Preschool - Rising 3s Playgroup and Nursery
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 Preschool Nursery. Our Playgroups and Nursery are fully 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.
Key Information for Rising 3s
Children move into Rising 3s at two different points:
The term your child turns 3
If your child attends the Acorns, they can move into the Rising 3s in the term when they turn 3.
- If they are a funded Acorn, they will move into Rising 3s as a funded place.
- If they are a paying Acorn, they will move into Rising 3s as a paid place.
The term after your child turns 3 (January 2022 intake or April 2022 intake)
All children will qualify for 15 hours of free childcare from the term after they turn 3. This 15 hours can be claimed in different session patterns (please see the Key Information document below for more information). If you need additional hours, you can also pay to 'top-up' your hours for £15 per session. If you qualify for a 30-hours funded place for working parents, you can claim a full time place in Rising 3s. Please speak to Mrs Sample, our Early Years Leader, to discuss your session needs in Rising 3s.
Key Information for Nursery
All children who have turned three before 1st September 2021 will receive a free 30-hours place in our Nursery. If you qualify for 30-hours of funding for working parents, we request that you continue to register for this scheme so that the school can claim this funding.
Please click on the link below to find out about our application process and the options which are available in our flexible Preschool/Nursery offer.
Please click on the link below for a virtual tour of our school building.