Beckington Pre-school

Beckington Pre-School is a friendly village Pre-School. The sessions are held in the Baptist Church Hall in Beckington, which is a light and spacious venue. We have an excellent selection of toys, books and equipment. We also have a lovely garden area available for outdoor play all year round. We accept children from 2 years until school age and offer 2 and 3 year old funding. Places currently available, please contact us for more information.

Rated OFSTED 'Good' in all areas - November 2017


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.


Our Team

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 .

Pre-School committee

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.


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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.

1 Behaviour Management Policy

5 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

7 Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking Policy

9 Confidentiality Policy

12 Food and Drink Policy

14 Parental Involvement Policy

19 Non-Collection of Children and Missing Child Policy

23 Recording and Use of Still and Moving Images

24 Fees Policy

28 Emergency Closure Policy/Procedure for Parents

30 Biting Policy

33 Privacy Notice