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Join Our Team  

  • Alternative Provision Centre

  • Time to Shine SEND Group

  • Little Squirrels Playgroup

  • Autplay Therapy 

  • Therapeutic Play 

  • Hygge Flagship Accreditation

  • I CAN Training

  • Early Years, School Consultancy

  • Training Centre of Excellence

Little Squirrels Outdoor Group
Fridays 9:30-10:30 - find out more:

Alternative Provision

Every child "fits in" at the Hugi Hub and Den

Hugi Hub is a unique specialist child and family centre.  We have four spaces within the centre, Hugi Indoor Nurture Space, Squirrel Snug Sensory Therapy Cabin, Forest Garden and Teepee and our playground. 

We specialise in writing and delivering individual bespoke programmes of support and interventions for children with Social. Emotional, Mental Health Needs, Trauma, Attachment Disorder,  Autism, Speech, Language and Communication Needs, and Global Developmental Delay plus more. 

Our team will become part of the multiagency team supporting the child and family. We will work in partnership with the team delivering programmes including Speech Language and Communication Plans, My Plan, Education Health Care Plan targets.  

We have excellent feedback from the families, schools and other professionals. 

We offer half and full day sessions for children in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.  We take referrals directly from schools, nurseries, private referrals and from parents/carers. 


The Hugi Hub team will support children and their families, in partnership with others to ‘curiously' explore with ‘wonder’ to realise their full potential, particularly children who require that little bit more support, are finding school challenging, need specialist support or who may be at risk of exclusion. Somewhere they can truly be themselves through expression, mindfulness, with mental health and wellbeing at the heart. All based on the 'Hygge'  Philosophy and Pedagogy.

Time to Shine


‘Time to Shine’ Sessions for children who have additional, specific or complex needs, or you have concerns as a parent or practitioner.   

Family sessions for children who have additional, specific or complex needs, or you need support. Nurseries and schools welcome too. 

A place where children and adults can enjoy special moments together, Hugi Den, James Walton Court, Halfway, Sheffield.

Autplay Therapy


AutPlay Therapy is a behavioural play-based treatment approach to working with children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. This innovative new model contains a parent-training component (where the therapist trains parents to do directive play therapy interventions in the home) and can be utilised in any setting where children with an autism disorder, ADHD, dysregulation issues, attachement disorder, or other neurodevelopmental disorders are treated. Sessions can be booked by nurseries, schools, parents and other agencies

Therapeutic Play

Social, Emotional, Mental Health 

Therapeutic Play is an activity based intervention with the main objective of improving the emotional well-being of the child.  This is accomplished through the use of play and therapeutic arts, using directive and non directive techniques. Sessions can be booked by nurseries, schools, parents and other agencies. 

Flagship Accreditation

 Tiny Hands Big Futures Hygge Accreditation 

Your early years setting or school will complete an audit to demonstrate that you provide opportunities for children that meet the Tiny Hands Big Futures Pedagogy and Principles. 

All in an environment that is calm, natural, nurturing, and supports attachment, communication and thoughts and feelings. An environment where children can truly be themselves through expression and mindfulness, promoting healthy mental health and wellbeing. On successful assessment you will be awarded the accreditation status and become a flagship setting or school. 


We offer a wide variety of training both within the Hugi Hub Centre of Excellence and in educational establishments. We offer nurseries and schools the opportunity to become a 'TIny Hands Big Futures Flagship Accredited' 



Nursery Start Up Support,

Leadership and Management,

OFSTED Requirements,

EYFS Curriculum 




Bespoke flagship packages available. 


I CAN's mission is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or 

understanding.  We deliver the  Early Talk Programme, 

Early Talk Accreditation, Early Talk Boost, Talk Boost KS1 and KS2 



2021 Events include 'Museum Babies' and  'Dragon Fire and Fairy Wings'. 

Hygge Conference: 

Amazing Me!

'SEND' themed for educators.

We also organise and manage conferences and events for other establishments. 

Some of Our Clients

Sheffield City Council, NHS, Doncaster Council, Tiddlywinks Centre, Museums Sheffield, Just for Kids, Kids@work, I Can Charity, Birminghams Social Care, Pipworth School, Beighton School, Netherthorpe School, Wincobank Academy, Woodthorpe School, `Stradbrook School, Woodhouse Nursery, St Josephs School. Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS).


 ''I am so grateful to the Hugi Hub staff for being a great support for both me and my child through everything that we are going through I really don't know how we would have got through all this you are amazing and I will always be grateful for what you have done for me and my boy''


How well does Hugi Hub meet your child's needs?


"I can not believe how well J..... has come on and I like to say thanks again"

"The fact that his challenges by behaviour is pretty much none existent at Hugi shows how comfortable he is" 

"Brilliant and I would like to say a big thank you"

100% would recommend Tiny Hands Big Futures / Hugi Hub to another family/nursery or school?


 How well does the Hugi Hub consider the individual needs of families?

"The Hugi Hub has been an absolute godsend for me after having ........... at home during lockdown and then when he did go back to school, only been allowed to do 3 half days and him being isolated and not feeling part of school, he really struggled and I found it heartbreaking. 



Linden Lodge Special School London  

Services Provided: Early Years Development Plan,

Guidance for OFSTED, Training,

I CAN Charity Training


Fledglings Day Nursery


Tiny Hands Big Futures

Flagship Nursery 

 'Hygge' Accredited Outstanding 

Services Provided:  Early Years Consultant, OFSTED, Curriculum, Training, 

Mental Health Hygge Philosophy 


Woodhouse Nursery Sheffield 

Tiny Hands Big Futures

Flagship Nursery 

 'Hygge' Accredited Outstanding

Services Provided:  Early Years Consultant, OFSTED, Curriculum, Training,

 Mental Health Hygge Philosophy

Contact Us

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Tel, 07714 253061 email

Our Location

Hugi Hub and Den

Specialist Child and Family Centre 

James Walton Court 


Sheffield S20 3GY

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