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.

Sessions for parents expecting a new baby – Feb 2017

These sessions, organised by your Health Visiting Team, Children’s Centre Team and Midwives will run for 4 weeks on Tuesday’s 7, 14, 21 and 28 February from 6pm to 8pm and will cover the following:

  • Week 1 – Giving your baby the best start
  • Week 2 – Labour and delivery
  • Week 3 – Getting to know your baby
  • Week 4 – Keeping your baby safe

To be held at Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8DQ

For information or to book a place call Innovations Children’s Centre on 01422 248222

Cooking with a bang at Illingworth Children’s Centre

cooking-with-a-bangA 3 week family cooking activity making family friendly food with a theme of autumn and bonfire night. The sessions will be adults only for the first 2 weeks with children aged 3-6 included in the final session – Creche on site for 2 weeks.

Starts Thursday 13 October – 12.45pm to 2.45pm
At Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL

To book a place call Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership on 01422 266197 or visit

Story Massage at Innovations Children’s Centre

3 week family learning course on story massage, how it can help to improve calmness, concentration, improve self esteem and confidence – Suitable for parents with children aged 1 year +

Monday 20 June – 10am to 11.30am
At Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8QD

To book a place, call Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP on 01422 266197

A4 Story Massage Innovations CC

Love Bread? Make it at Northowram & Shelf Hub

A 2 week family learning activity giving an introduction to the techniques and principles of real bread making. Make three different types: overnight white, brown and Italian. Suitable for children aged 3+

Starts Tuesday 15 March – 9.30 to 11.30am
At Northowram Hub, Lydgate, Northowram, Halifax, HX3 7EJ

To book a place call Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership on 01422 266197 or book online at

Sure Start courses – November 2015

There are a number of Sure Start courses taking place this November; from Pram Fit and Baby Rave to  Emergency Paediatric First Aid… see table’s below for course details.

surestart courses - November

Further information can be found online at and you can book onto Sure Start courses online here or if you require further information call now on 01422 251090.

Get Pram Fit with Sure Start at Threeways

A 4 week family learning course for mums and dads, introducing fitness without needing to worry about childcare.

Starts Monday 2 November – From 10am to 11am
At Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, HX3 5SX

To book a place, call Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP on 01422 251090 or visit: