Sure Start

Dads Event: Woodland Explorers at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve June 18th

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Happy Father’s Day for all Dads, Grandads and male carers!

Join Sure Start Children’s Centre and Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve to a Woodland Adventure this Saturday June 18th from 10am – 12pm.

We will be looking for creepy crawlies and help us fill our bird feeders. Who knows, we may even get a glimpse of the birds coming to feed!

Children will receive a free pack lunch and an activity pack.

Venue: Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, Elland Road, Brighouse, HD6 2RG

June 18th 10am – 12pm

Booking is essential, Please contact the Family Support Team
on 01484 386621 to book your place today

Places may still be available

Volunteers Week – find about volunteering opportunities near you

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Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

 

Held each year in the first week of June (1st-7th) it is the opportunity to thank everyone who give their time for free to beneficiary causes, improving the lives of those around them, be it in their immediate community or even far and wide.

If you would like to volunteer, there are several opportunities. Take a look at some of these below.

Calderdale Making Space are on the look out for enthusiastic volunteers for several roles that will help them provide the services that they do in various locations across Calderdale.
View available positions

 

North Halifax Partnership is currently looking to recruit volunteers to join in many of its services. We hold a Volunteer Drop-In event at the Piece Hall on Wednesday the 8th of June where you can find out how you can become involved.

 

Attend our Volunteering Drop-In event at the Piece Hall on Wednesday 8th of June from 4pm

 

Staying Well are looking for Volunteer Telephone Befrienders.
You will receive full training and can commit to as little as half an hour a week – which can make a huge difference in someone’s life!
Be a Staying Well Telephone Befriender

 

 

Sure Start Children’s Centres are always looking for keen volunteers to assist in all aspects of running our nurseries.
There will be a two day volunteer course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with us.

Apply for the Volunteering Course June 15th and June 22nd

Introduction to Level 2 Childcare Free course starting May 2022

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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.

 

Course PDF

Scan this QR code to enrol

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

Sure Start Summer Term courses and activities

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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.

NHP SureStart Children’s Centre recruitment open day – Elland March 15

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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:

http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs/

Curious Minds Free movement and crafts event Tuesday 22 and Friday 25 February

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Looking for something fun to do with the little ones this half term?

Why not join us for a fun session of movement and crafts?

 

 

Lower Valley Sure Start Children’s Centres and Curious Motion bring Curious Minds, a free session for babies and children up to 5 years of age.

To book on either session, please ring Welholme Park on 01484 714768

 

  • Tuesday 22nd February: The Space @ Field Lane from 1pm – 2.30pm
    Address: Burnsall Rd, Brighouse HD6 3JT

 

  • Friday 25th February: Savage Hall, Elland from 10am – 11.30am
    Address: The Savage Centre, Eastgate, Huddersfield Road, Elland HX5 9DQ

Sure Start Children’s Centres and Dads Event at Galactic Golf

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Calling all dads and male carers of young children.

We are teaming up with Dads R Us to bring you a free fun session of indoor golf at Galactic golf this Saturday February 12th from 10am – 12pm.

If interested and would like to book please call David on 07751 253 430

Click image to download PDF flyer

To book please call David on 07751 253 430

SureStart Children’s Centres recruiting now

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We are delighted to be able to advertise several vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation.

North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. A variety of day/hours are currently available.

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres have been in Calderdale since 2014 and now have a contract in place until March 2022. They are committed to supporting communities to provide high quality learning opportunities for children and parents/carers and they are invested in developing a strong passionate staff team that work with partners to ensure the best outcomes.

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is designed to attract qualified and experienced practitioners that are passionate about helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have a lead area for the candidate to develop within the centre and within the wider team, such as speech and language, SEN, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is designed to attract newly qualified and unqualified staff, staff returning to childcare following a break and staff wanting to get into this line of work. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All the posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, additional leave for 5 years’ service, attendance rewards and 2 training days a year. There are multiple training opportunities and internal career progression routes within the different departments of the organisation.

If you would like to come and see us in action, please get in touch.

Current Early Years Vacancies – For our Early Years posts we offer a rolling recruitment programme

 

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce – 37 hours
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 37 hours
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce – 32 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Elland – 25 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Wellholme – 25 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme – SEND Support – 12 hours Temp post
  • Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 37 hours term time only

 

Other Current Vacancies with a closing date of Wednesday 17th November 2021

 

  • Marketing + Communications Manager – 25 hours
  • Projects Administrator – OMI – 37 hours
  • Advanced Administrator – 37 hours – Innovations
  • Advanced Administrator – 30 hours – Family Learning – Kevin Pearce
  • Receptionist/Admin Assistant – 20 hours – Kevin Pearce
  • Domestic – Wellholme – 20 hours

 

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

 

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 17th November 2021

 

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at:

www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

Parent Link Worker – Lower Valley Family Support Team

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£18,135 per annum (pro rata if part time)

30 hours per week

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Lower Valley Family Support Team as a Parent Link Worker. You will be working within the community supporting families to access services and offer ongoing family support. This role will have a specific focus on engaging male parents and carers, through running and contributing to events that support and encourage males in their role as a parent. This role will involve some weekend work.

 

You will need experience of paid work in supporting families as well as working alongside other agencies and a relevant Level 2 qualification.

 

Please note that for this post you will need a GCSE in English & Maths or the ability to demonstrate that you can work at this level.

For an application pack please visit our website www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

If you have any problems please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.

If you would like more information about the vacancy please contact

Nicola Birchall or Beth Rimmington on 01484 386621

 

Closing date for applications

12 noon on Wednesday 6th October 2021

Interviews to be held 14th October 2021

 

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check

Sure Start Children’s Centres Recruiting – various locations

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We are delighted to be able to advertise several vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation.

North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. A variety of day/hours are currently available.

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres have been in Calderdale since 2014 and now have a contract in place until March 2022. They are committed to supporting communities to provide high quality learning opportunities for children and parents/carers and they are invested in developing a strong passionate staff team that work with partners to ensure the best outcomes.

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is designed to attract qualified and experienced practitioners that are passionate about helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have a lead area for the candidate to develop within the centre and within the wider team, such as speech and language, SEN, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is designed to attract newly qualified and unqualified staff, staff returning to childcare following a break and staff wanting to get into this line of work. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All the posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, additional leave for 5 years’ service, attendance rewards and 2 training days a year. There are multiple training opportunities and internal career progression routes within the different departments of the organisation.

 

If you would like to come and see us in action please get in touch details are on our website: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

 

 

Current Early Years Vacancies – For our Early Years posts we offer a rolling recruitment programme

 

· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce – 37 hours

· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 24 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 24 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours TTO

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Ash Green – 19 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce – 32 hours

· Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – 37 hours

· Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – SEND Support – 27.5 hours TTO Temp post

· Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme – SEND Support – 24 hours Temp post

 

Other Current Vacancies

· Active North Halifax Community Engagement Officer – 37 hours

· Communities Programme Manager – 37 hours

· Marketing + Communications Manager – 25 hours

· Staying Well Befriending Volunteer Coordinator – 18 hours

· Advanced Administrator – 37 hours – Innovations

 

Closing Date Wednesday 6th October 2021

 

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk.

 

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.