Sure Start

Managing Your Money: Free Course at Elland Children’s Centre

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On Monday 26 February, 12:30pm-2:00pm, Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road HX5 0BB will be hosting a course on Money Management given by WYCAS (West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service).

This FREE 4-week course is for people aged 19+ who want to understand ways to manage money and stay on top of bills.

You will learn:

  • What is a budget and why budget
  • Calendar of spending
  • Raising Credit
  • Calculating a budget
  • What to do if in debt & prioritising debt
  • Considering energy bills
  • Prioritising expenditure\increasing income
  • Budgeting for shopping & celebrations

Contact Jane Granville at WYCAS for more information on 0113 2706291, or email jane.granville@wycas.org.uk

Update on Saturday Splat at Wellholme Children’s Centre

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Saturday Splat is a group for Parents and Carers of children with additional needs and their siblings of any age.

It is a fun environment where families can engage together in varied activities for just £1.50 per family.

This is a drop-in session and therefore no booking is required.

Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

First Saturday in every month (second Saturday if the first falls on a Bank Holiday weekend except for April and August – no session)
10.00am–11.30am

For more information contact Wellholme Park Children’s Centre on: 01484 714768

Saturday Splat will be held on the following dates:

  • 6 January
  • 3 February
  • 3 March
  • No Saturday Splat on 7 April – closed for Easter Break 
  • 12 May
  • 2 June
  • 7 July
  • No Saturday Splat on 4 August – closed for summer break 
  • 1 September
  • 6 October
  • 3 November

Reminder: FREE Family Swim with Sure Start and Brighouse Pool

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Family SwimmingJust a reminder to book a place for the FREE Family Swim at Brighouse Swimming Pool.

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres in the Lower Valley welcome you to a New Year’s Family Fun and Fitness afternoon – for FREE!

At Brighouse Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre on Sunday 4 February 2018, 2pm – 5pm.

This offer is open to Sure Start registered families.

Contact us on 01484 714768 to register, or if you are not sure whether you are registered.

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The fun includes:

  • Buggy walk at 2pm
  • Family swim in the main pool, 3pm – 4pm
  • Aqua babies session in Teaching pool, 4pm – 4.30pm
  • Aqua Tots session in teaching pool, 4.30pm – 5pm
  • Family Zumba! with Calderdale’s Better Living Team at 2pm and 2.30pm.
  • Baby massage, 3pm
  • Bongo Babies, 3.30pm
  • Mini Me activity time, 4pm
  • Crafts, refreshments and access to information about Children’s Centre services throughout the afternoon.

YOU MUST BOOK A PLACE IN ADVANCE. [Booking Form>>]

Completed forms can be returned to the reception team at Wellhome Park Children’s Centre, Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 4AF. Or you can ring through your preferences on 01484 714768.

Return your form quickly as we expect these sessions to be popular and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last date for bookings: 26th January 2018

** Important information** Activities are not suitable for children over 11 years old. Please note that all children must be supervised by an adult. In the pool sessions, a supervising adult must be in the water with children, and there must be 1 adult for every 2 children that you bring.

Sure Start Children’s Centres – Your Views Matter

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Our annual consultation, “your views matter”, is taking place 4 December – 15 December 2017, this is where staff will be asking all our service users to complete a brief questionnaire and give feedback on the services provided. We need this valuable feedback from families to enable us to continue to improve and change our Children’s Centre offer, keeping it fit for purpose and relevant to all our service users. This is the first time the questionnaire is available online as well, this can be accessed on our website, www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk, on the home page on the right hand side is a link to the questionnaire.