If you're expecting a baby or have children under 5 years old, you can access a range of support and services at your local family centre (previously known as children's centres).

You can attend any event at any family centre. You will be asked to complete a registration form if you haven't already done so, but it isn’t compulsory to complete it.

There are 7 centres which, together with their outreach sites, cover all areas of Sheffield:

  • Early Days Family Centre
  • First Start Family Centre
  • Darnall Family Centre
  • Shortbrook Family Centre
  • Valley Park Family Centre
  • Sharrow Family Centre

What's on 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

You can 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 at selected centres only)

Monday activities

What's on and where Date and time
Angram Bank Family Centre, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
20 January, 17 February, 16 March, 10am to 11am
Burngreave Family Centre, Toddler Group Every Monday (term time only) from 6 January 2020, 12.30pm to 1.45pm
Burngreave Family Centre, My Family and Me - Family Learning Course Every Monday (term time only) from 13 January to 10 February 2020, book in advance, 9am to 11am
Burngreave Family Centre, FEL Portal 27 January, 24 February and 23 March, book in advance, 9am to 12pm
Darnall Family Centre, Baby Group
Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 11am to 12.30pm
Darnall Family Centre, Best Start Community Counts Too
Every Monday (term time only) from 6 January 2020, 1pm to 2.30pm
Early Days Family Centre, Big Adventures Toddler Group
Every Monday (term time only) from 13 January 2020, 10am to 11.15am
Hillsborough Pavilion, Breastfeeding Group
Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 1pm to 3pm
Lowedges Community Centre, Light Group
Every Monday from 6 January, 1pm to 3pm 
Lowedges Community Centre, Stay, Weigh and Play Baby Group
Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Lowedges Community Centre, Stay, Weigh and Play Toddler Group
Every Monday (term time only) from 6 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Lowedges Community Centre, Stay, Weigh and Play Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
6 January, 3 February, 2 March 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Lowedges Community Centre, Stay, Weigh and Play Breastfeeding Group
Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Pitsmoor Surgery, Health Visitor Clinic Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 2pm to 3pm
Primrose Family Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Primrose Family Centre - Bump Club
Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Sharrow Family Centre, Story Explorers
Every Monday from 6 January to 27 January and from 2 March to 23 March, book in advance, 10am to 11am
Sharrow Family Centre, Shake, Rattle and Sing
Every Monday from 13 January to 3 February and from 2 March to 23 March 2020, book in advance, 1pm to 2pm
Sharrow Family Centre, Bump Club
Every Monday (term time only) from 6 January 2020, book in advance, 10am to 11am
Sharrow Family Centre, Breastfeeding Group
Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Shooters Grove Family Centre, Messy Play - Toddler Group
Every Monday (term time only) from 6 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Spires Centre, Play and Weigh - Health Visitor Clinic
Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 1.30pm to 3pm
St James Church, Woodhouse, Play and Weigh
Every Monday (term time only) from 6 January 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
St James Church, Woodhouse, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
20 January, 17 February, 16 March 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
Stocksbridge Family Centre, Little Foxes - Baby Group
Every Monday (term time only) from 6 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Tinsley Community Centre, One Stop Shop - Health Visitor Clinic Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 1.30pm to 3pm
Tinsley Community Centre, One Stop Shop - Health Visitor Weaning Workshop 13 January, 10 February and 9 March 2020, 1.30 to 3pm
Tinsley Community Centre, One Stop Shop - Breastfeeding Group Every Monday from 6 January 2020, 1.30pm to 3pm
Valley Park Family Centre, Headstart Infant Feeding Antenatal Group
13 January, 10 February, 9 March 2020, 11.15am to 12.15pm

