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2 Year Old Provision

Eligibility Criteria

Berwick Hills Primary 2 Year Old Provision is offering funded places for children. This means parents may be entitled to 15 hours free childcare.

Parents will check against an eligibility criterion. Parents are entitled to free childcare if they are in receipt of the following:

  • Receipt of a golden ticket
  • Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
  • ESA (Income Related)
  • Support through Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • The guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • Looked after by the Local Authority
  • If the family are in receipt of Working Tax Credits with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • If the child has a current statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHAT)
  • If the child receives Disability Living Allowance
  • If the child has left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order. 

To apply for your place, you will need to complete an online application which is available at www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/fsd

Parents can contact Paula Davidson on 01642 245598 for support to check your eligibility or need the eligibility letter.


2 year old session hours:

Monday to Friday                  Mornings                        8:50am to 11:50pm

Monday to Friday                  Afternoons                     12.20pm to 3.20pm.

We do not provide all day care for 2 year old children at the present time.


If you would like a placement for your child:

You need to come to the school office and present your child’s golden ticket and birth certificate. Depending upon availability you will be asked your preference of a morning or an afternoon place.

PLEASE NOTE: We have limited places due to staff ratio. You may be instructed that your child will go on a waiting list until the place becomes available. This will be on a first come first served basis so to have a fair and open approach.

If your place has been accepted, you will need to agree to it by signing the documentation contained within the starter pack, which needs to be brought back to the school office.


2 Year Old Curriculum


  • Communication and language development involves giving child opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical development involves providing opportunities for children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children will be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices when selecting snack food.
  • Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
  • Literacy development involves opportunities for mark making so to begin the process of writing. Children will be given opportunities to access a wide range of reading materials, and lots of opportunities to share stories together with practitioners.
  • Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop their skills in counting everyday objects; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures. Children will be learning through play and exploration, such as water play to fill and empty different sized containers.
  • Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore and find out about the environment around them. Activities such as splashing in puddles or rolling down a hill will ignite children’s curiosity.
  • Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouraging self-expression through art, music, movement, dance, role play and design and technology.