Frequently asked questions

What is Messy Play or Sensory Play?

Both can be used interchangeably and mean the same thing. In short, it is an activity that engages a child's senses including eyes, ears, nose, mouth, touch, social, language, balance, or movement.

Why is Messy Play or Sensory Play important?

Refering to Piaget's theory of development, children from 0 to 8 are in two different stages of development:
* Sensorimotor stage from ages 0 to 2
* Preoperational state from age 2 to 8
In both of these stages, play through experimenting and exploring their environment is critical for development. The sensorimotor stage from birth to 2 is all about using their senses to explore their world. What things feel, taste, sound, look like, and how your child moves in order to explore these things aids in their cognitive learning. They quickly learn how much strength they need to pick up a block or if something feels soft or hard. As a child grows and enters school, this learning through play and exploring is still a vital part of their cognitive development. They build on the sensory experiences they had as a baby and toddler to produce symbols and language and other academic skills. Playing and exploring IS learning for a child. Playing is their job!

Will I get Messy?

IWe hope you do! We advise you bring a change of clothes for yourself and your child.

Can Sibbling come?

Yes all sibblings can come - you will need to just purchase a ticked for them.

Is Messy play safe?

All care is taken in selecting our material. We aim at using pantry foods as much as possible. If we have to purchase items we make sure it is always 100% non-toxic. We do ask you to always keep a close eye on your child at all time while playing. If your child has known allergy please speak to us - we can see what we could do.

Why use Nicky Nacky Noo - Messy Play?

Finding yourself saying NO to your kids when they ask you to play with moon sand, play-dough, or finger painting because your not up to the big cleaning job that is to come after the activity? Then this is why we exist! We allow your children to still enjoying getting Really Messy and all you have to do is bring your children and give them a bath afterwards! Easy done We clean all the mess they leave behind!

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Nicky Nacky Noo ~ Messy Play By Pam.

Read and acknowlege the terms & conditions whilst attending sessions at Nicky Nacky Noo.

  • Parent/Carers must accept FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the supervision and safety of their child/ren during the session, parties or events. Please do not leave your child/ren unattended, if for whatever reason you need to leave the room please take your child/ren with you. All materials are made in the knowledge that they are to be played with under a parent/carer’s supervision.

  • We strongly advise that you dress yourself and your child in old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy or stained. Nicky Nacky Noo accepts no liability or responsibility for any belongings including clothes that are stained, marked or damaged.

  • Whilst we endeavour to clear all spillages asap when they have occurred, some of the materials can cause the play area to become slippery so please, NO running.

  • You the client, acknowledge that Nicky Nacky Noo accepts no responsibility for personal loss or injury sustained during sessions/party. Parents/Carer remain responsible for the safety of yourself and your child/ren.

  • Please could you politely refrain from bringing your child/ren to a session/party if they have any kind of contagious illness including diarrhoea, chicken pox, impetigo, conjunctivitis, an ear infection or a bad cold etc. In the instance of sickness and/or diarrhoea you or your child must have been clear of all symptoms for at least 48 hours before attending a session/party. If you are unable to attend a session due to illness it is the facilitator discretion to offer a make-up session, subject to availability.

  • The most used material are as follow; food containing Gluten, foam, pasta, rice, custard, vegetables, baked beans, Fruits, lentils, dried beans, cereals, jelly, tapioca, different types of flours, non-toxic paint, child friendly soap, cornflour, essence oil, food & vegetable colouring, latex, sand and water, herbs and spices.

  • Nicky Nacky Noo make every effort to supply items used that are fresh, non-toxic or hypoallergenic materials and do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any allergy or illness found to be directly attributable from any products or items provided by us. They are provided in the knowledge that parents/carers supervise the child/ren while they play with them. Whilst all the materials we use are non-toxic, we would rather the children refrained from eating them.

  • While we try our best to be allergy conscious, during preparation and during sessions cross contamination may occur. We do not use nut products however, some of our products also have allergy warnings label that state “May contain traces off”. It is up to the parents take full responsibility if bringing a child to our session, party or special event that may have allergies. Nicky Nacky Noo takes not responsibility if a child has an allergy reaction during our session.

  • Payment is term time only. Sessions paid for need to be used within the term you signed up for.

  • Due to hire charges, preparation and material costs, payment is non-refundable or non-changeable for missed sessions. Payment must be made prior to the commencement of the first session either by bank transfer or cash at the start of the session.

  • Nicky Nacky Noo reserves the right to cancel a session or event without refund in circumstances beyond our control (i.e. adverse weather conditions, closure of venue, staff illness). Although we will endeavour to run catch up session or events when possible.

  • If you wish to take photographs or videos, please seek permission first. Nicky Nacky Noo encourages you to only photograph your own child. We would ask that everyone remains sensitive to the feelings of others and always stop filming should they be asked to do so.

  • Nicky Nacky Noo expressly forbids the right to reproduce any part of our lessons in any form (e.g. on the internet, DVDs, photographs etc). All Nicky Nacky Noo photography, logos and illustrations are the copyright of Nicky Nacky Noo. Any scanning or reproduction of any of the above without our written agreement will be regarded as being in breach of our copyright and dealt with accordingly.

  • By signing this form, you allow Nicky Nacky Noo the right to use photographs or videos from sessions/party for publicity purposes. However, in each instance we will always endeavour to inform you first. Nicky Nacky Noo cannot be held liable for the actions of third parties, and, therefore excludes to the fullest extent possible by law, any liability arising from a breach of this section headed ‘Video and Photography’ by any party.

  • Nicky Nacky Noo may, at its own discretion, refuse entry of a customer to its sessions if it is felt that the customers behaviour is unreasonable.

  • If a session becomes too small, it may need to be cancelled (refund will be offered). If a session becomes full, we will open a waiting list and always try to open another session to cope with demand where possible. Should you need to change session venues or times we will do our utmost to accommodate you, but unfortunately cannot guarantee it.

Any feedback is always welcome at Nicky Nacky Noo, just drop us a note in our ideas box!

By booking you (parent/carer) hereby have acknowledged and agreed to all the terms and conditions as set above by Nicky Nacky Noo ~ Messy Play By Pam.

What changes/practises have you implamentated following Covid-19?

We have implamented and have continued many practises to help keep your peace of mind when attending any of our sessions or events. These are here to stay forever. Firstly we require everyone present at the sessions, parties or workshop to wash or use hand sanitiser at the beginning and at the end of the event. We will now exclude anyone that has runny nose and or a chesty cough from our sessions. We ask you be extra mindful of coming to our sessions. We as always wash all equipment before every use with commercial grade disinfectant. We do not reuse any materials. We will keeping a log register of who attended events as per the NSW Health. We encourage everyone that attend to have the CovidSafe app activated. We are registered as a Covid Safe and have trained in Infection control training.

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