Join the fun this summer and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

If your child is eligible for free school meals through qualifying benefits, they may be able to access a fully funded holiday place during the school holidays this summer.

Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme provides enriching activities, delicious nutritious meals and a chance for young people to meet new friends in a safe & fun environment, during the school holidays!

Please discuss needs of your child with providers.


  • Tumble TAGS Summer Camps
  • Cricket Activity Camp – Illingworth
  • The Brooksbank School Summer Camp

and many more!

For the full, continuously updated list of activities, click here: Calderdale Healthy Holidays

TAGS Summer Camps in Ryburn

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to use it.”

5 Days of amazing sport, FUN with friends, the chance to be scouted by top clubs, chance to win nationally recognised medals all on your doorstep – don’t miss out!

On Camp, 9:30am until 3:30pm each day.

Free Healthy Holiday places only applies if your child(ren) are between 5 – 11 years old.

Nutritional meal & Snack provided.

Head Coach: Bryan Brooks (Harrogate Town AFC, Halifax Town FC, Guiseley AFC).

Sport Coached by and/or pathways linked to
Football Bradford City AFC & Women
Football Premier League Academy
Rugby Sam Allan (England U16, U17 & U18 Player)
Cricket Elland CC
Gymnastics Lucie Stott
Karate Halifax Sport Karate
Judo Judo Excellence
Football Callum Bromley Ex Bradford City & Halifax Town

Premier League Academy, Great Britain England Martial Artists, Bradford City, Bradford City Women, and ex England Rugby International Sam Allan are coming to Halifax this Summer to scout for the next wave of future talent! Whether you are a beginner or well into your sport, come and showcase your skills and maybe get scouted (tagged) and start your sporting journey.

With such a talented array of coaches TAGS certainly offers a broad programme of high-quality coaching and opportunities to progress into sports specific pathways.

With all highly qualified staff DBS checked, safeguarding and 1st Aid trained children get the chance to have fun and flourish in this high-quality environment.

Roller Skating back at the YMCA!

Roller Skating is back and running at the YMCA, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, times are posted on the YMCA website.

Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance. Tickets are £5 per session and include skate hire. There is no booking fee and you can book online.

The Halifax YMCA
The Marlborough Hall
13 Crossley Street
Halifax HX1 1UG

Tel: 01422 353626 (10am till 5pm Mon-Fri / 10am till 12noon Sat)

Free summertime Girls Football sessions with Crossleys AFC!

Crossley Junior AFC will be holding FREE GIRLS sessions on Fridays during the school holidays.

Starting 30th July 9:30-12pm for ages 5-11.

Sessions will be held by fully qualified FA & DBS checked coaches at Illingworth Sports Club HX2 8HA.



For more details or to book any of the sessions please message or contact Wayne on 078933631076.


Job opportunities with Sure Start Children’s Centres – various locations

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

· Workforce and Strategic Support Officer – 25 hours per week

· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme Park – 24 hours per week

· Advanced Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce – 37 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours per week

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations – 37 hours per week

· Early Years Practitioner – Creations – 24 hours per week

· Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 37 hours per week TTO

· Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 37 hours per week


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


If you would like to come and see us in action please get in touch details are on our website:


Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 28th July 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.

Ash Green Children’s Centre 2 year funded places available for September 2021

Don’t miss out!

Ash Green Children’s Centre is now taking bookings for September 2021.

We currently have two year funding spaces available in our 2-3 year room.

We also have places available for Children aged 0-2 who would be fee payers.

For more information and to see if you can view the centre, please contact us:

Ash Green Children’s Centre
1 Sunny Bank Road

Tel: 01422 243941

Emotional Health and Wellbeing for Children and Young People

Open Minds have compiled the following information on issues faced by school children and young people and what help is available.

You will find help on:

  • Professional Guides on Supporting Children and Young People
  • Primary to Secondary Transition Support for Students in Y6
  • Staff Suicide Awareness Workshops
  • Calderdale Cares 4 Us: Health and Wellbeing Staff Survey
  • ‘Life as an LGBT+ Young Person in 2021’ Survey

Download the document here