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


Children are accepted at Beckington Pre-School from 2 years until school age. New children are invited to attend parts of sessions with their parents before joining to assist with the settling in process.

Term dates 2019 / 2020

Autumn Term

Monday 2nd September – Friday 25th October 

Half Term
Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November 

Autumn Term
Monday 4th November - Wednesday 18th December

Christmas Break
Monday 23rd December - Friday 3rd January

Spring Term
Monday 6th January 2018  - Friday 14th February

Half Term
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February

Spring Term
Monday 24th February - Friday 3rd April

Easter Break
Monday 6th April - Friday 17th April

Summer Term
Monday 20th April - Friday 22nd May

Half Term
Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May

Summer Term
Monday 1st June - Wednesday 15th July 2020

Session times

Monday to Friday during term time.

  • 8.45am until 12.30pm

  • 8.45am until 1.30pm if your child would like to stay for lunch

  • 8.45am until 3pm (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only)

Our fees

2 year old children

£4.87 per hour

Children over 3 years

£4.61 per hour

Please note we charge each day for children's snacks (50p per morning snack, 45p per afternoon snack)

Invoices are given to parents in the second week of each term. Each child’s attendance at the Pre-School is conditional upon continued payment of fees and/or early years grant. Fees continue to be payable during absence. If you are concerned about payment please speak to a member of staff at Pre-School.

Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers are accepted for all or part of the cost of your child’s sessions.  If you wish to pay using a voucher system, you should speak to Julie Buckley to confirm that your voucher scheme can be accepted by Pre-School.


The term after your child reaches the age of 3, he/she is entitled to the Early Years Grant for a certain number of hours in each funding period e.g. 1 September, 1 January and 1 April.

The grant is claimed by the Pre-School but in order for this to take place Pre-School is required to submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate and a Somerset County Council registration form when your child starts attending Pre-School. Please ask Julie for a separate leaflet about the Early Years Grant if you would like more information.

If your child attends for a total number of hours in the funding period which exceeds the allowance for that period you will be invoiced by the Pre-School for those excess hours at the current hourly rate applicable to their age.


We recommend children should wear simple comfortable clothing and not wear anything that may spoil. Royal blue sweatshirts and white polo shirts with the Beckington Pre-School logo are optional and can be purchased at Pre-School.  Sweatshirts are available for £8.50 and Polo Shirts £7.50. Beckington Pre-School Book Bags are also available to buy at £4.50 and are ideal for spare clothes and to take home art-work and correspondence.

White polo shirt £7.50    Royal blue sweatshirts £8.50    Book bag £4.50

White polo shirt £7.50

Royal blue sweatshirts £8.50

Book bag £4.50