment understands the difficulty of getting video footage at a party, but it's not impossible. Having video footage to showcase their talent shows that they care and want to present themselves as fantastic performers. You can study these videos and make sure that the performer is as good as they say they are.

Their Phone Manner!

You might decide to go ahead and call up your entertainer. As dedicated children's entertainers, it's important that they come across as someone who is very passionate about their role. They should be bright, upbeat and excited. If they come across as being disinterested or bored, you might want to start questioning whether they are the right person for your child's party. A person's manner of voice can really speak a lot about people.


As we mentioned before, looking at their reviews is a key step to making sure the kids entertainer is as good as they claim to be. Across their website and social media platforms, there should be a range of reviews and testimonials from previous clients. You can search for reviews on places like Google, TrustPilot, Mums Net and much more. Entertainers with lots of amazing reviews is usually a good sign.

Social Media!

It's not 1990 anymore. Social media plays a huge role in promoting businesses. Whether you're working alone or run a professional business with a large team, the fact of the matter is more people make buying decisions based on social media than ever before. If the entertainer you have researched doesn't have any presence on social media, you might have to ask yourself why. At the very least they should have a page set up on Facebook. That way you can check out their visitor posts to see what their customers are saying about them. If they don't, check out Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

Word Of Mouth!

Even with all these social media presences, let's not forget the traditional word of mouth. Recommendation is the best form of marketing. If someone has experienced something bad, it's human nature to tell everyone they know. Think about the last time you had a bad experience. Chances are you told everything that would listen. Once you have a shortlist of potential entertainers for your party, ask people who have hired them before to see if they would recommend them. If anyone has experienced them before they will soon tell you if they are good or not. Never underestimate the power of vocal communication!

The Age Of The Performer!

This next subject is a little controversial. Most entertainers are usually aged between 20 and 30 years old. There is nothing wrong with entertainers who are older. At Non-Stop Kids we have entertainers who still perform past their 40s. But we do have some parents contact us and ask how old their entertainer will be. While older performers are more experienced and therefore slicker, the general perception is that they are past their prime. We're not saying this is true, but if you do hold this belief then you will want to check out the age of the performer in advance.

Keep These In Mind And You'll Find An Amazing Entertainer!

Follow these tips for securing your children's entertainment and you'll be golden! The fact of the matter is you never know for 100% how good your kids entertainer will be. There's always going to be an element of doubt, and that's perfectly fine. The best thing you can do is greatly reduce the chances of hiring a poor entertainer by doing your research and paying close attention to the above points.

One thing we can promise you with Non-Stop Kids Entertainment is booking us for your kid's party is one of the best decisions you can make. Over 98% of clients would recommend our services to a friend or relative. All you need to do is send in an enquiry form through the banner below. We'll get back to you with a no obligation consultation. Or you can call us directly on 0333 301 3002. Thank you for reading today's blog and we look forward to speaking with you soon.

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