Welcome to Nicki’s Clever Cookies. Finding a new education and care Service for your child can be a daunting task.
We believe the best way to work with you and your child is by building a partnership of care. To do this we want you to feel:
- Welcomed, recognized, acknowledged and respected by all our Educators.
- That your child is really known by, and really knows, the people who care for him or her.
- You are given lots of information about what is occurring and are asked for your views.
- You are involved in making decisions about your child’s experiences.
- You and your child are received and greeted upon arrival.
- Your child is happy, secure and engaged.
- Your child is not just looked after but really cared for.
We also have enthusiastic, motivated staff who are valued in the work place. We staff at higher than ratio requirements and we have 83% of staff either Diploma trained or working towards. (Regulation is 50%)
Nicki’s Clever Cookies Philosophy
|C||Communication||We work together with families and encourage ongoing communication to build valuable partnerships.|
|L||Love||Is in everything we do at Nicki’s, it is evident in all relationships that are formed here.|
|E||Education through play||Children learn at their own pace, about the world around them through play-based activities.|
|V||Value high expectations||We see our children as competent and capable. They are encouraged to think creatively and make decisions for themselves so they become enthusiastic, independent learners.|
|E||Enjoyment||Everyone at Nicki’s finds enjoyment through fun and meaningful interactions and experiences.|
|R||Relationships||Relationships are embraced and children develop skills to be social beings, making sustainable friendships. We also believe establishing truthful, genuine, respectful and open relationships with families creates a sense of belonging for the child|
|C||Community||We are passionate about our community. Nicki’s is a place where children’s sense of wonder, curiosity and creativity is fostered so they can explore and question their world safely and confidently. It is a community of learners.|
|O||Opportunity||For staff to express themselves, be further educated and be part of the team.|
|O||Our Family||We show love and respect for each other. We consider each other family.|
|K||Knowledge||We have in depth knowledge of individual children and their families thanks to parent input, relationships, observation skills and many children attending since they were babies.|
|I||Inclusive||We have such a variety of culture, gender, age and abilities within our staff, children and families. We embrace and honor these differences, encouraging inclusion and acceptance of everyone.|
|E||Evolving||Nicki’s Clever Cookies staff are continually evolving their philosophies and practices through new knowledge obtained by attending professional development courses.|
|S||Safe and secure||Staff have a strong awareness of the environment and its risks at Nicki’s. It is important to us that parents feel secure in the knowledge we aware of the individual child and their needs.|