About BEYC

Welcome to Bathgate Early Years Centre.  The centre opened to children in August 2006. BEYC is joined with Balbardie Primary School and Bathgate West Nursery School. All settings are managed by Head Teacher Margaret Johns and Depute Head Teacher Katy Leamy.

There is no defined catchment area but children generally reside in the Bathgate /Boghall /area and who will attend local primary schools.

Since September 2009 there has been no car access or parking at the centre at ANY TIME for parents/ carers. Safety of all children and parents/carers walking within the dual campus of the Early Years Centre and St Mary’s Primary is paramount.

Bathgate Early Years Centre

Whitburn Road

Bathgate EH48 2RD

Telephone No.: 01506 776234

E-mail – bathgateeyc@westlothian.org.uk


Mrs Margaret Johns

Depute Head Teacher: 

Mrs Katy Leamy


Early Years Officer:

Miss Taylor Anne Kelly, H.N.C. Child Care & Education.

Miss Ola Krowinska,

Early Years Practitioners:

Miss Jennifer Heenan; S.N.N.B. Cert; H.N.C. Child Care and Education.

Miss Fiona Gardner,  H.N.C. Childcare and Education, Bachelor of Arts Childhood Practice.

Miss Catherine Anne Toner  S.N.N.B Cert; Child Care Education.

Mrs Carol Murray – HNC Childcare & Education.

Mrs Karen Hendry –

Miss Lorna Collins –

Miss Rebecca Aimes –

Miss Katie Fowler

Pupil Support Assistant

Mrs Margaret Marshall SVQ2 – Childcare

Mrs Jane Kelly –

Admin Assistant:

Mrs Kate Todd, H.N.C. Child Care & Education,  PDA Childcare & Education


Facilities Managers

Mr John Harrison

Mr Jim Swift

Mr Jim O’Connor

Nursery hours

Morning children

Monday to Thursday  – 8.00am – 12.45pm

Afternoon children

Monday to  Thursday – 1.15pm – 6.00pm

Full Day Session – 8.00am – 6.00pm

Dress Code/Nursery Uniform In line with West Lothian Schools Policy.

We promote a dress code. Our own logo was designed by local primary pupils in consultation with the staff and then developed by a senior pupil to form the final logo of which we are very proud! The jigsaw logo represents the key services within Bathgate Early Years Centre, i.e. Education; Health; Social Policy and the Community – all joining together to provide the best service for our children and families. Please remember it is essential that these items should be clearly labelled with your child’s name to prevent confusion for staff and loss for parents!  (Fabric nametapes have proved to be the most effective method of labeling). We have sweatshirts, polo shirts, fleece jackets and waterproof jackets with our BEYC logo.  All are available to order in ; Small – age 3/4 years Medium age 5/6 years Large age 7/8 years. The poloshirts are available to order in jade and purple and cost £7.50. The sweatshirts are available to order in jade and purple and cost £8.50 The fleece jackets are available to order in purple and cost £14.00 The waterproof jackets are available to order in purple and cost £20.00 Please see Mrs Todd if you require an order form or wish to find out more about ordering online.

We also promote a uniform recycling scheme where parents/carers will have an opportunity to purchase pre-loved uniform for discounted prices.

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