Kayleigh O'Connor - Childcare Leader
Heather Shorrock - Childcare Worker
Karen O'Sullivan - Additional Needs Support Worker
Hazel Gunn - After School Club Worker
Alison Mackay - After School Club Worker
PLAY GROUP - LITTLE
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 SCHOOL CLUB
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
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 HOLIDAY CLUB
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
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:
or visit us at Bank Row, opposite Heritage Centre.
19 August 2008
Another 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.
16 August 2008
Little Nippers Playgroup
New Garden Open!
Our 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
The 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
10 August 2008
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.
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.