Nicola educates Mini-Skool nursery children. She is a passionate, experienced and dedicated educator who is working towards her Diploma in Early Childhood education. Nicola has a passion to make a real difference in the lives of young children.
I believe that children from birth to 5 years of age are continuously expanding their knowledge and developmental learning through play. I feel that we should be giving the children choices, responsibilities, and opportunities to initiate their learning daily. Children learn through investigation, exploring and repetition. During their play they use their 5 senses such as hearing, tasting, touching, seeing and smell. I believe and feel that sound is a very important aspect of the early learning environment. Sound teaches children different things in different ways. It can teach children how to build their social interactions. It is a way for the children to express themselves verbally and non-verbally. I believe that every child is or can be a Mozart at heart and can be creative in their own desired style.
I aim to provide a loving, caring, safe and home-like environment that is welcoming, warm and inclusive of all cultures, nationalities, abilities, and family situations. I believe an environment where children, parents, families and educators feel safe, secure, respected, supported and comfortable to approach myself and each other to contribute to the room, service and community, Where partnerships and friendships can be formed and maintained, lines of communication are always open and valued, help can be seeded and sourced without judgement being cast, trust and credibility can be built, maintained and grow, and confidentiality is held in the utmost respect. A service that commits to providing high-quality care and education and one that will continue to reflect upon its practices and beliefs to reflect the current needs of the community.