Bradshaw Early Years Centre

Bradshaw Early Years Centre


James wishing all the staff and old friends at Bradshaw early years a happy Christmas 🌲🎉☃️
Our walk today was to visit lindens new school as hes been really upset over the last few days he want to come back to nursery but this made him happy this morning something to look forward to ..
Hannah misses all her friends and teachers 😀

A little message for Angela Smith, Linda Gallagher and all the amazing teachers at Bradshaw Early Years Centre.

Well done Claire Munn for rounding up all the mums and to all the other mums. 💗


Melanie Connelly XAshley Kennedy Myshel Howie XNatalie Imrie Kelly Coutts Viki Nocker Wichelle Wurphy Nicole Green Kelly Hamilton Candice McGregor Kirsty Barr Danielle Nixon Lauren Trainer Leanne Keenan Mhairi McIntyre Sarah-Jane Kean
Lindens lockdown rock just need to varnish it for the garden x
Hannah Watering the plants on a hot day
Hannah learning how to wash a car 😀
Have they to wear their nursery Tshirts 2mro???? Xx
A Teachers Poem

Every day you greet your students, with a smile upon your face,
Though paperwork the night before seemed like a grueling race,
Money's not your motivation, it's the love for what you do,
You hear the special calling to which you always will stay true,
Your students are your dedication, devotion is to them,
To you each child is unique and special, a beautiful little gem,
Some day's are just demanding and frustration takes its course,
Then you see those little faces, their inspiration is your force,
Each day you're in your classroom reminds you why you're there,
Making differences in childrens lives with whom your heart you share,
There's a special pride in teachers, and a love for what you do,
And appreciation's always shared, between those little lives and you.

dedicated to Bradshaw Nursery teachers for everything they do.
Here's jacob on his first day of nursery. Think he's missing u all
Hello I was wondering who won "Sandy" the teddy in basket I donated before summer holidays. X
Wondered who won "Sandy" teddy in basket I donated before summer holidays

Providing daycare for children from 0-5 years and before and after school care for 5 -12 year olds.

Operating as usual


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Hi parents,

We will be closing the old page Bradshaw Early Years Centre soon, so we have created a new page Bradshaw Early Years Saltcoats. Please like and follow our new page.



Timeline photos 24/01/2023

Timeline photos

We have produced a new practice note, Growing my potential: Promoting safe, responsive, nurturing care and learning experiences and environments for babies and young children aged 1 and 2 years. This practice note has been designed to provide support and guidance to early learning and childcare (ELC) settings, including childminders. It shows the essential relationship between high-quality care and young children’s learning. It encourages staff to strengthen their self-evaluation approaches and supports continuous improvement to maximise the positive outcomes for our youngest children in Scotland.

Find it here:

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 23/12/2022

HO HO HO Santa is nearly here🎅🏻

The Christmas spirit is in full swing today as we start our Christmas break🎄

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and we hope that Santa Claus is good to you all❤️

We can’t wait to see you in 2023✨


Good Morning,


We are celebrating children in need on Friday the 18th of November! If you would like to join in the celebration, feel free to come dressed wearing something yellow or spotty! The day will be filled will fun Pudsey themed activities for the children to enjoy.


38 Week funding children will be off Friday the 18th, Monday the 21st and Tuesday the 22nd of November and will resume back to normal on Wednesday the 23rd.

48 Week funding children will only be off Tuesday the 22nd of November and will resume back to normal on Wednesday the 23rd.


🧸 Baby Room 🧸

In the baby room we love to have a dance to the music and developing great friendships🤍

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 11/11/2022

🧸 the month of October in the baby room 🧸

In the baby room we have been exploring our senses, developing our independence skills, building friendships and most of all having fun🤍


Have a safe Bonfire Night everyone🎆🎇

Timeline photos 03/11/2022

Timeline photos

Play is fun
Play is learning
Play is communication
Play is development
Play is movement
Play is maths
Play is critical thinking
Play is social
Play is empathy
Play is emotional regulation
Play is relationship building
Play is a coping mechanism
Play is the building blocks of life

Timeline photos 21/10/2022

Timeline photos

All ELC staff need to be aware of how and why children could leave a setting without a responsible adult. Simoa the elephant always remembers to be alert.



