17.05.30 TT Baby Rave Session 20.06.17


Play Bus FLCC 25.05.17

A notification from Citizen Advice Bureau;
Unfortunately, we are no longer able to provide a drop-in advice service at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre.
If you require advice, please call our Telephone Advice Line: 01422 824848.

Quarter 3 Health & Safety Messages

Q3 Health Message – Stop Smoking!

ell-stop-smokingFREE Stop Smoking Clinic held at Elland Children’s Centre 

Run by Yorkshire Smokefree every Thursday 1:00pm – 4:30pm.

The clinic is available to pregnant women and their families and also to Children’s Centre users who want to beat the habit!

If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment please contact Yorkshire Smokefree on 01422 262373



Q3 Safety Message – Prevention of Slips, Trips & Falls!

How do slips happen?   Common Causes

mopping-up-pictureWet oily surfaces –

Mop up any immediately and any sticky flooring.


spillage-pictureSpillage of (food, drinks) –

Use good housekeeping clean as you go.


bath-pictureShowers and Baths –

Supervise at all times to prevent accidents through slipping under the water or climbing out when wet, or jumping in the bath.

Children’s Centre Contract update

Earlier this year, Calderdale Council reviewed the Children’s Centres Service, which is delivered for us by two local independent organisations, Halifax Opportunities Trust (HOT) and North Halifax Partnership (NHP). We wanted to see if we needed something different for the future.

We looked at what families need from the Children’s Centres’ core service, daycare and family support service. We talked to other local authorities about what they do with their Children’s Centres and we looked at what resources are needed.

We also talked to families, staff, schools, health partners and anyone else with an interest in early years to see what they think is needed, what they value and what could be better.

We want to thank you and the hundreds of other families and professionals who have talked to us, completed our surveys and sent us views.

Overall, the clear message from families, parents, staff and professionals is that we do not need something completely different right now.

We have heard this message. We are going to extend the current arrangements instead of having a brand new service. We are pleased to say that HOT and NHP have agreed to continue to deliver their successful services for us until March 2019.

There will be some small changes over this time, but no fundamental difference in what the Children’s Centres are achieving in Calderdale. We believe this is the best outcome for children, families and partners who value and need the Children’s Centre Service.

If you would like any more information about this, please contact Sarah Manfredi at sarah.manfredi@calderdale.gov.uk for details of the commissioning decisions.

For more information about Children’s Centres, please see:

http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/education-and-learning/childcare/childrens-centres   http://www.childrencentres.co.uk/index.php   http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/

Kind regards

Sarah Manfredi, Senior Commissioning Manager

A Helping Hand for a Healthy Start

As a new parent, whether going through pregnancy, in the first few days of looking after a new born, or knowing how to prepare your toddler for nursery

and then all too soon school, you are bombarded with advice, which is often well meaning but at the same time it can be baffling.

The newly created Healthy Early Years – Your Child and You website and app is jammed packed with top tips to support your little one to grow, from birth

to five, to be happy, healthy and safe. This ‘one stop shop’ of local information, advice and guidance developed with health professionals

that you can trust, offers a helping hand to support your child and you through the early years. Visit www.healthyearlyyears.co.uk or download the app for your Android or iPhone, search for healthy early years.


Lower Valley Dads Event at Rastrick Fire Station

Lower Valley Dads Event on Saturday 26th November at Rastrick Fire Station

Dads came along with their children to enjoy a morning of arts and crafts activities.  Breakfast was provided and an opportunity to look around the Fire Station.

Dads were also given safety talk by the Firemen around what to do in the event of a fire and information which they found useful.  Each family left with a goody bag.

Here are some of the comments from the dads who attended:

Useful and fun with food!

A good opportunity for my son to see the fire service. Good information.

Kids enjoyed it and breakfast.    Fun, interesting and informative.

He really enjoyed it!    Really enjoyed it!

Fun and safe        Fun, learnt Stop/Drop/Roll








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