Spreading the Laughter Bug


become a laughter specialist

Are you interested in becoming a Laughter Specialist?

We are always on the look out for talented and passionate people to join our crusade to bring laughter, fun and freedom to the most vulnerable children in our society and their families. Your attitude, commitment and personality are more important to us than your performing skills, as they can be taught, but a warm kind heart and an ability to see through the eyes of a child are the most important attributes we require for someone to join our team. You must enjoy working with children and be happy and comfortable to be a bit silly too.

As you can imagine the Laughter Specialists have spent many years developing their skills and have learned many things during this time. Therefore their knowledge and experience are essential to shaping our training programme. Our Lead trainer is Annie Aris who as well as being a founder of the charity was the very first female ‘clown’ in the country, and to work in the famous Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. As well as a highly skilled entertainer, she also has childcare qualifications having worked in the childcare and social work sector too. She has also been pioneering in developing her work with special needs children enhancing their language opportunities.

So if you want to explore a career as a Laughter Specialist, and know when you go home at the end of the day you have brought some light to a vulnerable child, please complete the form below, upload your CV or email fun@thelaughterspecialists.co.uk. We deliver our various training packages through our partner Company ‘Laughter Specialists Training’ and provide a range of bespoke choices to suit your requirements. Be assured that with all of our training options you are in expert hands.

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Laughter Specialist Induction Day

We are very pleased that so many of you have shown a keen interested in the work of The Laughter Specialists and therefore we would like to invite you to a very special Laughter Specialists Induction day
– this is a very exciting opportunity to come and play a part in a fun interactive day which will give you a real insight into the work and impact of The Laughter Specialists,
leaving you in no doubt that you’ll want to be involved in our work in the future!

As a growing charity we are developing opportunities in your areas, and we want to be able to offer amazing well trained Laughter Specialists to take up these opportunities.
The induction day will be a great taster of all we do here at The Laughter Specialists and your first step into our amazing charity!

The day will include the following:

  • Led and taught by Annie Aris Co-founder of The Laughter Specialists, and winner of a Who Care’s Wins award
  • Insight into the life and work of a Laughter Specialist
  • Hear from informative speakers including parents of Special needs children, and other beneficiaries of our work
  • Information about Safeguarding training, Enhanced DBS etc
  • Interactive sessions
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Inspiration to want to learn more and want to do further training
  • Mixing with likeminded people
  • How it could all work for you!

Date: TBC
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: TBC

There is no cost to participate in this Induction Day

Please contact us using the form above to confirm your interest as soon as possible, as places are limited.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Children’s Entertainment / Clowning Course

The course will give you:

  • Skills to set up your own children’s entertainment company
  • The confidence to perform to children of all ages
  • The communication skills to interact and connect with a large or small audience
  • Specific skills including clowning, magic, games, interaction, engagement, performance, and improvisation
  • Business skills to get the best from your business
  • Potential earnings in the region £25K (Full time equivalent)

This course is perfect for anyone who wants their own a career working with and entertaining children
It is also a perfect taster/starter course for The Laughter Specialist specific courses

Cost £249

The Laughter Specialists Introduction Course

The course consists of:

  • Bespoke training based on your existing skills and experience
  • Sessions covering proven strategies for working with sick, vulnerable and special needs children and young adults
  • Your trainer supporting and guiding you throughout
  • An online theory element
  • Practical sessions within an organised venue, including face to face sessions
  • Ongoing training and development within The Laughter Specialists if that’s your chosen route

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to add to their existing skill base

To become a Laughter Specialist it is a requirement to have completed this course

Cost £349

The Laughter Specialists Advanced Course

The course consists of:

  • Further bespoke training continuing from the Introduction course
  • Developing dynamic training skills
  • Training in Supervisory and management skills
  • Train the trainer course
  • Safeguarding Level 3 training
  • Ongoing training and development within The Laughter Specialists

This course is perfect for anyone who has completed The Laughter Specialist Introduction Course and would to take the opportunity to become a supervisor or trainer for a team of Laughter Specialists

Cost £349