Sure Start

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme April 22

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Are you a parent with children aged 3-18?
Do you want to help shape services for the future?
Come and be part of a study to promote family wellbeing!

The Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme for local parents & carers will be run again, starting April 22.

The course will take place in person at Ash Green Children’s centre in Mixenden.

This free, 13 week course aims to help you to

  • Build positive family relationships
  • Manage anger and stress
  • Implement effective discipline strategies
  • Gain confidence and communication skills
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Recognise and value your family and cultural traditions
  • Meet others and share ideas

The course is aimed at parents, step parents, grandparents and foster carers who have got a child aged between 3-18.

The programme is part of a research study from the University College London: The Together Study. This means that a researcher would like to talk to you before the programme starts and at three time points after the programme has finished. You will receive a £10 voucher for each questionnaire you complete with a researcher.

Part of the research is that parents are randomly allocated to either the group starting in February or allocated to a group starting in September. (The researchers can explain more about why) – a computer decides who takes part in the group now or in the group later and the decision cannot be influenced.

Halifax Opportunities Trust, Sure Start Children’s Centres & North Halifax Partnership are working with UCL and Race Equality Foundation to offer Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme.

For more information please contact Julia Brierley: 07852174007

Programme details – A5 booklet 

 

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities March 16

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Our Family Support team will be running the parenting programme: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities in mid March 2021 alongside Halifax Opportunities Trust. The course starts on March 16.
The programme is a part of a national research project to evaluate the effectiveness and impact on family wellbeing. Parents who join the project are able to earn up to £40 in vouchers through taking part either on the programme or within the control group that will wait for the next available delivery.
Register now to reserve your place on this course which has received some fantastic feedback from parents who previously taken part
To book contact Julia Brierley 07852 174 007

SureStart Children’s centres recruiting now

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We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of 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:

 

  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner – Innovations Children’s Centre

 

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 10th March 2021

 

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

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

NHP Partners Consultation 2021 from 20th January – 17th February

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It is that time of year again where we are asking for you to undertake a short survey with the aim to get your views and feedback.

 

I know it has been a difficult year and you may have not worked for us in this time but North Halifax Partnership would really appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to fill out our Partners Consultation 2021 via Google Forms as your feedback is really important to us. The link below will take you directly to the survey which consists of 8 questions:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepfz8I3pTfBKjKac46-mjRNPzP2d3vyciZkgHJDrYLa0MuFA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

FREE NHP Employment and training courses

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Are you interested in gaining extra qualifications or expanding your knowledge during lockdown.

North Halifax Partnership has the following FREE online employment and training courses available.

 

Please note that for residents of Lower Valley, the courses are limited to those registered with Sure Start.

 

  • COSHH – 11 spaces
  • Customer Care – 14 spaces
  • Fire Marshal – 22 spaces
  • Fire Safety – 20 spaces
  • First Aid Primary Survey – 19 spaces
  • Food Allergy – 23 spaces
  • Food Hygiene level 1 – 20 spaces
  • Food Hygiene Level 2 – 26 spaces

 

For further information visit Sure Start employment training support or to book onto a course complete the online online booking form

SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! January 2021

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We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of 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:

 

  • Caretaker – 30 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – 2 x 37 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – 2 x 19 hours per week

 Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 27th January 2021

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

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

Sure Start Activities to do with your children at home

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Are you looking for ideas to keep the little ones busy?

The brilliantly creative minds at Sure Start Children’s Centres have put a few ideas together for you to try.

Activities to try with your children at home

There are creative activities, messy play, healthy eating and even some educational activities to help with preparing the little ones for school and beyond.

Take a look, you’ll certainly find something you like!

In response to schools and children’s centres closing following the government guidance surrounding Covid -19 staff at Sure Start North Halifax Partnership have put together this web page to help our service users through this challenging time offering fun and educational activities including tips on managing your child’s behaviour through reward charts and other fun activities.

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme

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Are you a parent with children aged 3-18?
Do you want to help shape services for the future?
Come and be part of a study to promote family wellbeing!

Halifax Opportunities Trust, Sure Start Children’s Centres & North Halifax Partnership are working with UCL and Race Equality Foundation to offer Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme.

This free, 13 week course aims to help you to

  • Build positive family relationships
  • Manage anger and stress
  • Implement effective discipline strategies
  • Gain confidence and communication skills
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Recognise and value your family and cultural traditions
  • Meet others and share ideas

The course is aimed at parents, step parents, grandparents and foster carers who have got a child aged between 3-18.

There will be two groups, starting on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at the Elsie Whiteley Innovations centre and Thursday February 4th, 2021 at the Holy Nativity Church in Mixenden.

Another course is scheduled for September 2021.

The programme is part of a research study from the University College London: The Together Study. This means that a researcher would like to talk to you before the programme starts and at three time points after the programme has finished. You will received £10 voucher for each questionnaire you complete with a researcher.

Part of the research is that parents are randomly allocated to either the group starting in February or allocated to a group starting in September. (The researchers can explain more about why) – a computer decides who takes part in the group now or in the group later and the decision cannot be influenced.

For more information please contact

  •  Noreen Safdar: 01422 434 980
  • Beverley Thompson: 07741671792
  • Julia Brierley: 07852174007

Programme details – A5 booklet Elsie Whiteley & Holy Nativity Updated version

 

SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! November 2020

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We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of 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:

 

  • Early Years Practitioner Plus x 3
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Caretaker

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 27th November 2020

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

Your Views Matter 2020 Annual consultation survey

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North Halifax Partnership and SureStart Childrens Centres are once again asking our service users for feedback on our services. Our Annual Consultation “Your Views Matter” 2020 starts today and will be running until the 30th November.

It’s a short questionnaire and all those that take part will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Love 2 Shop voucher.

To take the survey, follow this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJ4uylIdZfruBEmPaFUMCbBDN_JFWne9x9mJmq6_H5TnqYfw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Your views are really important to us. This will help us see what we are doing right, where we need to improve and what else we can help you with.