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)

Would you like to know how we have done this year (01/10/2013-13/06/2014)? Please click here to read the Year End Summary Report which got sent to North Halifax Partnership

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

Our Customer Service Standards Charter

Our Safeguarding Policy Statement for parents regarding taking photos of children using Children’s Centre Services

Our Environment Policy

Bank Holidays and Closure dates for 2014

Bank Holidays and Closure dates for 2015

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

The Children’s Centres will be closed from 6pm on 23rd December and will re open at the usual time on 5th January 2015. There are 2 centres open for limited services over the Christmas period :

Monday 29th December 2014 – Field Lane Children’s Centre 8.30am – 4.30pm

Tuesday 30th December 2014 – Elland Children’s Centre 8.30am – 4.30pm


You can now book on to Spring 2015 Family learning Course- Click here


Personal Effectiveness & Employability Skills - New adult learning opportunities – we have teamed up with Calderdale College to offer an accredited course starting Monday 12th January 2015 at the Probation Service Springhall Lane Halifax HX1 4JG from 9:30am until 2:00pm. Click here for more information


We have daycare places available in some of our Lower Valley Children’s Centres.  Full daycare for parents/carers who are looking to return to work or training and FREE early education places available for  2 year olds (subject to eligibility), 3 and 4 year olds.

For more information or to arrange a visit contact Wellholme Children’s Centre (Brighouse) on 01484 714768 or Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197.

Oftsed rated Good and Outstanding!


Mobile number changes

Due to a change in mobile contracts, some staff have new mobile numbers. If you require your workers new telephone number please telephone the main office on 01422 251090.




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

Click here to view the Ofsted report


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