Free Budgeting Course at Kevin Pearce Annexe March 2nd

Bookings are now open for this free budgeting course, hosted by North Halifax Partnership.

When? Thursday 2nd March, 10am -12:30pm

Where? Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre (Annexe Building)

All attendees will receive a £10 voucher on completion.

To book your place please complete our online application form by either scanning the QR code or following the link below:

You are invited to our very own Warm Space at Kevin Pearce Annexe!

Feel welcome to our weekly Warm Space at Kevin Pearce Annexe, Tea, Toast and some Crafts!

The North and East Halifax Staying Well Team have set up a welcome Warm Space in the Annexe building next to the Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre.

Every Monday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm we will be making our facilities available to our neighbours, providing a warm space for you to come in and socialise.

Have some toast, enjoy coffee or tea and biscuits or try out some arts and crafts, enjoy a chitchat, a natter, a chinwag or simply sit and enjoy!

Click on the images if you wish to see them larger.

Every Monday 13:00 – 15:00

Location : Kevin Pearce Annexe, Ovenden Road, HX3 5RQ

The venue is accessible to wheelchair users.

There is limited parking space in the car park, including two designated disabled spaces. You may park on the street outside. Please be considerate to the neighbours.

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Christmas Light Trail from Kevin Pearce December 16th

Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre and North Halifax Partnership invite you to join us in our Christmas Light Trail!

This short walk is ideal for little feet! It will be a bright Christmas experience for children and young families!

Meeting at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre, Ovenden Road (Ovenden, HX3 5RQ) for a 4pm start.

There will be hot chocolate and mince pies for adults and a chocolate selection box for the first 50 families that arrive!

We hope you will join us!

No need to book, you can turn up. Please dress appropriately for the weather.



Kevin Pearce Nursery classed Outstanding by OFSTED!

Following the recent visit by OFSTED the Nursery Setting at Kevin Pearce Children’s centre was pronounced Outstanding, which is the highest rating an education establishment can receive.

The inspector reviewed the running of the nursery and spoke to both staff and parents. Among many things, the inspector commended the fantastic opportunities for outdoor experiences, the support for development across all the children, including those with additional needs, the positive relationships  of staff with parents, as well as the observed good work relationship within the team!

Some of the feedback received says:

“Staff provide exceptional experiences for children to connect with the natural
world. There is outstanding support In developing children’s speech and language skills. There is an exceptionally high team spirit in nursery. Staff report a high level of wellbeing.”

“Children are inspired and thrive at this nursery. Staff provide a warm, caring environment for children, and show genuine care for their wellbeing. Children are very happy and show that they feel safe and emotionally secure.”

We would like to join in congratulating the amazing staff working at Kevin Pearce Nursery for earning this achievement. Not that we needed it to know they’re awesome!

A brief overview of the inspection

On Monday 5th September, Kevin Pearce got their Ofsted notification call.
The team stayed behind after work to finalise the preparations for the 8am Ofsted inspector.

A joint observation was carried out by the centre’s manager with the inspector, then theinspector drifted between both nursery rooms and the outdoor areas speaking to all staff. Numerous external professionals spoke to the inspector about their experiences of Kevin Pearce.

The DCCM, SEYP and CEO then completed the leadership and management section, followed shortly by the inspection feedback, which one of the quiso’s joined us for.

Read all about it in the Halifax Courier!

Ofsted reports: Amazing Ofsted rating for North Halifax nursery

Next Sure Start Volunteering Course November 11&18 at Kevin Pearce Annexe

The next Sure Start Volunteering course will run in the Annexe Building at Kevin Pearce in Ovenden over two sessions in November.

Friday 11 November 10am – 12pm
Friday 18 November 10am – 12pm

Week 1 : Volunteer opportunities within our Children’s Centres and what we can offer

Week 2 : Safeguarding, confidentiality, health and safety.

Once both session are complete and following the receipt of a DBS and 2two satisfactory references you will be allocated a volunteer role.

Any more info you might need will be on volunteer page on website

Or scan the QR code on the image above.

You can  register your interest online here

To find out more, please contact us on 01422 251 090

Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre (Annex building)
Ovenden Road, HX3 5RQ

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!

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.