News and Events

Parental Consultation – Question of the month August 2017

22nd August 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 August question of the month comes from How Good Is Our Early Learning and Childcare and focuses on Quality Indicator 2.2 Curriculum. Please give us your comments. Your feedback means a lot to us.


Rumpole and Ziggy continue their adventure

22nd August 2017

What lucky mutts these two are! Look what they have been up to during the weekends with all of their nursery friends ………. The “real” Rumpole and Ziggy also really enjoyed their first Therapets session. We went to visit the residents at Cornhill Hospital Half-Way House. Pets and residents all had a ball and really enjoyed meeting each other. Rumpole and Ziggy especially enjoyed being the centre of attention and having so much cuddles! It was also a great way to put a smile on someone’s face and to chat to new people.


Friends of Anchor – Fundraising week

22nd August 2017

In aid of Friends of Anchor, both staff and children will be taking part in some exciting fundraising events. During the week commencing 11/09/17, staff will be taking on the challenge of a cycle marathon. We are hoping to cycle 100 miles per day from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Parents, you can join in too! The children will also be setting sail around Prime Four in search of 20 hidden Anchors. They will be supplied with mini Anchor Voyage booklets to mark off each Anchor as they find them! All children will be rewarded with a special Anchor Voyager sticker for taking part! Look out for your booklet coming home soon. Please feel free to come dressed as pirates through-out the week. There will also be lots of baking and craft-making for sale this week too.


Extra-Curricular Activities

22nd August 2017

We are delighted to continue working with Jo Jingles, Kids Rock, Yoga, Pyjama Drama and PE this term. We will also have plenty of taster sessions from Moo Music, Football, Balance Bikers and lots more.


Life Skills Awards

22nd August 2017

This month in the Wellie Beans, we will be focusing on the following: Red Award: I know how to stay safe when using electricity, I can help prepare and taste different foods, I can take photos and images using different technologies, I can be kind to my friends Pink Award: I know how to stay safe when out and about, I can taste different foods, I can take photos or record sounds and images to show the world around me, I can be kind to others around me


Staffing Update

22nd August 2017

Congratulations to Kerryn who has recently graduated in BA (Hons) International Business Management. We are extremely proud of you Kerryn but selfishly, are delighted to still have you working here at KingsWellies.


Split Nursery Placements

22nd August 2017

If any of our children are attending a school nursery as well as KingsWellies, please let Marcia know. We would really like to ensure that we have really good dialogue with any other nurseries so that we are all planning and communicating appropriately about your child’s needs, next steps and progress.


Aberdeen City Council Pre-School Funding - Session 2017/18

22nd August 2017

If you still have to complete these forms, PLEASE do so asap to ensure that you receive your funding at the correct time. Application forms received on or before 31st August will be included in the term 1 payment. Aberdeen City Council have informed us that we will receive all funding by the last week in September. Once received, we will deduct this from your October invoices. Funding for term 1 will be deducted 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. You DO not receive funding during July, August and September as you are entitled to a total of 38 weeks per year. Any questions, please see Kerry.


Best of luck to our boys and girls who have been leaving us to go to P1 and School Nursery

22nd August 2017

This year we have 22 very grown up boys and girls who have left us to start the next exciting part of their lives in P1! We will REALLY miss you soooo very much but know that you are all ready for P1 and that each and every one of you will go far! Keep in touch! Remember to send us photos of you looking very smart in your school uniforms! Best wishes also to all of our children who have left us to go to school nursery or who have moved away. We will miss you all! You have been a pleasure to teach!


Balance Bikers, Sport’s Day, Cat’s Pyjamas Cattery, Ice Cream Van, New Pets, Art Project and Bucket

22nd August 2017

We LOVED our sessions with Balance Bikers! It was really tricky manoeuvring around all of the obstacles. Our Sports Day was also a great success. LOTS of parents came to cheer us on and we all loved our ice creams and lollies after so much hard work! HUGE thanks to Isabel from the Cat's Pyjamas Cattery (Kerry's mum) for taking in eight beautiful kittens! We all LOVED them and were very nearly adopting our own nursery cat! The Wellie Babies also really enjoyed their trip to Dobbies to purchase their very own goldfish. Welcome to Rufus and Rosie, our aquatic friends who have now joined the Babies gang. We also had a SURPRISE visit from the ice cream van! What a shock we all got when we heard it coming! Thank you sooooo very much to Harry's mum and dad (Judith and Robin) who organised this for us! They treated EVERYONE to a delicious ice cream or ice lolly. What a lovely way to spend a sunny day! Archie – that looks yummy! Another highlight was working with Antonia and Grayson's mummy (Carla) on an amazing art project. Carla is a secondary school principle teacher of art. She created a wonderful wellie collage with our children! They really loved this learning experience and learned up so many new skills including paper-mache and flower making. It is beautiful! Thank you Carla and good luck going back to school!