News and Events

Chinese New Year

04th February 2016

Chinese New Year starts on 8th February and we are very excited to celebrate it. 2016 is the year of the Monkey! If you have any ideas or suggestions, please write them in the Home-Link diary. If you would like to come in to speak to us about how you celebrate Chinese New Year or any other special anniversary, please let your room supervisor know. If you have any Chinese artefacts that you would allow us to borrow for our Chinese New Year displays, please bring them in. We promise that we will take good care of them.


Home-Nursery Link Jotters

04th February 2016

We hope that you like your new home-nursery link jotter. We welcome ideas, suggestions and comments from you and your child. Please feel free to share ideas for topics, snacks, stories etc. Please also remember to share any exciting weekend news or achievements with us. You can also “cover” the jotter if you like (I used to LOVE doing this when I was at school!) The home-link jotter will supplement and add another element to your child’s digital learning diary (ILD) and Learning Journey folder.


Christmas has arrived at KingsWellies!

03rd December 2015

We had a great day at our free Christmas crèche on 28th November. The children loved decorating the nursery and I am sure that you will agree that they have done an amazing job! Huge thanks go to Halina Miazek and her family for donating our three beautiful Christmas trees from their family forest. The nursery has made a donation to Alzheimer Research in thanks. I also got a HUGE surprise on Saturday when I saw the stunning flower arrangements made by Heather. WOW!


Halloween

03rd December 2015

Many thanks to Tesco (Westhill) for donating a number of lovely Halloween outfits for our children! Lots of fun was had by all!


Facebook

03rd December 2015

Please “like” our new KingsWellies Facebook page. We will keep you updated with forthcoming events and lots of photos.


Children in Need and Cash for Kids

03rd December 2015

Many thanks to everyone who recently donated to our pyjama day for Children in Need. Many thanks also to Emma and all at Greenfern Bakery for donating such a beautiful cake. Tegan was delighted when she made the highest bid for it in our silent auction! We raised a total of £170.21 for this extremely worthwhile cause. We also raised a whopping £116.92 for Coats for Kids through our recent bake sales. Many thanks for all of your kind donations. Ailsa, one of our lovely trainees, has baked a beautiful gingerbread house which we are raffling for Christmas. Donations will also go towards Cash for Kids. You will find the gingerbread house and raffles in our reception area. Thanks Ailsa! We are also collecting gifts for Northsound 1 Mission Christmas. Our gift donation boxes are outside each playroom. We are asking for gifts for less-fortunate children aged from birth to 18 years old. A list of gift suggestions is displayed above each box. Please help us make Christmas special for all children.


A Pre-Christmas Thank You to our Parents

25th October 2015

As a very small thank you to our families, we would like to offer a FREE Saturday Christmas Creche. This will allow you to drop off your children during the day and go and do your Christmas shopping or just go for a nice lunch or coffee. We would like to provide two FREE drop-off sessions during Saturday 28th November. This will allow all children to attend. - Session one: from 10am until 1pm - Session two: from 1pm until 4pm If you would like to drop off your child(ren) during one of the above sessions, please email aimee@kingswelliesnursery.com to highlight your preference. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis but there will be availability for all children to attend for one of the sessions. We will have a VERY fun, festive and relaxed day with lots of Christmas games, Christmas crafts, party food, carol singing, Christmas decorating and festive cheer! Christmas jumpers / Christmas glad-rags to be worn by all!


Read, Write, Count Campaign

25th October 2015

We have been using lots of the ideas from the Read, Write, Count campaign which was launched in August and is delivered in partnership with Education Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust. Read. Write, Count offers tips, ideas and activities that will help get children off to a great start in life. You will find it at http://www.readwritecount.scot/


Coats for Kids Appeal

25th October 2015

Cash for Kids launched their Coats for Kids Appeal on 1st October which will run throughout October. From our contacts with health professionals and social workers, we know that around 600 local children will be without winter clothes this year. As part of our Halloween celebrations, we will sell tasty treats and creative crafts during the week of 26th October. All proceeds will go towards this very worthwhile local charity.


Italian Lessons

25th October 2015

We are really delighted to welcome Samanta Fornino, Edoarado and Lorenzo’s mummy, into nursery. Samanta has been teaching us Italian over the past couple of weeks! The children have really loved it and have picked up the Italian words for numbers, animals and colours very quickly! Samanta will continue to work with the children on a Monday morning. Thank you sooooo much Samanta!