Try at home challenge ” Independent Baking ”

Hello  everyone

Our orchard this year is full of green and red apples , together with the children we worked hard to harvest them.   We would like to share them with you. Feel free to take as  many apples as you would like and use the bags provided , and the apple crumble recipe.
We would be grateful if you could share with the  nursery photographs and your  videos of your delicious  apple crumbles .
You can share photographs, videos by sending them on our email address    wlbathgate.eyc@westlothian  or you can also send them to your Childs  Learning Journey profile by clicking learning from  home tab.     We looking forward to see your finished apple crumble.
Nursery Team 🙂  

Brak opisu. Brak opisu.

”Road Safety Awareness ”

Hi everyone

We hope you are all  doing well 🙂

When the weather is nice, we are more likely to go for walks and bicycle trips as well as for various outdoor activities to keep us healthy. This opportunity is also great to develop Road safety awareness .  We would like to share this useful website where you find all interactive flipbook can be used to teach you child/ ren how to stay safe on the road .

Please click on the link below .

Road Safety awareness

Thank you
Nursery Team 🙂

Try at home challenge ” Roadside litter scavenger hunt ”

Hello everyone .
Did you know that 475 pieces of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland?  We are really good at putting our litter in the bin at BEYC as we know it is not safe or good for the environment.  Have you noticed any litter when on a walk with your family? We NEED YOU to help but not by picking up the litter but by taking part in a litter survey on your next walk.

All you need to do is either count all the pieces of litter you see and write them down as tally marks on a piece of paper.  Alternatively you can use the survey sheet attached to tick each time you see a certain type of litter.

KEEP SCOTLAND BEAUTIFUL say if we know how, where and what types of litter are causing a problem in our community, we then have a better idea of how to fix the problem.

Taking part in a litter survey is a great way for people of all ages to enjoy some exercise while making a real, visible difference to the environment at the same time. 

Make sure you’re following government guidelines on social distancing.   

You will need:

  • Survey sheets – print ours or make your own
  • Pen or pencil
  • Hand sanitiser

    Please share your results with us with
    hashtag #EcoSchoolsAtHome

  • Have fun everyone 🙂 
  • Nursery Team 

Try at home challenge : Den building ,supports children’s independent learning skills.

Hello everyone 🙂

Everyone knows that Harry really likes ” The Very Hungry Caterpillar ” story. Last week, While listening the Very Hungry Caterpillar story and looking at the pictures Harry commented on which food on which food he really liked to eat.

This week, Harry felt inspired by listening to the next part of the story……
‘Now he wasn’t hungry any more ,and he wasn’t a little caterpillar any more.He was a big ,fat caterpillar. He built a small house ,called a cocoon .’

So Harry decided to build a small house / den, just like the caterpillar built its small house called the cocoon. Together with Miss Collins Harry built beautiful den using blankets and  sheets.

Try at home challenge ...
So do you also want to take the challenge, and how Harry build his own indoor or outdoor den /house ?

Building dens enable children to develop and strengthen their creative skills, deciding on not only structure but appearance too. You can  offer a range of materials and tools to support their decision making and creative thinking. This activity enables children the space and time to create something individual to themselves and spark their imagination. Resources such as blankets, sheets, wooden pegs, boxes or ribbon can be used to create dens. Building activities will support gross and fine motor skills, whilst developing good hand-eye coordination.
Please share your den building journey  with your nursery  friends by sending us photos, videos.

Good luck everyone 🙂
Nursery Team

NYCOS Active Nursery Learning lessons.

Hello everyone .

We all hope  you are  well 🙂

Who remembers  Nycos music sessions with Mrs Ola, Miss Toner and Mrs. Collins?  We sang different songs, nursery rhymes and played different games, we used various resources  that helped in developing new skills, e.g. rhyming skills, syllables, developing listening skills, developing independent thinking and many other skills. We know how much fun this  session gave you  and that’s why we wanted to share with you Nycos Active Learning  lessons.
That you can enjoy  at home too 🙂

Please click on the link below .

Have fun everyone
Nursery Team .

Bathgate Early Years Centre Promoting Positive Relationships

Try at home ” The Very Hungry Caterpillar independent making fruit smoothie,snack ”

Good morning everyone !!!!

Please see  how busy Harry was this time. ,

Harry loves to listen to the story of ” The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” One of his favorite passage is when caterpillar eats delicious fruit, delicious apples, pears, plums , strawberries and  oranges ……
Yum Yum thought Harry, he loves fruit so much that  he decided that he would also be like a caterpillar and will make delicious fruit smoothies. Harry prepared his own ”  The Very Hungry Caterpillar” fruit smoothie recipe. He used ingredients such like : 1 yellow banana, 2 juicy big red apples , 3 small ice cubes , 4 red yummy strawberries and  1 glass of orange juice.   Carefully chopped all the fruits, put them in a blender, then added orange juice and ……… blend  everything together.
Harry and Miss Collins enjoyed the smoothie with 3 small ice cubes . Yummy Yummy in my tummy  ; said Miss Collins and Harry.

Try at home challenge for all of you 🙂 

So you too can be like a Hungry Caterpillar and like Harry make your own smoothie  or snack, using your own recipe. You can tell us what ingredients you used, how much you used, whether they were big or small, where hard or soft, what shape they were etc.

Please share your smoothies or snack  with your nursery  friends by sending us photos, videos.

Good luck everyone 🙂
And here is a special  song for you all 🙂

Try at home ” Syllable scavenger hunt with Harry ” Support early years literacy

Hello everyone 🙂
We have Thursday today, how are you?  🙂   🙂    🙂   🙂   🙂
Our little friend Harry would like to share with you a great syllable game ,to which he would also like to invite you  to play    🙂

Please see how to play  see  the  photo below 🙂


Now is time to see   what Harry  found  ……..
Harry found 6 different items such as  :   soup tin   , calculator , egg, battery ,       tulip, candle

    egg 1 syllable

     tu -lip     2 syllables

     bat-ter- y    3 syllables
   cal-cu-la-tor   4 syllables

Well done Harry great job !!!

And  what do you think  will find which has 1, 2,3,4, syllables. We can’t wait for your finds.  Please share photos ,videos  with your nursery friends 🙂

Good luck everyone !!!  🙂

”Healthy Eating Guidance at BEYC ” ”Together We Can Parents Info – Healthy Eating BEYC”

Dear Parent /  carer.
At Bathgate  Early Yeas Center  we are continually reviewing our practice and procedures in order to provide the best care and support for your children.
Each month we as a staff team review one of our procedures our guidance.  In May, we’d like to invite you to review the “Healthy Eating Guidelines at BEYC” and share ”Together We Can Parents Info – Healthy Eating BEYC” .  We really value your feedback, so we’d be delighted if you could give us your comments or suggestions by sending an email to the following email address

To access the  Healthy Eating Guidance and Together We Can
Enjoy Healthy Eating.
Please click on the links below.
Healthy Eating Guidance BEYC

Together We Can Parents Info – Healthy Eating BEYC

Many thanks

Nursery Team