"Having recently moved to Beenham from London with two young children, we were very anxious to find a setting that our rather reserved 3 year old daughter felt happy and comfortable in that would also stimulate and encourage her to develop. At our initial meeting with Paula and her team, we felt that we may have found what we were looking for and 6 months on, we have not been disappointed. The warmth and genuine affection that the staff have for the children is felt from the moment that you walk through the front door. The range of activities that the children take part in and the topics that they cover are extremely well organised and our daughter loves to tell us what she has been doing duing the day whether outside in the lovely garden, or in. Through the gentle guidance and care of the team there, she is blossoming into a confident, happy little girl. Feedback is continuous and we know with absolute certainty that while she is in setting, she is happy and well looked after. We are very lucky to have such a gem of a pre-school on our doorstep!"
(Current parent - March 2020)
"I love Beenham Pre-School ! My daughter is so sad to be moving on to primary school as she loves Paula and the staff so much. The passion for the job shines through and I cannot fault anything at all. It is lovely to see so much thought put into every activity they do - how it will help development, understanding, imagination, etc. I have always felt 100% happy leaving our daughter at the pre-school and I know her best interests are paramount"
(Current parent - June 2019)
"When I visited Beenham Pre-School I was so impressed with all the lovely activities set out for the children. My little boy loves to play outside and the fact that they have the choice to go in and out freely and play in a lovely safe and secure garden is wonderful. The staff always make my son feel welcome knowing that he struggles with separating from me and at drop-off Paula is always there reassuring and comforting him when I leave. So lovely that 5 minutes later I get a text to say that he is absolutely fine and is now playing. Very reassuring and thoughtful. Although drop-off is something he struggles with when I collect him he runs over with a beaming smile wanting to show me the masterpiece he has created. The staff go to long lengths to give the children lots of lovely different experiences, farm visits, nature walks, having animals brought in (even a dinosaur). At Christmas Father Christmas comes to visit - a personal highlight for my son ! I drive away safe in the knowledge that my son is in expert hands and that he will be having a lovely day. Both myself and my son will miss Beenham Pre-School when he starts Big School in September but I will be bringing my youngest son to Beenham Pre-School when he's a bit older ... he's going to love it !
(Current parent - June 2019)
“My daughter loves going to Beenham Pre-School and enjoys the variety of activities on offer each day. She has grown in confidence so much over the last year which has been amazing to see. Beenham Pre-School is so welcoming and I would highly recommend it to others”
(Current Parent June 2019)
“Beenham Pre-School is a wonderful setting with friendly, caring and professional staff. Our daughter has always been very happy to attend and enjoys everything on offer - adventures in the woods, show and tell, plays, dancing, baking, learning and fun! I can honestly say that our daughter has been extremely happy and a huge part of that is down to the wonderful Paula and her wonderful team. We could have have asked for a better pre-school experience”.
(Current Parent June 2019)
''We have been made to feel so welcome and she thoroughly enjoys coming. There has been a really good variety of activities, excellent communication with staff and I couldn't recommend the Pre-School more highly. It's a wonderful place!''
"I have been extremely impressed with Beenham Pre-School, especially the Makaton. My child enjoys Pre-School and staff have really good communication with parents. Thank you everyone for getting my child ready for School."
"Beenham Pre-School is like part of our family. My sons could not be happier. Staff there are a great support and the staff are always contactable, even at weekends."
(Pre- School Parent since 2015)
“I think everyone is doing an amazing job. It is only my son's second week but he is going in happily and having good days. Thank you for squeezing him into your wonderful preschool."
The Pre-School in Beenham continues to exceed my expectations year after year. My son is three talks about pre-school at the weekend and is sad when it is a non-preschool day! I value the love and care the staff give my son and how reassured I feel leaving him in their care.''
Mrs G (March 2018)
“In just a couple of weeks, the wonderful staff at Beenham Pre-School, have turned my extremely shy, unsure little boy (just turned 3) into a wonderful happy social little man. He is now confident enough to talk/play with adults, friends and family, who he would shy away from and some times get very distressed. Everyone has noticed the difference in him. The ladies are absolutely wonderful and I could never thank them enough for what they managed to achieve in a couple of weeks.''
We have an open door policy and invite parents to come and join us for sessions if they wish. We also have 3 formal parents’ meetings each year and staff are always available for informal chats or we can make arrangements for meetings to be held whenever a parent has an issue to chat about.
We encourage parents to take our Learning Journey folders home regularly and to contribute to them with photos and observations from home.
The Community Room
Berkshire RG7 5NN
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
Paula Read (Manager)
Telephone 07793 116937
Out of hours 01635 860039
Or use our contact form.