What's on at our Family Hubs

We deliver activities for children aged 0-5.

What’s on in each Family Hub varies according to the needs of the local community but typically you can come to:

  • preparation for birth and beyond groups
  • health support and clinics delivered by Midwives and Health Visitors
  • breastfeeding support groups
  • baby massage
  • baby and toddler groups
  • fun learning activities with your family

And get help and support with:

  • getting into work or training
  • information and advice about feeding your baby, healthy eating for your family, active lifestyles, oral health, home safety etc.
  • free and low-cost Healthy Start vitamins 

All our groups are free of charge

Unless otherwise stated, attendance is on a drop-in basis; you just need to turn up! 

About our groups

Breastfeeding Groups 

A friendly and informal group where you can ask for advice, information and support from one of our trained Infant Feeding Peer Support Workers. They can help you on your breastfeeding journey. It is also a great opportunity for you to meet other breastfeeding mums to share experiences and socialise together. These sessions are available online and in Family Hubs, community venues, outreach sites and network centres across the city.

See our latest what's on calendars at the top of this page for sessions running.

Baby Groups 

Our baby groups are held in Family Hubs, community venues, outreach sites and network centres across Sheffield. Sessions are free to attend and are open to all parents/carers and their babies. These sessions are fun and relaxing groups, for parents/carers and their baby from birth to early walkers. It is also a great chance for you to meet other families to share experiences and socialise together.

See our latest what's on calendars at the top of this page for sessions running.

Toddler Groups

A fun parent/carer and toddler activity session. An opportunity to increase your knowledge of the ways you can develop your child’s learning daily at home and as part of their normal routine. We focus on child’s early language, communication, and physical development. Some of these sessions will be running outdoors and some will be messy play. We advise you dress you and your child, appropriately, for all weathers and getting dirty whilst having fun! 

See our latest what's on calendars at the top of this page for sessions running.

Walk and Talk Sessions 

A face-to-face, slow-paced walk. A great way to enjoy some fresh air while meeting other local families to share experiences and socialise together. 

Staff will be on hand to give advice and information. They can discuss activities you could do with your baby at home to support their development, routines, infant feeding and much more.

Follow the link to Eventbrite to book onto a session.

Baby Massage 

Massage helps to support the development of baby’s brain by increasing attachment and attunement. It also helps babies to relax, develops their body awareness and coordination, supports relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort. Parents can learn the massage techniques in a relaxed and welcoming environment which can then be used at home.

Sessions are available online and across our Family Hub buildings.

Follow the link to Eventbrite to book onto a session.

Weaning Seminars 

An opportunity to gain information, support and advice on when to wean your baby and how. These sessions are delivered monthly alongside the Sheffield Health Visiting 0–19 Team. They are suitable for parent/carers with babies aged between 17 – 26 weeks old.

Sessions are delivered monthly and are online. Follow the link to Eventbrite to book onto a session.

Toilet Training Seminars 

Grab a cuppa and join our informal online information session focusing on toilet training. The sessions are delivered monthly. They provide the perfect opportunity for you to share ideas with other parents as well as gaining top tips and advice from a member of our team.

Sessions are delivered monthly and are online. Follow the link to Eventbrite to book onto a session.

Other groups delivered in Family Hubs

  • Midwife Clinics - Routine midwifery care is provided at Family Hubs. Book directly with your midwife. 
  • Health Visitor Clinics - clinics are held across the city in a variety of venues where health visitors and community nursery nurses provide support for:
    • your child’s growth
    • development and behaviour
    • good sleeping habits
    • feeding your child – breast milk, formula, solids, healthy eating
    • coping with minor illnesses
    • managing a crying baby
    • immunisations
    • toileting
    • any other concerns you have about your child, yourself or your family

Health visitors have a wide range of knowledge about all aspects of parenting and supporting families. They also work closely with other health care providers and agencies and can help you access the right support through signposting and referrals to other services.

Your Health visiting team will invite you to a clinic appointment when they need to see you and your child. You can request an appointment outside of the schedule if you need – please contact the team by ringing 0114 3053224

  • DWP - These are appointments with the Department for Work and Pensions team to support families with benefits, training and work related issues. Contact your local Family Hub for information
  • Light Peer Support: offer groups across Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster. Groups are small, friendly and informal: a safe place to meet other parents; facilitated by trained staff and volunteers all of whom have their own experiences of mental health issues.

Light is a charity working to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of mums and their families during pregnancy, birth and afterwards.

  • Shelter: Delivering support to families around a wide variety of housing issues. Including private and social housing. Contact your local Family Hub for information.
  • Stop Smoking: Stop smoking support provided by the Stop smoking team - appointment based. Contact your local Family Hub for information. 
  • Cost of Living Support drop in sessions: Speak with a worker and get support on
    • Money support
    • Food support
    • Community support
    • Help with energy costs
    • Business support
Contact your local Family Hub for information. 
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