Introduction to Childcare Level 2 – 6 week accredited course January 27

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Sure Start Children Centres are hosting a 6 week half day accredited course for anyone interested in a career in childcare at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre.

Enrolment is on Monday January 27 from 9.30am – 11.30am

Course runs from Monday February 10 – March 16 from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Venue: Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL

This course is leading to 3 qualifications:

  • Level 2 accreditation in Childcare
  • Level 2 certification in Safeguarding Children
  • Level 2 Basic First Aid Awareness

Plus experience of working in a  childcare setting.

Due to the very high popularity and demand for this course, book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book a place please complete the online application at

Booking form found here:

For any queries please contact Leanne Barlow on 01422 266197

Sure Start Children’s Centres
North Halifax Partnership

After School Fun Fridays – New club at The Space @ Field Lane

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After School Fun Fridays is a new group starting this January, aimed at primary school children, run at The Space @ Field Lane.

Come join us in our play area, and enjoy our pool tables, and computer room.

Wii games and Free WiFi are also available.

The cafe is open providing hot food and drinks.

Sessions run every Friday 2:30pm – 4:30pm.


For information please get in touch

The Space @ Field Lane tel. 01484 556924 or email


Tots and Dots – Baby and Toddler Group Tuesday mornings at The Space

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Please note the updated day and time for Tots and Dots, the baby and toddler group at The Space @ Fieldlane.

Come join us for two hours of fun with art and craft activities suitable for babies and toddlers. There is a cafe open, so parents can enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

Sessions run every Tuesday 9:30am – 11:30am, starting January 7, 2020.

Each session costs £2.50 – pay on the day.


Find us at:

The Space, Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3JT

or ring Leanne on 01484 556924


Sparks! Half term fun at the Bankfield Museum – various dates

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As part of the Calderdale Photography exhibition come and create your own landscape picture.

The event takes place on three separate dates during the Spring Half term:

February 18, 19, 20 from 11:00 – 16:00.

Suitable for 4-12 years old. £4 per child or £3 for Passport to Leisure.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


Part of the Calderdale Local Offer

Physical Activity Survey for parents and carers of children under 5

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Are you pregnant, a dad-to-be or parent/carer/grandparent of a child/ren aged under 5, then we want to hear your views.

As part of the movement for Calderdale to be the most active borough in the UK, Active Calderdale and partners are promoting a survey for parents and carers of children under 5 years to help us to understand how we can help you to be more physically active.

We are interested to know what would help you to be more active and the answers could help develop and plan Calderdale projects.

Please take five minutes to complete the survey and share your views with us.

Click here for the survey

The survey will be open from 9th January until the 8th February 2020.

Do Something February – April 2020 issue out now!

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The Do Something guide is packed with fun activities and events for children and families, organised by Calderdale Council services. The latest issue for February to April 2020 is out now!


Feb – Apr 2020 Issue

To read or download the latest guide, click here.

Printed copies are also available from libraries, museums, sports centres and visitor centres.

For more information about our Do Something guides visit our web page here


Click to subscribe to Do Something! or any of our newsletters here