At CompaNanny, we invest every day in the development of new generations. We encourage creativity and resourcefulness in children. Make them think in solutions. That is a continuous process, which is why we also continue to develop ourselves. We research, learn and innovate. This way, we gain the knowledge and experience that helps our children and employees continue to develop in an optimal way. And that’s what we want for everyone. Which is why we share our knowledge with anyone who wants to use it.
We share our ideas, so that as many children as possible can benefit from them.
During these recurring talks by external experts, we share the most current visions and trends in the field of child development and child education. We want to inspire the audience with short talks and give them something to think about. Ideas and new insights from speakers that are worth sharing. We focus on pedagogy, but also broader than that. Anything to expanding our knowledge related to child development and education.
CompaTalks is accessible to everyone, even if you do not have a child/children at CompaNanny or do not work with us. And is always completely free of charge.
During the first edition of CompaTalks, Marilse Eerkens and Eva Bronsveld joined us on stage. Psychologist, author and journalist Marilse Eerkens talked about the development of young children’s brains. “There is no period more defining than childhood. I speak and write about bonding, the development of young children’s brains and childcare, and I try to get the importance of good ‘child relations’ higher on the political agenda,” says Eerkens.
Eva Bronsveld is a parenting and education specialist, author and columnist. Eva’s talk was about ‘Temperamental children’. In a narrative way, she guided us through the stages of a temperamental child’s thought. And, how as a parent you can support your child handling these emotions.
During the second edition of CompaTalks we listened to the inspiring stories of Steven Pont and Joyce Knappe. Developmental psychologist Steven Pont talked about making children future-proof by teaching them how to deal with setbacks. And Joyce Knappe, director of Pro Parents, taught us more about the psychology of parenting and the changes you experience when having a child.
For the third edition of CompaTalks, Berthold Gunster, founder of Omdenken joined us on stage. This edition of CompaTalks was based on Gunster’s theatre show and book: Lastige kinderen? Heb jij even geluk! (‘Difficult children? Lucky you!’). It was a unique mix of theatre, lecture and cabaret. Gunster shared some highly recognisable situations with children and gave insights into how to deal with them, by thinking!
In the fourth edition of CompaTalks, the first online edition, we invited Annemiek Waage. She talked about the sexual development of children aged 0 to 13 years old. Research shows the importance of good sexual development and its major effect on the development of the brain. Experience has shown that little is said about sexual development as a topic in child education, while many parents/guardians and pedagogic employees have many questions about children’s (sexual) behaviour.
With CompaBrains we give Nannies the opportunity to get together with the board and brainstorm about new ideas. CompaBrains is our internal think tank, where we share knowledge and discuss the future of CompaNanny. How do you want to be pedagogically inspired to be able to practice your profession optimally? What is important for personal development? These and many more questions are answered during CompaBrains. Numerous ideas that have arisen here are now being applied to the groups.
How can we make After School Care at CompaNanny even more fun? That’s what the board asked the children during the first edition of CompaBrains Junior! The children were given the opportunity to share their views on what they would like to improve. Suppose you were the director of CompaNanny for one day, what would you change? As a result of CompaBrains Junior, every After School Care now has the KUBB game and we plan to form a children’s council at every location.