CBeebies facts for kids

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Launched 11 February 2002
Owned by BBC
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 1.1% (December 2009, )
Replaced CBBC on Choice (Programming strand on BBC Choice)
Sister channel(s) CBBC Channel
Website www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies www.cbeebies.com
Freeview Channel 71
Sky Digital Channel 614
Tata Sky (India) Channel 607
Polsat (Poland) Channel 56
SKY Latin America (Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean) Channel 329
DStv Channel 306
Foxtel Channel 705
Austar Channel 705
Virgin Media Channel 702
UPC Ireland Channel 609
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 29
Telenet (Belgium) Channel 604 (From July)
Foxtel Channel 705
Optus TV Channel 705
Cable Mágico (Peru) Channel 418
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 28
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 447
Tiscali TV(UK) Channel 305
Internet television
BBC Online Watch live (UK only)
BBC iPlayer Watch live (UK only)

CBeebies is a television channel for children who are 7 years old or younger. It began on 11 February 2002 by the BBC. It broadcasts from 06:00 to 19:00 on Freeview channel 71. The sister channel is CBBC for older children.

Get Set Go

Get Set Go is the first block of the day. It starts at 06:00 and ends at 09:00. It is presented by Andy Day. On weekends, Sidney Sloane co-presents it with Day.

Discover & Do

Get Set Go is followed by Discover & Do. It is broadcast from 09:00 until 12:00 noon. It is presented by Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee. Discover & Do is repeated at 12:00 til 15:00

Big Fun Time

Discover & Do is followed by Big Fun Time. It begins at 15:00 and finishes at 18:00. It is hosted by Sidney Sloane. On weekends, it is co-presented by Andy Day.

Bedtime hour

Bedtime hour follows Big Fun Time. It is broadcast from 18:00 to 19:00. It includes calm-natured programmes such as: In the Night Garden..., 3rd & Bird, 64 Zoo Lane, Waybuloo, and Charlie & Lola.

This section of CBeebies starts with the song called "Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon". At the end of the section, Chris Jarvis sings a lullaby called "The Time Has Come to Say Goodnight". After the song, the station closes down for the night.


Currently presenting CBeebies are:

  • Cerri Burnell
  • Alex Winters
  • Sidney Sloane
  • Liz Victor
  • Andy Day
  • Aneta Piotrowska (Cbeebies Poland)

Previous Presenters

Ex presenters of CBeebies were:

  • Sue Monroe (until March 2006)
  • Nicole Davis (until February 2006)
  • Eva Alexander (February to October 2006)
  • Pui Fan Lee (until January 2009)
  • Chris Jarvis (until January 2009)


  • "What's the Day?"
  • "The Birthday Song"
  • "It's Time for Lunch"
  • "Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon"
  • "Goodnight"


  • Children's Channel of the Year awarded at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards (25 November 2007)
  • Best Music Original Score John Greswell & David Schweitzer for Charlie and Lola at the Royal Television Society Awards (29 November 2007)
  • Best Pre-school Animation Series awarded to Charlie & Lola at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards
  • Best Writer awarded to Anna Starkey for Charlie & Lola at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards
  • Best Children's Live-Action Series awarded to In the Night Garden at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards
  • Best Children's Programme awarded to Nina & the Neurons at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2007
  • Best Children's Programme awarded for Charlie & Lola at the Broadcast Awards 2007
  • Best TV Series for Children and Adults awarded to Charlie & Lola at the Bradford Animation Festival 2006
  • CBeebies was Highly Commended in the Best Children's Channel category at the Broadcast Digital Channel Awards 2006
  • Best Pre-school Live Action Series awarded to CBeebies AutumnWatch at the BAFTA Children's Awards 2006
  • Best Pre-school Live Action Series awarded to Boogie Beebies at the BAFTA Children's Awards 2005

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