CompaNanny’s working method centres around fully supporting children in their development. We offer a safe place that feels like home. Where trust and respect ensure that your child can develop in peace, under the guidance of the best people. With specific, targeted activities, we stimulate and encourage skills and abilities in children that will make them happy and balanced people. Our Nannies do this by following our own Pedagogic Vision where we create an environment in which trust, development and positivity are key. That is the added value of CompaNanny.
We believe it is important that children and parents/guardians feel welcome and at ease at each CompaNanny location. That is why each child first starts by coming to CompaNanny for half a day on a few occasions to get used to daycare and the group. These are called ‘settling days’. Settling days that gives them the opportunity to get used to the environment, the Nannies and the other children. To make the transition from home to CompaNanny as easy as possible we ask you to stay with your child in the group for about half an hour on the first settling day. This way you, as a parent/guardian, can instantly see how things work in the group and you get to know your child’s Nannies. And when making the transition from baby group to toddler group, the children are also given time to adjust. Where your child will also be accompanied by an appointed Nanny from the baby group.
Lying at the heart of solid development is the fact that children must be able to trust the people and the environment around them. To ensure emotional security, we provide a trusted group with as many regular Nannies as possible, which enables children to develop meaningful relationships with them.
We are honest and sincere in our communications with children. By talking from a first-person perspective and communicating with your child at eye level, we create an emotionally safe feeling. We ensure that your child feels seen and heard.
At CompaNanny we also pay attention to the physical development of your child. Children aged nine months and older receive a warm lunch, freshly prepared by Moekes Maaltijd and made from 97% organic ingredients. Many children are tired in the evening, which makes them less inclined to eat a hot meal. During the day they like to try out new flavours and dishes, particularly in the company of other children. The dishes we offer are especially created with children in mind, so not too many spices, no synthetic E-numbers, little to no salt and with all the important nutrition’s for the day. Another advantage is that you do not have to cook (in a hurry) in the evening, so there is more time for a story, a bath or talking about the experiences of the day together.
Toys that do nothing on their own literally cause children to explore. It makes children active and stimulates their creativity and imagination. These are often everyday materials such as a box, bottle caps or empty kitchen rolls. But wooden blocks or dolls with a neutral facial expression are also good examples of passive toys. With the aid of play, the Nannies enhance your child’s self-confidence and independence. They encourage your child to make choices and come up with solutions. Because when a child discovers something for themself, it leaves them feeling satisfied and happy!
Each CompaNanny location has its own spacious garden with plenty of greenery – even the branches in the city centre. We go outside with the children every day, because fresh air energises. And we have specially enclosed baby gardens for the little ones.
Young children are not yet able to filter and process the multitude of stimuli that they are faced with. That is why we keep the groups cosy but calm with natural colours, woods and materials. We also ensure that we provide challenges and new experiences within a safe environment, so that your child can develop while they play. For example, there is a climbing object in every group, even for the babies. The toddlers can clamber on a wooden climbing frame with slide and expend their energy on the obstacle course.
Sometimes as a parent/guardian you will find yourself in situations in the upbringing of your child that you do not yet know how to solve. Or you wonder how you can best support your child in a certain developmental phase. At CompaNanny we also help you in such times. Where you can always contact our Pedagogic Coach for advice. Or join our interactive (online) parent evenings, that is focussing on subjects that are characteristic of children in a certain developmental phase.