Sure Start Children’s Centres

Budget like a Boss! with help from Noah’s Ark

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Do words like debt, balance, finance, budgeting confuse you? Would you like to take charge of your money for good?

Noah’s Ark have put together a two half-day course that will show you exactly how you can do that.

There are still available sessions to choose from:

  • 21st June and 12th & 19th July
    at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre (Hopwood Lane, Halifax)
  • 2nd & 9th July Illingworth Children’s Centre

Sessions start at 9.30AM until 1.00PM.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Reasonable travel expenses paid.

To book a place, contact Andrew, Lesley or Kelly on 01422 364664 or email debt@noahsarkcentre.org.uk

Sure Start Children Centers – 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 Vacancies

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Wellhome Park – 24 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Wellholme Park – 37 hours per week, TTO
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Elland – 25 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations – 18.5 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 37 hours per week, TTO
  • Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme Park – 30 hours per week
  • Site Supervisor – Creations + Illingworth – 37 hours per week

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 16th June 2021

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

http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

Budget like a Boss! with help from Noah’s Ark

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Do words like debt, balance, finance, budgeting confuse you? Would you like to take charge of your money for good?

Noah’s Ark have put together a two half-day course that will show you exactly how you can do that.

There are five different sessions to choose from:

  • 17th & 24th May, 14th & 21st June and 12th & 19th July
    at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre (Hopwood Lane, Halifax)
  • 27th May & 3rd June Ash Green Children’s Centre and 2nd & 9th July Illingworth Children’s Centre

Sessions start at 9.30AM until 1.00PM.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Reasonable travel expenses paid.

To book a place, contact Andrew, Lesley or Kelly on 01422 364664 or email debt@noahsarkcentre.org.uk

 

Lead Deputy Children’s Centre Manager at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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Wellholme Park Children’s Centre is looking for an inspirational manager who is able to provide leadership to a staff team and a provision of 37 children aged 0-4 years. Alongside our nursery we offer Children’s Centre services to across the areas of Brighouse, Rastrick, Bailiff Bridge & Lightcliffe.

 

Based at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

37 hours per week

£30,000 per annum

 

We are looking for someone who has substantial experience of managing a staff team together with the knowledge and understanding of how to support staff to provide high standards of care and education for our children.

Along with these skills you will need to have experience and a clear understanding of managing safeguarding issues and working together with a range of partner agencies.

If you think you are the person we are looking for and would like to visit the Children’s Centre or discuss the role in more detail, please contact Nicola Earnshaw on 07851774679.

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.

Closing date for the post is 12 noon on Wednesday 12th May 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.

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:

  • Parent Link Worker x 2
  • Community Early Years Practitioner
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus x 2
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Domestic

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 28th April 2021

 

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

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

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! 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.

NHP Annual General Meeting – 20 Jan 2021

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We’re working towards our vision of a better future for all generations.

Find out more at our Annual General Meeting on North Halifax Partnership AGM; 6pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021

If you’d like to join us to look back over the year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, and to share our plans for the future, please contact Kim.Connell@nhpltd.org.uk , who will send you an invitation to our first virtual AGM .

In the meantime, click here for some pictures and numbers from our world before the pandemic.

No matter how awful 2020 has been (and at times it really has) its certainly been a fantastic year for community involvement and volunteering. Across Calderdale more people than ever have been looking out for their neighbours, helping out the vulnerable and finding new ways to reach out and support strangers in their communities.

Our NHP annual awards celebrations were sadly not able to go ahead this year due to the COVID19 situation but our NHP Community Thank You has seen around 80 people sending personal messages of gratitude to one another via our Friday Flyers and community blogs.

Not an NHP member? Our most important members are the residents of North Halifax and YOU can join them! Click here to join.

 

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