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

Innovations Facebook Page

Trainers needed to run family courses in Sure Start Children’s Centres

Sure Start Children’s Centres are looking for individuals or companies to run courses for our families!   Do you have an activity course that is out of this world? An activity that will get them all off their feet? We would love to hear from you!

We are looking for trainers that can deliver courses and activities suitable to families with children aged 0-5 years old.

Please contact Diane Coenen on 01422 251090 for more information.



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.”

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.



Ash Green Children’s Centre rated Outstanding by OFSTED !

Ash Green, a Sure Start Children’s Centre provided by North Halifax Partnership, is celebrating a “Outstanding” ofsted report. The centre is based across two sites which means they receive two separate Ofsted inspections– on this occasion it was the 2-3 room based on the site of Ash Green Community Primary school.

Ofsted visited the centre on 1st November 2022. The inspector spent time taking to staff, children, parents and observing the room.

The inspector stated “That children strive in this stimulating environment and clearly enjoy their time in the setting, they happily enter the setting and quickly become engrossed in a range of activities. Children make rapid progress from their original starting points on entry and teaching is of a high quality”

The report goes on to say “staff have high expectations of what the children can achieve and are extremely proactive in getting any professional support in place quickly.”

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 –  we just need to wait for the other site at Ash Green to be inspected now!”


Ash Green Sure Start Children’s Centre
Mixenden Rd, Halifax HX2 8QD
t : 01422 244613


NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting now – November 30th


North Halifax Partnership (NHP) 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 roles available.

Our Children’s centres are exciting places to work. All the staff are committed to supporting their local communities to provide high quality learning for children. We provide an excellent working environment where children and staff thrive.

We are currently recruiting staff for the following posts:

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is for qualified and experienced practitioners with a passion for helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have the responsibility to lead an area in child development, such as speech and language, SEND, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is for newly qualified or unqualified staff, or staff returning to childcare following a break or staff who are looking for a new and meaningful new career in childcare. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All our posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, staff voucher incentives and access to an excellent and innovating training programme. There are multiple internal career progression routes within the different children centres.

Current Early Years posts

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner Posts – Innovations Children’s Centre
  •  Advanced Early Years Practitioner – Elland Children’s Centre
  •  Early Years Practitioner Posts – Wellholme Children’s Centre
  •  Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Creations
  •  Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations
  •  Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre
  •  Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Innovations
  •  Early Years Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre
  •  Early Years Practitioner Plus posts – Wellholme Children’s Centre
  •  Early Years Practitioner Plus – Ash Green Children’s Centre

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 30th November 2022

Other posts

  • Receptionist/Administration Assistant – Wellholme Children’s Centre
  • Site Supervisor – Creations Children’s Centre

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 30th November 2022

For an application pack visit our website

Or contact Julie Jones in our recruitment team on 01422 251090

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.