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Wick Family Centre

The company was wound up in 2011. The building was donated to
No Limits Caithness who run respite care for children with complex and additional needs.
The original preschool and out of school provision is no longer available.
However, NOSCA took on the running of the children’s services.
The NOSCA Nippers PLT playgroup project that is now running from the Wick Family Centre - as at 23 August 2017.

See new page at  NOSCA Nippers

6-7 Bank Row

Tel 01955 606065
Email pulteneytown@btconnect.com

Wick Family Centre Photo Gallery

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

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

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.

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: wickfamilycentre@mail.com 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 of term.

10 August 2008
Chill out room finished
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.