Activities & Courses
Our Children’s Centres offer a full programme of activities & courses throughout the year to all our families living in the North & East Halifax and Lower Valley areas. All activities are informal, friendly and FUN!
The courses we provide are fully inclusive and open to all parents and carers whether you are at home caring for a child, a working parent or on maternity/paternity leave. We are very keen to encourage more dads and male carers to join in too.
We aim to provide a wide range of activities offering Health, Wellbeing & Nurturing courses to meet our priorities. Here are a few examples of courses we may run throughout the year. e.g Baby Massage, Story Massage, Baby Sign, Get Up & Dance, Ready Steady Cook, Dads & Kids Do Sport, Confidence Building, Supporting Good Sleep Patterns and Toddler Behaviour.
Throughout the year we have courses aimed at learning through play, gaining new skills and knowledge to support your child/ren in nursery /school. e.g. Sensory Basket, Love Bread, Jumping Clay, Bongo Bongo’s, Family First Aid and Family Cooking/Baking.
We also aim to offer accredited courses achieving qualifications, aiming to support parents to gain employment or a change of career e.g. Volunteering is it For You?, Food Hygiene Level 2, Beauty & Holistic courses, Helping in Schools, Practical Parent Helpers, Emergency Paediatric First Aid and Jewellrey Making (start your own business).
All the courses are offered across our 10 children’s centres at various times during the day, including some evenings and weekends. Some courses are adult learning only with the majority being families learning together.
All activities & courses are offered FREE any equipment or materials are generally provided. Each term the courses change, pick up our latest newsletter to see what is running this term.
How to Book on!
If you are registered with Sure Start Children’s Centres in North & East Halifax or Lower Valley you should be receiving our new Spring Newsletter through the post any time soon. If you have not or you wish to be registered please call into your nearest Children’s Centre or contact 01422 266197.
Once you have submitted your online booking form this will be processed. If you have been allocated a place you will receive a confirmation letter approximately 10 days to 2 weeks before the course is due to start. Places are not given on a first come first served basis, we have an allocation procedure in place.
This is based on where the family live in relation to where the course is running. For example if a course is running at Creations families living in the Creations reach area will be given priority. Should there be places available after this stage this will be widened out to all other families.
Alternatively for more information on these courses and forthcoming activities please contact the Family Learning Team Tel: 01422 266197.
Courses are promoted locally in the newsletter sent out to registered families. Flyers can be obtained in your nearest centre and advertised on our Facebook page, please LIKE & SHARE our page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sure-Start-Childrens-Centres-North-East-Halifax/
Tell us what you would like
We really want to make sure that we are offering the kinds of activities that you want, at times and venues that suit you. So make sure that you let us know any ideas or suggestions that you have and we will do our best to make sure that it happens. Suggestions can be made via our ‘Catch the Comment’ form. Pick one up next time your visiting your Children’s Centre.