News and Events

KingsWellies Too and The Wellie Jellies

08th September 2021

The opening of our new room has been a great success. We have received very positive feedback from children, parents and staff. The Wellie Jellies are VERY proud of their new room and have been very busy learning, learning and more learning! Please give us your feedback as to how we can continue to improve operational aspects of this new room. We very much value your advice.


Christmas Holidays

08th September 2021

Just a reminder that we are closed for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year Period. We close at 6pm on Tuesday 21st December and reopen 7.30am on Wednesday 5th January. It will be here before we know it! Aberdeen City Council Pre-School Funding For all those of you who have children who are approaching aged three or are already three years old, you will be entitled to apply for pre-school funding from Aberdeen City/Aberdeenshire Council. Please see Kerryn or Scott in order to complete the appropriate forms. We can now also provide funding to MeTwo children. If you fall into this category please speak to Kerryn for more information.


Lost Property

08th September 2021

Please label ALL clothes, toys and personal possessions. The nursery CANNOT take responsibility for lost articles which are not FULLY labelled. Please also ensure that your children are appropriately dressed in warm clothing for the colder weather. We will still be out and about in ALL weathers. Thank you.


Parent Tips, Ideas and Suggestions

08th September 2021

This is a space for parents to communicate with each other. If you have any suggestions, please email us with your ideas so that we can include them in this section of our newsletter.


Covid 19 – Practices and Procedures

08th September 2021

We continue to review our Covid 19 practices and procedures on a daily basis. Our latest Reopening Strategy (Version 12) has already been sent to you. This will be continue to be updated to coincide with all new guidance or changes in our procedures. If you have any additional suggestions for us, please don’t hesitate to give us your feedback.


Staff Training

08th September 2021

We are already very busy with our training for Session 2021/22. Staff will be participating in lots of training during the next session. Despite Covid restrictions, staff training is still of paramount importance to us. We have also enlisted the support of an Educational Psychologist who will be conducting a number of staff training events with us. We are hoping to invite parents in later in the year (Covid permitting). These will include: • Core cognitive skills • Growth mind-sets • Emotion coaching • Self-regulation • Mindfulness • Positive behaviour management • Attachment theory Kerry will also continue in her role as a member of the Children’s Panel for Children’s Hearings Scotland. She has now qualified as a Chair of the panel. The training has been excellent and Kerry will continue to disseminate aspects of this to all staff within the nursery.


Room Ages

08th September 2021

Just a reminder to parents that our rooms are configured in the following ways: • Babies – Birth to 2 years • Toddlers – 18 months to 3 years • Pre-School – 2.5 years to 5 years Some children may move rooms earlier or later. These age ranges are a guide and we base all transitions around the individual needs of the child. Any questions, please see Marcia.


KingsWellies £10 Snack Shopper – Would you like to do our snack shopping for us?

08th September 2021

Number, Money and Measure: “I am developing my awareness of how money is used and can recognise and use a range of coins” MNU 0-079 Our children are learning all of the time. Our main focus for learning is through developing our Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing skills. As part of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, we also develop skills, knowledge and understanding in: • Expressive Arts • Social Studies • Technologies Sciences • Religious and Moral Education We would like our KingsWellies children to develop a good understanding of money. The best way to do this is through using REAL money. If you would like to be one of our “Snack Shoppers” over the weekend, please email Kerryn. Kerryn will give you our snack “Shopping List” and Scott will give you the £10 budget. It would be a huge help to us if you and your child could buy some of the items for our snack over the weekend. This will also be a hugely beneficial experience for your child. Why not make this their “weekend responsibility”? This will provide a vast range of learning opportunities right across the curriculum. Please just take back the shopping, change and receipt at the beginning of the week. Please also fill out our “Snack Shopper Diary” so that we can share your shopping experiences with our other children! Feel free to add any photos and also your feedback.


Festivals, Traditions, Harvest and all things Autumn

08th September 2021

As part of our Festivals and Tradition topic, we will be celebrating Halloween. We have lots of activities planned and we are all very excited! Throughout this topic we will also be learning about: • Concepts of light and dark • Seasons – Autumn and Winter • Colours • What is hibernation and which animals hibernate? • Harvest thanksgiving • Diwali – Festival of Lights • Animals – nocturnal, diurnal and crepuscular • Pumpkins and tasty treats We will be doing lots of baking and food tasting activities throughout the week also. We will be dressing up, decorating our pumpkins and partying until we drop! Lots of great fun!


KingsWellies Nursery Uniform

08th September 2021

Please see Kerryn if you would like an order form. Our uniform is very durable and it doesn’t matter so much if it gets a bit messy! We can order any time for you