Find out what being the professional body of choice for children’s activity providers entails
We are a professional membership body and community of business owners and leaders operating in the children’s activity sector.
We aim to champion best practice, raise standards and innovate, driving positive change and progression across the industry.
We believe children’s activity professionals have an essential role to play in educating, entertaining and inspiring the next generation. Coming together to share challenges, ideas, questions and solutions will help us develop individually and collectively as a community.
We look forward to welcoming you into our community and supporting you grow your business
What we do
Our vision is to inspire children’s activity providers and play a key role in the growth of the sector.
We want to help standardise best practice, promote innovation and professional standards, guiding providers in offering safe, fun and enriching programmes.
We do this through:
Creating resources and tools for providers to better understand how they can develop their business to engage and inspire more children
Delivering quality training events and learning opportunities, both online and offline
Using our Rating System to benchmark standards, celebrate success and create clear action plans
Promoting best practice and inspiring providers through our thought-leadership
Promoting peer to peer support and sharing of ideas and solutions
By becoming a member of ICAP you’re joining a community of like-minded professionals and business owners in the children’s activity sector working towards excellence
Hi, I'm Andy
Children’s Activity Specialist and Founder of the Institute of Children’s Activity Providers (ICAP). Thank you visiting our website and considering joining our community.
I’ve been fortunate to have worked with children’s activity providers for over 16 years across three continents, running my own activity business, working with some of the biggest brands in the UK and advising over 500+ businesses. This experience led to the discovery of a sizeable gap in the industry whereby people needed representation, greater thought leadership and inspiration to level up their business.
ICAP was the creation. Over the coming years we aim to support, guide and engage with thousands more children’s activity professionals across the UK, helping them grow and develop their business and inspire more children than ever before.
Welcome to ICAP.
Meet our experienced advisory panel
Caroline is the highly experienced General Manager for Jo Jingles; one of the leading music and movement class providers, with an established presence across the UK
Cerys runs a highly successful dance business in Wales and is also one of the leading advisors in the industry mentoring providers to get into schools and nurseries, as well as moving their businesses online.
Duncan is the highly experienced Head of Operations at Class4Kids; the leading booking software platform in the UK supporting sales and administration for over 2000 children’s activity providers.
Felicity is the Director of Amazing Futures, a social media and marketing consultancy specialising in leisure, education and children’s activity businesses.
Kelly is Founder of franchise network Beaming Babies and Event Director for the Wales Children’s Activities and Services Awards supporting the growth and development of the sector in Wales.
Tessa is the Director of her own independent dance school and Club Hub; UK’s biggest online directory for children’s activity providers.
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