Barlow Bears



We were delighted to open our provision for two-year-olds in September 2017. Initially our provision was for 8 children, and in January 2018 we increased our number on roll to 12. 

Barlow Bears is free to 2 year olds who are eligible for 15 hours free funding (please see the Childcare Choices website to check your eligibility).

For those children who are not eligible for the free 2 year old funding, the cost for children to attend the provision, which runs 5 mornings a week from 9am -12pm, is currently £75.

Children are expected to attend all 5 sessions.


Our Barlow Bears children play and learn in a well resourced learning environment with direct access to an exciting outdoor learning area. Our provision places a high priority on developing the prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, focusing on nurture, language and listening and physical development.

Barlow Bears is situated in Darley Avenue Sure Start Centre which is right next door to school and the key workers are members of the school Early Years team. Children will be included in our school community. We will be working closely with the outreach workers at Sure Start to provide support and access to a range of services for our youngest children and their families.


For further information or to place your child on our waiting list, please contact Tracey Leishman at the school office.

We encourage children who attend our Barlow Bears to also apply for a place at our full time school Nursery. Please see our admissions section for further details.


Are you eligible for 2 year old free funding? Check this link:


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