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Childcare Business Grants

The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is now open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and Childminder Agencies (CMAs) in England.   The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is funded by the Department for Education. There is a fixed amount of funding available. The…

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…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on us to ensure that there is sufficient childcare available in Sheffield to enable parents to work or undertake training to be in work. The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing…

Childcare Survey

Sheffield Childcare Survey 2018 Our annual Childcare Survey is now closed.  We will open the survey again in spring 2019. The childcare survey enables us to hear the opinions of parents with children of all ages, about how they choose childcare and the sort of childcare they…

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.

Help with Childcare Costs

You could get financial help to pay for some or all of your childcare costs.

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…
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