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Becoming a Registered Childminder in Sheffield

You may wish to consider the following: Do you have an interest in and enjoy working with children? Have you any qualifications in childcare? Will you need any? Do you have skills or life experience that could help you run a quality childcare service? Is…

Childcare Options for Parents and Carers

You can search Sheffield Directory’s childcare listings to find different types of childcare provider.  To decide which one is best for you and your child this page provides a guide to what each type of provider offers and some advice on what to look for…

Disability Access Fund Information

From April 2017 the government has introduced a new funding measure for Early Year’s providers, the Disability Access Fund (DAF); this is to support children with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND).   DAF helps children access an Early Years place by supporting providers to make reasonable adjustments or increasing the…

Funded Early Learning

Government funded childcare is available for all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds. All eligible children are entitled to at least 570 hours of funded childcare each year.  In Sheffield we call this Funded Early Learning or FEL. FEL helps children…

Funded Early Learning Funding information for providers

Here you will find information about Funded Early Learning (FEL) and the Code of Practice. To access the provider portal and to provide your headcount information please go to: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/sheffield/home/schools-childcare/fel-funding-providers.html Parents can view the http://www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/kb5/sheffield/directory/advice.page?id=_dg8Dvgg5Zc page here. For information about FEL funding including the parent…

A Guide to Babysitters

A babysitter is someone who will look after your child or children in your own home for short periods of time. Babysitters are not formal childcare.

Nannies, Home Childcarers and Au Pairs

About Nannies A Nanny or Home Childcarer is employed by you to provide childcare, usually in your own home, for children from birth up to the age of 18 years. An advantage of using a Nanny is that they can provide flexible childcare in the…

Registration and Ofsted Guide

Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) are responsible for the inspection of a range of education and children’s services, and for the inspection and regulation of registered early years and childcare provision.

Setting up a new day care provision for children aged 0-17 years in Sheffield

You may want to consider the following: Do you have an interest in and enjoy working with children? Have you any qualifications in childcare? Will you need any? Do you have skills or life experience that could help you run a quality childcare service? Is…

Toddler Groups

Toddler groups are where parents, carers and grandparents can meet with their young children. They provide the opportunity for learning social and creative skills for the children through play, socialising with other children in a different environment, with a variety of toys, creative play, music…
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