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.  Under our previous Ofsted registration number we were rated outstanding in 2010 and 2016On the 22nd July we re-registered with Ofsted under a new charity number and are awaiting an inspection.

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.

NB: Our “Registered Charity Number” has changed to 1181636 and we are updating our documents at the moment but some will show our old number.

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…

IMPORTANT NOTICE updated 17th April 2020

Preschool remains closed for a further 3 weeks except for those children of Key Workers, those with an EHCP or classed as vulnerable.  If you are at home we are putting ideas and activities on to Tapestry of things to do.  Some activities can be found on our Home Learning page.

Beetley Bears our Parent and Toddler session is also closed until further notice.  Please keep up to date with when it will return by following our Facebook page or returning to the website.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding at this time.

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