Halifax by the Sea – Giant Fun Fair this weekend!

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halifax-by-the-seaThe seaside is coming to Halifax, offering a great day out for all the family with theme park white knuckle rides, children’s entertainment and much more.

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 July – At Savile Park, Halifax

Friday 5pm to 9.30pm / Saturday 12noon to 9.30pm / Sunday 12noon to 7pm

All large rides £1.50 and children’s rides just £1

Take Me On! Training and Apprenticeship Showcase Event

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TMO CK Careers EventAged 16 – 19, unemployed, just left school or college and want to heck out local job vacancies or find out more about apprenticeships? Then go along to the Take Me On Training and Apprenticeship Showcase Event.

Thursday 14 July – 1pm to 3pm
At Halifax Career’s Centre, 16 Alexandra Street, HX1 1BS

For information contact 01484 225500 and ask for Halifax Centre or visit www.ckcareersonline.org.uk

Teenage Parent Advice, Referral, Training and Information – Starts today

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Age 16-19? Not sure about next steps after baby? Get information on jobs, apprenticeships,
courses, leisure and meet your Careers Adviser with afternoon tea served 2pm to 4pm.

Starts Thursday 30 June (then every Thursday for 4 weeks)
At Halifax Careers Centre, Alexandra Street, Halifax, HX1 1BS

Please call Melissa Bairstow on 07876 898334 – Mary Stanislaus on 07884 868265 – or call 01484 225500 and ask for Halifax Careers Centre if you’d like to go along.

Apply for funding from Carriers for Causes

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The One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ grants programme is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.

Grants of up to £1000 will be available to support projects that ‘benefit local communities and are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop – helping to improve lives and local places’.

Applying for a grant

Carriers for Causes is a rolling programme, meaning that you can apply for funding all year round. Applications are shortlisted on a quarterly basis for panel decision which will take place every three months. Applicants will generally know the outcome of their application within 16 weeks of applying.

Click here for further details or to apply

Canine Capers at Manor Heath Park, Halifax

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K9 2016 (3)The search is on for dogs of all shapes and sizes, young or old, big or small, to go along with their family to join in the fun at the RSPCA K9 Party in the Park.

Sunday 3 July – 12 noon to 5pm
At Manor Heath Park, Halifax, HX3 0EB

There are 25 classes in the fun dog show including Dogs with Talent, Puppy Love and the judges will have a tough task selecting the winners!

ALL ENTRIES ON THE DAY – £1.50 per class except *class 4 which is free for PAC members and *class 7 free for EARS adopters

For enquires contact Lauren on 07538 114079.

XS Childrens Activities at North Bridge Leisure Centre

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For ages 8 – 15

XS provides a wide range of exciting activities to help children stay healthy, try out some new sporting activities, play and help improve their skills.

Each day offers a variety of activities’

  • Monday 25 – Friday 29 July
  • Monday 1 – Friday 5 August
  • Monday 8 – Friday 12 August
  • Monday 15 – Friday 19 August
  • Monday 22 – Friday 26 August

Prices are £21.95 per day (£16.95 per day PTL) – £85 a week (£65 a week PTL) 5 day week – £76 a week (£58 a week PTL) bank holiday 4 day week

To book call North Bridge Leisure Centre on 01422 341527. You will need to pay at time of booking. Online booking also available at www.calderdale.gov.uk/sport

Do Something! Summer activities for all the family

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Do SOmething Summer 2016 CoverThe Do Something guide helps you to plan an action packed holiday with your children in Calderdale.

Whether you want to get out on your bike, stream dip for minibeasts, hunt for fossils or get down to the park for a bear hunt there’s lots to explore.

Find an activity in the latest edition…

If you’re batty about bats, curious about museums or mad about football, there’s so much to do the only problem you’ll have is fitting everything in.

Outstanding Ofsted inspection for Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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We are extremely pleased to announce that Wellholme Park Children’s nursery has received another ‘Outstanding’ outcome on a recent unannounced Ofsted inspection.

Here are some of the highlights from the report:

  • There is a superior awareness of safeguarding issues and staff’s collaborative working with other key agencies is exemplary.
  • Staff have high expectations for all children. Their firm belief that all children are competent learner’s leads to exceptional commitment to inclusion.
  • Staff model excellent social skills, which has a positive impact on children’s behaviour and friendships.
  • The nursery has an exceptional commitment to improving children’s health and wellbeing
  • Children show high levels of motivation, curiosity and creativity and their leaning is enhanced because of staff’s high quality interaction.

Some of the verbal feedback from the inspector on the day:

“Everything is underpinned by the continual drive for improvement and self-improvement is key, all staff are involved, everyone had the same passion and drive and all are singing from the same hymn sheet, action plans in place, it’s exceptional.

Staff having lead roles drives improvement and has a massive impact.  Staff are well trained for these roles and support staff well. The staff team is well supported.

Children are happy, social skills and independence is promoted, children in pre-school are well ready for the next step”.

We are really pleased with this feedback and tremendously proud of our staff team and the children that attend Wellholme nursery and will be celebrating with a party!

‘Start Your Own Business’ Drop In Sessions – July 2016

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Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed / start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team. Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions.

Click here for sessions in July 2016

Please contact Eric to arrange a free 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493