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Beansheaf Pre-School Story

The Beansheaf Community Pre‑School was set up and opened in September 1993 in the Beansheaf Community Centre Calcot Reading Berkshire with the support of a group of local parents. It is a community based group, believing in quality Pre-School care for all children. We offer a fun and friendly environment for children aged 2-5 years.

At Beansheaf Pre-School, we’re proud to provide a caring and safe environment for your children. By following our mission, vision and values, we create a developing, stimulating and welcoming  environment for all children to learn in.

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Starting Pre-school is an important time for both children and their parents.  We hope that this booklet will explain a little about us and perhaps answer some of the questions you might have.  You are always welcome to come and chat to the staff and see what we offer

Beansheaf pre-school is run by a voluntary committee of parents who, along with the staff, provide a “good” rated setting by Ofsted.  Sessions are held in the Linear hall, Beansheaf community centre.  Beansheaf  Pre-school welcomes all staff, volunteers, children and their families and carers committed to the care and education of the children regardless of ethnic group, religion, race, nationality, first language, disability, age, status, sexual orientation, medical requirements, offending background or social or family commitments.

Our overall objective is to provide a nurturing environment which we believe will inspire all children to learn and develop well.  We aim to provide high quality care and education in a safe, well-equipped and stimulating environment which promotes learning through play, using a wide range of resources, and which most importantly is fun!  We ensure that all children feel relaxed, comfortable, listened to, valued and treated with respect.  All children are treated as individuals and are encouraged to develop and learn at their own pace.  Through a wide range of activities we provide them with opportunities to develop their social, physical, emotional and communication skills.

Beansheaf Pre-school is registered with Ofsted to provide full day care on Mondays through to Friday for children aged 2 to 5 years.

Our latest Ofsted report (October 2017) rated us as good in all areas.  To view this report, please ask a member of staff, visit our website or

The Pre-school is a registered charity.

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Opening Times

Hours of Sessions

The Pre‑School is open [term time only]:Monday to Friday 08.50 a.m. to 11.50 am.Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday  12.00pm to 14.30Full day care from 08.30 to 14.30 is also available 

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How to Register

To register your child for Beansheaf Pre-School is very easy. Drop us an email with a complete registration form at or come into our Preschool and speak to the staff with a filled out form (linked below) and we can get your child enrolled!.

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