FREE BABY MASSAGE CLASSES
January 13 2021
Early years Scotland are offering free online baby massage classes for parents/carers with babies aged 6 weeks to Pre crawling. They aim to show you some baby massage techniques that will benefit you and your baby. For more information or to book a place on the course please click on the link below. https://earlyyearsscotland.org/professional-learning/upcoming-professional-learning
COUNCIL FUNDED NURSERY PLACES
January 11 2021
The funding dates for 2021/2022 are as follows: Children who reach 3 years of age between 1 March 2021 and 12 August 2021 can take up their ELC placement from August 2021. Children reaching 3 years of age between 13 August 2021 and 28 February 2022 can take up their ELC placement the day after the child's 3rd birthday. For more information or to download an application form please follow the link below. https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/early-learning-and-childcare/early-learning-and-childcare-applications
NORTH LANARKSHIRE SCHOOL REGISTRATION
January 10 2021
The following information is for Parents/carers of children wishing to register their child at a North Lanarkshire school. If your child attains the age of five years between 1 March 2021 and 28 February 2022 You should register your child by 22 January 2021 for starting Primary 1 in August 2021. Please follow this link for more information https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-admissions/registration-infant-beginners-primary-school
SOUTH LANARKSHIRE SCHOOL REGISTRATION
January 10 2021
The following information is for Parents/carers of children who who will be registering their child for a school in South Lanarkshire. If your child is five years of age between 1 March 2021 and the end of February 2022 you need to register your child for school during Infant Enrolment Week which takes place from Monday 18 January to Friday 22 January 2021. An online form will be available on the South Lanarkshire website for you to fill in nearer the time.
INFORMATION ON BEST START GRANT
July 08 2020
Is your little one ready to leave us and take the next big step into P1? If they were born 1 Mar 2015 - 29 Feb 2016 and you get certain benefits or tax credits, you could get £250 to help with the costs of starting school. Find out more and apply at mygov.scot/beststart
3-5 AREA GRADUATION INFORMATION
June 30 2020
We recently sent out two emails regarding the nursery graduation. One email asked for a natural photo of your child to be included in our graduation video and the other has details of when your child’s graduation will be held. We would like to ensure everyone received this information and with this in mind can we please ask you all to check your emails. If you have not received this information or you have changed your email address please contact us and let us know.
LEARNING MAKATON AT BELLWOOD
February 09 2020
Makaton is a language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential skills attention, listening, memory and expression. Using Makaton takes away the frustrations and anxieties of the challenges for individuals who are unable or have difficulty with speech. At Bellwood all children are being introduced to Makaton. We will have a new song and new signs to learn every month. We would like to invite you all to practice these signs at home
FOREST KINDERGARTEN THURSDAY CLASS
January 08 2020
Children from Bellwood attended an 8-week block session of Forest Kindergarten on a Thursday where they spent time in an outdoor environment using natural materials to create and problem solve with. The group took part in a range of experiences such as mud slides, using their imagination to create their own pictures using sticks, leaves and ribbon. We also went on adventure walks where they met two dogs called ‘Bumble’ and ‘Kenzo’. The children thoroughly enjoyed meeting the dogs and were excited to come back to nursery to tell their friends all about them. We also saw squirrels and blue and yellow birds (‘budgies’). As a group the children spent their time jumping in puddles and looking for Christmas elves in the trees they also worked as a team and spent time building their confidence climbing trees and getting really muddy. A big Thank You to our parent helpers that came along and we hope that you enjoyed the experience as much as the staff and children did.
VISIT TO STRATHCLYDE WARD
December 19 2019
The children within the Mackintosh room visited the Strathclyde ward in our local community to sing carol songs to the elderly residents. whilst these they had a special visit from Santa to thank them for their support.
VISIT TO ANDREW HAMILTON CENTRE
December 19 2019
The children within the Mackintosh room visited the Strathclyde ward in our local community to sing carol songs to the elderly residents.