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.
If you have children aged 3 – 18 years old, you are invited to take part in a 13 week study to help shape children targeted services in your area in the future.
Be part of a study on promoting family wellbeing!
For more information, contact
Noreen Safdar: 07790 949658 or
Beverley Thompson: 07741 671792
Venue: The Outback, Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road, Halifax HX1 5NB
These online courses aim to help learners experience a positive and long lasting effect on general health and well-being through the regular practice of yoga techniques with a particular focus on relaxation.
Gentle Yoga every Wednesday (Course reference: C3680076)
Starting Wednesday 9th February for 12 sessions from 12pm – 2pm
Relaxing Yoga every Friday evening (Course reference: C3680077)
Starting Friday 11 February for 12 sessions from 7.15 pm – 9.15 pm
To enrol please quote the course reference either online at
enrolonline.wea.org.uk or over the phone on
0300 303 3464
Lost confidence during lockdown? Anxious about getting back to work? Or has isolation affected mental health, motivation, communication and planning skills?
This is how you might benefit from the free one week LAB Wellbeing course
- Gain additional confidence to get back to learning or work
- Re – connect with others and have some fun
- Get a boost to mental wellbeing via learning CBT / NLP techniques
- Try out strategies for dealing with setbacks and stress
We have all faced difficult situations and this has been a time for reassessment. Having some information and tools and techniques to deal with the effects of stress can leave us feeling more in control.
Using the 5 Ways Wellbeing model this lively course, this aims to offer a look at strategies we can all use to plan for a more positive future.
This course is delivered by award -winning Proper Job Theatre Company and uses fun theatre training and arts based techniques.
Seeking work or a change of career? We can offer places on our flagship two week follow on LAB Project course Employability course ( leading to Level 1 Employability qualification) to any suitable learner who completes this.
Find out about other Calderdale Adult Learning courses that might suit you at an on – course progression session.
Course induction date: 3rd December
Class dates: 6-10 December
Hours – 10 am – 4 pm
Please contact Melissa for enquiries or to book a place at E: email@example.com or Tel 07368291874
The course is available to any one with any Calderdale or Todmorden post code.
Are you 12 – 16 years old and passionate about dancing? Take your love for dance to the next level with Dance United Yorkshire Performance Company!
Starting Friday the 14th of May, there will be FREE weekly classes for young persons who have a love for dance. The classes lead to high quality performances.
Classes run each Friday from 5pm to 6.30 pm at
Bazzmatazz Dance Studio, Berwick St. Mills, 23 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG
For more details and to book, contact Romina on 07539 154709
Places are limited so get in touch now to book a place!
The Signs4Life scheme is to help people to communicate and engage with children and adults who may have hearing impairments and are offering a FREE 6-week British Sign Language (BSL) programme, which you can enjoy and access from the comfort of your home, delivered through Zoom.
For more details on the free community programme, due to start after February half-term, please email Hana, on firstname.lastname@example.org
For information and further details, visit signs4life.org
I love watching cyclists and for a long time wanted to learn how to ride a bike safely on the road. With everything COVID related, I wanted to get out more and try cycling but still this fear of being on the road was putting me off. I had mentioned to Suzy, our Active Calderdale engagement co-ordinator for North Halifax about wishing there were something linked to cycling that was easy to access in my local area. I was put in touch with a new free project run by Bikeability which provides adult one to one or family training in riding a bike.
The Bikeability instructor called beforehand to discuss what I needed and where best to meet; she was great to speak with on the phone (a real getting to know you phone call). This put me at great ease. We met up at the moor at Manor Health one week later and learned how to safely ride a cycle on the road. Her calm and clear persona made me feel comfortable and confident enough to go out on the main roads. I will be having an additional session, just to make sure I would be confident enough to take my children out on the roads.
I would highly recommend this service to anyone who is looking to get out more, build their confidence or to learn a new skill. Even if it is just to refresh your memory. It is a fun, free, 2 hour service, delivered in line with current Covid-19 Government Guidance. What have you go to lose?
Well Aware is a recovery course developed and delivered by workers and volunteers with lived experience of mental distress.
Stars Tuesday 10 January 2017 – 12.30pm to 3pm
At Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse HD6 2AF
The course will help participants identify, challenge and change unhelpful thinking, learn new coping strategies, improve resilience, and regain control of their life as well as improving general wellbeing.
All sessions will be held in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.
In the six weeks we will look at a range of topics including:-
- What recovery in mental health means to me
- Understanding beliefs and values
- Reflecting on and identifying strengths and key learning points
- Exploring emotions, beliefs and thoughts
- The locus of control and practical strategies
- Using reflection as a tool to develop self awareness and understanding
Anyone wishing to come on the course should contact Recovery and Support Team at Healthy Minds to arrange an informal chat.