Start Children’s Centres North and East Halifax covers the areas of Illingworth, Mixenden, Ovenden, Northowram & Shelf and parts of Pellon.
There are 5 Children’s Centres and a Core Services team based within this area. The following services are on offer:-
- Good quality learning combined with full day care provision for children aged 0-5
- Child and Family Health Services, including Antenatal Services
- Parental Outreach
- Family Support Services
- Support for Childminders
- Support for Children and Parents with Special Needs
- Effective links with Job Centre Plus to support parents and carers who wish to consider Training and Employment
- Drop in sessions and other activities for children and carers at all centres
- Termly Programme of Activities for Parents/Families
- Activities for Families during School Holidays
For more information on the services on offer at your nearest centre click on the link to your left. Alternatively contact the core services team on
Our Vision is to: Work with families and our partners to ensure that all children in North & East Halifax have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children.
Everything we do in local Children’s Centres contributes to our Business Plan. Please click on the links to see Business Plan 2012-2013. Due to Commissioning we have had to extend the Business Plan from the previous Year, for further details please click on the link Business Plan Extension 2(1 October 2013 – 1 July 2014)
Would you like to know how we have done this year (01/10/2013-13/06/2014)? Please click here to read the Year End Summary Report which got sent to North Halifax Partnership
Childens Centres in North & East Halifax, you can click on the links above or the link below:
Football for Tots – Tuesday 3rd March
Unfortunatley due to circumstances beyond our control we had to cancel the course for this week. We are working very hard to try and get to the bottom of the issue we had with the Cartwheel Youth & Community Club not being opened to allow our course to start. We will be in touch with everyone who booked to attend the course as soon as we have further details. We apologise that you had to turnout in the adverse weather conditions.
Tell us your thoughts!
For some time we have had a loyalty card scheme in North & East Halifax where families could have a card stamped every time they accessed a service. All fully stamped cards would then be entered into a quarterly draw for families to be in with a chance of winner a shopping voucher. Due to a poor take up of this scheme we have decided to put it on hold for a short while.
As a parent/carer do you think this is worth continuing or do you have any other incentive ideas?
Please submit your ideas on Facebook or through the query leave a comment bx at the bottom of this page!
New Year, New You Weight Loss Programme- Click for more information
We are no longer running the drop in coffee morning at St Michaels and All Angels School in Shelf due to drop in attendance. It has been advertised in our latest newsletter as currently running – this is a mistake. We are however hoping to start a Baby Stay and Play at the School in the near future. Keep checking the website and Facebook for updates.
Happy New Year! You can now book on to Spring 2015 Family Learning Course - Click here
Daycare places available.
We have daycare places available in some of our Lower Valley Children’s Centres. Full daycare for parents/carers who are looking to return to work or training and FREE early education places available for 2 year olds (subject to eligibility), 3 and 4 year olds.
For more information or to arrange a visit contact Wellholme Children’s Centre (Brighouse) on 01484 714768 or Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197.
Oftsed rated Good and Outstanding!
Centre inspection says the Children’s Centres in this area are officially good
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