Beechwood Early Learning and Childcare:

Inverness Campus


Inverness Campus




07375 915673


[email protected]

Opening hours

8am – 5.30pm (Monday – Friday) 

Handy Parent Guide for Beechwood ELC

This booklet has been designed to provide parents with a quick guide to all useful information about starting at our setting

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the opening hours?

Beechwood ELC will be open to provide childcare 8am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The setting will be open throughout the year, excluding Easter Weekend, May Day & 2 weeks over the Christmas period. 

What are the ages of the children can attend and how will they be grouped?

Beechwood ELC will provide high-quality care and learning for children aged 0-5 years.

The setting will operate from 2 playrooms:

0-2 years room

2-5 years room

Each room has direct access to enclosed dedicated outdoor areas and children (age dependent) will have free flow access. 

Beechwood Practitioner Team

CALA’s Operations Manager Ruth Gomes will be the initial manager of  Beechwood ELC to establish the new staff team, ensure the quality of provision and work with and for the children and their families to ensure the setting delivers the very best high-quality care and learning through the environment, experiences and interactions.

Each playroom team will be led by an experienced Senior Early Years Practitioner.

Recruitment for Beechwood has just taken place and the newly appointed Teams are awaiting their PVG checks and other registration processes before taking up their new posts in the coming weeks. All members of the Team will take part in CALA’s extensive induction and learning and development programme prior to opening on the 19th July.

Further information about the Teams for each room will be posted here shortly.

Can I use my child’s funded hours at Beechwood ELC

We are delighted to be offering 1140 funded provision beginning for all children from the term after their third birthday and for some eligible two-year-olds.

You can use your child’s funded offer spread over the whole year or choose the option to condense it into term time.

For children not yet in receipt of funding or top up your funding to access further hours, you have the option to self-fund. More on CALA’s payment policies will be shared here shortly.

For further information on Funded Hours and 2-year eligibility – CLICK HERE


Full day


Half-day morning (8am – 12.45pm):


Half-Day Afternoon (12.45pm – 5.30pm):


Hourly rate:


Full week:


Click here to access CALA Day Care Fees Policy

Parents as partners

We place great emphasis on developing a positive relationship to work in partnership with you as your child’s most important educarer, based on trust, mutual respect, open communication and shared, informed decision making.

To further support this, we have developed a dedicated ‘Parent’s Portal ‘ on our website to provide you with a wide range of information including the curriculum, how we nurture children’s learning, ways you can support your child’s learning, fun play and learning ideas to try, health and wellbeing, national standards and much more. Click here to access

Will my child have a keyworker?

Nurturing relationships and parents as partners are key to a child’s development therefore your child will be assigned a ‘key worker’ shortly before or soon after starting.

Your key worker will take the lead for providing responsive care, following your child’s care routines and will support you to complete a care plan (within enrolment form) to enable us to meet your child’s individual needs.

Your keyworker will take a special interest in your child, really getting attuned to their needs and interests, to enable them to nurture their all-round development and well-being. They will plan experiences based on your child’s needs, interests and stage of development and will report on your child’s progress, efforts and achievements and be on hand with advice and support for you and your child.

Our staff team works closely together, sharing observations and information on all children, supporting continuity of care and ensuring play and learning needs are met.  Should your key worker be absent, you will still see a team member at the beginning and end of the day who knows how your child is doing and will respond to questions or concerns you may have.