Sure Start Children’s Centre North Halifax Partnership

Over 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.  The following services are on offer:-

  • Good quality learning combined with full day care provision for children aged 0-5
  • Daycare Policies and Procedures
  • 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 at your nearest centre click on the link to your left.  Alternatively contact the core services team on

01422 251090

Our Vision is to: Work with parents and our 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.

Over 600 service users told us what they wanted….we have worked hard to incorporate your ideas into our Business Plan….everything we do in local Children’s Centres contributes to our Business Plan.  Please click here to view our Business Plan for the period 01/07/2015-30/06/2016. If you have any questions please contact us on 01422 251090 


What’s on Guide October 2015 for all North & East Centres

What’s on Guide October 2015 – Lower Valley Children’s Centres

Breastfeeding Recruitmernt leaflet May 15

Our Customer Service Standards Charter

Our Safeguarding Policy Statement for parents regarding taking photos of children using Children’s Centre Services

Our Environment Policy

Bank Holidays and Closure dates for 2015


Childens Centres in North & East Halifax and Lower Valley, you can click on the links above or the link below:

Childrens Centres in Halifax


Keep up to date with what’s going on….



Start  Volunteering!

Start volunteering! 7 October – This FREE event is open to anyone thinking about volunteering in North Halifax

Volunteering is a really rewarding way to use your spare time. There are many people, charities and group who could benefit from your support.

For some people volunteering offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them.

For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

There are loads of challenging and rewarding opportunities to volunteer in North Halifax, no matter what you’re into!

Our next Volunteer North Halifax Workshop is on 

Wednesday 7 October 2015 at Threeways Centre, Ovenden  

Click here for the flyer!

This FREE event is open to anyone thinking about volunteering in North Halifax.

The morning workshop will be an interactive session for new volunteers where you will reflect on your own interests and skills and think about the sort of organisation you’d like to volunteer for, the activities you’d like to get involved in, and how much time you can offer.

After lunch the Volunteer Market Place will open and you will be able to meet local organisations, talk to existing staff and volunteers and find out how to get involved.

Organisations already booked to attend the market place include:

  • Sure Start Children’s Centres
  • Pennine Housing
  • Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative
  • St Georges Community Trust
  • Threeways Centre
  • Staying Well Ageing Better in North Halifax
  • Sector Support Calderdale
  • North Halifax GoWalking
  • Calderdale Parents and Carers
  • One Good Turn Charity
  • Ovenden Phoenix Football Team
  • Halifax in Bloom
  • Calderdale Youth Offending Team

Tickets are FREE and a light lunch and refreshments are included.  Click on the link below to book a ticket.







We are looking for Breastfeeding Peer Supporters to volunteer 2-3 hours per week in our Children’s Centres in North & East Halifax and Lower Valley and we are recruiting now!

Click here to find out more information at Creations

Click here to find out more information at Wellholme Centre


Childcare Sessional Workers Needed!

Visit our Jobs page for more information!


Family Learning

Click here to take a look at what courses are on offer over Autumn and book on to them.

We have daycare places available in some of our Lower Valley Children’s Centres.  Full daycare for parents/carers who are looking to return to work or training and FREE early education places available for  2 year olds (subject to eligibility), 3 and 4 year olds.

For more information or to arrange a visit contact Wellholme Children’s Centre (Brighouse) on 01484 714768 or Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197.

Oftsed rated Good and Outstanding!



Children’s Centre inspection says the Children’s Centres in this area are officially good

Click here to view the Ofsted report

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