News and Events

Christmas Holidays

03rd November 2017

Just a reminder that we are closed for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year Period. We close at 6pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and reopen at 7.30am on Monday 8th January 2018. It will be here before we know it!


Vision, Values and Aims

03rd November 2017

We recently emailed you out a copy of our Vision, Values and Aims as we are in the process of reviewing these. Please find them attached. You can find these in our KingsWellies Nursery Prospectus, our KingsWellies Policy documents and also in frames up around the nursery. We want to know whether or not we are getting them right? They need to be MORE than just words. We are asking our parents, staff, partners and children to review these with us. Please can you give us your feedback? What should we add / delete? What are we doing well? What could we do better? You will find copies of the attached document outside each room and also in reception. We will look forward to hearing from you.


The BIG Questions

03rd November 2017

We will be asking our children lots of BIG questions as part of their topic work. Can you discuss them with your children at home also?


Question of the month November 2017

03rd November 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 November question of the month comes from How Good Is Our Early Learning and Childcare and focuses on Quality Indicator 2.1: Child Protection and Safeguarding. All of our staff have recently been involved in refreshing their child protection training. Kerry is our Child Protection Coordinator within KingsWellies Nursery. Please give us your comments. Your feedback means a lot to us.


Children in Need – W/B 13th November

03rd November 2017

Lots of fun and fundraising this week! Please come to nursery dressed in spots all week and donate £1. We will also be holding a special teddy bear’s picnic in our pyjamas on Friday 17th November. Please donate £1 to take part. Can you take part in our duck race and spotty treasure hunts? These will be throughout the nursery with lots of prizes to be won. Have you got any old £1 coins left? Why not donate them to Children in Need? We will keep our fingers crossed for a visit from Pudsey too! This is a very worthwhile cause. Please help in any way that you can. Many thanks.


Life Skills Consultation

03rd November 2017

Many thanks to all those who responded to our Life Skills Consultation. We received four responses from parents. We consulted with all staff and also our Wellie Beans children. We have now taken ALL responses and combined them in order to review our Life Skills Awards. We have also extended these in to our Toddler room (Blue Award). I


Staffing Update

03rd November 2017

Welcome to Bethany who has recently started working with us on a part-time basis. Welcome also to Lala who will be with us every Thursday until June. Lala is attending college to complete her HNC in childhood practice and we are delighted to be her placement nursery.


The Scottish Daily Mile

03rd November 2017

We have been very busy trying to ensure that we walk, jog or run for at least 15 minutes each day. Most children can average around a mile in that time. The children have loved participating in this challenge and it is difficult to get them to stop after the 15 minutes! Well done everyone. Great work.


Eco Schools Scotland

03rd November 2017

We have recently applied for our Green flag and are keeping our fingers crossed that we have worked hard enough to receive this prestigious award! Well done to Laura who has put together a very impressive power point presentation and portfolio of evidence. We have been VERY busy learning all about the importance of being an Eco nursery. Our Eco Schools folder is in reception for you to have a look at. Please let us know if you have any additional ideas and suggestions for us.


Yoga

03rd November 2017

The children LOVE participating in their Yoga with Jen each week. We have been working on self-regulation, breathing techniques, extending our muscles and lots of good listening.