Sure Start Children’s Centres – Recruiting now!

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:

  • Advanced Administrator
  • Cleaner

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 21st February 2020 

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

New App – 50 Things to do Before You’re 5!

NHP Children’s Centres are excited to let you all know about the new 50 things to do before your 5 app that Calderdale Council have developed in conjunction with the Children’s Centres and lots of other local partners.

It gives you 50 different, low cost and no cost activities that you can do with children aged under 5. There are lots of ideas for resources and children’s learning and it gives examples of where you can do the activities in Calderdale. You can download it from your app store today.

All the NHP Children’s Centres will be delivering 50 things to do before your 5 activities in the stay and play sessions this week and staff in these sessions will be able to show you how to download the app.

Why not pop along to one of the Centres groups this week and join in the fun and download the app.

Sure Start Play Bus at Northowram and Shelf Children’s Centre

During this half term Sure Start Children’s Centres thought it would be nice to organise a Party Play Bus at Northowram and Shelf Children’s Centre Hub, Lydgate,  Northowram HX3 7EJ for their regular Thursday play group ‘Chat and Play’ which runs from 1:30pm–3:00pm.

This Thursday 21 February, 1:30pm-3:30pm you’ll get your chance to explore the Play Bus. If you haven’t heard of the Play Bus before it is a double decker bus that has been converted into a soft play centre.

All families are welcome with children aged 0-5. The fee per family is £1.60 as normal (with snack provided).

Paint a Pot at Northowram Children’s Centre Hub this Half Term

There are still places available for this fabulous FREE Event at Northowram and Shelf Hub Children’s Centre Hub on Tuesday 19 February, 10:00am-12:00pm. To reserve a place please phone Creations Childrens Centre on 01422 434006.


Swedish Back Massage at Holmfield Mills

This is a 4 week taster session for a career in holistic therapies from Wednesday 9 January to Wednesday 30 January 2019, 10:00am-12:00pm. 

The course will be held at Holmfield Mills, Holdsworth Rd, Halifax HX3 6SN. Book a place now by calling 01422 251090 or complete a booking form and hand in to your nearest Children’s Centre.

Volunteering, is it for you?

Bored? Need a new challenge? Meet new people – Gain work experience – Increase your confidence.

There will be a session at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre,  on Monday 4 March 2019, 12:30pm–2:30pm which will give you information about becoming a
volunteer with North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres.

Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be provided.

To book, please ask at you local Children’s Centre or call on 01422 251090.


Mini Movers Stay and Play Group Comes to Moorside School

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There is a new, weekly community Stay and Play Group for children 0-3 years, run by Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre Staff and housed in the new Moorside Community Primary School.

Starting on 7 November the group will be run every Wednesday, 1:45pm-3:10pm (term time only). It gives a chance to meet and socialise both for the adults and the children. There will be songs and a storytime as well as messy play and other activities.

The first session is FREE!

For further information call 01422 252209.