Tuesday activities

What's on and where
Date and time
Angram Bank Family Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 10am to 11.45am
Angram Bank Family Centre, Story Explorers
Every Tuesday from 14 January to 4 February 2020, book in advance, 1pm to 2.15pm
Burngreave Family Centre, Burngreave Babies – Baby Group Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 10.30am to 11.30am
Café 851, Ecclesall Rd, Breastfeeding Group
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Com.Unity Centre, Breastfeeding Group
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Early Days Family Centre, Breastfeeding Group
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Early Days Family Centre, Light Group
Every Tuesday from 7 January to 18 February 2020, 1pm to 2.30pm
First Start Family Centre, My Toddler Senses
Every Tuesday from 28 January to 11 February 2020, 10am to 11am
Fox Hill Medical Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
Every other Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Lowedges Community Centre, Stay, Weigh and Play - Baby Group
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 1.15pm to 2.45pm
Lowedges Community Centre, Toddler Group
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 9.30am to 11am
Oasis Fir Vale, Health Café
Every Tuesday (term time only) from 7 January 2020, 2pm to 4pm
Primrose Family Centre, Tiny Talkers - Toddler Group
Every Tuesday (term time only) from 7 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Primrose Family Centre, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
21 January, 18 February and 17 March 2020, book in advance, 1pm to 2pm 
St Lukes Church, Lodgemoor, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Sharrow Family Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, beginning 14 January 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Sharrow Family Centre, FEL Portal
14 January, 11 February, and 10 March 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 1pm to 3pm
Shooters Grove Family Centre, Bump Club
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Shooters Grove Family Centre, Multiples Support Group - Toddler Group
This group is specifically for families with multiples, every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Shortbrook Family Centre, Westfield Play and Weigh
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
Shortbrook Family Centre, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
14 January, 11 February and 10 March 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
Shortbrook Family Centre, Health visitor weaning clinic
14 January, 11 February, and 10 March, 1pm to 3pm 
Springs Leisure Centre, Breastfeeding Group
Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 1.30pm to 3pm
Stocksbridge Family Centre, Speech and Language Drop-In
11 February and 10 March, 1.30pm to 3pm
Stradbroke Community Centre, Toddler Group
Every Tuesday (term time only) from 7 January 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
The Meadow Family Centre, Play and Weigh Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
The Meadow Family Centre, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop 18 February 2020, 9.30am to 10.30am
Totley Library, Shake, Rattle and Sing Workshop
21 January, 11 February and 10 March, 1:30pm to 3pm
Valley Park Family Centre, Fun House
Every Tuesday from 14 January to 4 February 2020, 10am to 11am
White Willows, Jordanthorpe, Stay, Weigh and Play Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 1.15pm to 2.45pm
White Willows, Jordanthorpe, Stay, Weigh and Play – Health Visitor Weaning Workshop 7 January, 4 February and 3 March 2020, 1.15pm to 2.45pm
White Willows, Jordanthorpe, Stay, Weigh and Play - Breastfeeding Group Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 1.15pm to 2.45pm
Wybourn Family Centre, Baby Group Every Tuesday from 7 January 2020, 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday activities

