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Caithness Schools

Health & Welfare

Nurseries - Play Groups - Out Of School Clubs  

Casper Club - Castletown

Gaelic Play Group - Thurso

Halkirk Toddler Group

Norlin Play Group, North School, Wick

Playbox - Wick

Playden - Thurso

Pulteneytown Parents and Toddlers Group

Scallywags Nursery, Crossroads, Dunnet

Three Bears Nursery - Thurso

TREATS - Out of school club

Canisbay School
Has Play Group within the school and run by the school.

Halkirk Play Group
Based At Halkirk School

Wick Family Centre
New centre in Wick offering a range of child care from play groups to after school clubs.

Other Groups -
Details Waiting To Be checked as at 14 September 06

Castletown Toddler Group and Playgroup
Dunbeath
Gaelic Gboileagan Inbhir Theorsa
Halkirk
Jam Club - Salvation Army - Wick
Keiss
Lybster
Murkle Toddler Group
Reay Play Group
Watten Pre-School
Salvation Army Thurso
Thrumster Parent and Toddler Group
Thurso Playdays
United Reform Church - Mother & Toddlers
Wick Blackstairs
Wick Playbox (also Parent & Toddler)
Other Children's Groups
Playden Nursery -  Thurso

Action Groups Created To Fight Potential Loss Of Nurseries
Keiss Action Group
Thrumster Action Group
Dunnet Play Group

Information
Nurseries and Pre-School - Highland Council
Find Approved Child Care - Child Minders Etc

Surestart Scotland
Surestart UK
Parentzone
Early Years
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What's New

28 March 09
Enrolment At Wick Family Centre For August 09

Wick Family Centre is now enrolling for August 09. We have funded places available for 3 year old children and non-funded places for children 2 years 9 months. We offer a full, all day childcare package (wraparound), which is a one of its kind provision, unique in Caithness.

28 March 09
Making Waves Easter Holiday Club at Wick Family Centre
Making Waves Easter Holiday Club at Wick Family Centre is open from Monday 30 March until Thursday 9 April, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Places are available for half day and full day sessions. All costs include outings, activities and snacks; please supply a packed lunch for each child.

16 August 08
Wick Family Centre Updates
Plenty of things happening at the Wick Family Centre.  Still a few places left at Little Nippers playgroup.
New projects are offering employment at the centre
Sessional Worker - Caithness Young Carers
Project Co-ordinator - Caithness Young Carers
Family Film Club Organiser

23 October 07
New Mother & Toddler At Crossroads School changed To Wednesdays
Scallywags Nursery & Toddlers, Nursery Building, Crossroads School, Dunnet

Changed to a Wednesday - Starts this Wednesday 24th of October, 2007, 1:15 - 2:45
Come along and play with us! Everyone Welcome!

24 May 07
Castletown Play Group and Toddlers Sponsored Wheelie
Castletown Playgroup and Toddlers took part in a sponsored Wheelie last Wednesday and around 30 children took part using bikes, scooters, prams etc anything as log as it had wheels. So far over 900 has been raised for an outdoor play area. The group are also holding a fashion show on Friday 1st of June with Tescos clothing in the Drill Hall Castletown at 6.30pm Tickets available from Tesco Wick or at the door.

17 May 07
PLAYBOX PLAYGROUP, WICK, STILL HAS PLACES AVAILABLE FOR AUGUST 2007 IN THE TWO AND A HALF GROUP AND ALSO IN THE GROUP FOR THREE YEAR OLDS WHICH IS FULLY FUNDED. IF YOU REQUIRE ANY INFORMATION OR WISH TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD PLEASE CONTACT THE PLAYLEADERS ON 606446 OR CALL INTO THE PLAYGROUP AT MACLEOD ROAD, WICK WITH YOUR CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

27 January 07
Scallywags Nursery Opens New Building

The new Scallywags Nursery at Crossroads school, Dunnet has capacity for 15 children and currently has 10.  Despite the past couple of years of uncertainty regarding the sustainability of some rural nurseries the committee of Scallywags has shown that it is viable and that there are sufficient children in the area to make use of the facility.  Indeed 2007 - 2008 already looks very good with 10 children having already been identified as likely users of the new unit.

TREATS Easter Activities Plan
Keep the kids interested during the Easter Holidays In Thurso

Casper Update 27 March 06