Archive for the ‘Expressive Arts’ Category

Children’s interests at BEYC

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Please use the arrow buttons below to navigate through our planning SWAY, documenting some of the children’s interests and learning…

Shoebox Appeal

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Thank you for your donations of empty shoeboxes with lids so far. More boxes are welcome too. Please them put on the table in the foyer.
We are now starting to collect our items to eventually put in our boxes. These items need to be suitable for a boy or girl aged 2 to 4 years.

Please take a look at the poster and photos below to see what items are suitable to send.

2019 Garden Fete

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Although there was little sunshine everyone still made our annual garden fete a huge success. We are thrilled to have made £292 this will help buy resources to continue to revamp our garden aiming to give children an environment which inspires curiosity, enquiry and investigation. If you would like to help maintain our Orchard please get in touch.
Please collect your garden gnome photos from the foyer at the end of the week.

Our Raffle table was very popular due to some fabulous prizes from local companies and small businesses. We love to use our local community at BEYC and are extremely grateful for their support at our garden fete. Thank you!

Please take a look at each of the links below to see some of the great products and services available… 


Fair Deal Valets:

Tropic by Kirsty:


Thistles Flowers Bathgate:

Images Face and Body:

Innoflate Livingston:

Hayley Makeup:
Please contact Mrs Murray for details.

Exploring New Life

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Caterpillar’s have arrived at nursery, the children are more than welcome to invite their parents/carers into nursery to have a look!
Please use the arrows below to navagate through the SWAY, Look out for some of our favourite YouTube videos.

Transition to Balbardie Primary School

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

On Friday Balbardie PS welcomed our nursery children for a fun filled stay and play morning. The children attended P2’s fantastic Safari themed assembly where some of our children’s siblings were performing. We then joined Mrs Mansfield and Miss Holwill for story time and a P1 classroom experience followed by a run around in the infant playground.

Please continue to check our Twitter @WLBEYCBLOG and transition notice board for any transition updates. 

Bathgate Procession Costumes

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Mrs McKay and her helpers are doing a great job in preparing the costumes for Galaday but they could do with a bit more help. If you can spare anytime during the week or can take things home to work on please speak to Mrs McKay. 

Adam’s Granny Tonti was keen to bring the sewing machine into nursery to share her skills, many of our children were excited by the machine and spent a long period of time observing and holding the material. This practical life skill is something we are looking to develop in our Early Learning and Childcare setting, if you would like to assist with this please speak to staff members

‘Its noisy’

‘When you go really fast’

‘I can see the needle go up and down’

Thank you Granny Tonti 

Parents Craft Group/ Bake sale

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Parents craft group will return weekly starting Wednesday 20th February AM & PM session. We need as many parents/carers as possible to pop in on occasion or stay weekly to begin work on the fabulous handmade procession costumes. 

To raise funds to purchase supplies and materials the nursery will be having a bake sale on Thursday the 28th February, all home baking welcome!

Thank you for you continuous support,
Nursery Team

February Newsletter 2019

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Please click this link to view February Newsletter

Stay Play and Learn

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

You are invited to Stay play and Learn week

week beginning 28 January 2019

Between 9-10AM

Please see Mrs Todd to arrange a date to play

PEEP with Mrs Ola

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Mrs Ola’s PEEP has been great fun for both our children and their families, so far the children have been developing their early mathematical concepts, counting with 1-1 correspondence, sorting & matching, shapes and sizing. Peep group is a fantastic opportunity for parents/carer’s to work in partnership with their child to support their learning.
Please see Mrs Ola for more information.