Whickham Parochial Pre-School

Alder Tree House Broadway, Whickham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 5QW Directions

   Closed today Open Monday 08:00 - 18:00

Why Choose Us?

High Quality
Warm Welcome
Highly Trained Staff

Business overview

We are a preschool that values learning through playful experiences and we have a love for the outdoors. We are based within the grounds of Whickham Parochial Primary School.

"Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire"

Whickham Parochial Pre-school aims to offer a flexible, caring, rich and personalised learning experience, enhancing the development of children in their care. The environment at pre-school is stimulating and challenging, where enjoyment and fun are linked with discovery and learning. We constantly reflect upon our practice and strive to improve the quality and consistency we offer.

Open 7.45am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only


We celebrate a variety of festivals in preschool. Here a child is trying to write the Chinese symbols
We often pop to the local shops or post a letter
We have a farm visit us most years and sometimes the goats just pop in to say hello if they’re passing.
We love to bake
Children explore freely in the outdoor area
Children help us to prepare snack using knives
We play outside whatever the weather.
We had a scientist visit us and the children experimented with the concept of floating and sinking. They could try this out for themselves in our water area
Fun playing outdoors with spare pancakes.
The children looked at themselves in the mirror and painted what they thought they looked like.
The children help us look after our hens
Climb a tree, swing on a tyre, have tea in a tree house or just explore.
We allow the children to choose where ever they want to play doing their own thing.
We were awarded with an Ofsted Outstanding rating in December 2019

Products & Services

Childcare Vouchers Accepted

Forest Schools

Outdoor Play Areas



30 Hours

Universal Funding



  • National Day Nurseries Association


  • Paediatric First Aid, Level 3 Award (Industry Qualifications)


Fantastic environment

Fantastic facilities and staff. Lots of lovely outdoor space. A nurturing, safe, warm protected environment. Both my daughters attended and I would recommend it to all.
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Whickham Parochial pre school

Amazing nursery with outstanding staff and facilities. Three of my grandchildren have attended over the last 10 years, couldn’t fault anything. Absolutely amazing
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