Archive for the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ Category

Mindfulness Sessions

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

To encourage the children to connect with their own thoughts and regulate their feelings Mrs Hendry has been inviting small groups of children to take part in a Mindfulness session. While engaging with all of their senses with the use of scented candles, flowers, sensory light equipment  the children were transported on a magical flying carpet, it was amazing to hear where their imagination took them…

Katie – ‘We imagined we were on magic carpet. It was comfy on the ground. It was really dark the moon and the stars were there, the carpet was flying it was like magic’

Ryan – ‘We were on a magic carpet, we used our imagination, it was good’

Thea – ‘Went on a flying carpet but it wasn’t real it was pretend, it was fun’

Robbie – ‘We were using our imagination, It was making me calm. I was going to my place’

Gracie – ‘We went on a carpet and Mrs Hendry turned the light off and took our shoes off’

Tyler – ‘We were imagining stuff, we were on a carpet and it could fly. The lights were switched off but we seen the stars and the moon’.

Zak – ‘I went up there, in the sky’.

Finlay – ‘Flying a magic carpet, the lights were off. Using imagination’

Lewis – ‘I went on a magic carpet, we were flying, it was just fun and that’s the end.’

Imogen – ‘I saw the starts and the moon and we lied down. The moon was changing colours’

Zoe – ‘It was sparkly ad dark, there was a sparkly crown, there was a carpet. Fun.’

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…

October Newsletter 2019

Friday, October 4th, 2019


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Afternoon at the fire pit.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

This afternoon we got the fire pit out and together begun to make the fire.
The children helped shred the wood , put twigs and sticks  into the fire pit  and made  a spark with the flint.
Throughout the  fire pit activity ,children developed their awareness of fire safety rules.
Please see the children  comments :
”If  you touch the fire you will get burn ” Millie 
”Yes and this is very sore” Rhodes 
 ” We not allow to go over the yellow line ” Amelia
” Only  an  adult can set the fire up ” Aleksander 

” Water puts fire out ” Millie

And then  children’s curiosity ……………
Why is the smoke white”     Rhodes

‘Why dose the fire dance ” ” Looks like  orange”  Millie
” Why dose smoke smell like that ”   Conner
” Can we cook in the fire ”  Rhodes
‘ Yeah Marshmallows” Amelia
”Burned toast” Rhodes
”Chocolate ” Mirac 



Engaging our listening and attention skills

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Mrs McGonigal a teacher from Murryfield language centre visited our nursery. She brought lots of exciting props and hid them in bags, boxes and buckets. We played games to develop our attention and listening skills. Our group ladies said we demonstrated fantastic listening skills !!


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.

September Newsletter 2019

Monday, September 9th, 2019

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New term updates 2019/20

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Welcome to Bathgate Early Years Centre, we have had a busy week welcoming our returning children back and getting to know our new children and families. We thank everyone for their patience during the few busy days.

We would like to send a big congratulations to Mrs Frame on the arrival of beautiful baby Alex during the summer holidays.

Please note any changes to our staffing and groups:
Margaret Johns: Head Teacher
Katy Leamy: Depute Head Teacher
Mrs Todd: Administrative Assistant
Mrs Ola : Orange Group
Miss Kelly: Pink Group
Miss Heenan: Blue Group
Miss Collins: Red Group
Miss Toner: Yellow Group
Mrs Hendry: Green Group
Miss Aimes: Purple Group
Margaret: Pupil support worker
Mrs Murray: Pupil support worker
Miss Fowler: Pupil support worker


Please see Mrs Todd for snack payments:
£1.50 Weekly
£25.50 block payment until 20/12/19


Parent Council AGM 
Balbardie Primary School has invited all parents who wish to attend the annual Parent Council AGM meeting to represent BEYC to attend this Thursday 29th at 7pm held at Balbardie Primary School.

Gentle reminders 

  • Please do not pull the main outside door. Although slow this door is automatic and will open once staff have released it.
  • Please ensure all clothing, shoes, bags and lunch boxes are clearly labeled with the child’s names.
  • If your child has any changes to their medical needs or dietary requirements it is essential that you let staff members know as soon as possible.
  • As the sun continues to shine please ensure your child attends nursery wearing sun cream as we offer outdoor play to all children during every session. (For children who attend nursery for full days please speak to staff regarding sun cream)
  • Follow us on Twitter @WLBEYC for regular updates.

Kind Regards,
Staff Team

Please check back for September 2019 Newsletter coming soon… 

As the term ends…

Friday, June 28th, 2019

As the term ends the staff at BEYC would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our children and families for their support over the last year.

From getting to know everyone’s pets, introducing clay, loose parts and risky play, keeping ourselves safe online, Wrigley litter less Eco campaign, Superheros and exploring new life to name a few, the children have provided some amazing learning topics creating fantastic opportunities to challenge their curiosity and imagination. Each of our young learners continue to inspire staff with their positive attitudes to learning.

We wish all of our leavers the best as they move into the next stage of their education, Good Luck Boys and Girls.

Please take a look at the attached end of term updates…

End of term update 2019


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.