News and Events

Grow Well Choices

30th September 2016

This term we will be embarking on a whole nursery topic called Grow Well Choices. Grow Well Choices has been developed by NHS Grampian and is about the importance of being healthy and making healthy choices. It fully supports the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes and the principles within the Pre-Birth to Three Curriculum.


Environmental Health Visit

01st September 2016

We recently had our annual Environmental Health Inspection. I am delighted to say that we passed with flying colours and the Inspector commented that we were, “top of the class!” Well done to Shona and all staff for ensuring that these high expectations are met on a daily basis.


Congratulations to Aimee and Rachael

01st September 2016

Aimee has just completed her SVQ3 in Business and Administration. She achieved this in record time and we are VERY proud of her! This is a real achievement whilst also working full time. Well done Aimee! Congratulations also to Rachael who has completed her Working Rite apprenticeship and has now been employed on a full time basis by KingsWellies. Well done Rachael – you have worked VERY hard and are a real asset to the Wellies team!


Chickens – they have names!

01st September 2016

Our chickens have been named by the children! We have Rocky, Jaws, Princess H, Nippy, Speedy, Gayle and Deidre! They are real characters and are very friendly! Rumpole and Ziggy especially like them!


Parent and Child Consultations

01st September 2016

Thank you for your contributions towards our consultations. Your opinions and feedback mean a lot to us! Paul is going to be developing a SENSORY AREA in our garden. He will be using your suggestions and those of the children too.


Aberdeen Football Club and Angus the Bull

08th August 2016

Aberdeen Football Club and Angus the Bull will be visiting us as part of our Olympic Games topic on 19th August. We will also be busy training for our own mini-Olympic games over at the multi-purpose court and hope to have a visit to Velocity Gym, Westhill Leisure Centre and the swimming pool too.


Pyjama Drama

08th August 2016

We have had the most amazing term where the children’s imaginations took us on the most brilliant of adventures…. We saw a dragon eating our picnic…. We were dinosaurs at the circus …… we went to an ice cream factory and made our own magic ice cream ….. we made a magic smelly potion to make the King laugh again …. We had a fairy ball….. we turned Kerry’s hair purple!! The list could go on and on. The children have had a real ball and have really embraced Pyjama Drama! As an extra-curricular activity, Pyjama Drama will be visiting KingsWellies every Tuesday and Thursday to deliver drama sessions to children from both the Wellie Tots and Wellie Beans playrooms. If you would like your child to take part next term, please contact kristine@pyjamadrama.com In addition, Kristine will also be coming in to nursery to work with all of our children on a variety of VERY exciting Roald Dahl drama activities. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!! We will keep you posted with dates


Aberdeen City Pre-School Funding for children aged 3 years and over

08th August 2016

If your child is aged three or over, you will be entitled to receive funding for 600 hours of annual childcare from Aberdeen City Council. Even if you have received funding for this current session (2015/2016), you must complete a NEW form for session 2016/17. I have already emailed the Application Form to all parents and have also photocopied additional forms which you can collect from Kerry or the main office. Please complete these and return to Kerry (with proof of DOB) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. As soon as I receive them, I will forward directly to the Council on your behalf. Application forms received on or before 31st August 2016 will be included in the Term 1 payment which KingsWellies will receive from the Council by 30th September 2016. We will then deduct your funding for term 1 in three equal instalments from your October, November and December invoices. Terms 2 and 3 payments will also be deducted in three equal instalments from January, February, March and April, May and June. If your child is approaching their third birthday, please also complete the Pre-School Funding Form. The sooner that the Council receive it, the quicker we will receive the funding that you are entitled to. Please do not hesitate to contact Kerry if you would like to discuss further.


Olympic Games 2016

08th August 2016

As a nursery, we are going to be learning ALL about the Olympic Games over the next few weeks. Please write your suggestions for learning activities on to our topic web (in reception). If any parents, grandparents or friends would like to come in to talk to us about the hobbies or sports that they enjoy ,healthy eating, visiting other countries, disabilities and the Paralympics, keeping our bodies healthy, special achievements or anything else related to the Olympic Games, please let us know as we would LOVE to welcome you


Lifecycles and Change

08th August 2016

We loved watching our caterpillars transform in to beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies! We have now released them in to nature. Remember butterflies are important members of our environment!