Family Learning – Activities & Courses

Our Children’s Centres offer a full program 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!

For more information on our courses including dates, times and description see our Sure Start Children’s Centre Summer Newsletter 2022.

To book on the courses we have available this term please click here.

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, Baby Yoga, Baby Sign, Pre School Drama, Sensory Play, Forest School, Cooking with Kids, Confidence Building, Looking After You, Supporting Good Sleep Patterns and Toddler Behaviour.


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 Jewellery Making (start your own business).                       52303834_2026630560969633_4361860664310890496_n



All the courses are offered across our 8 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 Newsletter by email every 12 weeks.  If you have not or you wish to be registered please call into your nearest Children’s Centre or contact 01422 245676.

To book onto our courses please click here.

Once you have submitted your online booking form this will be processed.  If you have been allocated a place you will receive a confirmation email and text 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.

Alternatively for more information on these courses and forthcoming activities please contact the Family Learning Team Tel:  01422  245676.

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

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. Alternatively click here and use our Contact Us form.