Paediatric First Aid up to Easter 2021 – spaces still left

There are still spaces available to book on the following Paediatric First Aid training courses offered by Jill Webb Training.

The cost for the courses is £95 per person.

Places left – going fast so please contact Jill 07808277525 to book


Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 Jan (evenings) virtual

Saturday 30 Jan (9 – 4)

Evening sessions virtual

Saturday session Elland area

Tuesday 2, Thursday 4 and Tuesday 9 February All 1700 – 2100 hours Northowram area 1
Saturday 20 and

Saturday 27 March

Huddersfield area 6

Attendance is needed at all sessions for the certificate to be issued.

How do our clients feel we manage being COVID secure? (Feedback from 16.01.2020)

Good COVID secure (wipes, manikin each, prompt to wear mask, sanitiser, ventilation) felt very safe.

Course layout was fab – all COVID considerations and measures in place were very reassuring – thank you!

I felt perfectly safe despite being in a current pandemic. Thoroughly risk assessed by course provider.

Personnel equipment provided with safe distancing etc

Good socially distancing.

Very pleased with COVID measures – felt very safe in this environment and could see there had been more than adequate risk assessments made prior to keep us safe – thanks!

Some feedback from last year

“Very good course, kept you engaged and motivated”
“Enjoyed how hands on it was made it easier to take information in”
“Very approachable trainer and no question was glossed over – very informative”
“Trainer was very knowledgeable – excellent/related to experiences”

“The tutor incorporated some good examples to make the content and information easy to relate to” “Excellent, this was my first time training delivering over video link and had no face to face.  The instructions on how to use Zoom and emailed materials as well”. 


All courses are fully accredited by ITC First, the CPD Service or NUCO

Place2Be events and resources for Children’s Mental Health Week 1 – 7 February

The first week of February 1-7 is dedicated to Children’s Mental Health. have prepared a series of activities, workshops and information to promote awareness and direct to sources of assistance for those in need.

Including an incredible half-day conference (watch live or buy ticket to watch the recording at your discretion) “Creativity as a healing tool: connecting mind body and imagination”. With keynotes from Lemn Sissay and Besseel Van Der Kolk.


For more information, visit

SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! January 2021

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:


Winter Payments Available for Families in Need

Message from Calderdale Council:

The government recently announced a package of extra targeted financial support for those families most in need across England for the cost of food, energy and water bills and other associated costs.

Read the Government announcement on Gov.UK here

We have contacted all families in Calderdale that are eligible, either by letter or email.  There is no application needed – funding will be awarded automatically once they have provided bank details.  All they need to do is follow the instructions in the letter/email and we will do the rest.

To date we have awarded almost £500k to over 4,500 families.

If you know anybody that has been contacted by us, please reassure them that this is legitimate and encourage them to take action.

Frequently Asked Questions and a link to the secure portal are now live on our website.

Still time to enter Your Covid story – Free competition for North Halifax

Happy and Safe New Year from the Reimagining Communities team.

There is still time to submit your COVID story to the Free Competition.

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs. Please see below for details and conditions.

Entrants must live in Mixenden, Illingworth or Ovenden including Lee Mount and all you have to do to be in with a chance at winning an art set or a professional photo shoot for your family is get your creative head on and tell us your covid story in one of the following ways;

  • Art – Love to draw? Get out your paints, pencils and create a piece of art that captures your covid story. If drawing isn’t your thing, how about a collage… If it’s art, then it’s worthy of an entry!
  • Photography/videography – Fancy yourself as the next David Bailey or Steven Spielberg? Send us some photos or a video that captures your covid story to be in with the chance of winning a photoshoot for your family –
  • Writing – Share your experience of covid through poetry, a short story or any other form of creative writing.

There are four categories to choose from which are pre-school, primary school, high school and family – All you need to do is let us know which category your entry comes under when you submit to us.

Deadline for entries is Sunday 24th January 2021 – Winners announced on Friday 29th January 2021.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us your entry by email to – Due to size, videos may need to be sent via Messenger to our Facebook page at Halifax North & East

If you need more information or help with submitting an entry, please contact Please note that by submitting an entry to the competition you acknowledge and agree with the terms and conditions, namely that any media, including original artwork, may be used by NHP Ltd as part of the Reimagining Communities project and across our social media platforms or in connection with other NHP activities. Your personal information will be used only by NHP Ltd for the purposes of the competition and you can opt out at any time by contacting us.

Do you want to know more about Reimagining Communities? Click here.

Is your child feeling stressed, worried or uncertain…?

Open Minds CalderdaleOpen Minds Calderdale have compiled a helpful leaflet for dealing with the concerns and worries of children and young people.

It is important to remember that such feelings in children, as well as their carers, are normal and understandable in stressful situations.

The leaflet contains some tips and tactics to handle such stressful situations. At the bottom there is a list of organisations that may be able to offer help and support for the health and emotional wellbeing to children, young people and their families.

Download info : Is your child feeling stressed, worried or uncertain

Sure Start Activities to do with your children at home

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.