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Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS)

At SNIPS we work to support children with disabilities to access clubs and activities of their choice.  We work with a variety of different clubs in Sheffield – From football clubs and rock climbing clubs to Drama, Art and multi- activity clubs and help to…

Reduced or part-time timetables

There may be times when a child cannot attend school full-time. For example: Recovery from illness, including mental health When a child is going through a transition period, like starting a new school, and needs time to build up to full-time attendance In rare situations…

Direct payments for childcare

The Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS) can provide you the option of receiving a direct payment if you would prefer to employ a Personal Assistant (PA) to meet your childcare needs. However, please note that there is no legal requirement for SNIPS to provide…

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…

Dyspraxia

Sourced from Dyspraxia Foundation About Dyspraxia Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly or fully transmitted. The term dyspraxia comes from…

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what ADHD is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Support in Education

In this article, you can find details of services providing support in education for children and young people with SEND. School health and support services The Health Visiting and School Nursing Team form part of Sheffield’s 0-19 Service. They work closely with community paediatricians, GPs, health visitors…

Childcare (Local Offer)

Childcare options across Sheffield for children or young people with SEND. Narrow your search for childcare using the search options above or the filters on the right. Within the Childcare providers category, there are listings for Childminders, Nannies and Au Pairs, Nurseries, After-school clubs, Breakfast…

Short break services for children and young people with disabilities

What are short breaks? A short break is an essential part of a continuum of support for parent carers of children and young people with disabilities, by offering parent carers a break from their caring responsibilities or their usual routine. They include leisure or educational…

How to access Council education and social care services

This document provides a summary of the pathways to Council-run education and social care services for children and young people with SEND in Sheffield.  Please see How to access health services for information about referral pathways to NHS services. Last reviewed: 01/09/2021 Information owner: Business…
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