Our Story


All About Fun Spaces

Have ever you been invited to an event that you wanted to attend but had no idea what you would do with your children?

Decided to attend a reunion but was unsure the children’s solution (if there was one) provided justifiable value?

Bought the childcare or programming and realized it wasn’t a good fit for your children (i.e. you were paying for babysitting featuring the latest Disney movie – not your preference)?

If any of these questions gave have ever given you or your clients pause, Fun Spaces is the solution for you!

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Our Story

Fun Spaces was founded in 2010 as a solution for parents who want to experience life events outside of parenthood while providing an outlet for children to engage creatively and socially with play in a safe environment. We believe everyone needs time to play and are sharing a unique forum for it. We have provided customized children’s programming at weddings, receptions, reunions, parties and other special events taking place in hotels and country clubs in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Our staff members, called “Funsters”, love caring for children and will encourage them while they are in our presence. They are certified in Infant and Child CPR. They have passed our background checks which include character reference and criminal history. As a family-friendly company, we support community causes that encourage play for all, are members of the U.S. Play Coalition, and support the Darkness 2 Light movement.

Testimonials

Fun Spaces is a tremendous concept! I had the pleasure of working with Yolanda for the first time for a wedding I recently coordinated. She was punctual, professional and prepared. More importantly, she was great with the kids! Yolanda, your services provided a special perk for wedding guests with children, and it was much appreciated. […]

Courtney, Circle of Life Events, LLC

Fun Spaces saved our Alumni Weekend by providing high quality professional childcare. The providers were patient and caring with the children and the parents felt very comfortable leaving their children with them. I whole heartily recommend!

Catherine, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Reunion Photo

I did hear from my friends that their kids did NOT want to leave. In fact, some kids I didn’t even see because they checked in with you guys and had no interest in finding their parents. My dad also mentioned that he went by the room to see his granddaughter and that you guys […]

Marcia, 50th Birthday Party Nifty Nifty Marcia's Turning Fifty

Dear Yolanda – Thank you so much for caring for our 18 month old son during the MBA reunion at UNC. Miles was happy and active and enjoyed the day with you and your team of caregivers. There was plenty of kid-friendly food, toys & balls, books and cozy corners to make our little one […]

Anne & Drew, Kenan-Flagler Alumni Reunion Weekend

 

Company Mission

To ease connection and play for adults by providing a fun, convenient, and safe space for their children so they all will have more fun in their lives.

 

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.”

 

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

Staff

Our staff members, called “Funsters”, love caring for children and will encourage them while they are in our presence. They are certified in Infant and Child CPR. They have passed company background checks that include character reference and criminal history.

If you are interested in joining our staff, please view our Jobs page.

Founder, CEO & Play Strategist

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 with a team of awesome funsters.

When she is away from Fun Spaces, Yolanda is a dedicated mom to two lower school-aged boys, a business coach, and philanthropist. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Urban Ministries of Durham, volunteer in her sons’ school and Cub Scout Pack. 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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