Caroline White engages under fives with her singing and dancing sessions at different locations throughout Lewisham. I first encountered her at Ewart Community Hall, where she brought out my inner child while I was trying to work in the CatBytes office next door to her sessions in the main hall. Her classes are not only fun but educational. I am now able to recite the days of the week to the tune of the Adams Family tv series as a result of hearing her do it every Tuesday morning. She hasn't charged me for this, but we have got to know each other, and she has decided to move her website to the CatBytes host.
By talking to her, and finding out about her deal with her current host, I could see how it wasn't tailored to the needs of a micro-business like hers, which is similar to many of the clubs that run in Lewisham's community centres. I have proposed a package which I call Supported Hosting. With this deal, Caroline gets her hosting fee and domain registration, plus simple updates, such as changes to the dates and times of her sessions, or a new class added, all included for £60 per year. She doesn't have to worry about the technical details, or about large unexpected costs every time she wants to make a minor change. This is a deal which works for both of us, and it is made possible because CatBytes is committed to listening to people and finding out what works for them, rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all package.
You can find out more about Dancing Ducklings on their website, http://www.dancingducklings.co.uk/. You can also see them at the Telegraph Hill Festival on the 19th March. http://telegraphhillfestival.org.uk/day-10-monday-19-march/
By Damian Griffiths at 3 Mar 2018, 19:09 PM