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

Summer Term Newsletter- April- June 2014

What’s on in July around North & East Halifax

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS - Antenatal Clinic Review

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

Come along to Innovations Children’s centres 10th Birthday Party- 2nd August- Click here for details

Looking for something to do in the Summer Holidays? Click here

Job vacancies available- See New Section

New Stay & Play Group coming to Illingworth Children’s Centre…Inbetweeners


+++Stall holders wanted+++
On Saturday 2nd August 2014 11am – 2pm Innovations Children’s Centre in Ovenden are having a 10th birthday party. They are looking for stall holders – pitches are £10 and are strictly first come first served, to ensure there is no competition there will only be one stall of each kind of merchandise (one Jewellery, one book seller etc).
If you are interested or know anyone who might be please contact the centre directly as soon as you can on 01422 248222

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.


Summer Activies

We are in the process of planning Summer Activites. Please keep looking back on the website to see what we have planned.


Children’s Centre CommissioningMessage from Calderdale Council for local parents



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


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