Bellshill Family Learning Centre

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Bellshill Family Learning centre is situated in the heart of Bellshill Community. The centre is open 50 weeks of the year with the exception of public holidays, and in-service days.

Outside View of Bellshill Nursery Centre

 Our early years' service is part of North Lanarkshire Council and offers high quality care and education to children aged 2 to 5 years.

Bellshill Nursery Centre inside view

Bellshill Family Learning Centre aims to provide the highest possible standard of childcare and education in a safe-as-necessary, caring and organised environment where young children under aged 2 to 5 years play, learn and grow at an appropriate pace.

We support children's holistic development through play, within a secure, caring and loving environment.  By providing facilities to meet every child's desires, we support children to grow in self-confidence, gain independence and learn new skills.

Every child is unique, with his or her own developing view of the world, interests and abilities. We encourage each child to have a positive self-image, to develop their ability to communicate confidently and to value and show respect for all others.

Every child's family is unique too, and families are a vital part of the Bellshill community. Staff aim to work in partnership with families for the benefit of children in our care.

We support each child's development by following a process-orientated, play-based curriculum.  Put simply, this means that we provide a wide variety of play experiences based on each child's interests.   All of these experiences are to facilitate and support certain aspects of the child's development. Learning occurs as the child experiences things for themselves.

It is not the final outcome of the experience that matters as much as how the child arrives there. For example, it is not really important whether or not a painting is what an adult considers to be an 'accurate' representation.  Rather, it is important that the child is developing pre-writing skills through representation on the page and refining their hand-eye-co-ordination and fine motor skills. When the children learn in this participatory way, it is not only an enjoyable experience for them but a lasting one - the discoveries and understanding that they develop will stay with them throughout their schooling, providing a sound foundation on which to build their learning.

A child's progress cannot be measured on results alone, but rather on the skills and knowledge they are developing and refining throughout the year.

For more information download pdf icon Bellshill family learning centre handbook [2Mb].

For information on the centre HMIE report visit HMIE website.

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