Welcome from the Head of Pre-Prep

Our thriving Early Years is situated on our School site, with its own secure entrance accessible only via electronic entry. Entry to Early Years is keenly sought as our registration lists fill up very quickly and it is advisable to register children at an early age.

Our qualified staff work hard to deliver the Early Year’s Foundation Curriculum to the children. All the children are taught to their own individual needs and abilities to ensure they reach their maximum potential. Activities are planned and resources are freely available. Each child is allocated a Keyworker, who will work closely with their children and who will also liaise with their parents and carers. The experiences that the children receive in Pre-School form the foundations on which future learning can be built.

The Early Years staff are led by our Head of Pre-Prep, Mrs Victoria Wright. All the staff work closely together and assist in the planning of the daily programme. At Beechwood Early Years the children are encouraged to learn through play and by having fun. They investigate new activities with guidance and reassurance from the caring and professional staff. Taking part in their own Nativity and Sports Day as well as joining the Prep School for Harvest Festival gives the children confidence and integrates them within the wider school.

We enjoy trips out with the children each year and invite visitors such as local Police Officers, Wildlife Charities and Health Professionals in to talk to the children. We work closely with the Prep staff who teach the children PE and Music which allows a smooth transition for all the children moving through into the Prep School as they are familiar with both the Prep staff and other classrooms.

All the children become independent by putting on their own shoes and coats and by making their own sandwiches each afternoon for snack, which they love to do. We are a very happy Pre-School and when any new children join, they settle very quickly as our current children enthusiastically welcome new friends.

I look forward to welcoming your child to Beechwood Early Years to help them grow in confidence and to nurture their love for learning.

Mrs Victoria Wright
Head of Pre-Prep