Sure Start Summer Term courses and activities

Our Summer term courses and activities are live on the website for booking.  This term we have some new courses – Art and Creative Play, Healthy Cooking on a Budget, Smashing Parenting (aimed at the early years) and Budget Like a Boss as well as the popular favourites.

Due to staff shortage in daycare there aren’t any creche or childcare facilities. If you feel this would be a barrier please contact the setting that provides the activity.

North and East Halifax list of this term’s courses and activities below.
Click here for Calderdale Lower Valley activites

Course Details Day Start Date End Date No of wks Course Time Location
Art & Creative Play Fri 29.04.22 27.05.22 5 1.30 – 2.30pm Illingworth
Cooking on a budget Mon 06.06.22 27.06.22 4 9.30 – 11.30am The Hub
Baby Yoga Thur 09.06.22 30.03.22 4 10.00 – 11.00am Creations
Baby Massage Thur 16.06.22 07.07.22 4 9.30 – 10.30am Innovations
Family First Aid Mon 04.07.22 11.07.22 2 9.30 – 11.00am Northowram Hub
Get Creative Thur 14.07.22 14.07.22 9.15 – 10.45am Creations


Accredited Course Details Day Start Date End Date   Course Time Location
Introduction to Childcare Tues 3.5.22 21.06.22 7 9.30 – 2.00pm Elland C of E School

Click here for detailed course information and to book
(telephone booking option available)

All these activities are advertised in the Sure Start Children’s Centre newsletter, along with a wealth of information for families with a real focus around school readiness.

Those who have registered with our Sure Start nurseries receive this quarterly newsletter either online or by post.

To register with Sure Start, visit (under Services and Activities) or visit your nearest Sure Start Children’s centre for a paper form.

Learn What Sure Start Children’s Centres Can Do For You!

Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership covers the areas of Illingworth, Mixenden, Ovenden, Northowram & Shelf and parts of Pellon. Holywell Green, Elland, Rastrick and Brighouse. There are 10 Children’s Centres and a Core Services team based within these areas.

They are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow; this includes embedding British Values into the curriculum and actively promoting these in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The following services are on offer:-

  • Good quality learning combined with full day care provision for children 0-5
  • Child and Family Health Services, including Antenatal Services
  • Parental Outreach
  • Family Support Services
  • Support for Childminders
  • Support for Children and Parents with Special Needs
  • Effective links with Job Centre Plus to support parents and carers who wish to consider Training and Employment
  • Drop in sessions and other activities for children and carers at all centres
  • Termly Programme of Activities for Parents/Families
  • Activities for Families during School Holidays
  • Volunteering Opportunities

For more information on the services on offer visit the website at

Alternatively contact the core services team on 01422 251090.

The Vision is to work with parents and partners to ensure that all children across the area have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children.

To keep people updated with what they are doing more in real time, Sure Start Children’s Centres not only have the main Facebook page,  there are now Facebook pages for each of the individual Children’s Centres which are used to promote the services on offer as well as showing you what’s been going on in daycare.

Why not help to reach a wide audience by visiting and Liking Centre pages as listed below;

Ash Green Children’s Centre
Creations Community Children’s Centre
Elland Children’s Centre
Innovations Children’s Centre
Illingworth Community Children’s Centre
Field Lane Children’s Centre
Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
Wellholme Children’s Centre

Big cook, little cook course in Lee Mount

Big Cook little cookA fun 4 week healthy eating cooking course for you and your child from Calderdale Health Improvement Service and Sure Start Children’s Centres North and East Halifax.

This course is for parents/carers with children aged 2 ½ – 4 years.

Starting on Tuesday 24 February 2015

At Lee Mount Baptist Church, HX3 5BQ

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Booking is essential as places are limited. A crèche will be available but must be booked in advance.

To book your place or to find out more about this and other Sure Start family learning please contact 01422 251090.

Sure Start Children’s Centre’s Autumn Newsletter

NHPSure Start Children’s Centres are here to stay with services now being provided by the North Halifax Partnership  across North & East Halifax, and in the Lower Valley.

Our newsletters are packed full of fun activities and training courses for children and families.

Autumn newsletters Out Now!!    Lower Valley Autumn       North & East Autumn

We’re now running Children’s Centres in Ovenden, Mixenden, Illingworth, Pellon, Brighouse, Elland, Rastrick, Holywell Green Hub and Northowram & Shelf Hub.

If you have friends or relatives in this area please encourage them to like our page so they can receive the latest updates in their newsfeed… Like…

sure start north and east

sure start lower valley

Like Us! in Brighouse, Elland, Rastrick and Holywell Green

Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax:

You may be aware we have now extended the area we cover and now run the Children’s Centres in Brighouse, Elland, Rastrick and Holywell Green Hub.

If you have friends or relatives in this area please encourage them to like our page so they can receive the latest updates in their newsfeed… Like…