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.

 

Jewellery Making at Ash Green Children’s Centre

Starting on Thursday 21 June, 10:00am-11:30am Ash Green Children’s Centre, Mixenden HX2 8SN will be holding Jewellery Making Workshops. Design and create your own jewellery using different materials.

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

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

Sure Start Children’s Centres Summer Newsletter

Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership have published the summer newsletter which includes information about the family learning courses that are taking place April – June 2018, along with the accredited courses on offer. It also includes their What’s On Guides, which shows the weekly groups on offer across the Children’s Centres and services provided by partner agencies. The newsletter can be downloaded here.

This has also been uploaded to the website, along with a booking form. To book onto the courses you can either complete the booking form electronically on the website or contact the Family Learning Team on 01422 266197.

Please note when you visit the website, there is still the Spring 2018 newsletter and booking form available, as there is a course running into April. To access the newsletters and booking forms you can click directly on this link.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to either contact the Family Learning Team directly on 01422 266197 or alternatively Core Services on 01422 251090.

Create a Life You Love! Enhance Your Life with this 5 Week Course

Starting on Thursday 22 March, 12:30pm at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, Sure Start Children’s Centres are hosting a course – ‘Create a Life You Love!’

This FREE 5 week course helps improve self-awareness to improve relationships and wellbeing. Enhancing a positive mind set, with a focus on goals and positive attributes. It encourages development of the ability to be aware of emotional reactions and behaviour and focus on strengths and the importance of emotional wellbeing and balancing needs, experiences, and aspirations.

Book a place by clicking here.

We asked parents who attended the last course at Elland Children’s Centre last term what they felt was good about the course, this is what they thought:-

* Everything! Particularly assertiveness, personal power, self-awareness and personality.

* Affirmation and personal power.

* It was thought provoking, made you try to understand yourself and how to improve your mind-set

* Wheel of life, learning about myself and how to build my confidence.

When asked what they felt wasn’t so useful about the course this is what they said:-

* Nothing! I wish it was longer and more hours.