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Children's Centres for a great start in life

Are you pregnant or do you have children under 5?

Come along to your local Children’s Centre to meet other families, get support and join in with free activities. What’s on in each Children’s Centre varies according to the needs of the local community but typically you can come to:

  • Preparation for parenthood groups

  • Health support and clinics run by Midwives and Health Visitors

  • Toddler groups

  • Fun learning activities with your family

And get help and support with:

  • Getting into training and work.

  • Information and advice about feeding your baby, healthy eating for your family, active lifestyles, 2 year old dental care, home safety etc.

  • Free and low cost healthy start vitamins.

  • Registering your child’s birth (by appointment).

Watch our video to find out more about Children's Centre services.

Free childcare for 2 year olds.


Consultation - have your say on changing services for families in Sheffield!

We are consulting on proposals to develop children's centres into family centres.  This is to provide services for families with children from pre-birth to 19 years old, or to 25 if the young person has a disability.

The consultation will be open from 1 November 2016 until 31 January 2017.

Find out more or take part in the consultation. 

If you want help completing the survey please call us on 0114 2813758 or email

Download a list below of the venues and dates when you can drop-in to ask any questions about, or discuss the consultation with us. 


Children's Centres

Contact details for local Children's Centres and the areas they cover.

Download their What's On Guides with details of the activities and groups at each centre from the Sheffield Directory.

  • Angram Bank for High Green, Chapeltown, Ecclesfield and Grenoside areas

  • Brightside for Brightside, Wincobank and Shiregreen areas

  • Burngreave for Burngreave, Firvale and Wensley areas

  • Chancet Wood for Lowedges, Batemoor, Jordanthorpe, Norton, Greenhill and Woodseats areas

  • Darnall for Darnall, Tinsley and Manor areas

  • Early Days for Parson Cross, Foxhill and Colley areas

  • First Start for Firth Park and Stubbins areas

  • The Meadow for Southey, Shirecliffe and Longley areas

  • Primrose for Walkley, Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe and Crookes areas, and outreach at Ecclesall Library for Ecclesall, Totley, Beauchief, Bradway, Crosspool and Fulwood areas

  • Sharrow for the Sharrow, Broomhall and Netheredge areas

  • Shooters Grove for Stannington, Hillsborough and Middlewood areas

  • Shortbrook for Shortbrook, Birley, Hackenthorpe, Beighton, Intake, Charnock and Crystal Peaks areas

  • Stocksbridge for Stocksbridge and the surrounding area

  • Valley Park for Heeley, Hemsworth, Gleadless Valley and Meersbrook areas

  • Woodthorpe for Woodthorpe, Woodhouse and Handsworth areas

  • Wybourn for Wybourn, Arbourthorne and Norfolk Park areas


Sheffield Directory

Sheffield Directory of childcare, services, activities and events for children

Download the weekly DWP list of job vacancies.



Like us on Facebook and get live updates for lots of activities and groups at all of our centres.



Follow us on Twitter @sheffbumpto5.


Get involved in a Children's Centre

Come and get involved in your Children's Centre's advisory forum and help shape activities in your community.

We’d really like as many parents as possible to be involved in these meetings. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact your local centre.


Free for parents

We also provide free activities for families and babies to do together.

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

Free parenting courses, learn how:

  • children learn through play

  • to praise and reward

  • to set effective limits

  • to handle bad behaviour



Breastfeeding in Sheffield


Start Well Sheffield

We support families to lead healthier lifestyles through Start Well Sheffield.


Volunteer at your local Children's Centre

Apply for more information at Home Start South Yorkshire

  • Modified: Jan 23, 2017 3:20:16 PM