Alkrington Primary School

Alkrington Primary School

A Learning Journey

Rising 3's Provision

At Alkrington Primary School, we have a 10 place provision called the ‘Rising 3s’ for children who are two up until they become eligible for funded nursery places in the term after their third birthday. We are expanding our intake to 15 places in September 2024.
We follow the Birth to 5 Matters guidance when planning experiences for our children and concentrate on the 3 prime areas; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. Whilst our sessions follow a plan, this is very fluid from day to day allowing the staff to adjust and adapt to meet the evolving needs of the children on each particular day. 
Below are some of the lovely activities our Rising 3's get up to!


The two-year health and development check is usually carried out by a health visitor and is one of the routine screenings offered in childhood. Although it’s usually referred to as the two-year health and development check, it’s absolutely normal for your health visitor to complete this review from just before your child is two years old until they are about two and a half years old. If your child is approaching two and a half years old and you haven’t received your letter with the review date yet, contact your health visitor to check if there’s a date scheduled for them.

We will also be completing a progress check in Rising 3's over the course of the year as we get to know them, this is different to the development check completed by your health visitor. The progress check at age two aims to:

• review a child’s development
• celebrate areas where the child is making good progress
• identify any areas of concern or where progress is not as expected, so that parents, practitioners and other professionals such as speech and language therapists, physiotherapists or dieticians can put appropriate support in place
• help parents to understand their child’s needs and enhance their child’s development at home
• invite parents to share their unique knowledge about their child, family and culture

Both the setting and the family benefit from sharing information and resources. As practitioners, we can deepen our understanding of children’s lives, families and communities and use this understanding to celebrate diversity through the resources and play activities we offer.