What's on and where Date and time
Angram Bank Family Centre, Babies to 1st Steps - Baby Group
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Burngreave Family Centre, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
15 January and 18 March 2020, 9.30am to 10.30am
Burngreave Family Centre, Speech and Language Drop-in
12 February and 11 March 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
Burngreave Family Centre, Play and Weigh
Every Wednesday from 8 January, 9:30am to 11am
Darnall Community Nursery, Ready, Steady Go – Family Learning Course Every Wednesday (term time only) from 8 January 2020, book in advance, 11am to 12pm
Darnall Family Centre, Play and Weigh - Health Visitor Clinic
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 1.30pm to 3pm
Early Days Family Centre, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
8 January, 12 February and 11 March 2020, 10am to 11am
Early Days Family Centre, You Cook, Me Cook - Family Learning
Every Wednesday from 29 January to 12 February 2020, book in advance, time to be confirmed
Ecclesall Library, Health Visitor Clinic
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, beginning 15 January, 10am to 11.30am
Fairthorn Retirement Living, Dore, Shake, Rattle and Sing
Every other Wednesday beginning 8 January (term time only), book in advance, 10.30 and 11.30am
Greenhill Library, Story Explorers
Every Wednesday from 22 January 2020, book in advance, 10am to 11am
Highfield Trinity Church, Baby Group
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Lowedges Community Centre, Headstart - Infant Feeding Antenatal Group
29 January, 26 February and 25 March 2020, 11.15am to 12.15pm
Lowedges Community Centre, Stay, Weigh and Play - Baby Group
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 9.30am to 11am
Manor Community Childcare, Play and Weigh - Health Visitor Clinic Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 9.15am to 10.45am
Manor Community Childcare, Breastfeeding Group Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 9.15am to 10.45am
Newfield Green Clinic, Stay, Weigh and Play – Health Visitor Weaning Clinic
8 January, 5 February and 4 March 2020, 9.30am to 11am
Newfield Green Clinic, Stay, Weigh and Play - Breastfeeding Group
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 9.30am to 11am
Newfield Green Clinic, Speech and Language Drop-In
5 February and 4 March 2020, 9.30am to 11am
Newfield Green Clinic, Stay, Weigh and Play
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 9.30am to 11am
Primrose Family Centre, Breastfeeding Group
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Primrose Family Centre, Light Group
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Reach South Sheffield, FEL Portal
5 February and 4 March 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Shooters Grove Family Centre, Holiday Activity to be confirmed 19 February 2020, 1pm
Shortbrook Family Centre, Baby Group
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 1.30pm to 2.45pm
Shortbrook Family Centre, Bump club
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, book in advance, 10.30am to 11.30am
Stocksbridge Family Centre, Bump Club Every Wednesday from 15 January 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Stradbroke Community Centre, Breastfeeding Group
Every Wednesday from 8 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Woodseats Clinic, Health Visitor Clinic Every other Wednesday beginning 8 January 2020, 9.30am and 11am
Wybourn Family Centre, Best Start Community Counts Too
Every Wednesday (term time only) from 8 January 2020, 9am to 11am
Zest Community Centre, Shake, Rattle and Sing
Every Wednesday (term time only) from 8 January 2020, 10.30pm to 11.30am

Thursday activities

What's on and where Date and time
Angram Bank Family Centre, Breastfeeding Group
Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Bolehill Nursery, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
9 January, 13 February and 12 March 2020, book in advance, 9.30am to 10.45am
Broad Lane Medical Centre, City Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
Every other Thursday beginning 16 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Chapeltown Library, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Chapeltown Library, Speech and Language Drop-In
20 February and 19 March 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Charnock Health Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 1pm to 3pm
Charnock Health Centre, Health Visitor Weaning Clinic
6 February and 5 March 2020, 1pm to 3pm
Christ Church, Hackenthorpe, Breastfeeding Group
Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Com.Unity, Toddler Group
Every Thursday (term time only) from 9 January 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
Darnall Family Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 10.30am to 11.30am
Early Days Family Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Thursday from 2 January 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
Early Days Family Centre, Speech and Language Drop-In
13 February and 12 March 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Early Days family Centre, My Toddler Senses
13 February 2020, book in advance, 1:30pm to 2:30pm 
First Start Family Centre, Little Blossoms – Baby Group
Every Thursday from 2 January 2020, 9.45am to 10.45am
First Start Family Centre, Little Blossoms – Baby Group
Every Thursday from 2 January 2020, 11am to 12pm
Firth Park Allotments, Veg Patch Kids – Toddler Group
Every Thursday from 20 February 2020, 1pm to 3pm
First Start Family Centre, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
6 February and 5 March 2020, 9.30am to 10.30am
First Start Family Centre, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Thursday from 2 January 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
First Start Family Centre, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop
6 February and 5 March 2020, 10.30am to 11.30am
Fulwood Old Chapel, Breastfeeding Group
Every Thursday (term time only) from 9 January 2020, 10am to 12am
Gleadless Valley Methodist Church, Shake, Rattle and Sing
16 January to 6 February 2020, book in advance, time to be confirmed, please call the centre
Handsworth Community Nursery, Health Visitor Clinic
Every Friday from 10 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Highfield Trinity Church, Speech and Language Drop-In
6 February and 5 March 2020, 10am to 12pm
Primrose Family Centre, Primrose Babies - Baby Group
Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Sharrow Family Centre, Light Group Every Thursday (term time only) from 9 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Stocksbridge Family Centre, Breastfeeding Group Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Shooters Grove Family Centre, Shooting Stars - Baby Group Every Thursday (term time only) from 9 January 2020, 1pm to 2.30pm
Sloans Medical Centre, Health Visitor Clinic Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 9am to 11.30am
Stradbroke Community Centre, Toddler Taster Workshops - Shake Rattle and Sing 16 January 2020, book in advance, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Stradbroke Community Centre, Toddler Taster Workshops - Story Explorers
23 January 2020, book in advance, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Stradbroke Community Centre, Toddler Taster Workshops - Fun House
30 January 2020, book in advance, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
The Meadow Family Centre, Wrigglers and Gigglers – Baby Group
Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 10am to 11am
The Meadow Family Centre, Story Explorers
Every Thursday from 16 January to 6 Feburary 2020, book in advance, 1pm to 2pm
Tinsley Primary School, Toddler Group
Every Thursday (term time only) from 9 January 2020, 8.45am to 10.15am
Wybourn Family Centre, Play & Weigh - Health Visitor Clinic
Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 1.30pm to 3pm
Wybourn Family Centre, Breastfeeding Group
Every Thursday from 9 January 2020, 11am to 12.30pm
Zest Community Centre, Little Learners - Toddler Group
Every Thursday (term time only) from 9 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am
Zest Community Centre, Little Learners - Baby Group
Every Thursday (term time only) from 9 January 2020, 10am to 11.30am

