Sure Start Children’s Centre North and East Halifax

Sure Start Children’s Centres North and East Halifax covers the areas of Illingworth, Mixenden, Ovenden, Northowram & Shelf and parts of Pellon.

There are 5 Children’s Centres and a Core Services team based within this area.  The following services are on offer:-

  • Good quality learning combined with full day care provision for children aged 0-5
  • Child and Family Health Services, including Antenatal Services
  • Parental Outreach
  • Family Support Services
  • Support for Childminders
  • Support for Children and Parents with Special Needs
  • Effective links with Job Centre Plus to support parents and carers who wish to consider Training and Employment
  • Drop in sessions and other activities for children and carers at all centres
  • Termly Programme of Activities for Parents/Families
  • Activities for Families during School Holidays

For more information on the services on offer at your nearest centre click on the link to your left.  Alternatively contact the core services team on

01422 251090

Our Vision is to: Work with families and our partners to ensure that all children in North & East Halifax have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children.

Everything we do in local Children’s Centres contributes to our Business Plan. Please click on the links to see Business Plan 2012-2013. Due to Commissioning we have had to extend the Business Plan from the previous Year, for further details please click on the link Business Plan Extension 2(1 October 2013 - 1 July 2014)

NHP Annual Report 2012- 2013

Spring Term Newsletter- Jan – March 2014

What’s on in April 2014 throughout North & East Halifax Children’s Centres

Our Customer Service Standards Charter

Our Environment Policy

Bank Holidays and Closure dates for 2014

Childens Centres in North & East Halifax, you can click on the links above or the link below:

Childrens Centres in Halifax


Click here for Events Calender

Job Opportunities

We are now advertising a wide range of jobs across North & East Halifax and the Lower Valley area. Please click here to view


Easter ActivitiesClick here to see what Easter Activies are being held in North & East Halifax  We have received great interest in the Basic First Aid course at Ash Green, Illingworth and Ling Bob. We still have places available for parents/carers and children over 7 years old. To book please call (01422) 251090. Unfortunately we have to cancel the courses due to run at Lee Mount and Northowram. Please feel free to provide any feedback.


Would you like to book onto one of our Summer Courses/ Activities?

Click here to complete the Booking Form


Children’s Centre CommissioningMessage from Calderdale Council for local parents


Do you want to become a volunteer? Now is your chance…this is the last volunteering course available until September - Click here for more information


Great News regarding the bid- Click here


Recent Children’s
Centre inspection says the Children’s Centres in this area are officially good

Click here to view the Ofsted report

Counselling Service- Click here for info

Interested in being a volunteer? Click here to find out more.


New Citizens Advice Sessions at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

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