News and Events

P1 Graduation

17th June 2022

This year we have 40 children leaving us to go to school. We have all been very busy planning our Graduation party and ceremony which we will hold on Thursday 7th July. Our Graduation Group have been busy organising everything themselves. We can’t wait to wear our graduation gowns for our official photos and to have a real knees up at our party and ceremony. Marcia will be sending more information out as we continue to plan. Only our school leavers will be invited to attend (no other leavers) as this is a special and important next step for them.


Best of luck to our boys and girls who will be leaving us to go to P1 and school nursery

17th June 2022

We will miss you ALL very, very much but know that you are all ready for P1 and that each and every one of you will go far! Remember to send us photos of you in your school uniforms!! We have been very busy speaking to your new P1 teachers and also to your parents at parent’s night. Good luck everyone!


Children’s Attendance and Registers

17th June 2022

Please let us know by 10am if your child will not be attending nursery on that day. Staff will contact parents after 10am to ascertain the whereabouts of your child. This is in line with our Child Protection and Health and Safety Policies. Please also let us know if you have any holidays booked and your child will be absent. This saves us from bothering you when sunbathing by the pool! Many thanks.


Staffing Update

17th June 2022

As always, we have some Summer staff who will be helping us out this year. Sisters Eve Cummings and Nadia Cummings have returned to us for a third year. We are delighted to see them back. We are delighted to welcome Liga Jirgins as our new catering supervisor. Also Molly Van Tebberen, Hollie Corsar and Eliza Ghiaorca who have joined us as support staff within our playrooms. You may already have met some of our new team. I am sure that most of you have already met Michael, our new nursery manager. Michael has been with us for a month already and is making great strides in improving all aspects of nursery provision. Staff photos are up outside each room so that you can put names to faces. We are very sad to say goodbye to Lilly who has moved to work in the catering industry (but is still with us on a zero hour contract), Milli Yule who is going to study Business at university and Emma Gilmour who has secured a job as a trainee accountant. Keep in touch ladies. You have all been excellent members of our team and we will miss you. Karla, Rachael and Lauren will all also be returning from maternity leave. Welcome back everyone!


What have the Wellies Gang been up to so far this term?

17th June 2022

We have been very busy celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, fundraising for Befriend A Child, Child Safety Week, supporting the RSPB, Happy Body Healthy Me Campaign, sun safety, visits from our P1 teachers, Eco Schools and sustainability, planting our garden and hanging baskets, planning our graduation party, improving our playground, picnics at “the hills”, getting ready to go to school, learning Makaton, learning all about minibeasts, farm animals, watching our tadpoles turn into frogs, caring for our caterpillars as they go through their life cycle into beautiful butterflies, lots of outdoor play, road safety, reading our book bug bags and LOTS more……


Parent Council

02nd May 2022

Marcia has been in touch to arrange a date for a meeting this term. It will be held on 27/04/2022 at 6:30pm Please get in touch if you have any items for our agenda. Many thanks.


Parent Engagement Events

02nd May 2022

We would like to invite our parents to join us for a variety of parent engagement events this term. More information to follow. Please put the following dates in your diaries: 23/5/22 – Stay and Play Day Wellie Jellies – 2-4pm 24/5/22 – Stay and Play Day Wellie Babies – 2-4pm 25/5/22 – Stay and Play Day Wellie Totts – 2-4pm 26/5/22 – Stay and Play Wellie Beans – 2-4pm 7/6/22 – Parent’s Evening for ALL children – 6-8pm


Extra – Curricular Activities

02nd May 2022

The children have LOVED having our specialist teachers back with us this term. Yoga, Flashdance, Moo Music, Kids Rock and French have ALL been a great success. Also we wish Linda (French teacher) to get well soon. Linda had a bad fall and ended up in hospital but is on the mend now! We miss you Linda. We will continue to add to these experiences for our children. Look out for lots of visits out and about this term too.


Staff Training Update

02nd May 2022

• Emotion coaching and positive behaviour management • Sleep Safe Scotland Training • Outcomes for children • Stepping in to leadership • Leadership at all levels • Practical management skills and expectations • First words – supporting children to say their first words • Outdoor learning • Meaningful community links • Unlocking schematic play • Attachment theory and mindfulness • There are no high heels or a home corner in P1 – active play • Core cognitive skills and self-regulation • Azillo Training • SVQ Training – Children and Young People • Children’s Panel Training – Ongoing (Kerry)


Children as Active Learners: Books for bereavement, loss, grief, stress, worry and separation

02nd May 2022

We have lots of different books available in nursery. Please just see a member of staff if you would like to borrow any of them. We also have child lending libraries, parent lending libraries, kindess bags, bucket filler bags, literacy bags, numeracy bags, health and wellbeing bags, Pudding the Guide Dog bags and Ziggy and Patsy bags which can all be borrowed and used at home to further develop your child’s learning and engagement. Please just ask a member of staff who will be happy to help.