Beckington Pre-School is a community Pre-School operating as a registered charity. We are run by a committee made up of volunteer parents/carers of Pre-School children and staff members. We hold monthly meetings at which discussions are held and decisions made about running our Pre-School. We also organise fundraising events through the year to raise additional money for books, equipment and toys.
The Pre-School staff and Committee are in touch with new thinking in the field of child education and care through on-going training and literature. Somerset Early Years Department also provides up-to-date training, which the staff attend as part of their Staff Development Programme.
Julie Buckley Pre-School Leader
PPA Foundation Course, First Aid, Curriculum Planning, Child Observation and Development Course; Safeguarding Children Course; regular SENCO Training Courses; Pre School learning Alliance; NVQ 4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development; Total Communications Course, Food hygiene, Introduction to child protection, designated lead working together in child protection.
Caroline Whitton Deputy Pre-School Leader
PLA Diploma in Pre-School Practice; First Aid; PPA Basic Learn Through Play Course; Curriculum Planning; Safeguarding Children Course; Pre School Learning Alliance; Total Communications Course, Introduction to child protection, designated lead working together in child protection.
Sara Chun Pre-School Assistant
NVQ Level 2; First Aid; Total Communications Course
Vicki Cullen Pre-School Assistant
Mandy Bliha Lunchtime Assistant
Florencia DeSarro Lunchtime Assistant (currently on maternity leave).
All our permanent staff are Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA) trained and there is at least one member of staff per session with a current First Aid Certificate .
Our committee is made up of volunteer parents/carers of Pre-School children and staff members. Joining the committee is a great way to meet other parents and support the ongoing development of the Pre-School. We hold monthly meetings at which decisions are made about running our Pre-School. If you are interested in joining the committee please talk to a member of staff.
Download our latest prospectus with a simple click.
Here is a selection of policies given to prospective parents. Please click on the links below. All Pre-School Policies are available to view should you wish to do so. Please speak to the Pre-School leader if you would like to see any of them.