Tour of Bathgate Early Years Centre 2020

Hello everyone,
We hope you are all doing well and looking forward to returning or starting Bathgate Early Years Centre soon. We have been missing you all.

Please take a look at Miss Collins and Harry the Hedgehog showing you around some of the areas at BEYC. Which area are you looking forward to playing in?

Keeping your under 5 safe online

We have been so thankful during this time that we can stay connected by using a range of technology but as always we emphasis the key message of using these devices responsibly and safely especially when your child is online.

Please have a look at this ThinkUKnow article with lots of information on the benefits of young children using technology and tips on how to support them.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/keeping-your-under-five-safe-online/

During this time we will continue to share useful online safety activities and try at home activities in the meantime please have a look at these websites for helpful online information and tips  covering a range of ages…

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
www.Childnet 3-7 Year old resources
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

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 .

Minibeast Hunt : Try at Home

Please use the arrows below to navigate through the sway to view a fantastic song and dance from Miss Collins and a story all about a very brave caterpillar read by Miss Kelly. After you have watched the videos you may wish to take part in the try at home minibeast hunt activity.

It was a very rainy day so after a short hunt in the garden Harry the Hedgehog then completed the minibeast hunt using the Adventure by Jess YouTube videos indoors.

Transition to Primary One 2020

Hello to all of our pre-school children,
Transitioning to Primary 1 is such a exciting milestone in your journey and we are looking forward to supporting you all during this. We have collaborated with staff from Bathgate West Nursery School to create this sway filled with lots of information and activities to help support your transition. Please continue to check you inbox for weekly updates and PEEP activities from Mrs Ola.

If you have any concerns, problems or questions about your child’s transition to Primary 1 please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Kelly (tayloranne.kelly@westlothian.org.uk) and I will get back to you asap. 

 

Bathgate Procession 2020

Hip Hip Hooray!
Although it was a very different Procession/Galaday we hope you all enjoyed it safely in the sunshine.
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos/videos please continue to do so. It is great to see and really makes the nursery ladies smile!

BEYC Stay at Home Superheroes – Children’s video. 

BEYC Stay at Home Superheroes – Staff Video 

Best Start Grant School Age Payment

Best Start Grant School Age Payment re-opens on Monday 1 June. This payment is part of Best Start Grant and is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 ie. Those transitioning from Early Years support, to help with the costs of a child starting school. This money can be used for anything that families may need at this key stage in a child’s life.
You do not need to take up a place in school to get this. When to apply for School Age Payment depends on when your child was born. Applications will open on 1 June 2020 until 28 February 2021 for children who were born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016

Please click on  Fact Sheet links below for more information on how to apply.

BSG-School-Age-Payment-Payment-Factsheet-V3

BSG-School-Age-Payment-Payment-Factsheet-v2_HR_PL

BSG-School-Age-poster-2020-updated

or visit the Mygov.scot webpage  https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/

Hip Hip Hooray – Bathgate Procession 2020

As the date of Bathgate Procession approaches we are of course saddened that we won’t be celebrating as we would normally.
We have decided that of course we can still support and join in with this wonderful community event.
Our theme for 2020 was BEYC Superheroes. How fitting was our choice as our children, Families, NHS staff and all key workers have truly shown as real life superhero’s while faced with this challenging time.
On Saturday the 6th of June the staff will be sharing photos and videos dressed up and celebrating as BEYC Stay at Home Superheroes we would LOVE for you all to join us. Please share your photos of you and your children in their chosen superhero costumes we will pop them all together in a video so your children can see their friends dressed up too, feel free to get creative. Can you use any recycled materials when making your costume?  Mrs Mckay will be delighted to see you all in costumes.

Please click this link to watch animated video ‘Stay at home Superheroes’

Please also have a look at the Bathgate Procession website below to see ways you can still join in with this Bathgate community celebration safely from your home/garden.
https://bathgateprocession.com/how-to-celebrate-at-home/

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

During this uncertain time it is important that you take steps to ensure you and your families mental health is a top priority. Staff at BEYC have collected together some resources, activities and videos to create a point of reference if you are looking for help.

Please don’t forget that even though our setting is closed we are also here in person if you need a wee chat or some support. Please contact Miss Kelly and Mrs Ola with your mobile number and we will contact you back asap milena.krowinska@westlothian.org.uk or tayloranne.kelly@westlothian.org.uk.

Please use the arrows below to navigate through the sway.