News and Events

Staffing Update

21st July 2015

I am delighted to announce that I have recently appointed two new Depute Managers. Susanne Sutherland is currently working as Deputy Manager / Lead Practitioner at Craigton Lodge Nursery, Peterculter. Susanne has significant experience in running a very busy nursery and will join us on 27th July 2015. Charlene Stevenson is the Lead Practitioner at Maisie's Children’s Centre which is part of VSA and has run the nursery as the day to day manager since its commencement in August 2011. Charlene will be joining us on 12th August 2015. Both ladies come with a wealth of excellent experience and both come with exceptional references. Susanne will work from 7.30am until 6pm on Monday to Wednesday and Charlene will work from 7.30am until 6pm from Wednesday to Friday. I am extremely excited to welcome this new management team and can only forsee the nursery going from strength to strength. I am sure that you will join me in wishing them a very long and happy future at KingsWellies. Leanne Watt, Stephanie Clark and Ruby Fraser are also extremely highly qualified Nursery Practitioners and will be joining us over the next few weeks. I am also hoping to employ an Office Junior to support Kate in the office. Exciting and busy times ahead!


Northsound Cash for Kids Bed Appeal

21st July 2015

Many thanks to everyone for their very kind donations during this fun-filled week. We raised an amazing £328.76. Many thanks also to the Village Urban Resort Hotel who made our week extra-special by inviting us over for storytime and a Born To Move Session! We are very proud to have raised funds for children in our local area.


Childsmile

25th May 2015

We are currently working with Childsmile to support a daily supervised toothbrushing programme within the 3-5 playroom. This will also be rolled out throughout the nursery and will follow the National Standards for Toothbrushing.


Welcome to Jo Jingles!

25th May 2015

Jo Jingles are going to be joining us soon to do music, singing and movement classes with all of the children. Jo Jingles classes are educational, creative fun and a great way for the children to expressive themselves! . Every child will also have the opportunity to play at least two musical instruments during each session .They also encourage language development, hand eye co-ordination, balance, agility, motor and social skills. We would also love to invite our parents in to join in the fun. More information and dates to follow soon.


Swimming Lessons

25th May 2015

We are currently in discussions with the Manager of Village Urban Resort Hotel and am hoping to be able to offer swimming lessons for the children within the next couple of months. We will keep you posted as we develop this further.


Superhero Day!

25th May 2015

Many thanks to everyone for supporting our fundraising efforts for Cash for Kids during Superhero Day. We raised an amazing £424.17!! Well done to all of the children who were very busy baking and crafting all week. Huge congratulations also go to Hachi Weli who raised a whopping £155, Alexander Allen who raised £80 and to Meredith Reid who was interviewed live on air for North Sound! It was lovely to see the children (and staff) all dressed up in a variety of striking outfits.


Superhero Day - Northsound 1 Cash for Kids

30th April 2015

We are delighted to have signed KingsWellies up to take part in Superhero Day on 15th May. Northsound 1 will actually be situated within the Forecourt at Prime Four and will be broadcasting live from 10am-12noon. Greigsy will be there and all of the KingsWellies children will be able to participate and observe a variety of exciting activities and challenges. There will even be a Batak Wall Challenge for any Parent Superheros who would like to come along and try to beat Jenson Button's recent record. We would like all of the children to dress up for one day as Superheros! We can't wait to see all of our Mini-Superheros on 15th May!


Exciting News

30th April 2015

We have just taken possession of our very own caterpillars which we are growing into healthy butterflies. They come with all of the nutritious food that they need to grow. After 7 to 14 days, our caterpillars will climb to the top of their cup and will attach themselves to the lid. They will then shed their exoskeletons one last time and harden into chrysalides. After three days the chrysalides will be fully hardened and we will be able to move them to our Butterfly Hatching Habitat where they will eventually emerge as Painted Lady Butterflies. We will observe the wonder of our butterflies for a few precious days - then let them go.


Nursery Opening

30th April 2015

We are delighted to say that things have gone well during our first two weeks of opening. The children have settled quickly and are having great fun and getting lots of fresh air! Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any comments or suggestions for improvement - we are a very reflective nursery and we only want to do our very best for your children.


Opening Date

15th March 2015

This is a very exciting time for us all! I am receiving the nursery keys on 16th March and we are all set to open our doors on 13th April. The nursery premises are looking magnificent and I really can't wait for you and your children to see them! This first week of the nursery opening (13th - 17th April) will be used as a settling-in period for all children. We will then become fully operational, with all children in attendance for their pre-booked sessions as of 20th April 2015. Full steam ahead!