Monday 24th of October is an in-service day, so there is ❌NO FUNDING❌ for this day. This will include 48 and 38 pattern children, including all 2 year old funded children.
Funding will resume as normal on Tuesday 25th of October❗
Thank you

If you require childcare for this day, please contact the nursery
Please note this will be charged.


Dates for the Diary

Here’s what we have planned for next week🎃

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 18/10/2022

We have been so busy at Bradshaw Early Years Centre we have forgotten to put up our pictures. Here is a few from the first weeks - Making new friends, learning our new routines, playing indoors and outdoors, exploring numbers, mark making and working out with Louie. We have been discussing our emotions and how we feel in different situations. We hope you enjoy looking at what we have been up to.
🍂3 to 5 room🍂



There is no 38 week government funding on Monday the 17th of October to Friday the 21st of October.

Also on Monday the 24th of October there will be no 38 week, 48 week or 2 year old government funding.

If there is any questions regarding this please contact the nursery⭐️


Our phones are now up and running again! Thank you for your patience😃



We are currently having some issues with our phone lines throughout the nursery so we are unable to receive any incoming calls.
We are looking to get this fixed within the next few days and they will be back up and running again shortly.

In the meantime, could you email [email protected]
about any absences, inquiries or questions. Thank you!

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 04/10/2022

⚡️Toddler Room⚡️

We heard you have been missing our weekly pictures and now we are back!

Our new term is here and we have been settling in really well to nursery. They’re has been new friends arriving as well as old friends returning and we are so happy to all be back together ❤️

We have used the past few weeks to build bonds and relationships with both staff and peers to ensure happiness, security and understanding. This helps us to develop each day.

We have been exploring our independence skills such as going shopping, cutting up our own vegetables, helping to prepare and cook snack etc. This encourages us to eat a variety of foods and snacks too😋

Our problem solving has been great throughout the playroom, whether it be with the insert boards, building blocks, discovery area, we do it all!

Our communication and language throughout the playroom has been developing extensively and we are hearing lots of chatter between peers, staff and also solitary play.

We have been working so hard and we hope you like all our pictures❤️

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 23/09/2022

🧸 Baby Room🧸

Here is a little update of what we have been getting up to in the baby room, there has been lots of fun and learning going on✨. We have been exploring lots and developing our senses through touch, taste, smell and sight we have also been developing our communication and language skills, we are now showing a big interest in farm animals just now in the baby room learning all the different animals and the sounds they make🐥. We love exploring our new wooden kitchen exploring all the fresh veggies, we are able to develop our gross motor control while exploring the kitchen as it is encouraging us to pull our self up.

We can’t wait to share more fun filled activities with you all🧸🤍.


❗️Bank holiday Monday❗️

There will be no 38 week or 48 week funding on Monday the 19th of September.

Timeline photos 12/09/2022

Timeline photos

The ELC Improvement Team have produced a series of bitesize sessions to introduce the new quality framework. In this second session we focus on how to use evaluative language and best practice guidance to complete your self evaluation.

You can find it on our YouTube channel here:

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 12/09/2022

👷🏼‍♂️Big changes 2022👷🏼‍♂️

Around the nursery we have replaced our signs with some modern versions to allow the nursery to grow and update as the years go on. These signs include all of the nursery’s contact information if you ever any inquiries.

We have created a new entrance for the 3-5 room to access the garden. With further changes to come ahead for the 3-5 area. We are always looking to grow and develop our areas to allow the children to achieve the best they can.

We are currently renovating a new space in the outdoor area for the under 3s. This will allow babies and toddlers to have greater accessibility to the back door area. Giving them more freedom and opportunity in outdoor play.

Around our back garden area we have added some fencing which allows us more privacy when outdoors exploring. Flood lights have also been added to allow the children to play longer outside in the darker months🌑

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 25/08/2022

A big thank you to First Stop Safety Training and Chris who trained our staff team in Paediatric First AidKeeping your children Safe.


Here is our new menu for the week ahead. We are on week 2.


