You can find out about childcare in your area and free early learning and other funding on the Sheffield Directory. To find services you can search these on the Sheffield Directory search on this page.

For more information on Free Early Learning see our information pages on the Sheffield Directory

Parent childcare survey

Tell us about your childcare needs and concerns by taking part in the childcare survey. This will take about 10 minutes.

We use the information we learn from the survey to plan for childcare demand across the city and share it with our childcare providers. Your personal information will remain anonymous.

Privacy notice

In processing this information and any other information you provide about your family to us, to children's centres or early years' childcare providers, we must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. Further information is available from the Information Commissioner.

To ensure the privacy of your information and to let you know about your information rights as well as how your information may be used, we have produced some documents called Privacy Notices which you can download so you can find out more.

Data Protection Act

In processing any information we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Department of Education has issued guidance in connection with privacy of information.

If your child attends a local childcare provider or Children’s Centre, certain information or data may be held about them.

This could include any of the following:

  • contact details
  • attendance information
  • any other relevant information

From time to time, childcare providers and Children’s Centres are required to pass on some of this data to us, the Department for Education (DfE), and to other agencies required by law, such as the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and Ofsted for example.

Further information about privacy notice requirements, and guidance on the Data Protection Act 1998 generally, can be obtained from the Information Commissioner.

If you are a parent and have any queries about Privacy Notice, please contact the childcare provider or Children's Centre that your child attends.