As we are excited and getting ready for Halloween, Sure Start Children’s Centres would like to remind everyone from the young to the young at heart to be mindful and remain safe during this spooktacular time.
- Only trick or treat in your own neighbourhood unless you are with an adult
- Stay in well lit areas where there are plenty of houses
- Make sure an adult knows the area you plan to visit and what time you’ll be back
- Look out for ‘no callers please’ posters and respect your neighbours
- Keep to pavements and trick or treat on one side of the street before crossing safely to the other side – don’t criss-cross
- Wait to eat any treats until you get home so that an adult can check them
- Don’t cut through back alleys, ginnels or fields, and don’t trick or treat too far from home
- Don’t go alone – take an adult with you or stay in a group
The next Sure Start Volunteering course will run in the Annexe Building at Kevin Pearce in Ovenden over two sessions in November.
Friday 11 November 10am – 12pm
Friday 18 November 10am – 12pm
Week 1 : Volunteer opportunities within our Children’s Centres and what we can offer
Week 2 : Safeguarding, confidentiality, health and safety.
Once both session are complete and following the receipt of a DBS and 2two satisfactory references you will be allocated a volunteer role.
Any more info you might need will be on volunteer page on website
Or scan the QR code on the image above.
To find out more, please contact us on 01422 251 090
Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre (Annex building)
Ovenden Road, HX3 5RQ
A fantastic opportunity to gain a Free Diploma either in Childcare or in Health and Social Care in your local community in your nearest Sure Start Children’s centre.
The course runs one day a week over 16 sessions between 9.30am – 2.45pm, which is useful if you have school age children.
All course work is completed in class.
To find out more, just turn up to one of our coffee morning enrolments. No need to book.
If you would like to discuss any aspects of the courses, contact Katie Jones on 01422 251090.
29th September 10.30am – 12.30pm
Illingworth Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL
Tel: 01422 243633
30th September 10.30am – 12.30pm
Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road, Elland, HX5 0BB
Tel: 01422 266197
5th October 10.30am – 12.30pm
Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ
This Summer, the Lower Valley Children’s Centres invite you to their Summer Party !!!
These events are full of fun activities suitable for pre-school children 5 years and under. No need to book, just turn up!
Events taking place from 12PM – 2PM
Wellholme Park Children’s Centre – Brighouse
Rastrick Cricket Club
Stainland & Holywell Green United Reformed Church
Elland Children’s Centre
Looking forward to seeing you!
The family learning programme have a numerous online employability courses that our registered families can access for free. Bookings are now open for our next set of Virtual Online courses.
You will find courses on Health and Safety, First Aid, Customer Service, Food Hygiene, Personal Development and much more.
If you work in an access group and have clients who might be interested, please fill the online booking form in and they will be sent a log on to complete the course at their leisure.
For more information on each course and to find the booking form, please visit Sure Start Family Learning – Activities and Courses
Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the course poster above.
Interested in a career in childcare or schools? We are running our accredited introduction to childcare again this term that leads to a level 2 qualification. Many of our past attendees have gone on to further training or secured employment in early years settings or schools.
This is a 7 week course (1st week introductory session) running from Elland C of E School starting Tuesday 3rd May finishing Tuesday 26th June. There is also an expectation to complete some work experience hours in an early years setting.
To book a place on our course use the following link https://bc.formstack.com/forms/form_1_fsform3525422flt_copy.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
When: Tuesday 10 May 22 (6 Week Course)
Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm
Enrolment/information session: Tuesday 3th May, 9.30am – 1.30pm
Where: Elland C of E School, Westgate, Elland HX5 0BB
Please note there are limited parking spaces. You can park on some roads and there is a council pay and display car park across from the school’s main entrance.
For information contact us on 01422 251 090
Our Summer term courses and activities are live on the website for booking. This term we have some new courses – Art and Creative Play, Healthy Cooking on a Budget, Smashing Parenting (aimed at the early years) and Budget Like a Boss as well as the popular favourites.
Due to staff shortage in daycare there aren’t any creche or childcare facilities. If you feel this would be a barrier please contact the setting that provides the activity.
Calderdale Lower Valley list of this term’s courses and activities below.
Click here for North and East Halifax activites
|Lower Valley Course Details||Day||Start Date||End Date||No of Weeks||Course Time||Location|
|Art and Creative Play||Wed||27.04.22||25.05.22||5||1.00 – 2.00pm||Wellholme Park|
|Baby Massage||Thur||05.05.22||26.05.22||5||9.30 – 10.30am||Whinney Hill TBC|
|Budget like a Boss||Fri||17.06.22||24.06.22||2||12.00 – 2.30pm||Elland CC|
|Family First Aid||Mon||04.07.22||11.07.22||2||1.00 – 2.30pm||The Space TBC|
|Smashing Parenting||Fri||01.07.22||15.07.22||3||1.00 – 2.30pm||Elland CC|
|Accredited Course Details||Day||Start Date||End Date||No of Weeks||Course Time||Location|
|Introduction to Childcare||Tues||3.5.22||21.06.22||7||9.30 – 2.00pm||Elland C of E School|
All these activities are advertised in the Sure Start Children’s Centre newsletter, along with a wealth of information for families with a real focus around school readiness.
Click here for detailed course information and to book
(telephone booking option available)
Those who have registered with our Sure Start nurseries receive this quarterly newsletter either online or by post.
To register with Sure Start, visit http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/ (under Services and Activities) or visit your nearest Sure Start Children’s centre for a paper form.
Have you ever thought about joining the workforce of our Sure Start Children’s Centres?
There are several work benefits and considerable job satisfaction in knowing you have a positive impact in a child’s development.
We are always looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to become part of our team.
Visit us in one of our recruitment open days, meet the team and find out what options there are for you!
Recruitment open days:
Tuesday 15th March : Elland Children’s Centre 5pm – 6.30pm
Boxhall Road, Elland, HX5 0BB
Thursday 17th March : Innovations Children’s Centre 5pm – 6.30pm
Cousin La, Cumberland Cl, Halifax HX2 8DQ
For more information visit: