Our Community

Tens of thousands of people live, work, and socialise in Ashfield every day, in a community packed with thriving public services, vibrant cultural hotspots, and serviced by a network of businesses and amenities. Ashfield offers a wide range of facilities and things to do, but at its heart is a community where there are many opportunities to meet people and create connections. Find out about free childcare, schools, libraries, business opportunities, sports clubs, and volunteering in the area.

The front of Hucknall Library, in Hucknall town centre

Funded Childcare
Are you a working parent of a 3 or 4-year-old child? You may be entitled to up to 30 hours of free childcare a week. Find out more information about funded childcare.

Families on some government benefits or 'Looked After' children are eligible for up to 15 hours of free childcare per week. Find out information about childcare government benefits or telephone 0300 500 8080 for more details.

Schools and Ofsted
Find a school in the Ashfield area.
Search for an Ofsted inspection at schools in Ashfield. 

There are eight libraries in the Ashfield area with a variety of activities aimed at young ones of all ages with Rattle, Rhyme and Roll sessions for babies and toddlers and games clubs for older children with community jigsaws, board games, and Lego.

Libraries in the Ashfield area include Annesley Woodhouse Library, Hucknall Library, Huthwaite Library, Jacksdale Community Partnership Library, Selston Library, Skegby and Stanton Hill Library, Sutton in Ashfield Library, and Kirkby in Ashfield Library and Learning Centre.

Discover Ashfield celebrates all that is best about living, visiting, learning, working, and doing business in Ashfield.

sutton green