Sure Start Children’s Centre North and East Halifax

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 January 2015 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 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

What to expect when you are expecting – A new session at Illingworth Children’s Centre

New Year, New You Weight Loss Programme- Click for more information


We are Recruiting Now!

Visit our ‘jobs’ page to see all our current vacancies, we have vacancies in Early Years, Family Support and Support Staff. There are a range of full time, part time or temporary posts available so take a look!
+++Family Learning Trainers Needed +++
We are looking to expand our database of family learning trainers who deliver our termly family learning activities.  Are you or do you know someone who could deliver these courses for us to the families in both North and East and the Lower Valley areas.We are looking for all kinds of subjects including but not limited to dance (baby ballet, street dance etc), DIY and sports. Anything that families may be interested in, we are especially interested in training focusing around getting back in to work.If you are interested or know someone who may be please telephone the Senior Family Learning Administrator Jaime Kermode on 01422 251090.

We are no longer running the drop in coffee morning at St Michaels and All Angels School in Shelf due to drop in attendance. It has been advertised in our latest newsletter as currently running – this is a mistake. We are however hoping to start a Baby Stay and Play at the School in the near future. Keep checking the website and Facebook for updates.

Happy New Year! 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!



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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