News and Events

What have the Wellie Gang been up to this month?

22nd August 2017

As always, the Gang have been very busy learning, creating, problem-solving, leading, imagining, designing and constructing! PHEW – so much going on!. Visit from an ambulance and talk from paramedics, teddy bears picnics, National ice cream day, National watermelon day, World photo day, National sisters and brothers day, LOTS of kindness and thoughtfulness towards others, pizza-making in the pizza oven, lots of BBQs and HEAPS more!


Balance Bikers

11th July 2017

We are delighted to welcome “Balance Bikers” to work with our children this Summer. They specialise in balance bike classes and pedal bike transition. If you would like to learn more or to book your own classes, please contact them on Balancebikers@outlook.com You can also find them on Facebook.


Parental Consultation – Question of the month July 2017

11th July 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 July question of the month comes from How Good Is Our Early Learning and Childcare and focuses on Quality Indicator 3.1. Please give us your comments about how well we ensure wellbeing, equality and inclusion within KingsWellies. Your feedback means a lot to us.


Rumpole and Ziggy continue their adventures

11th July 2017

What lucky mutts these two are! Look what they have been up to during the weekends with all of their nursery friends ………. They will also be starting their Therapets visits soon and hope to go to the hospital for fortnightly visits to cheer some of the patients up. Well done boys!


Butterflies, Stick Insects, Frogs – what a menagerie!

11th July 2017

We have really enjoyed learning about the life cycles of stick insects, tadpole to frog and caterpillar to butterfly. Our stick insects continue to grow and we were delighted to release our frogs and butterflies in to the wild recently. Would you like to grow your own stick insects? Eggs and instructions available from Scott!


Life Skills Awards

11th July 2017

This Summer in the Wellie Beans, we will be focusing on the following: Pink Award: I have role played a “real life” situation, I have visited places in the community, I can take photos and images to show the world around me, I can be kind to my friends Red Award: I have role played a work situation, I can find information from pictures, I can describe interesting features in my local community, I can take photos or record sounds and images to show the world around me, I can be kind to others around me


Congratulations

11th July 2017

HUGE congratulations go to Holly, Paul and Kayleigh who recently attended the Aberlour Futures Celebration of Achievement event. They all worked extremely hard to achieve their SVQ3 in Childhood Practice. Great work! We are very proud of you all!


Ready to Read

11th July 2017

Encouraging children to develop language skills, read and enjoy books at an early age is vital, and the earlier the better. That’s the message from Scotland’s nursery inspectors at the Care Inspectorate as they back a campaign to improve children’s early language skills. You can find further useful information at the link below: http://www.careinspectorate.com/images/documents/3662/Ready%20to%20read%20booklet%20low%20res.pdf


P1 MAGIC Graduation Party – BEST of luck to our boys and girls who will be leaving us to go to

11th July 2017

This year we have 22 very grown up boys and girls who will be leaving us at the end of the Summer (or before) to start the next exciting part of their lives in P1! As a special treat, our “2017 leavers” held a Magic Graduation Party and invited mums and dads along too. The boys and girls LOVED Magician Dreen who had us flabbergasted with all of his AMAZING tricks! They also made us FILL with pride when they walked up the red carpet to receive their graduation certificate and goodie bag! They looked so grown up in their hand-made hats and sashes! They finished off the evening with lots of hilarious photos in our photo booth. A great time was had by all! MANY thanks also to Meina’s grandma for our DELICIOUS graduation cake!


“Daily Mile” challenge

11th July 2017

We are trying to complete our “Daily Mile” challenge by walking LOTS during the day. Rob and Alistair (our Prime Four Ambassadors) have been exploring the new landscaped area with us in the Northern Park. We can’t wait to hunt for mini-beasts, have teddy bear picnics, practice our sports, play team games and investigate the plants and flowers!