News and Events

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 ( 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.

Pickle Goes On Safari

14th November 2018

We had a very interesting visit from an author recently. We LOVED interviewing Alison Shearer and asking her lots of questions about how to write a book. We then wrote our own stories all about our own holiday adventures. You were an inspiration Alison. Thank you for visiting us. We love your book!

Mac the Monkey, Kids Rock, Yoga, French, Jo Jingles and Moo Music

14th November 2018

Phew! What a busy timetable we have each week. We have been especially enjoying our new Mac the Monkey classes! They are great fun. Lots of singing, dancing, gymnastics (Mac is a great gymnast), acting, performing, exercising, story telling and imaginative thinking. In French we have been learning names for our colours, types of transport, our toys, all about celebrations and birthdays. Ask us something in French!

Fun with Sparklers and Toasted Marshmallows around the Campfire

14th November 2018

We loved toasting our marshmallows around the fire and making smores! They were delicious! Scott told us all about fire safety and we completed our risk assessments together. We learnt all about GUY FAWKES and the gunpowder plot and even made our own KingsWellies Guy. We also loved writing our own firework poems, designing wax fireworks paintings and making our own rocket fireworks! We also had great fun being out in the dark and making shapes with our sparklers!

Halloween Celebrations

14th November 2018

We had a great time dressing up, baking, partying and designing pumpkins during our Halloween week. Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Pumpkin carving. The competition was VERY strong this year. The children ALL LOVED admiring the huge assortment of pumpkin characters each day!

We are very busy with our training for Session 2018/19. Staff will be participating in the following

05th October 2018

Schemas, Curriculum for Excellence, Makaton, deaf awareness, information exchange, business watch, Children’s Rights, Pre-Birth to 3 Curriculum, challenging behaviour, managing for excellence, observation and assessment skills, observing schemas in children’s play, quality interactions, quality questioning, child protection and safeguarding, play and outdoor literacy, play and outdoor numeracy, family support, inclusion and diversity, attachment child development and learning, building the ambition, How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare and lots of skills workshops!

Congratulations to Carole and Grant (Amber’s mummy and daddy)

05th October 2018

HUGE congratulations go to Carole (our Prime Four Events Manager) and Grant who got married recently at Coos Cathedral in Aboyne. We LOVED making the wedding cupcakes for the reception and EVERYONE got involved! It also gave us all an opportunity to learn lots about weddings and celebrations. Scott was also delighted to drive the beautiful bride to meet her groom, in Bunty!