Trainers Wanted to deliver courses for our Sure Start families

Do you, or someone you know deliver courses and activities to families/parent/carers?

Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP deliver a termly programme of courses and activities for families across the North & East and Lower Valley areas of Calderdale.  We are looking to expand our database of trainers who would be willing to tender for some of these activities.

Our primary focus is to work with targeted families around being healthy and choosing  healthy lifestyles, raising attainment and being school ready and improving parenting aspirations and skills.

Trainers will need to provide a DBS processed within the last 3 years and have relevant insurance cover.

If you are interested or would like to know more information please contact Leanne.barlow@nhpltd.org.uk.

 

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities March 16

Our Family Support team will be running the parenting programme: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities in mid March 2021 alongside Halifax Opportunities Trust. The course starts on March 16.
The programme is a part of a national research project to evaluate the effectiveness and impact on family wellbeing. Parents who join the project are able to earn up to £40 in vouchers through taking part either on the programme or within the control group that will wait for the next available delivery.
Register now to reserve your place on this course which has received some fantastic feedback from parents who previously taken part
To book contact Julia Brierley 07852 174 007

SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! January 2021

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:

  • Caretaker – 30 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – 2 x 37 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – 2 x 19 hours per week

 Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 27th January 2021

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

www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

 

Sure Start Activities to do with your children at home

Are you looking for ideas to keep the little ones busy?

The brilliantly creative minds at Sure Start Children’s Centres have put a few ideas together for you to try.

Activities to try with your children at home

There are creative activities, messy play, healthy eating and even some educational activities to help with preparing the little ones for school and beyond.

Take a look, you’ll certainly find something you like!

In response to schools and children’s centres closing following the government guidance surrounding Covid -19 staff at Sure Start North Halifax Partnership have put together this web page to help our service users through this challenging time offering fun and educational activities including tips on managing your child’s behaviour through reward charts and other fun activities.

NHP Annual General Meeting – 20 Jan 2021

We’re working towards our vision of a better future for all generations.

Find out more at our Annual General Meeting on North Halifax Partnership AGM; 6pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021

If you’d like to join us to look back over the year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, and to share our plans for the future, please contact Kim.Connell@nhpltd.org.uk , who will send you an invitation to our first virtual AGM .

In the meantime, click here for some pictures and numbers from our world before the pandemic.

No matter how awful 2020 has been (and at times it really has) its certainly been a fantastic year for community involvement and volunteering. Across Calderdale more people than ever have been looking out for their neighbours, helping out the vulnerable and finding new ways to reach out and support strangers in their communities.

Our NHP annual awards celebrations were sadly not able to go ahead this year due to the COVID19 situation but our NHP Community Thank You has seen around 80 people sending personal messages of gratitude to one another via our Friday Flyers and community blogs.

Not an NHP member? Our most important members are the residents of North Halifax and YOU can join them! Click here to join.

 

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme

Are you a parent with children aged 3-18?
Do you want to help shape services for the future?
Come and be part of a study to promote family wellbeing!

Halifax Opportunities Trust, Sure Start Children’s Centres & North Halifax Partnership are working with UCL and Race Equality Foundation to offer Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme.

This free, 13 week course aims to help you to

  • Build positive family relationships
  • Manage anger and stress
  • Implement effective discipline strategies
  • Gain confidence and communication skills
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Recognise and value your family and cultural traditions
  • Meet others and share ideas

The course is aimed at parents, step parents, grandparents and foster carers who have got a child aged between 3-18.

There will be two groups, starting on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at the Elsie Whiteley Innovations centre and Thursday February 4th, 2021 at the Holy Nativity Church in Mixenden.

Another course is scheduled for September 2021.

The programme is part of a research study from the University College London: The Together Study. This means that a researcher would like to talk to you before the programme starts and at three time points after the programme has finished. You will received £10 voucher for each questionnaire you complete with a researcher.

Part of the research is that parents are randomly allocated to either the group starting in February or allocated to a group starting in September. (The researchers can explain more about why) – a computer decides who takes part in the group now or in the group later and the decision cannot be influenced.

For more information please contact

  •  Noreen Safdar: 01422 434 980
  • Beverley Thompson: 07741671792
  • Julia Brierley: 07852174007

Programme details – A5 booklet Elsie Whiteley & Holy Nativity Updated version

 

SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! November 2020

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:

  • Early Years Practitioner Plus x 3
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Caretaker

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 27th November 2020

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/