This section hosts information and support for childcare providers of all kinds. If you would like to suggest any additional content to these pages, please let us know at

If you are a parent looking for childcare information, please go to the Parent Page.

What you’ll find in this section:

Professional Support
Provides information about the different early years teams who can provide support to early years settings

Funded Early Learning (FEL) and the Code of Practice
Here you will find the Code of Practice, information about how to become a FEL provider and a FEL Poster and Zcard you can print and use in your setting.
Most of the funding documents you need as a FEL provider are available on the SCC website: .These Sheffield Directory provider pages have been set up to host non-funding information that you may find useful.

News and Best Practice
Newsletters and Provider Briefing presentations are available here to download for up to a year.
We aim to post useful guidance and toolkits to help your planning and practice. Let us know about anything else you want to see.
We’d also like to share Case Studies from local providers and around the country. Let us know if you’d like to contribute.

Safeguarding Information including how to report a Safeguarding concern, Training available and a link to the Safeguarding Sheffield Children Website

Setting up as a Childminder
Everything you need to know to set up your childminding business

Setting up as a Nursery
Everything you need to know to set up your childminding business

Early Years Foundation Stage
Information about the EYFS and tools you’ll need to support you to carry out the EYFS in your setting. 

Health and Welfare Issues
Information about Health related issues from Vitamins to vaccinations, Startwell Sheffield, Dental Health and more

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment
Sheffield’s Childcare Sufficiency assessment and Locality Area Profiles to download

2 Year Old Integrated Reviews
Information about the new 2 year old Integrated Reviews, together with downloadable documents