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Childcare and early learning

Childcare options for parents like children's centres, childminders, nurseries, activities and events for babies and children.

Guidance for providers including the new Best Start Strategy for early years services.


Nurseries, childminders and play groups


Free learning and play

15 hours of free learning and play for 3 and 4 year olds a week during term time (from the beginning of the term after their third birthday).

Free learning and play for 2 year olds.



Baby days are free activities for families and babies to do together.

Bookstart for babies from 6 months to 4 years.

Activities and groups for baby.

Breastfeeding in Sheffield.



Free parenting courses, learn how:

  • children learn through play

  • to praise and reward

  • to set effective limits

  • to handle bad behaviour

Childcare services, children's events and activities are listed in the Sheffield Directory.


  • Modified: Oct 15, 2015 10:53:32 AM