Beetley & District Preschool is set within the grounds of St Mary’s Community Primary School in the village of Beetley, two miles from East Dereham in Norfolk.  On the 22nd July 2020 we re-registered with Ofsted under a new charity number and at our latest inspection we achieved “good“.

The Preschool was established in 1971 and has played an active role in the community ever since then.

We believe that our children benefit most from early years education and care when we work in partnership with  parents and carers.  And so our aim is to support you as your child’s first and most important educator by involving you in the full life of the preschool as much as possible.

The Preschool is a member of the Early Years Alliance, operating under its 2013 Constitution.  We also have the Norfolk Quality Assurance Scheme approval.

The Preschool is a registered charity led by an active and enthusiastic voluntary management committee made up of parents and staff.

For details of our operating hours please see the “Session Times” tab located within the sun at the top of this page.


Registered Charity No: 1181636


Hello and welcome to our website!

You can use this site to find out more about the preschool, the activities, events and staff who work there.

What we are up to…

The preschool is on its summer break now but sessions resume on Tuesday 6th September 2022.  We look forward to seeing our families return then.  Have a great summer!

Stay and play sessions will continue at the village hall on Thursday’s, starting again on 8th September 2022.  As Covid-19 restrictions ease we are now offering the choice of booking in advance or turning up on the day.  If you would like to book in advance, please email the preschool for further information.

We are also resuming our Buds and Blooms, baby sensory sessions, also at the village hall on Thursday mornings starting on Thursday 15th September.  Follow the link for more details.

A reminder that if you are looking for support as a parent or carer follow this link to find more information.