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All about Magic Marie

As a child, I grew up in a 'magical' family and had an interest in all types of magic and entertainment from an early age.  I gave my earliest public magic performance at about 17 years old.  

 

Some of you may recognise my dancing partner from the photo gallery below.  Paul Daniels was one of my earliest audience members.  However, I take no responsibility for his performance on 'Celebrity Strictly Come Dancing !!' - "You'll like this - Not a lot !!"

 

In my younger days, I worked as a professional childrens entertainer at numerous venues throughout the country.

I performed with Red Coat Entertainers at Butlins Holiday Camps.  In addition to performing magic and illusions on stage, I also sang and took part in other stage productions such as pantomime and comedy childrens entertainment and performances.  When I started on the 9-5 routine at 18, I continued with my performing in a local amateur dramatics society.

 

On becoming a mother, I was unable to continue with stage performances.  However, I continued to work with children as a volunteer  Chair-person then Play Assistant and finally a Play-leader in local Playgroups.

 

During this time, I had experience of working with children with special needs and was a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).  I have performed shows for entire audiences of children with special needs.  Please feel free to openly and confidentially discuss any special needs your child may have and I will tailor the party to ensure your child has the most enjoyment possible from my unique party experience.  

 

My mother is Magic Rose (for those who know her or have been entertained by her).  

 

On her retirement in 2010, this was an ideal opportunity for me to take on and further develop the family business and to continue to provide an excellent standard of quality entertainment for the next generation of little audiences.

 

I continued in my professional development by obtaining the following qualifications:-

 

  • NVQ 3 Customer Service;

  • NVQ 3 Childcare and Education;

  • NVQ 4 Management and Leadership;

  • I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have full Public Liability Insurance;

  • Level 3 (Higher Distinction) CPD Award in Animal Care;

  • Level 3 (Higher Distinction) CPD Award in Pet First Aid & CPR.

  • Years of childcare experience as a Mum and dedicated childcare volunteer and professional (sorry - no certificate).

 

Licence number 19/00328/AWACT issued by Stroud District Council Animal Welfare Officers under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018;

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