About Us

Preschool 345 was set up in the 1970’s by a group of parents to provide community based childcare. We have been in our current setting at the Scout Headquarters on Middle street since 2006, continuing our original aims of supporting families in Beeston.

Opening times

We operate during Nottinghamshire county council state school term times.
Details of our term dates and INSET closures

We offer morning, afternoon or full day sessions for children from 2 years to 5 years.

  • Monday to Friday 9:00 – 12:00, 12:00 – 5:00 these sessions can be combined
  • We also offer an early drop off 8:30 and late finish 3:30.

Our current fees and available funding

Organisation and approach

Preschool 345 is a charity run as a non profit organisation. We are run by a committee of volunteers made up of parents, carers and two members of the current staff.

Our staff are a team of dedicated and highly qualified individuals. They support the children’s learning journeys, in line with the Early Years curriculum, through a range of stimulating and fun activities. We routinely use Makaton signs and activities for the children include yoga, music, art and crafts, cooking and much more. We have close links with local schools and work hard to support the children’s transition into school. More information about what we get up to can be found in the Preschool Day section of the website.


Located in the centre of Beeston we are adjacent to the tram and bus interchange. We operate in the 6th Beeston scout headquarters, a modern spacious building with a secure outside play area. Our staff make excellent use of the adaptable spaces to ensure children can play in various ways outside and inside whatever the weather.