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Children's Centres

Children’s centres and their outreach sites cover all areas of the city and provide advice, support activities and services for families with children under-5 as well as maternity care and support for expectant parents.

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. Visit the link to each children’s centre for contact details and more details of activities in each children’s centre area Find out more about Free Early Learning and Childcare   Consultation - have your say on changing services for families in Sheffield!

Thank you to those of you who took part in our consultation about children’s centres and our proposal to develop these into family centres which provide services for families with children aged 1- 19 (or 25 in the case of children with disabilities).  We are pleased to announce that these proposals have been approved.

Over the coming weeks and months, we will begin to develop the new model, transforming areas into Family Centre areas which are for pre-birth – 19 year olds (25 year olds if the young person has special educational needs or disabilities)

If you are pregnant or have a child under 5 you will notice very little difference You will still be able to access all the usual services as we expand to provide services for the ‘whole family’.

There will be 7 Family Centre Areas which will cover the whole of Sheffield. Each area will have a main base within one of the current children’s centre buildings and the other 9 children’s centre buildings will continue to provide services together with other community outreach sites.

Each family centre will have a stakeholder group and parents are especially welcome. If you wish to be involved in the stakeholder group for your area, please contact:

Children’s Centres What’s On Guides July - September 2017You can download a copy of the latest What’s on Guide for your local children’s centre from the side bar.

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