News and Events

Staff Training

04th October 2017

We are very busy with our training for Session 2017/18. Staff will be participating in the following courses during the next session: Children’s Rights, Curriculum for Excellence, Pre-Birth to 3 Curriculum, challenging behaviour, managing for excellence, observation and assessment skills, observing schemas in children’s play, quality interactions, quality questioning, child protection and safeguarding, play and outdoor literacy, play and outdoor numeracy, family support, inclusion and diversity, attachment child development and learning, building the ambition, How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare and lots of skills workshops!


Parental Consultation – Question of the month - October 2017

04th October 2017

Each month we strive to self-evaluate our practice because we want to be a better nursery. We also need our parents to give us feedback. Our October question of the month comes from How Good Is Our Early Learning and Childcare and focuses on Quality Indicator 2.4: Personalised Support. Please give us your comments. Your feedback means a lot to us.


Friends of Anchor – Fundraising week

04th October 2017

A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated during this week. We raised a whopping £971.96 for this extremely worthwhile cause. WELL DONE to all of the staff who cycled a total of 2,155.3 miles that week! You did us VERY proud. Well done also to all of the children who enjoyed their anchor sponsored walk and managed to find all of the anchors around Prime Four. This was a hugely successful week, not just in monetary terms but also in raising awareness. Congratulations and well done to everyone who participated in one way or another.


KingsWellies £10 Snack Shopper – Would you like to do our snack shopping for us?

04th October 2017

Number, Money and Measure: “I am developing my awareness of how money is used and can recognise and use a range of coins” MNU 0-079 Our children are learning all of the time. Our main focus for learning is through developing our Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing skills. As part of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, we also develop skills, knowledge and understanding in: Expressive Arts Social Studies Technologies Sciences Religious and Moral Education We would like our KingsWellies children to develop a good understanding of money. The best way to do this is through using REAL money. If you would like to be one of our “Snack Shoppers” over the weekend, please sign the sheet in reception. Ruby will give you our snack “Shopping List” and Scott will give you the £10 budget. It would be a huge help to us if you and your child could buy some of the items for our snack over the weekend. This will also be a hugely beneficial experience for your child. Why not make this their “weekend responsibility”? This will provide a vast range of learning opportunities right across the curriculum. Please just take back the shopping, change and receipt at the beginning of the week. Please also fill out our “Snack Shopper Diary” so that we can share your shopping experiences with our other children! Feel free to add any photos and also your feedback. Many thanks and happy shopping!!! Thank you Sophie for doing our shopping last week for us – great work!


Life Skills Consultation

04th October 2017

Many thanks to all those who responded to our Life Skills Consultation. We received three responses from parents. If you have any ideas of what you would like your children to learn or which life skills you would like them to develop, please let us know. I have attached this consultation again for your information. Currently we are consulting with our children about what they would like to learn. Our staff have also offering lots of good ideas. We will then take ALL responses and combine them in order to review our Life Skills Awards. We would also like to extend these in to our Toddler room. I will share the results of our consultation with you in due course.


Staffing Update

04th October 2017

A huge welcome BACK to Samantha Falconer who has returned from her travels to join the Wellies team again. Samantha left us to spend a year touring the world! We are delighted to have her back with us and to hear all of her exciting stories. Don’t leave us again Samantha! Welcome also to Bethany and Joanna who will be joining us soon and Annie who will be working with us for a week on work experience. Good luck also to Holly and Ellie who have both recently left us to take up positions closer to home. Many thanks for all of your hard work. We will miss you both.


KingsWellies Nursery Uniform

04th October 2017

Please see Aimee if you would like an order form. Our uniform is very durable and it doesn’t matter so much if it gets a bit messy! We can order any time for you.


Meet Hermione!

04th October 2017

Look at Hermione! Our gorgeous new KingsWellies hamster! We really hope that Hermione will be very happy as part of our Wellies family. If you would like to take Hermione home for the weekend, please let us know. Once she is settled and confident, she would love an adventure! The boys and girls really enjoyed a visit to Dobbies to buy some toys and a house for Hermione. We are all learning about nocturnal, diurnal and crepuscular animals. Ask us about them!


During National Recycling Week, we were “Waste Warriors!”

04th October 2017

Can you encourage us to help you to recycle at home too? Recycling is so important for our environment and we are working hard towards becoming an Eco School Scotland nursery and receiving our Bronze award.


Kids Rock!

04th October 2017

We LOVE Kids Rock with Leanne! Leanne uses original songs and a range of music genres - from Beethoven to The Beatles to Baa Baa black sheep! This really helps to inspire our imaginations. It is great fun to work through the learning experiences and outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence in a magical, musical way!