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Mental Health First Aid Training

We have 3 beautiful large rooms available to hire, which can be used for meetings, training days/ workshops, exercise/ yoga sessions, Zumba, showcasing art work, and many more diverse activities you may wish to use the rooms for.

Contact us for further information or to make a booking. Telephone 0114 281 2143.



In 2016, Sharon Curtis, the manager of Ellesmere Children's Centre for over 20 years, completed her PhD with Leeds Beckett University and was awarded her Doctorate.

Read more: Dr Curtis - Amazing achievement




We entered the Sheffield Star Education Awards for the very first time and are absolutely delighted to let you know that we won! Ellesmere Children's Centre was nominated by several parents and supporters and what they all had to say blew the judges away.

Read more: Simply the Best!



In December 2014, the day before Christmas Eve! The centre had its latest Ofsted inspection. Management and staff were elated to find out in January 2015, that we had received the highest possible standard of Ofsted Outstanding. This is an amazing achievement. It makes Ellesmere the only registered, Early Years provider to have received this accolade in the local area.

Read more: Ofsted Outstanding


  • Excellent quality childcare

  • Child centred-child development

  • Access for all children

  • Special needs support

  • Culturally appropriate anti-sexist policies

  • Provisions for babies

Read more: Our services and ethics



Filial Therapy is a special kind of play therapy that closely involves parents and carers. In keeping with our service ethics the new Emosi centre will provide transcultural play therapy for local families with children aged 2-12; in time we hope it will become a city-wide service.

Filial Therapy usually lasts between 3—6 months but may last longer with follow up sessions. The therapy is taught to parents and followed through with support from a trained professional and can be provided in various ways to meet the circumstances of the child and parent/carer.

Read more: Filial Therapy Sessions




We plan to introduce 30 weeks of Intensive Interaction for children with Social Communication Difficulties.


This is a specialised pilot to address the identified needs of local children in the area regarding their personal and social development and integration into the community and the education systems.

These sessions will be led by a Speech and Communications Specialist supported by a Teaching Assistant, using rooms at the Children's Centre.

Read more: Tiny Talkers' Programme



The project aims to educate and inform parents about the importance of children eating healthy and being physically active through dance and improving diet, with support.

The UK has the highest rate of childhood obesity in Western Europe, and 1 in 3 children are obese or overweight before their 5th birthday. Children at pre-school age spend many hours in front of the TV, playing on computer games, so this project aims to support activity levels and health for our children from their earliest foundations.

Read more: Yummie Tummies

At our most recent Ofstead inspection we were proud to be awarded an Outstanding rating.
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