Welcome to our Bathgate Early Years Centre Blog.

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Sharing our learning………

Please look below to discover what we are learning about at nursery.

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You can also contact us by email at  wlbathgate.eyc@westlothian.org.uk   or by telephone on 01506 776234

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Topic Sway: Birds 2020

Please use the arrows below to navigate through the learning Sway documenting the learning and experiences the children have taken part in over the duration of our ‘Bird’ topic.

Climate Action Day 2019

We had a very successful Climate Action Day last month where we joined others from different schools in Scotland taking part in activities as part of the “wee voices big action” campaign.  We had our local Tesco Community Champion, in nursery working with the children.  Tracey, children and staff were looking, touching and tasting different vegetables.  We took part in recycling games, learning about what goes in which bin and the importance of recycling. We also made bird feeders for our garden using recycled milk cartons from our snack and heard stories from Oscar the Eco bunny!  Thank you for your kind donations of jam jars which we used for planting beans.

Investigating with vegetables
 “You have to wash them before you eat them.  They grow in the garden.”
 “Plants grow.  You put seeds in the dirt. Seeds need water to grow.  With the rain, seeds will grow.  I like peas for dinner.  They grow in plants too.”
“Vegetables grow.  Seeds and water makes them grow.  I like carrots.  They come from Bathgate in Morrisons.”
 “Apples come from shops.  They grow on the tree.”
“I only eat carrots because they are yummy.  Potatoes and carrots come from the shops.  They grow in the garden.”(making soup) “We had carrots, tomatoes and potatoes.  Get the skin off.  Vegetables come from the ground.  Carrots come form the ground.”
Making bird feeders with recycled milk cartons
We have to feed the birds because they will die if they have no food.”
“We had to get an empty milk bottle, string and bird seed.  The birds can stand on the pencil.”
“We need to feed the birds because they’re hungry.”
“I’m hanging up the milk box with no milk in it, just seeds.”
“We put out bird seeds because the birds don’t have any food.”

The School Bank West Lothian Drop – Off Point

The School Bank West Lothian Drop – Off Point
Bathgate Early Years Centre will be collecting new/good quality used school uniforms, gym kit, jackets, hats/gloves, school bags and stationary, as well as brand new socks, tights, pants and footwear. For ages 5-18 years.  If you can donate any of the above items, The School Bank will be extremely grateful.

Snack Payment 2020

As part of the Early Learning and Childcare Expansion, the current charging for ELC snack that was £1.50 per week will cease from week commencing 6th January 2020.

Mrs Todd will be giving refunds to parents who have paid snack for the full year.

Kind Regards,

Nursery Team

Merry Christmas BEYC

Today marks the end of a very busy and fun filled term, revisiting our learning using the Blog and Twitter account we can’t quite believe just how much we have managed to squeeze in since August. We have loved building our relationships with all of our children and families and look forward to continuing to do so in 2020.

We would like to thank everyone who attended our Christmas Sing-a-long’s, we are pleased to say we raise £150 for West Lothian Food Bank!!

Please click on the link below to watch the AM session singing for WLC.

Please use the arrows below to navigate through the Christmas Party Sway.
Special Thanks to Blair’s Dad, Neil for making the parties so much fun and of course to Santa for spreading the Christmas Magic!! 


The staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! 

Bringing Generations Together

The children have been visiting Meadowvale Care Home monthly to spend time with the residents, sharing stories, singing songs and designing handmade Christmas cards together.

This is a fantastic experience for both our young children and the older residents to build relationships and develop mutual respect for each other.

We are always looking for parent helpers to come along and help on local community visits/walks. If you would like to help please speak to a member of staff.