Preschool - Acorns Playgroup for Two-Year-Olds
At Throckley Primary we provide a flexible offer for children from two-years-old. Our Throckley Acorns playgroup for twos begins the journey through our school and children progress into our Rising 3's playgroup and then into our Nursery. The playgroup operates from the new community building in the Recreation Ground and these modern, bright facilities include some lovely outdoor areas. Our Playgroups and Nursery are integrated into our outstanding school and all Nursery children access our purposeful and empowering Early Years Curriculum which fully prepares them for the next steps in their school career and opens the doors to the wider world.
We welcome enquiries at any time. We believe that it is important for you to be able to visit our school and to gain an insight into school life. We proudly invite you to meet our dedicated team, to visit our excellent facilities, to experience our high-quality learning environment and to see how our school operates beyond Early Years. Please contact the school for further information or to arrange a visit by ringing 0191 267 5311.
Children Who Qualify for 15-hours of Funding
Children who qualify for 15 hours of funding and who meet our admissions criteria (details are in our Admissions Policy - please follow the link at the bottom of the page) will be offered a 15 hours place in the Acorns. Children who qualify for the funding are expected to attend all five mornings.
Children Who Do Not Qualify for 15-hours of Funding
If your child does not qualify for a funded place, you can pay for sessions and have some flexibility around the days. Please note, that due to staffing, we follow an admissions criteria when allocating places (details are in our Admissions Policy - please follow the link at the bottom of the page).
How much are the paid sessions?
A 3-hour session costs £18 (£6 per hour). This fee must be paid in advance. The sessions are term time only and run from 9am until 12pm.
What do the sessions include?
The fee pays for high quality provision which is provided by our outstanding school. Breakfast is also included as well as a mid-morning snack and milk.
Does my child have to attend 5 days per week?
If you child is allocated a funded place, then they will be expected to attend all 5 mornings. If you do not qualify for a funded place, there is the opportunity to pay for sessions with some flexibility around the days. Please be aware, that due to staffing, we follow an admissions criteria when allocating spaces.
How are places allocated?
- Full-time places (both funded and paid sessions).
- Distance to school from your address.
- Sibling who already attends our school.
Please click on the Admissions link below for further information.
Please click on the link below to find out about our application process and the options which are available in our flexible Nursery/Preschool offer.
Please click on the link below for a virtual tour of our school building.