News and Events

Staffing Update

03rd June 2016

Good News! It’s a girl! HUGE congratulations to Leanne who had a baby girl last week. Baby Effie-Jane and mum are both extremely healthy and we can’t wait to meet her! Nico is an excellent big brother! Well done Leanne! Good luck to Samantha Falconer who has recently left us to work for Camp America in Massachusetts. Welcome also to Hannah and Cassie who have just joined the KingsWellies family.


National Bike Week – Prime Four

03rd June 2016

In order to celebrate National Bike Week, we will be joining the Adventure Scotland and Bike Dr roadshow on the Prime Four forecourt on 16th June. The roadshow will feature scooters, balance bikes. cargo bikes, trikes (even for adults), electric bikes, folding bikes, bikes adapted for disabled users, recumbents and even a penny farthing!!! We are also hoping that the Bike Dr will teach us how to change a tyre, fix a puncture and service our nursery bikes!


Care Inspectorate

03rd June 2016

As you are aware, we had our first Care Inspectorate inspection earlier this month. The Care Inspectors spent two full days in the nursery inspecting ALL of our practice. They also spoke to our parents, staff and children. We were really delighted with the feedback which was extremely positive. The report will be published in around a month. I will be very excited to share this with you all. They also shared with us a range of the parental comments that they had received through our questionnaires. I will publish these on our website for your information. Many thanks again to you all for your ongoing support in our first year – we couldn’t do it without you! All staff have received an extra “Duvet Day” as a thank you for their hard work also. Thank you also to Christine for our beautiful flowers! She was thinking about us even in Menorca!


Mad Hatters Tea Party

03rd June 2016

We have 12 grown up boys and girls who will be leaving us at the end of the Summer (or before) to start the next exciting chapter of their lives in P1! As a special treat, they have decided that they would like to plan a “Mad Hatters Graduation Tea Party” to celebrate. The children will plan, organise, prepare, design hats and shop for their special celebration party. The party will take place during the morning of Thursday 30th June. Any boys and girls who do not usually attend nursery on a Thursday, are more than welcome to come along to join their fellow P1s. Good luck boys and girls! We will REALLY miss you all and wish you the very best wishes for your new careers in P1!


Dolphins

03rd June 2016

We are delighted to have adopted Rainbow and Eric on long-term loan. One of our VERY generous and thoughtful parents have asked us to take care of them for a wee while! We LOVE them and are just trying to decide the best place to put them so that everyone can appreciate their absolute “fabulousness!” Here are a much younger Shae and Kasper with the very same dolphins as part of the original dolphin hunt!


Northsound 1 – Superhero Week

03rd June 2016

Many thanks to everyone who participated in this exciting week. Great fun was had by all. We even had our SUPER CHEF from Entier making a surprise visit! We raised a whopping £185.52 towards Cash for Kids in the local community


Welcome to Shelley, Lucy, Sarah and Racheal

01st May 2016

Welcome to Shelley, Lucy, Sarah and Racheal who have joined the ever-expanding KingsWellies team. Best wishes also to Leanne who has left us to go on maternity leave. We will REALLY miss her but can’t wait to meet Baby Watt! Christine has also left us for sunnier climes and is now in Menorca, working as a Thomson’s Holiday Rep. Jodie will be taking over as Supervisor in the Wellie Beans room with support from Samantha and Stephanie. Laura is now the Supervisor in Wellie Tots with support from Ruby. Named photos of all staff are displayed outside each room for your information.


KingsWellies Got Talent

01st May 2016

Congratulations to Kerryn McRae who has just starred in “Michty Mia!” (Aberdeen Student Show 2016). KingsWellies were delighted to sponsor Kerryn and to support the 37 charities who will benefit as a result of this fantastic show!


Parents – Coffee Meeting

01st May 2016

As outlined in our previous newsletters, some of our parents were keen to meet up with each other for a wee gathering. A small group went ahead and arranged to meet for a coffee on Tuesday 19th April. I know that they would be delighted to welcome any other parents who would like to join future get-togethers. They are a VERY friendly bunch and I am sure that this would be a really nice opportunity to make some new friends and have a great time! Please let me know if you would like to attend and I will pass your email address on.


Healthy Body, Happy Me Campaign

01st May 2016

The children had lots of fun and learnt lots of important information during our Healthy Body, Happy Me Campaign! This was a week- long fun activity campaign with a focus on the Health and Wellbeing curriculum.