Sure Start

Message from Sure Start Children’s Centres on Halloween Safety

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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.

Do:

  • 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:

  • 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​

 

Next Sure Start Volunteering Course November 11&18 at Kevin Pearce Annexe

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The next Sure Start Volunteering course will run in the Annexe Building at Kevin Pearce in Ovenden over two sessions in November.

Sessions:
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

https://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/core-services/volunteering/

Or scan the QR code on the image above.

You can  register your interest online here

To find out more, please contact us on 01422 251 090

Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre (Annex building)
Ovenden Road, HX3 5RQ

Gain a diploma in Childcare or Health and Social care Free course

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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.

Next sessions:

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
01422 248222

Party this Summer with the Lower Valley Children’s Services!

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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

4th August 
Wellholme Park Children’s Centre – Brighouse

9th Agust
Rastrick Cricket Club

13th August
Stainland & Holywell Green United Reformed Church

24th August
Elland Children’s Centre

 

Looking forward to seeing you!

 

Virtual Online Courses available from Sure Start Family Support

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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.

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/