44 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SE
Phone: 0203 858 0775
Child Wranglers and Baby Wranglers
Our professional, friendly child wranglers work with children on the set of a movie, TV production, commercial or photoshoot, preparing children for their scenes or shots both beforehand in rehearsal and also in front of the camera.
Children can often be disorientated and unpredictable on sets, and in need of guidance, which is why our child wrangling services are so crucial. We use specialist techniques and employ games and role-play to aid the children in the delivery of lines, responses and reactions, whether the shot requires puzzled faces, awe, a loving look, whatever is required. We keep the children happy and comfortable, we keep the atmosphere friendly and fun, and we keep the children focused.
Having one of our child wranglers on set is invaluable. We free up the director’s time, giving him or her more time to concentrate on other aspects of the production. We work with the client or director in achieving their vision and goals, and are at the same time are mindful of how everything we are doing appears from the perspective of the child.
We also have specialist baby wranglers who are expert at getting the best footage from tots and toddlers. Our baby wranglers bond with the babies (and their mothers or carers too), use the baby's own routine to achieve what is required and use gentle kindly techniques to elicit the desired responses.
All our child wranglers are DBS checked, hold public liability insurance, and they all absolutely love working with children.
We can also provide fully qualified chaperones, first aiders, first aid training and fire marshals.
As with all the company's child wranglers, Susannah works hard to keep the childrens’ energy regulated off set so that they are at their best during filming. She uses tried-and tested techniques to help the children reach their full potential in front of the camera, and she has a great knack of keeping them focused and positive in repetitive situations.
Susannah runs the Kids on Set company and works as a child wrangler herself. For the past ten years Susannah has worked extensively with children and babies on film sets and on photographic shoots, both in London and also around the world.
She has been called the “Baby Whisperer” due to her skills and ability to connect well with babies and children alike.
Susannah is well versed in set etiquette and the filming process, and is also a qualified paediatric first aider and licensed chaperone.
Our child wranglers travel practically anywhere in the world they are needed. Recent work has taken us to Istanbul and Stockholm, and many of our clients are based in the US.
"Tantrum employed Susannah for a VW shoot involving a number of small children. By entertaining them off camera she kept them at a level that meant they were happy and relaxed but not expending too much energy and therefore "burning out" before being required in front of camera. Sue then, standing off camera, elicited exactly the right response from our children who had to repeat a move over and over again. She completely understood the level of performance we were after and having her with us on the day was extremely helpful. Sue is a lovely intelligent person and I would recommend her very strongly for any shoot involving filming children." - Charlie Watson, producer, Tantrum Productions
"Hi Susannah. Really great to meet you. Your ability to make the toddlers and parents feel at ease on set was amazing. It was also such a relief to have someone who is aware of the film process and set etiquette it really helped the shoot go smoothly. Not only did your experience shine through, your happy ways and great personality were a pleasure to be around.Hopefully we will have chance to work together in the near future." - Dan Precious, assistant director
"Hi Susannah. Hope all good with you. It was great working with you last month. It was my first experience on a filming set with my 1 year old twins and I couldn't have done it without you! Thank you for all your help and assistance. I would thoroughly recommend your baby wrangler services to anyone filming babies and children - your knowledge, experience and kind nature helped the filming days to run very smoothly, and my twins loved you! Thank you." - Michelle, James and Sophie (mum and children)
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"Working with kids on a film set can often be fraught, but with Susannah and her team around the children are relaxed, happy and ready to perform in front of the camera." - Laurie Castelli-Gair, director
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Contact: Susannah Ford
Kids On Set
44 Berwick Street
London W1F 8SE
Phone: 0203 858 0775
Child Wranglers and Baby Wranglers in the UK. Managing and directing children on film sets and photographic shoots.