Kayleigh O'Connor -
Heather Shorrock - Childcare Worker
Karen O'Sullivan - Additional Needs Support Worker
Hazel Gunn - After School Club Worker
Alison Mackay - After School Club Worker
GROUP - LITTLE NIPPERS
Little Nippers offers
high quality pre-school education in a purpose built space, with plenty
of crafts, activities and lots of fun guaranteed! We aim to send
children home happy and enthused about their day, with plenty of news
for parents and carers. All our staff are highly trained and fully
disclosed and we are subject to regular inspections by both HMIe and
the Care Commission.
Our sessions are:
Morning Session (Monday to Friday for 3 year olds)
Afternoon Session (Tuesday and Thursday for 2 years 6 months)
12:30 - 2:00
WRAP AROUND CARE
We also offer wraparound care, which allows families to
drop their children off as early as 8:45 am in time for work, have
lunch with the staff and other kids and join in the fun with our play
sessions. In other words, this is an all day childcare facility, at a
cost of £3.60 an hour. This service can only run however if we have
enough children attending so to avoid disappointment please contact
Kayleigh O'Connor on 01955606065 and ask for details.
Childcare places are
available for children 2 years 6 months onwards. We have a number of
funded places, as well as unfunded, so please do get in touch with us
on 01955 606065.
MAKING WAVES AFTER
Our sessions run Monday-Friday, 3-15-5:30
Our after school club is a
great place for making new friends and relaxing after a hard day at
school. We have a pool table, air hockey, arts and crafts materials,
playstation and of course a Wii! We have a chill out room for watching
DVDs on rainy afternoons, surfing the web on our new laptops and staff
are always ready to participate in more active activities!
After School Club costs
£2.50 per hour plus 50p for the taxi.
We use the local taxi
company Johnny's Taxis, with fully vetted drivers to pick up children
from local schools and bring them to the Family Centre. At present this
service is only available for those attending Wick primary schools.
However children from outside Wick are always welcome.
Making Waves after school
club aims to be open fifty weeks of the year so that we can provide a
friendly and familiar atmosphere for the children that attend, we only
close for two weeks at Christmas time to give staff a well deserved
break! The club is run by fully qualified staff and all staff at the
centre are also in the process of being registered with the Scottish
Social Services Council (SSSC). We aim to provide fun activities and
themed days as well as the occasional outing.
28 February 10
Details on the left of this page all updated today's date.
We have limited funded places available for August 2010 so if anyone is
interested in enrolling their child could they please contact Kayleigh
O'Connor on 01955606065.
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. Wraparound places are available for children from 2 years 9
months. We also offer our After School Club, which is open Monday to
Friday, 3.00 – 5.30pm, open 50 weeks each year. All costs include fresh
foods and whole snacks, arts and crafts, the latest books, games and
toys, as well as all trips and outings and activities. A full pick up
service is available from all schools.
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. Making Waves is open to children aged 4-11 years with limited
places available, so early booking is advised. To book your place at
Wick Family Centre’s Easter Holiday Club or for more information,
please contact Anne on 01955 606065, e-mail: email@example.com
or visit us at Bank Row, opposite Heritage Centre.
new term at Little Nippers, with lots of exciting plans for the year
ahead. We’ll be doing lots of exploring in our new garden, and we hope
to be welcoming some very special visitors from Bangladesh later in the
term. We still have a few places available, so please get in touch if
you have a Little Nipper who would like to join in the fun.
Little Nippers Playgroup
New Garden Open!
outside space has had a complete garden makeover, with many thanks due
to Homebase for their generosity in providing plants and a wee bit of
hard graft with digging and planting. Thanks also to the Criminal
Justice Team for their efforts
garden looks beautiful, with plenty of flowers and herbs for children
to explore and it makes the outdoor space a lot more attractive to our
little ones. We are looking forward to late summer picnics and racing
around on trikes at the start of term.
Chill out room
Our chill out
room, designed by mums who use the Family Centre regularly, has been
finished at last. Again, we owe our thanks to the Criminal Justice team
for their excellent painting work, and to the Local Action Fund for
financing the project.
The chill out room has lovely leather sofas for
relaxing in, with ambient lighting and is the perfect place for a wee
cup of coffee, or for a more ‘laid back’ meeting. It’s also the ideal
space for older children to enjoy their playstation tournaments.