News and Events

Pickle Goes On Safari

14th November 2018

We had a very interesting visit from an author recently. We LOVED interviewing Alison Shearer and asking her lots of questions about how to write a book. We then wrote our own stories all about our own holiday adventures. You were an inspiration Alison. Thank you for visiting us. We love your book!


Mac the Monkey, Kids Rock, Yoga, French, Jo Jingles and Moo Music

14th November 2018

Phew! What a busy timetable we have each week. We have been especially enjoying our new Mac the Monkey classes! They are great fun. Lots of singing, dancing, gymnastics (Mac is a great gymnast), acting, performing, exercising, story telling and imaginative thinking. In French we have been learning names for our colours, types of transport, our toys, all about celebrations and birthdays. Ask us something in French!


Fun with Sparklers and Toasted Marshmallows around the Campfire

14th November 2018

We loved toasting our marshmallows around the fire and making smores! They were delicious! Scott told us all about fire safety and we completed our risk assessments together. We learnt all about GUY FAWKES and the gunpowder plot and even made our own KingsWellies Guy. We also loved writing our own firework poems, designing wax fireworks paintings and making our own rocket fireworks! We also had great fun being out in the dark and making shapes with our sparklers!


Halloween Celebrations

14th November 2018

We had a great time dressing up, baking, partying and designing pumpkins during our Halloween week. Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Pumpkin carving. The competition was VERY strong this year. The children ALL LOVED admiring the huge assortment of pumpkin characters each day!


We are very busy with our training for Session 2018/19. Staff will be participating in the following

05th October 2018

Schemas, Curriculum for Excellence, Makaton, deaf awareness, information exchange, business watch, Children’s Rights, 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!


Congratulations to Carole and Grant (Amber’s mummy and daddy)

05th October 2018

HUGE congratulations go to Carole (our Prime Four Events Manager) and Grant who got married recently at Coos Cathedral in Aboyne. We LOVED making the wedding cupcakes for the reception and EVERYONE got involved! It also gave us all an opportunity to learn lots about weddings and celebrations. Scott was also delighted to drive the beautiful bride to meet her groom, in Bunty!


Macmillan Coffee Mornings

05th October 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended our coffee mornings recently. The children loved baking, planning, organising, selling, serving and welcoming you all. We were delighted to raise the super amount of £190 which will go straight to this very worthwhile charity.


Pickle Goes On Safari by Alison and Robin Shearer (Fleur’s mummy and daddy)

05th October 2018

We were thrilled to receive copies of the wonderful “Pickle Goes on Safari”, written by two of our very own parents! The book was inspired by a Safari holiday that the family went on and centres around their own pet cat, Pickle. It is educational and fun, with rhyming throughout. The children LOVE it and can’t wait to invite Alison and Robin in so that they can interview the actual authors. We will be working on lots of curricular links around this book with a specific focus on animals and countries of the world. I would highly recommend this lovely entertaining book. Currently you can order on Instagram @picklegoesonsafari or facebook.com/picklegoesonsafari We will also be selling copies shortly – see Kerryn in the office. This would make a lovely Xmas present.


Pyjama Drama

05th October 2018

We are really devastated to announce that Kristine and Pyjama Drama will be leaving us soon. Kristine has bought a lovely new home in England and is excited to get back to teaching in schools. We will REALLY miss you Kristine! You have been a TOTAL inspiration to us and we love your PE and Pyjama Drama sessions. Thank you for ALL of your commitment, loyalty, enthusiasm and support! You have been utterly marvellous! Keep in touch and good luck for a very happy future! We will REALLY miss you and your great imagination!


KingsWellies Nursery Uniform

05th October 2018

Please see Kerryn 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.