Frequently asked questions
What is Messy Play or Sensory Play?
Both can be used interchangeably and mean the same thing.
Why is Messy Play or Sensory Play important?
* Sensorimotor stage from ages 0 to 2
* Preoperational state from age 2 to 8
Will I get Messy?
IWe hope you do!
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.
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?
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.
We are a unregistered NDIS provider, which means you can not use your funds for "Coordination of Support", "Improved living arrangements", "Improved relationships" and "Improved life choices" We take no responsibility if you attend our session and you do not have correct funding.
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.
Why are you an Unregistered NDIS Provider?
We are a small business and the registration process takes a long time, money and alot of work. Being a small business we don't have the time to do this as we rather be spending this time helping you now.
What is the difference between NDIS Registered and Unregistered?
Very simily put, NDIS participants can only access NDIS registered providers is you are NDIA managed. However if you are Self-Managed or Plan-Managed you can acces either a Registered or Unregistered Provider of your choice. This means you have more resources available to you.
Do you follow the NDIS Code of Conduct, as an Unregistered NDIS Provider?
We naturally do. We always had a view that a disability of a child shouldn't ever take them away from being able to do fun things. We adapt our work to aid inclusivity.
Are you insured and have all appropriete checks?
We have Public liability insurance and all our employees have a working with children check (WWCC). We are also in the process of receiving our NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC).
What can I use my NDIS funding on?
If you are a Self-Managed or Plan-Managed participant you still have limits on how you can use your funds.
Why use Nicky Nacky Noo insteads of an actual Therapist?
We do not say to use us instead of a trained therapist such as an OT or Speechy. We simply think that Nicky Nacky Noo provide a very different approach that compliments your therapist's goal orientated plans.
We are easy going, non forceful & adaptable to your child’s needs and requirements. We do not force your child to do anything they do not want to do. We believe in the approach that repetition will help your child improved their skills. Children are natural explorers and learn in all different types of environment. Therefor our approach is child lead in many ways. We provide them with the tools they need to naturally use the skills they are working on.
Mr A might not be able to dress himself due to lack of fine motor and gross motor skills ability. Well during our play we might not be doing dressing up, however during our session we will be using obstacles to jump over or go over, and then we might be using our fingers to put small items into small holes. These two activities doesn’t seem to be similar but they are, we are strengthening our gross & fine motor skills (in a fun way).
Miss B might find it difficult to eat many different types of foods? During our session we use edible items as usually kids naturally put things in their mouths to work out what the item is. This means having fruits and vegetables of different naturals helps them learning that food can be fun. You never know they might end up finding foods they really love, and will ask for after the session.