Early Years

Provision for 2 - 4 year olds

Early Years

Our pre-school provides a fun, happy, caring and secure learning environment for 2-4 year olds. We believe that all children are very unique and special in their own way. We have a designated room with appropriate facilities and resources to cater for the needs of this age range.

Beehive Early Years have 2 set time sessions listed below:
9.00am – 12 noon
11.30am – 3.15pm
School Meals Menu
Packed lunch is required for all children attending early year sessions.
Early Years child care costs £12 for the morning session and £14 for the afternoon session.
Free Child Care for 2 Year Olds
We are able to assist you to find out if you are entitled to 15 hours of childcare or alternatively you can contact Gateshead Childcare Services on 0191 433 5118. Discover more here
Our Facilities
2 Year Old


You could be entitled to 15 hours of free childcare* with most of Gateshead’s day nurseries and some pre-schools and childminders.

To qualify for 15 hours of free childcare you need to have:

  • A child aged 2 years
  • A household income of less than £16,190

Special Educational Needs criteria:

  • The child has a current statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plan
  • They attract Disability Living Allowance

Care and Adoption criteria:

  • The child is looked after by their Local Authority
  • The child had left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence
*15 hours per week term-time only, some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the offer over more weeks

For more information on this and details of childcare services and activities in Gateshead

Phone 0191 433 5188


How To Register Your Child for Beehive

Please contact Jan Quinn (project manager) and book and appointment to have a look around our Beehive.

Call For Inquiry


Mail For Inquiry


Book a visit


Download our registration form and complete it


Get your start date!

Get In Touch

Location: Beehive OSC Early Years Market Lane, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9NX

Telephone: 07507272766 or 07376587514

Email: info@beehiveosc.co.uk

Open Hours: M-F: 7.45am - 6pm