I pay my respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people and recognise that music, storytelling and dance are inherent within their rich tapestry of ongoing culture. Within my work and teaching I strive to honour this culture by holding it at the centre of my own learning and understanding of my place in the world, and also by understanding my own past, my own lineage. I consider my connection to this landscape adeep privilege,one which is hinged on a terrifying, dark and traumatic history which demands to be recognised and so much more by all who call this land home today. I stand with First Nations People, past present and emerging, and hope for a future in the which empathy, respect, kindness, knowledge of and care for Country, are values that make up the cornerstones of our communities, our governments, and our big beautiful world.
Live Shows at your ELC or event.
A carefully curated live show for children under 5. Designed to spark conversations, ingite curiosities and foster a deep sense of belonging to the natural world that surrounds us.
“As an educator of 2-3 year olds I was amazed at the ability for the children to be engaged, focused and delighted for the whole of the Nikki Noodle Show! Nikki skillfullyincorporates elemants of music, puppetry and drama in her show to inspire the children to learn about their world and to look after it. As a class we continued to discuss the themes of Nikki’s show and of course sing her songs. It was the highlight performace of our year!”
Mums/ Dads, Bubs and Toddlers weekly music classes in North Katoomba are fun, dynamic and full of learning. Children will have the opportunity to listen, to sing, to play instruments and to move their bodies. Each week will be different, with a continuous programme running through each term. Classes will be age appropriate and will be comfortable and flexible for all who join us. Each class will be 45 minutes, including half an hour of music class and 15 minutes for children to explore various sounds and instruments.
You can join a casual class, or choose from one of our packages. We offer a trial package so that your child can take some time to see if they enjoy the class.
It can take some time for babies and toddlers to test the waters, relax and get involved. This package gives you the chance to see if your child will enjoy and benefit from our classes at a discounted rate. This offer can only be used once, and must be used within 5 weeks of purchasing.
If you love, it you love it!
Why not join us for a full term so that your child can benefit from our complete musical programme.
This package includes 2 make up sessions in case you cannot attend due to illness, holidays or life!
If you prefer, we offer casual classes that you can join in on depending on what is happening in your week.
We keep classes small so bookings are essential.
How will music classes and live music benefit my child?
Participating in a group
Enhance self‐concept by sharing music and dance of each other’s culture
Refine listening skills‐noticing changes in tempo or pitch
Awareness of movement and body positions
Creativity and imagination
Learn new words and concepts
Explore cause and effect
Develop large motor skills
Improve balance, coordination and rhythm through dance and movement activities
Improve small motor skills‐learning finger plays and playing musical instruments
A little bit about me.
I have been working as an Early Childhood Educator for almost ten years in Sydney, and have recently relocated to the upper Blue Mountains. I am also musician, a yoga instructor, a massage therapist, and a singer-songwriter and I am looking forward to engaging with the community, and to share what I have to offer.
During my time in Early Childhood I have developed a collection of music, classes and live shows which aim to stimulate, inspire and motivate children, their parents and teachers to intrinsically think about the world we live in, to deepen our connection to the natural world and to make thinking sustainably second nature.
I am passionate about teaching early learners, specifically through storytelling, song, music and dance and playing in nature.
My music is available to all for free and you can hear my album "Wild Places, Kind Faces" on Spotify, Apple Music and all streaming platforms.