These are our Children Centres Health and Safety messages which are reviewed and shared quarterly with parents/carers and service users. The purpose of the Health and Safety messages is to offer advice and signpost when necessary. The Health and Safety messages are focused on seasonal issues and health/safety campaigns. For further information please contact Jennifer Langford at Wellholme Park Children Centre on 01484 714768.
For practitioners and for parents/carers, the Calderdale Family Journey is a single point of reference for explaining the steps that families may take as their baby develops into a child that is ready for starting reception at school
All the information for each steps is located on the Calderdale Council website, found below.
Safer Sleep Week took place Monday, 14th March to Sunday, 20th March. We shared various resources on our Facebook page throughout the week to promote the #letskeepitclear message. The aim is to remind everyone of the simple and easy to follow safer sleep advice. All a baby needs is a firm, flat sleep space that is clear of toys, bulky bedding and accessories, and a simple blanket or baby sleep bag. We want to promote this message and reach as many people who look after a baby as possible, to make them aware that some of the images of baby sleep space aren’t always the safest.
View the resources we shared throughout the week here.
This will take place at Wellholme Children’s Centre – Every Tuesday 10-11am.
PLACES ARE BOOKABLE – but this is really easy to do simply phone Locala on 0300 304 5076 and leave a message stating your full name and the group you would like to attend. Confirmation of your place will be sent via text from the Health Visitor service.
The early days and weeks of breastfeeding can feel much easier with the support of a group and we would encourage anyone who is new to breastfeeding to book a course of 3 weeks to begin with.
Baseer Mir, Senior Family Support Manager, hosted an Eid Al-Fitr party at Illingworth Children’s Centre. There was information displayed about Ramadan and Eid and an opportunity to ask any questions about the celebration.
The star of the event (unsurprisingly!) was the delicious food which included a range of mouth-watering curries and starters.
We hope you all enjoyed celebrating with us, Eid Mubarak.
North Halifax Partnership were pleased to join forces with Positive Impact Sports and Ash Green Primary to provide a fun holiday camp over Easter.
The Holiday Camp, also known as the HAF program, was free for children between 5-11 years who are eligible for free school meals.
The program has had a huge impact on supporting our community and creating lasting memories for children. From archery and boxing to arts and crafts, there was something for everyone to enjoy. There was also workshops around nutrition and a healthy breakfast and lunch was provided each day.
We hosted an event in Lower Valley at Rastrick Cricket Club which was a huge success and really well attended with a total of 131 individuals! Families were welcome to come along to the fun filled event and join in a range of different activities including big games, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, face painting and a visit from a balloon modeller. The event was well received, and we had lots of positive feedback from families who attended including the following:
“Really good event, lots of different activities for the children to do”
“Nice to let children run free and play at local event, enjoyed face painting, less pressure not having to book on to event.”
We also held a targeted event within Lower Valley during the Easter Holidays, 58 attendees joined us on 14th April at Holywell Green Church for the Easter Event.
The families took part in an Easter scavenger hunt where they followed clues to find letters that made up the words Easter egg and once completed, they won a prize. Children decorated their own egg using a variety of mark making materials such as paint, glitter, tissue paper, pipe cleaners and crayons. We also had some Easter themed word searches and colouring in pictures. The families particularly enjoyed the scavenger hunt as they could work together to solve the clues and they also enjoyed decorating an egg which they got to take home.
Here is some of the feedback received from the event:
“Thank you for providing this free event, my children really enjoyed themselves.”
“Really happy, both kids had an amazing time.”
We are already on with planning our next events during the Spring Break Holidays!