Friday activities

What's on and where
Date and time
Angram Bank Family Centre, My Baby Senses Every Friday from 17 January to 7 February 2020, book in advance, 10am to 11.15am
Burngreave Family Centre, Toddler Group Every Friday from 28 February 2020, 10am to 11.15am
Crystal Peaks Art Space, Play and Weigh - Health Visitor Clinic Every Friday from 10 January 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
Crystal Peaks Art Space, Health Visitor Weaning Workshop 24 January, 28 February and 27 March 2020, 9.30am to 11.30am
Darnall Family Centre, Roshni South Asian Women Drop-In Every Friday (term time only) from 10 January 2020, 9am to 12pm
Early Days Family Centre, FEL Portal 24 January and 16 March, book in advance, 1pm to 2.30pm
Early Days Family Centre, Little Explorers Baby Group Every Friday from 10 January 2020, book in advance, 10am to 11am
Early Days Family Centre, Little Explorers Baby Group Every Friday from 10 January 2020, book in advance, 11.15am to 12.15pm
Early Days Family Centre, Story Explorers Every Friday from 17 January to 7 February 2020, book in advance, 10am to 11.15am
Early Days Family Centre, No Cost/Low Cost Play 14 February 2020, book in advance, 1.30pm to 2.45pm
First Start Family Centre, Light Group Every Friday from 10 January 2020, 1pm to 2.30pm
Sharrow Family Centre, My Toddler Senses Every Friday from 10 January 2020, book in advance, 10am to 11am
Sharrow Family Centre, Breastfeeding Group Every Friday (term time only) from 10 January 2020, book in advance, 1pm to 2.30pm
Shooters Grove Family Centre, Health Visitor Clinic Every Friday from 3 January 2020, 10am to 11am
Shooters Grove Family Centre, Breastfeeding Group Every Friday from 3 January 2020, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Shooters Grove Family Centre, Speech and Language Drop-In 14 February and 13 March 2020, 10am to 11am
St James Church, Woodhouse - Toddler Group Every Friday (term time only) from 10 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Trinity Church, Woodhouse, Breastfeeding Group Every Friday from 10 January 2020, 10am to 12pm
Valley Park Family Centre, Breastfeeding Group Every Friday from 10 January 2020, 1pm to 2pm
Wybourn Family Centre, Best Start Community Counts Too Every Friday (term time only) from 10 January 2020, 9am to 11am

Contact the Family Centre Service