Fountainhead Village Easter Egg Hunt

Using a Warley Ward forum Grant residents of the Fountainhead village enjoyed a fantastic Easter Egg hunt event, as you can see there was a very good turnout on a nice sunny day where parents and children had a great time.

There were some left over eggs which were donated to the Calderdale Royal hospital children’s hospital and Calderdale Smart move charity, the event also raised £140 which will be donated to Sure Start.

Free Easter Event at Illingworth Children’s Centre

There will be crafts, egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, plus Lion Learners will be there where you can learn about and handle various animals! Ring 01422 252209 to book your place. Please note this is for children up to 8 years old.

Sleep Tight Course

Join the online workshop for children aged 12 months+ with sleep issues. The next courses are running on the 5th, 12th and 19th of May 2023 at 1-2.30pm.

For more information contact Nicola Cooke or Lisa Ward on 01422 251090 or at,

Biscuit decorating and crafts half term session at Innovations Children’s centre Feb 16

This February Half Term, join us at Innovations Children’s Centre for a crafts session, aimed at young children up to 6 years old.

We will be decorating biscuits and doing a selection of crafty activities, so come along!

The event is free but booking is essential.

Please contact Innovations on 01422 248222 to book.

Thursday 16th February 11am – 12:30pm

Innovations Children’s Centre – Cousin Lane, Halifax,  HX2 8DQ

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Free Diploma in Childcare or Health & Social Care in your Local Community!

The 16 week Intro to Childcare Course is back, if you are interested or would like to explore the opportunities offered then why not come and join us!

Following completion of this there will be opportunity to then complete Level 1 Diploma in Childcare.

Please see the flyers below for booking URL and QR code.

You can find the booking form at the Sure Start Children’s Centres website

Classes run 9:30 am to 2:30 pm – during school hours!

Course starts: Thursday 23rd February

Creations Community Children’s Centre

Albert Road, Halifax HX2 0QD

If you live in the Lower  Valley area, there is a similar course at Elland Children’s centre : Free Diploma course – Elland

For more information and to apply:

Contact Creations Children’s Centre on 01422 434006 or 01422 251090

Ash Green Sure Start Children’s Centre featured in the Halifax Courier!

The Halifax Courier has featured our very own Ash Green Children’s Centre for achieving the Outstanding OfSted rating last month!

Read the feature in the Halifax Courier

Despite what has been a trying year for the Ash Green Sure Start Children’s Centre site, including the fire that affected the upper site, the centre managed to achieve the highest Ofsted rating – and rightly so!

[Excerpt from the Halifax Courier and Ofsted report]

“Highly skilled leaders and staff have superior aspirations for all families and an in-depth understanding of their unique needs.

“All children make significant progress from their starting points on entry.”

The report also said staff meticulously plan a challenging and expansive curriculum, provide excellent outdoor opportunities and inspire parents to support children’s learning.

And the report said staff give a high priority to children’s safety.

Nicola Earnshaw, Children’s Centre Manager, said “I am very proud of all the staff at Ash Green Children’s Centre.

“Their passion and hard work has paid off.”