Email issues

Over the last week we have been unable to receive external emails, this has now been rectified but any emails sent during this time have been lost.  If you are a partner, professional or a parent who has sent us an email via our contact us section of the website please could you resend your email.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Catch the Comment Winner for Quarter Ending June 2018

Catch the Comment WinnerThis is our Catch the Comment winner for quarter ending June 2018, the comment was written whilst attending a Dad’s Event at Ash Green Children’s Centre: “Today was a good day due to the event, playing football which is a good sport and exercise for the kids. My son really enjoyed it, so have I”.  We received 126 Catch the Comments for the quarter, so a big thank you to all those that took the time to complete one, your feedback is appreciated!

Examples of some of the positive comments from Family Learning courses:

Very good course. Very good as helps children develop knowledge of colours and shapes. Enjoyed being able to experiment with different shapes and colours and mixing the clay. (Jumping Clay at Illingworth Children’s Centre)

This is the first course I have attended through Sure Start, I have enjoyed it and it has encouraged me to seek classes for the longer term. (Parent and Baby Pilates at Holywell Green Children’s Centre)

Examples of some of the positive comments from Family Support Team:

I would highly recommend Family Support if you are in need. I also would like to thank my worker for everything she has done for me. I cannot thank her enough. She is a star even if I wasn’t very compliant.

I feel relieved that we are getting somewhere after asking in school/GP etc. and feeling like there wasn’t any help. I now feel we are getting the help we need.

Examples of some of the positive comments from Children’s Centre Daycares:

The session ran well all the staff did an amazing job and made all parents feel welcome. It’s nice to see the children in the nursery environment. (Royal Wedding Party at Ash Green Children’s Centre Daycare)

The staff at Elland Children’s Centre have been amazing. They are my second family and have been amazing with my children. They always go the extra mile! Thanks so much. (Elland Children’s Centre Daycare)

Sure Start has helped my son settle in fantastically. He has suspected autism and has set routines for him, have certain toys ready for his arrival and he loves coming. (Field Lane Children’s Centre Daycare)

Examples of some of the positive comments from Children’s Centre Groups:

We love coming to play group and mixing with other children and mums. It’s wonderful that the playgroup provides activities for the children. (Buddy Bears at Illingworth Children’s Centre)

Loved this little event today. As my little girl is just starting to walk, it’s been great to watch her with balls, hoops and walking around unaided (for the first time too). Definitely need to do more of these events. (Keep Moving Event at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre Daycare)

My son is football mad and really enjoying today. I think that as it’s a Children’s Centre the activities are really good and everybody seems to be enjoying themselves. My son has a certificate, a medal and few lots of chocolate footballs which he is loving, so keep up the good work. (World Cup Event at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre)

Sense Community Outreach Project

Unique Ways are running a sensory play session for parents to learn how to make a fun sensory experience for their child. Unique Ways are hosting the event but the event is being facilitated by GROW BIG. The event is on Tuesday 17th July at Unique Ways, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG  and is a book in advance event – 01422 343090 or email

It is designed for parents of SEN children or those parents who would benefit from understanding more about the benefits of sensory play.

For more information please click the link to the flyer – Sense Outreach Flyer

Health Message for Quarter 2



Safety Tips

  • Use child resistant closures on medicine.
  • Keep all medication in their original containers.
  • Don’t call tablets “sweets”
  • Keep all medication out of sight.
  • Check for expiration dates.
  • Avoid taking medication in the presence of children, as they often try to imitate adults.

Accidental-poisoning-kids < Emergency department fact sheet, please click to read.



Rhyme Time Event

St Matthew’s Centre, St Matthew’s Community Centre
Church Street, Brighouse, HD6 3NF
Wednesday 27th June 2018
To book a place, please ring Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621

Rhythm Time event June 2018

Manic Mondays at Creations Community Children’s Centre

Manic Mondays at Creations Community Children’s Centre, due to low numbers, it is with regret that we have had to close this play session for 0-5 years; however our Tuesday group, which is currently for ages 0-18 months, will now be extended to incorporate the ages of Monday’s group. Please see flyer attached for more information.

Manic Monday Closure


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