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The Handbook of Procedures for the Management of Pupils with Healthcare Needs in Educational Establishments

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Click here to view West Lothian Council procedures for dealing with health care needs.

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… 

Red Nose Day

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Red Nose Day  at Bathgate Early Centre   will take place  on Thursday 14th March 2019 .

Pay £1 to wear something red for a donation for Red Nose Day .
Red noses for sale in the office      if you would like to buy one  please see Mrs. Todd .


Grandparents Day

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Are you interested in finding out how you can support your grandchild’s learning at home find out more about Eco school .

Come along to our Grandparents Day with your grandchild on Wednesday 20th March 2019 .

Form 10am until 11:08 am and from 2pm until 3pm .

Please complete the tear off slip and return to the nursery to let us know you are coming.

”Waste Week with Oscar the Eco Bunny.”

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

What a great guest we had during  ”Waste Week” the Eco event ,  a small  bunny  called  ”Oscar ” came to talk to us and read  the story of ”King Wastealot’s Picnic ”  to develop our awareness about the  importance of taking care of the environment by a few  simple  ways like  ”Recycling ,Reduce, Resuse ” of  plastic .
Please see photos and children’s comments …
Theo: ” The animals might eat the rubbish.”
Matthew :”  Eco bunny.” 
Cody:  ” This is Oscar the Eco bunny .”
Eden : ”Don’t leave rubbish after snack.”
Noah.G : ” Picking up rubbish he told us.”
Craig:”People  drop rubbish .You need to put rubbish in bin”.
Dylan ” Rubbish was everywhere that’s not good.”
Ciaran: ” He is a little bunny in a lettuce, when rubbish in on his planet the animals is not happy.”

Transition Peep .

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

A Transition PEEP group for children moving onto Primary One in August will begin on Wednesday 27th March 2019.
Like the other PEEP groups at BEYC ,parent’s/ carer ‘s will work in partnerships with their child to support their learning.
The Transition PEEP group aims to help prepare children for Primary One by focusing on variety of literacy and numeracy activities,while building confidence and developing concentration and listening skills.
If you would like to attend with your child please speak to Mrs.Ola  or Mrs.Todd ASAP as spaces are limited.

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 21st, 2018

After weeks of rehearsing, 1 Christmas Carol Recording, 1 Christmas Fair, 4 Fabulous Nativity Singalongs, 2 Christmas Party’s all the staff members would like to thank you for all your support this term, it’s certainly been a busy one!

Merry Christmas and  Happy New Year!!

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Halloween’s Coming…

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Nursery Reminder:

We will be having our Halloween sessions on Wednesday 31st October. The children can dress up for this (nothing too scary or masks please – just in case other children get frightened). We will have Halloween learning experiences such as pumpkin lanterns and apple dooking.

October Newsletter

Monday, October 8th, 2018


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Newsletter – October 2018

Thank You From Miss Wilkinson

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

I hope everyone is having fun in Wraparound and enjoying their nursery holidays?  I have been busy writing thank you cards this week for all my wonderful leaving gifts.  I am so overwhelmed by all the surprises and kind words from everyone at the end of term.

I am still very puzzled as to how the video of my journey at BEYC was recorded and edited without me knowing ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING about it?  Not one of the children even let slip either, which is even more puzzling!   Thank you to Miss Kelly and all the staff for springing that on me at the children’s moving on ceremony!  Very unexpected but very much appreciated.

I really love my funny Goodbye Poem too and each time I read it I laugh and think of all the special memories. Thanks to Miss Heenan and the staff for all their input!

I am so lucky to have been part of the progressive journey of BEYC and had the pleasure of working alongside so many lovely children, families and staff over the last 12 years.

I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the wider West Lothian Early Learning and Childcare team over the past few years too and I am very grateful for all the learning and development opportunities that it has brought me.

Thanks  also to the West Lothian Digital Learning and Teaching Team who have been my on call support over the years too.  Not quite sure how I will manage without them?!

I would like to end my very last BEYC Blog post with a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have made the last 12 years so much fun!  I will be thinking about you all at BEYC and in Primary 1 on the first day of term, as I start my new job with Education Scotland as a Digital Skills Development Officer.

Skype you on the Promethean at group time soon!