News and Events

Drive Carefully

01st February 2019

Please always drive carefully and reverse park when in our car park. The speed limit is 5 miles per hour at all times. Many thanks.


Parent Progress Meetings

01st February 2019

This term, we will be providing parents with the opportunity to meet with Supervisors and Key Workers on a one-to-one basis to discuss your child’s individual progress. These meetings will focus on discussions around your child’s Care Plan, ILD, Learning Journey and Next Steps in Development. These will happen in March/April 2019. Dates will be sent home in due course.


Staff Training Update

01st February 2019

Individual staff will continue to attend a variety of very valuable training courses including mark making outdoors, starcatchers, where’s the maths in that, developing outdoor play zones, Makaton, outdoor numbers, safeguarding and protecting children, outdoor book bags, puppetry, intelligent materials, working with loose parts, encouraging creativity and much more. We work hard to ensure that all staff are confident, competent and knowledgeable and that we keep up to date with all new developments. Staff all meet monthly for a series of collegiate meetings and all staff participate in a very comprehensive continual professional development programme. The vast majority of staff have achieved and / or working towards accredited SVQ qualifications also. Kerry has also been successful in being accepted to sit on the Children’s Panel Scotland. She is currently participating in lots of (very intense) training and is able to bring back lots of additional knowledge to the nursery. We will be focusing on outdoor education this term. This is one of the main priorities within our Improvement Plan. We will keep you informed of our progress.


5K Pretty Muddy Run

01st February 2019

Some of the KingsWellies Gang are signing up to take part in the Hazlehead 5k sponsored run in June 2019. All fundraising efforts for this event will go towards Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie Cancer Care.


Charities

01st February 2019

We raised £324.36 for Children In Need. We also raised £182.11 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Many thanks to all for your donations. This year we have decided to focus on Marie Curie Cancer Care as our main charity. We will be doing lots of fundraising events throughout the year to benefit them. We will also be fully involving our Pre-School Charities Committee to help us to plan our campaigns. Sadly one of our staff lost her mum to cancer at the end of last year and we would very much like to thank the Marie Curie nurses for the outstanding support that they provided during this devastating time


The Scottish Daily Mile

01st February 2019

We will continue to aim for all of our children to walk, jog or run for at least 15 minutes each day. Most children can average around a mile in that time! Keep going gang!


Care Inspectorate Inspection and Report – January 2019

01st February 2019

As you are aware we were inspected during a two week period in November 2018 by the Care Inspectorate. We are absolutely delighted to share our most recent Report with you. As you will see from the Report, we were awarded Grade 5 (Very Good) in ALL categories. We also have no requirements, no recommendations, and no action plan to complete. To conclude, Care Inspectorate are very pleased with our ongoing progress and are very satisfied that we have everything in place to provide you and your child with the highest quality of child care. Please however, be rest assured that we will not become complacent. I can genuinely promise all of our stakeholders that we will continue to improve and to provide you with the very best service possible. We will continue to progress as a “Sector Leading Childcare Provider” and will strive to achieve excellence throughout. Many thanks to all of our staff for their hard work and commitment to the KingsWellies Gang! Our parents, children, partners and friends are all also so very supportive! We couldn’t do it without you! Please go onto the Care Inspectorate website (http://www.careinspectorate.com) and search for 'KingsWellies' in the keyword search box, and our latest report will appear. You should've all been sent the report through your emails, but we also have hard copies in reception for you to read too! Please give us your feedback on our report. Thank you.


Christmas Holidays

14th November 2018

Just a reminder that we are closed for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year Period. We close at 6pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and reopen at 7.30am on Monday 7th January 2018. It will be here before we know it!


Our New Soft Play Equipment

14th November 2018

Many thanks to all those who purchased photographs from our recent family photo event. We raised £380. We asked staff and children what they would like to purchase. The unanimous decision was to buy some more soft play equipment. We have been having GREAT fun with it already! Many thanks also to all those who purchased one of our festive bags for life. All profits will go to Northsound Cash for Kids Appeal. Your bags will be with us soon. They will also be available to purchase in reception


Children in Need – W/B 12th November

14th November 2018

Lots of fun and fundraising this week! Please come to nursery dressed in your pyjamas all week and donate £1. Can you take part in our spotty treasure hunts and Pudsey scavenger trail? We will be baking all week. Please buy our delicious goodies. We will also be delivering Pudsey shortbread to our Prime Four neighbours. Please take in your favourite bedtime stories so that we can read them in class and make up our own too. We will also keep our fingers crossed for a visit from Pudsey too! This is a very worthwhile cause. Please help in any way that you can.