At CompaNanny, we dedicate ourselves to building new generations every day. We challenge children, stimulate their ingenuity and teach them to think in terms of solutions. With falling, but especially also with getting up. So that they will soon be able to handle any situation. So that they are resilient, ready for the future!
And of course we are caring, knowledgeable and work from our pure love for children. That's for us naturally. CompaNanny offers more.
The first years of a child’s life are essential for determining what kind of person they will become. That is why we ensure that your child is both physically and emotionally safe when they are with us. By always being honest, sincere and communicating with children at eye level, we ensure that they feel emotionally safe. By identifying their behaviour, needs and emotions, we ensure that children feel seen and heard. We show that we are available to every child by responding to sounds, requests or initiatives for contact.
Safety is our top priority. All the groups are designed in such a way that your child can move around safely and can be looked after. For example, our Nannies can always see the group from the kitchen area. Furthermore, all our gardens are enclosed, the beds have double safety devices and there is a playpen for each baby group so that babies have the space to move around in a protected setting. And, of course, we train all our Nannies annually in First Aid for Children.
Today’s children will shape tomorrow’s world. That is why, at CompaNanny, we think about what children will need now to ensure they will be resilient and can stand firm in their future.
A resilient child knows their boundaries, can protect them and can defend themself. Resilient children dare to have their own opinion and dare to stand up for others. They are independent, but also dare to ask for help. What’s more, being resilient in life ensures that you are able to deal with small setbacks. Part of this all is being aware of emotions and being able to express them with words. That is why we teach children that it is okay to feel and accept any emotion, be it in themselves or in others, without the need for action or judgment. We let children make their own choices. As a result, they feel autonomy, they dare to take risks and they learn to trust themselves.
At CompaNanny we pay great attention to the physical development of children. That is why we give children a lot of fresh food such as fibre, vegetables and fruit. We stay up to date on the latest research in the field of healthy nutrition for children, and have developed our own vision and policy based on this. From the age of nine months, children receive an organic, warm lunch when with us. Prepared by Moekes Maaltijd, it consists of natural ingredients and has no artificial additives. We offer the children water or tea, and as a snack they can choose from organic yoghurt, crackers with healthy spreads, fruit and raw vegetables.
We take the children outside every day, because fresh air energises! We play with the babies in the specially enclosed baby garden, and for the toddlers and the After-School Care children we have all kinds of challenging sports and games equipment to play with outdoors.
Our people are our greatest strength. With their knowledge, experience and love, they are the people to take care of your child, stimulate your child’s development and provide a home from home. Every day! That is the difference between a normal childcare centre and CompaNanny. From our Nannies and Group Team Leaders to the Pedagogic Coaches and Branch Management: all our people are passionate, positive professionals.
We believe that guiding children in their development begins with ourselves. That is why we think it is important to dedicate a lot of time and attention to the development of our employees. Because in order to continue having a positive effect on your child’s development, we need to ensure we have strong self-knowledge and continue to develop ourselves. We do this via training courses within our CompAcademy. Every year we offer more than 1,000 training places for personal development, at pedagogical level, leadership and coaching. In this way we continue to grow as a professional and as a person, and we can offer your child the best-quality care.
We teach children to think and act creatively and to expand their ability to come up with solutions. For example, we let children consider possible options themselves and let them make their own choices. As a result, they feel autonomy, they dare to take risks and they learn to trust themselves. We offer children passive toys so that they use their imaginations and are encouraged to discover all sorts of possibilities. We give children the space to develop their own games and interests. This leads to children creating wonderful things which, in turn, leads to self-confidence. As a result, a child is less likely to be discouraged by setbacks and is more likely to look for solutions themselves.