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CBeebies is a television channel for children who are 7 years old or younger. It was launched on 11 February 2002 and is owned by the BBC. The channel broadcast from 06:00 to 19:00, Timesharing with BBC Four. CBeebies was the only channel scheduled to begin at 06:00 and to end at 19:00. The sister channel is CBBC for older children.

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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. Sidney Sloane used to co-present with Day on weekends, until he left in 2013.

Discover & Do

Get Set Go is followed by Discover & Do. It is broadcast from 09:00 until 15:00. The same three-hour loop of programmes are shown between 09:00 and 12:00 and 12:00 and 15:00.

Big Fun Time

Discover & Do is followed by Big Fun Time. It begins at 15:00 and finishes at 18:00.

Bedtime Hour

Bedtime Hour is broadcast from 18:00 to 19:00. It includes calm-natured programmes such as: In the Night Garden..., The Adventures of Abney and Teal, Clangers, and Charlie & Lola in order to enable children to wind down for the day.

This section of CBeebies starts with the song called "Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon". At the end of the section, a lullaby called "The Time Has Come to Say Goodnight", written by Chris Jarvis and originally performed by him, along with Pui Fan Lee is played. After the song, the station closes down for the night.


In the UK, currently presenting CBeebies are:

  • Andy Day
  • Ben Cajee
  • Cat Sandion
  • Katy Ashworth
  • Rebecca Keatley
  • Dodge T. Dog

Previous Presenters

The following people used to present CBeebies:

  • Sue Monroe (February 2002 until March 2006)
  • Nicole Davis (2003 until February 2006)
  • Eva Alexander (February to October 2006)
  • Pui Fan Lee (February 2002 until January 2009)
  • Chris Jarvis (February 2002 until January 2009)
  • Sidney Sloane (February 2002 until 2013)
  • Cerrie Burnell (2009 until 2017)


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