News and Events

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

02nd May 2022

Chinese New Year, Robbie Burns Day, national kindness day, Makaton training, baking, pancake day, Valentine’s Day, random acts of kindness day, national anthem day, minibeast hunts, planting in our allotments, supporting our Guide Dog puppy called Pudding, collecting tadpoles, World Book Day, Mother’s Day and LOTS more………….


Easter Celebrations

02nd May 2022

We have been very busy celebrating all aspects of Easter. We have been making Easter bonnets, painting daffodils, planting in our allotments, making lots of chocolate treats, finding out about the lifecycle of a chick, researching the life cycle of frogs, butterflies, and bunny rabbits, lots of arts and crafts, baking and making Easter cards. We have also had great fun painting, decorating and rolling our eggs down the Prime Four “Mount Everest” hills beside the nursery. We will also be hearing about the Easter story from the Minister from Kingswells Church and will be learning all about this very important celebration.


Enhancing our Environments

14th February 2022

Since Covid restrictions have started to slowly lift (fingers crossed), we have been very busy enhancing our environments to get these back to pre-covid days. The children have loved designing their new areas too. What do you think? Any suggestions or junk for us?


Pudding Our Guide Dog Puppy

14th February 2022

We are delighted to sponsor Pudding, a guide dog puppy in training. We will follow Puddings’ journey as he grows from a tiny pup into a fully qualified guide dog and transforms the life of a person with sight loss. We cannot wait to see Pudding develop and grow. Ask the Wellie Jellies all about Pudding. They have been learning all about the importance of this charity. The Wellie Jellies also have their very own Pudding puppy who has been on lots of adventures with them! The other rooms have been taking Ziggy and Patsy Cline on adventures all over the place too! Watch out for them coming home soon and for their adventures on facebook. They have also been writing their very own storybooks to read to each other in class


1140 Hours Funding

14th February 2022

Application forms for funding in term 3 (from first week of April) have just been emailed to you. Scott will keep you right in applying for funding if your child has just turned three or will be turning three soon.


Staffing Update

14th February 2022

We bid a very sad farewell to Kerryn who has moved on to a job within the oil industry. We wish her the very best for her future. We would like to very much welcome Leah in to our office. She will be working alongside Katelyn on a job-share basis. We have also welcomed Caroline and Kayleigh back (after maternity leave). Leia Thomson has joined us in the baby room and Milli Yule in the pre-school room. Steph Clark and Eibhlish Doyle have also just announced their pregnancies. Huge congratulations also to Amy Wilkins who gave birth recently to a beautiful baby boy called Findlay. We can’t wait to meet him Amy! Phew – lots going on for the Wellies gang!


Room Transitions

14th February 2022

Transitions to the next room will be planned depending on the individual child’s needs. Room staff will discuss all transitions in depth with you in plenty of time.


Staff Training Update

14th February 2022

Individual staff will continue to attend a variety of very valuable training courses. We work hard to ensure that all staff are confident, competent and knowledgeable and that we keep up to date with all new developments. Staff all meet monthly for a series of collegiate meetings and all staff participate in a very comprehensive continual professional development programme. 90% of our staff have achieved are/or working towards accredited SVQ qualifications also. Staff will all be participating in Educational Pyschology training with Jennifer Sutherland. We have added an extra training session in for february. This will focus on the importance of NURTURE and attachment. We will also be focusing on outdoor education this term. This is one of the main priorities within our Improvement Plan. We will keep you informed of our progress. Have you got any ideas on how to better improve our outdoor playground area? We will be asking our children too.


Charities

14th February 2022

We will be fully involving our Pre-School Charities Committee to help us to plan our campaigns for the coming year. If you would like to nominate a particular charity for us to focus on, please let us know.


The Scottish Daily Mile

14th February 2022

We will continue to aim for all of our children to walk, jog or run for at least 15 minutes each day. Most children can average around a mile in that time! Keep going gang!