We are so looking forward to welcoming all our children back to Bradshaw x 🐻


🐻Good Luck to all our new Primary 1 children on their first day at school 🐻 x we are all so proud of you. Good luck to the big people too 💜

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 31/07/2022

The children have been involved in choosing and purchasing resources to enhance the playroom and develop their learning. They have been involved from the start and some of the resources arrived at the nursery. The children are very happy with their choices.


Week 5
Summer Programme Toddlers and 3-5 Room!
Monday - Planes, trains and automobiles - all things transport
Tuesday - Beach Day
Wednesday - Midweek Movie Day
Thursday - Bugs, bees and Pond Dipping
Friday - Potted Sports


💛 week 5 of the summer program for the Baby Room💛

Monday- trip to the soft play.
Tuesday- let’s get creative.
Wednesday-library visit.
Thursday- exploring outdoors.
Friday- pyjama and movie day.

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 29/07/2022

Week 4 of the Summer Programme in the 3 to 5 room.
Lots of fun and laughter and an adventure to Ardrossan Fire Station!

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 29/07/2022

🧸 Baby Room🧸

Yet again we have had another fun filled week following our summer program🌞 this week we where able to take part in our let’s cook day developing our independence and our communication and language, we where able to self select what toppings we wanted on our yummy pizzas our favourite part was eating them for snack😃!. We had great fun getting out and about exploring the community where we had our Bradshaw Highland games developing our gross motor control, our communication and language skills and also building friendships🤍🧸.

Only a few more weeks left of summer let’s see what other fun filled activities we can get up to🌞💭.

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 27/07/2022

Week 3 in the 3 to 5 room!
Big splashes in the paddling pool, ice cream parlour and lots of messy madness!
We had a great week!


Summer program week 4🧸✨

Monday- let’s cook day
Tuesday- let’s explore ( exploring different senses)
Wednesday- Bradshaw Highland games
Thursday- music and movement day
Friday- Bradshaw rock

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 22/07/2022

🧸 Baby Room🧸

Following our summer program this week we have been focusing on our communication and language skills. We have enjoyed bringing our own books from home to share with all of our friends, we have been taking part in some singing and copying actions to our favourite nursery rhymes💛.

We have been curious about exploring our local community🌞.

We are excited to see what fun filled activities we will get up to in next weeks summer program🤍.

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 22/07/2022

Week 3 of our summer programme in the toddler room❤️

The children have loved the water days keeping cool in the pool! Getting super messy on our superhero day and they have worked their creative minds with our junk modelling. Everyday we are developing lots of skills and qualities⚡️

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 18/07/2022

Week 2 Summer Programme


😎summer programme
Week 3
Monday - water play - lets make a splash
Tuesday - Ice cream Parlour
Wednesday - Superhero Day
Thursday - Relax with your favourite book
Friday - Junk modelling bring your recycling to nursery and lets see what we can create!

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 15/07/2022

🧸 Baby Room Summer Program Week 2 🧸

We have had a fun filled week of actives in the baby room, We loved our teddy bears picnic in the park enjoying a range of healthy snacks, we also enjoyed exploring the dry porridge oats using our imagination when using the spoons to feed the 3 bears.

Our trip to the beach was great fun we splashed in the water and used buckets and spades to dig, We were developing our gross motor control when crawling walking and jumping, We loved listening to the sound of the water splashing and exploring the texture of the sand and water using our hands and feet.

We loved exploring in the shaving foam for our messy mark making day using our hands/fingers to create marks in the foam, This is developing our early mark making skills and also our fine and gross motor control.

Let’s see what fun week 3 brings!!

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 15/07/2022

Toddler Room ⚡️

week 2❤️

The children have kept super busy this week with various activities and have loved lots of outdoor trips to the beach, park, garden etc🏝 their minds have been working with some problem solving and they have loved getting crafty on our princess and pirate days🥰 we can’t wait for some more summer fun🌞

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 15/07/2022

Week 1 of our summer programme in the toddler room❤️

We have enjoyed getting super messy whilst building friendships🥰

Photos from Bradshaw Early Years Centre's post 11/07/2022

Still working hard in the 3 to 5 room!

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22 Bradshaw Street

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6pm
Friday 7:30am - 6pm
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