Innovations Children’s centre is taking bookings for September 2021

Innovations Sure Start Children’s Centre is now taking bookings for those who wish to enrol their children in September 2021.

The nursery is open to preschool children from 0 – 5 years of age.

There are facilities for babies and infants up to 2 years, a toddler room and a pre-school area.

Due to Coronavirus, we are unable to host open days or arrange for visits.

Take the nursery virtual tour here

We offer full and half day care, 2 year funding, EEF funding and 30 hours per week.

All our staff are fully trained and experienced. All staff have undergone a DBS check.

Please take a look at the nursery flyer for more details:

Download Innovations information flyer

For more information, please contact the centre on 01422 248 222 and ask for Gemma Turner.

Innovations Children’s Centre
Cousin Lane, Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8DQ
Innovations@nhpltd.org.uk
01422 248 222

SureStart 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:

  • Parent Link Worker x 2
  • Community Early Years Practitioner
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus x 2
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Domestic

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 28th April 2021

 

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

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

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

Dads ‘R’ Us are at Innovations on Saturday 1 June

Dads ‘R’ Us are at Innovations Children’s Centre,  Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8DQ on Saturday 1 June, 9:30am-11:30am.

Places are limited so please call 01422 248222 to book a place

Enjoy a cooked breakfast along with Children’s Centre staff then have fun in the allotment and do some planting that can be taken home.

Dads ‘R’ Us is a group run by volunteers in North Halifax. It is there to support men caring for children in the area; dads, uncles, grandads, any other male carers.

The group holds a regular meeting at different venues within North Halifax, on the 1st Saturday of every month. The session includes dads getting together having a full cooked breakfast with the kids and getting involved in all kinds of activities. Throughout the year Dads ‘R’ Us arrange trips out to farms, museums, camping trips and dads social evenings out.

If you need any more information please visit the website http://dadsareus.co.uk/

Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8DQ

‘All Things Spring’ Family Learning at Innovations Children’s Centre

There will be a family learning course at Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane’ Ovenden HX2 8DQ over 4 weeks starting on Monday 4 March, 1:00pm-2:30pm.

The activity, suitable for children from walking age to 5 years,  involves learning how to plant seeds and bulbs successfully and in a variety of ways to generate excitement, understanding of plant life & growth and an interest in where our flowers, fruit and veg come from. Take home what you have planted and watch it grow through Spring and Summer.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call Sure Start Children’s Centre, North Halifax Partnership on 01422 266197.

Jewellery Making at Creations Community Children’s Centre

Starting on Tuesday 15 January 2019, 12:30pm-2:30pm, Creations Community Children’s Centre, Albert Road, Pellon HX2 0QD will be holding Jewellery Making Workshops.

Design and create your own jewellery using different materials over the 4 weeks of the workshops ending on Tuesday 5 February.

A great hobby or even a small business that could be a source of income.

A limited crèche is available.

To book a place call 01422 266197 or online http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/

Sure Start Children’s Centre Supporting Lighthouse Project

Period poverty hit the public consciousness in December 2016 following the release of Ken Loach’s hard-hitting film I, Daniel Blake’.

One scene, where a struggling single mother is caught stealing sanitary towels, particularly caught the imagination, and food banks were flooded with donations of menstrual products.

Recently a  car load of toiletries have kindly been donated by Children’s Centre staff ready to be dropped off at Calderdale Lighthouse Project – and still more to drop off.

#FreePeriods is a national campaign calling for free menstrual products for children in receipt of free school meals

In March, the media were full of reports of schoolgirls in Leeds routinely missing school because they were unable to afford menstrual products.

Children as young as 10 were choosing to stay at home to avoid the embarrassment of bleeding on their school uniform in front of their peers, because they weren’t adequately protected. They miss school every month because they cannot face the shame and fear of going to school using socks stuffed with tissues, old torn T-shirts or newspaper. In these families, menstrual products are an unattainable luxury.