Beansheaf Community Pre-School

Last updated: 25/09/2023

Beansheaf pre-school is located in Linear park Calcot, we have a spacious hall within the community centre and take children between the ages of 2-5

Both 2 year and 30 hour funding is available 


Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Albanese
Contact Position
0118 9454312
Beansheaf Community Preschool

Where to go

Beansheaf Pre-school
Beansheaf Community Centre
Linear Park, Charrington Road
RG31 7AW

We are located in the beautiful Linear park within the community centre. We have full disabled access and a large car-park

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£20 per session
£20.00 Per Session
Breakfast club £2.50 including breakfast
Lunch club £2 Parents provide lunch

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
we will discuss requirements with parents and provide appropriate substitutes

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We are currently accepting registrations for January 2024
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 2 years 5 years
0 2 2
0 3 5

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hour Partner Summary

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08.30 11:50
Monday 12:00 14:30
Tuesday 08.30 11:50
Tuesday 12:00 14:30
Wednesday 08.30 11:50
Thursday 08.30 11:50
Thursday 12:00 14:30
Friday 08.30 11:50
Friday 12:00 14:30

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
18/04/2023Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/10/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
11/06/2014Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
05/09/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
22/04/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


Beansheaf pre-school is located in Linear park Calcot, we have a spacious hall within the community centre and take children between the ages of 2-5

Contact Name
Karen Albanese
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
1 to 4
Needs Level

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

Beansheaf pre-school has a trained member of staff in children with additional needs and SEND. The children are observed and tracked to ensure they are reaching their developmental goals. We work closely with parents to ensure each child is getting the right amount of support that they need

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

Staff have regular meetings with parents to ensure we are working together to meet their childs needs. The pre-school runs the online learning journal with tapestry giving parents instant access to their childs learning and development.

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

Beansheaf pre-school takes each individual childs needs into account when planning activities and will adapt activities to ensure the childs needs are met

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

Beansheaf pre-school has tools to help children with additional needs and learning difficulties such as picture cards and sensory toys 

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

Beansheaf pre-school works closely with other agencies such as the childrens centre and wellbeing hub along with the parents

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

The pre-school uses snapshot and extended observations to monitor a childs progress, these are recorded n line in their learning journey and used in the weekly planning to ensure next steps are achieved. A tracker is completed each term to ensure progress is being made, official parent meetings are held once a year but parents are encouraged to speek with their key-person regularly

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

Staff talk to parents to find out their childs needs and are discussed during planning meetings to ensure activities are suitable for all children. 

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

The Beansheaf community centre is fully accessable via ramps. The doors are extra wide giving full access to adults and children with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

Children are fully supported into school or a new setting. Learning journeys are handed over to the new setting and visits are made with the child if required to their new school. Teachers and other professionals are invited to the beansheaf pre-school to observe the child.

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

Staff at the pre-school hold weekly meetings to reflect on our practice. Staff work with other agencies to seek advice where needed and invite them to the setting for support. Parents are always informed when this is happening and are invited to join us. Parents are informed when training is taking place and are welcome to participate.

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Karen Albanese Pre-school Manager

07504956168 or 01189454312




12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

;A complaints procedure policy is in place and parents are supported with any concerns. A copy of the complaints procedure is located in the foyer along with the policies and procedures of the setting, these are also available to view on our website. Parents are  encorouged to leave comments on the pre-school website. Parents are e-mailled weekly with a newsletter and all children have a communications book for parents and staff to communicate feedback, concerns or any other query. This is sent home and returned with the child at every session. 

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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