Children's Funerals

Arranging a funeral for a child is something no-one can imagine having to do.


Our funeral directors are experienced in dealing with situations where children have passed away, we offer a full service for this type of funeral and will discuss any ideas and thoughts you may have.


As each service of this type is so unique, it is not possible to provide a standard set of costs, however the majority of the costs involved in arranging a child's funeral are either waived or reduced, with many families ultimately not having to pay any costs at all, although there may be some elements over which we have no control. During the funeral arrangements, we will discuss these things with you.

With the recent introduction of the Children's Funeral Fund, this will further reduce any financial burden on grieving families. It is not means tested, and covers:

  • £300 towards a coffin

  • A burial plot and interment fees.

  • The application fee for a memorial on the plot (but not the memorial itself).

  • Gravedigger's Fees

  • Cremation Fees

  • Doctor's Cremation Forms



We have a full range of coffins available for children, ranging from a simple white casket, through to appropriately sized coffins that match those on our coffins page.



A traditional hearse is sometimes not appropriate for the funeral of a child, particularly if very young. In these instances, the coffin my be carried with the family in a limousine, or we have a customised hearsette, which enables the parents to sit beside the child's coffin.

If you need financial assistance in paying for the funeral of a child, ask us to refer you to The Child Funeral Charity.

Further Financial Assistance

If you are receiving a qualifying benefit, you may be able to receive assistance from The Social Fund. See for further information.


Funeral Payment Application Form


We Are


Members of The National Association of Funeral Directors
Members of The Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors

Head Office:

J G Fielder & Son

48-50 Clarence Street


YO31 7EW (View Map)

Tel: 01904 654460

Fax: 01904 637413


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