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 September 2015 for all North & East Centres

What’s on Guide September 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….








Don’t forget our centres will be closed on  Monday 31st August 2015 due to the Bank Holiday.

Also all centres will be CLOSED for our Away Day Wednesday 23rd September 2015.


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.

North Halifax Partnership staff email address change
Please be informed that North Halifax Partnership staff’s email addresses have changed from 1st April 2015.  The new format for our email address’ will be as follows   firstname.surname@  i.e

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sue on 01422 266197.

Tell us your thoughts!

For some time we have had a loyalty card scheme in North & East Halifax where families could have a card stamped every time they accessed a service.   All fully stamped cards would then be entered into a quarterly draw for families to be in with a chance of winner a shopping voucher.  Due to a poor take up of this scheme we have decided to put it on hold for a short while.

As a parent/carer do you think this is worth continuing or do you have any other incentive ideas?

Please submit your ideas on Facebook or through the query leave a comment bx at the bottom of this page!

What to expect when you are expecting – A new session at Illingworth Children’s Centre

New Year, New You Weight Loss Programme- Click for more information
+++Family Learning Trainers Needed +++
We are looking to expand our database of family learning trainers who deliver our termly family learning activities.  Are you or do you know someone who could deliver these courses for us to the families in both North and East and the Lower Valley areas.We are looking for all kinds of subjects including but not limited to dance (baby ballet, street dance etc), DIY and sports. Anything that families may be interested in, we are especially interested in training focusing around getting back in to work.If you are interested or know someone who may be please telephone the Senior Family Learning Administrator Jaime Kermode on 01422 251090.

We are no longer running the drop in coffee morning at St Michaels and All Angels School in Shelf due to drop in attendance. It has been advertised in our latest newsletter as currently running – this is a mistake. We are however hoping to start a Baby Stay and Play at the School in the near future. Keep checking the website and Facebook for updates.

Happy New Year! You can now book on to Spring 2015 Family Learning Course - Click here
Daycare places available.

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!


Recent 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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