Information for Families

First Steps

Congratulations! From the moment your baby enters the world they are ready and eager to learn.

Birth-to-5 years is one of the most important times in your child’s development, so Wakefield Council has brought together information about services who can support you and your new baby, as you take those first learning steps together.

  • 50 things to do before you’re 5
  • Bookstart
  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
  • Family Hubs
  • Wakefield Libraries

50 things to do with your child 0 – 5 years

Tick-off 50 fantastic things for you and your child to experience together.

Starting Childcare 0 – 5 years

Is your 2 year old eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare?

  • Childcare Options
  • Early Years Free Entitlement
  • 30 hours Free Childcare
  • Tax Free Childcare
  • Finding Childcare

Learning, Development and Care for children 0 – 5 years

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Progress Check at age 2
  • Reception Baseline Assessment
  • End of EYFS Profile

School Age Childcare 4 – 16 years

Information on finding Wraparound care,

Out of school care and holiday clubs.


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Contact Us

Early Years - Families Information Service
Phone: 0800 587 8042