919-295-0227

PO Box 52484 Durham, NC 27717 info@funspaceschildcare.com

About

Vision

Fun Spaces provides the ultimate destination for play in various venues in North Carolina.

Purpose

To allow parents the chance to experience life outside of parenthood while providing an outlet for children to grow creatively and socially through play in a safe environment.

View our Philosophy page to learn more about our views on the power of play.

Culture

We are a family-friendly company and believe in having fun! We follow the golden rule:

“Treat others how you want to be treated.”

 

Staff

Our staff members, called “Funsters”, are certified in Infant and Child CPR (senior staff members also have First Aid certification). They have passed company background checks that include reference and criminal history. All staff will be required to complete annual training to be in the best form for your children. The members of our staff love caring for children and will encourage them while they are in our presence. If you are interested in joining our staff, please view our Jobs page.

Founder

In 2009, Yolanda Brown experienced being invited to a long graduation ceremony, 2 funerals, an adult-only wedding, and several conferences. For each event, she wondered what she would do with her then 2-year-old. She was able to attend a number of events, but some received her regards because of lack of child care options, especially as attending these events with her son produced a very restless 2-year-old. Opportunities to enjoy adult events decreased even more with the beautiful addition of her second son.

As a former business consultant and emerging entrepreneur, she recognized a great market need and understood how to create an excellent solution to meet it. Whenever she shared the concept of Fun Spaces, people were ecstatic about how great an idea it was. She started the service in 2010 and has since provided care at weddings, receptions, parties and other formal events taking place in hotels and country clubs in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

When she is away from Fun Spaces, Yolanda is a dedicated mom to 6-year-old and 4-year-old boys, blogger and freelance business writer. She serves as a director for the board of Urban Ministries of Durham, an assistant den leader in her son’s Cub Scouts den and a parent volunteer at Central Park School for Children. She earned an MBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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