News and Events

Staffing Update

15th September 2022

We are a number of staff OVER our ratio EVERY day. This is unlike most other nurseries. This ensures that we can easily accommodate lots of high quality staff training, holidays and staff absences. We would like to say best wishes to Ellis and Kayleigh who are both leaving us and moving to pastures new. Thank you so very much for ALL of your extremely hard work. We will miss you. Welcome to Amy Buchan and Lucy Pirie who have recently joined us. Welcome back also to Rachel Cross and Lauren Garden who have returned recently from maternity leave. Pedro has returned to us from Spain. Pedro is a qualified teacher and a real asset to KingsWellies.


Graduation – Class of 2022

15th September 2022

WE really enjoyed our final graduation party. What a ball we had! We asked for a Kids Rock party and we had the BEST time! Parents and staff gave the boys and girls a very well-deserved standing ovation when they left the nursery for the last time. Congratulations everyone!


2022 Graduates

15th September 2022

Best wishes to all of our boys and girls who started school this Summer. Look at us in our school uniforms.! Remember to keep in touch boys and girls and ALWAYS do your VERY best in everything that you do!


What have the Wellies Gang been up to this time?

15th September 2022

We have been as busy as usual. We have been completing the Hands Up Travel Survey, national fitness day, Recycling week, planting and gardening, learning about the seasons, exploring our senses, how to keep safe, friendships, rules, all about me, colours and textures, farming, getting ready for school and moving to our next rooms, exploring minibeasts, visits from pygmy goats (ponies to follow in September) and enjoying our much-improved garden! We never stop learning!


Messy Children are Happy Children

17th June 2022

As always, we have been playing outside as much as possible. Water walls, mud kitchen, shaving foam, playdough, construction, loose play, minibeast hunts, hedgehog preservation and so much more! We are having so much fun but sorry if we come home a bit messy! Remember that you can order our nursery uniform to keep your good clothes nice and clean!


Aberdeen City Council Pre-School Funding – Session 2022/23 – 1140 hours

17th June 2022

As per my previous emails, KingsWellies Nursery will continue to provide the increased 1140 FREE hours from September 2022. This equates to 30 hours per week over 38 weeks of the year. I will send out more information about this, very soon. We have NOT yet received the funding application forms or funding information from ACC. As soon as we receive these, we will pass these on to parents to complete and return asap. Please ensure that you read ALL the 1140-hour funding information that we send you. We are constantly inundated with queries around this, despite sending it out on numerous occasions across the session. We provide you with this so that you can adequately plan your finances. There should be no surprises. Regardless whether we work a 38-week model (which we do), a 46 week model or 50 week model - you ALL receive exactly the SAME amount of free hours and funding across the year. It is up to you to choose the nursery that suits you best. Thank you.


Nappies and Toilet Training

17th June 2022

We are making a plea to ALL parents to please support us in ensuring that your children are fully toilet trained by the time that they move into the pre-school rooms (aged three years). Whilst we fully appreciate that all children are individuals, the toddler stage is the most appropriate age for this training milestone to happen. Once in the older rooms, children become much more aware of themselves and others and wearing nappies can lead to embarrassment. We also really want to focus on lots of high quality learning and teaching with our older children and nappy changing takes staff away from this very important part of their job. Our staff are ALL here to help you with this very important milestone. Please don’t hesitate to discuss with us and we will provide our full support.


Stay and Play and Parent’s Night

17th June 2022

These events were all a great success. It was really lovely to welcome parents back in to nursery. Many thanks to everyone who attended. Through consultation, some of our parents asked us to change times (so that working parents didn’t have to leave work early) and to provide a wider range of dates for parent’s nights. I am sure that you will appreciate that staff have lots to do at the end of every day, therefore it is impossible to make our stay and play times any later. Staff also work very long days (average 9.5 hours per day) so to offer a range of parent’s night dates would mean that they would be working for 13 hours plus in any one day. We will most certainly continue to offer annual parent’s nights and to offer a range of visits to the nursery for parents and friends over the course of the year.


Parent Training Opportunities

17th June 2022

Michael is very keen to plan a wide variety of training sessions for parents and staff. He has planned sessions for a Wednesday evening at 8pm (to let you put children to bed, get a wine and be ready). Please see the attached timetable below. Please let us know if you would be keen to attend. These will be held via zoom. This is a great opportunity to get all of your child development questions answered. HUGE thanks to Michael for planning and facilitating.


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

17th June 2022

Some of our children have already started to leave us and I have to say that all of the emails, messages and cards have really brought a tear to my eye. The very kind words mean such a huge amount as it proves that we have achieved what we set out to do. We genuinely only want the very best for all of our children and families.