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…

Preschool have been learning about life cycles. We have watched eggs hatch in a incubator and been caring for the chicks, we’ve been studying some frogspawn and are waiting for the arrival of some caterpillars.

Beetley Bears Stay ‘n’ play sessions continue at the village hall on Thursday’s . More information can be found on the Beetley Bears page. Please feel free to turn up on the day at the village hall or email the preschool for further information.

Buds and Blooms, our baby sensory sessions are also at the village hall on Thursday mornings.  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.