Ready Steady Nursery 5 week free course starting February 27th

Ready Steady Nursery is a fun, interactive group that focuses on supporting you and your child with their transition into nursery or reception class.


Each week we will cover a different topic designed to support your child’s learning and development!

Week 1 – Communication and Language
Week 2 – Let’s get moving with our fine motor skills
Week 3 – The numbers game
Week 4 – Listen and learn
Week 5 – Health and self care, “I can do it!”

Starting Monday 27th February for 5 weeks.

Every session is on a Monday 10am – 11:30am

For more information and to book a place, contact

Innovations Children’s Centre on 01422 248 222
Address : Cousin La, Halifax HX2 8DQ

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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Advice and Guidance Drop-in every second Friday at Innovations Children’s Centre

North Halifax Partnership along  with Halifax Opportunities Trust are bringing advice and guidance sessions in our Sure Start Children’s centres around employment and applying or jobs, support with applying for universal credit and signposting to specialist services around mental health, debt and much more.

For North and East Halifax, the nearest advice centre is
Innovations Children’s Centre
Cousin La, Cumberland Cl, Halifax HX2 8DQ
t : 01422 248222

Sessions run every 2 weeks on a Friday from 9.00am to 12.30pm
Next Session: Friday 28th October

Similar sessions run in Elland Children’s Centre every second Monday.

For more information contact:
Sanah Asghar
t : 07784240653
e :

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Gain a diploma in Childcare or Health and Social care Free course


A fantastic opportunity to gain a Free Diploma either in Childcare or in Health and Social Care in your local community in your nearest Sure Start Children’s centre.

The course runs one day a week over 16 sessions between 9.30am – 2.45pm, which is useful if you have school age children.

All course work is completed in class.

To find out more, just turn up to one of our coffee morning enrolments. No need to book.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the courses, contact Katie Jones on 01422 251090.

Next sessions:

5th October 10.30am – 12.30pm
Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ
Tel: 01422 248222

6th October 10.30am – 12.30pm
Creations Children’s Centre, Albert Road, Pellon, Halifax, HX2 0QD
Tel: 01422 434006

6th October 10.30am – 12.30pm
Illingworth Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL
01422 243633

Innovations and Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre embark on project with Octopus Energy Group

We were recently approached by Octopus Energy Group, who own wind turbine number three at Ovenden Moor.

On 20th July, the energy company visited Innovations Children’s Centre to complete a workshop with the children. Eleanor, Dean and Kathryn Beeby talked to the children about renewable energy and showed them pictures of wind turbines and explained what they are used for. We then created some drawings relating to wind turbines and renewable energy, which Octopus Energy will use as projections on the turbines!

We had a special visitor, Constantine the Octopus puppet, who spoke about how we can look after our planet, what energy is and how we need to try use less.

We were then provided with a kit to make our own wind turbine and we went outside to discuss the weather and see if the wind was blowing. Fact sheets were also given to parents with top tips on how to save energy which included weekly tasks they could complete to reduce energy in the home.

Below: Children drew their own wind turbines – and Constantine the Octopus!

NHP SureStart Children’s Centre recruitment open day – Innovations March 17

Have you ever thought about joining the workforce of our Sure Start Children’s Centres?

There are several work benefits and considerable job satisfaction in knowing you have a positive impact in a child’s development.

We are always looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to become part of our team.

Visit us in one of our recruitment open days, meet the team and find out what options there are for you!

Recruitment open days:

Tuesday 15th March : Elland Children’s Centre 5pm – 6.30pm
Boxhall Road, Elland, HX5 0BB

Thursday 17th March : Innovations Children’s Centre 5pm – 6.30pm
Cousin La, Cumberland Cl, Halifax HX2 8DQ

For more information visit:

Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting now



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. We have a variety of day/hours are currently available within our day care settings.

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres have been established 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.

We are currently recruiting staff for the following posts: –

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 of the posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, additional leave for 5 years’ service, staff voucher incentives and 2 training days a year. There are multiple training opportunities and internal career progression routes within the different departments of the organisation.

Current available posts

  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre – 25 hours x 2
  • Early Years Practitioner – Elland Children’s Centre – 37 hours (Term time only)
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Wellholme Children’s Centre – 37 hours (Term time only)
  • Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green Children’s Centre – 37 hours

Other available posts

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre – 37 hours
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 18.5 hours
  • Advanced Administrator – Family Learning – 30 hours
  • Advanced Administrator – Innovations Children’s Centre – 37 hours
  • Projects Administrator – OMI – 37 hours
  • Receptionist/Admin Assistant – Wellholme Children’s Centre – 24 hours
  • Site Supervisor – Creations/Illingworth Children’s Centre – 37 hours
  • Cleaner – Ash Green – 10 hours

Closing date for these applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 16th February 2022

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

For an application pack visit our website NHP Work Support Or

Please email completed applications to

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.