Halifax Opportunities Trust operates five nurseries throughout Calderdale, four of which are located alongside our children’s centres in west Halifax (Jubilee), Sowerby Bridge (New Road), Siddal and Todmorden. We also run Little Gems, which is based at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre in Halifax.
Our nurseries offer day care for children aged 0-5 years and places are available for children who are eligible for 30 hours government funded childcare. We are absolutely committed to creating superb nursery settings for children and therefore all our children’s centre nurseries have been rated as Outstanding by OFSTED. Little Gems was rated as Outstanding in May 2018.
Our qualified, dedicated caring and experienced practitioners work in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage and follow the following principles:
- We enable children to have rich and stimulating experiences and the learning environment is arranged to make this possible.
- All staff build on what children already know and can do. We encourage child led experiences and focus on the child as an individual.
- Our highly qualified Early Years Practitioners observe and respond appropriately to every child.
- Positive relationships with parents and carers are paramount and we ensure all parents, carers and children feel included, secure and valued.
Scroll down to find out more about each of our nurseries, including contact details to make enquiries or arrange a visit.
Jubilee Children’s Centre Nursery is a purpose-built facility open from 8.30 am – 5.30 pm five days a week. We have a highly qualified team of Early Years Practitioners including a dedicated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator with Early Years Professional Status which supports the development and learning in the nursery.
We offer children a safe and exciting space to play, learn and progress across all areas of their development. We have a large out-door area with access to The Outback Garden where children have the opportunity to manage risk with play in a safe environment. The nursery offers home cooked meals and healthy snacks provided by Julie our cook who is happy to share recipes and ideas for meals at home.
Jubilee Children’s Centre Nursery was inspected by Ofsted on 6 January 2016 and we are delighted to announce that the inspector’s judgement was ‘outstanding in all areas’. For a full report click here
To find out more about the nursery, to arrange a visit or to reserve a place for your child please contact our Receptionist on 01422 362120 who will be pleased to take your details.
Address: Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road, Halifax HX1 5NB
Siddal children’s centre nursery is based in the grounds of Siddal primary school in the heart of the community. The children’s centre is easily accessible on foot or by road from Backhold Lane and public transport is available right outside the building.
We offer a warm, friendly environment supporting 26 childcare places across two units (the birth to three room and the preschool room).
Siddal Children’s Centre Nursery was inspected by Ofsted on 16th March 2017 and we are delighted to announce that the inspector’s judgement was ‘outstanding in all areas’. For a full report click here
To find out more about the nursery, to arrange a visit or to reserve a place for your child please contact our Receptionist on 01422 395501 who will be pleased to take your details.
Address: Siddal Children’s Centre, Backhold Lane, Halifax, HX3 9DL
Sowerby New Road Nursery (Term time only)
New Road Children’s Centre nursery offers full and half day care from 8.30am to 4.30pm for children aged from 2 to 5 years.
We welcome children from a diverse range of backgrounds from 2 to 5 years. Staff work closely with parents/carers and likeminded professionals to support each child’s wellbeing and development. The Nursery consists of two large airy rooms, we also have a spacious outdoor area which children have access to at all times.
All our staff are NVQ Level 3 qualified and above and we offer an innovative curriculum based around each child’s interests and needs. Each member of staff has had various relevant experiences and the knowledge and skills to support all children to reach their full potential. We offer a range of healthy snacks throughout the week and a freshly cooked hot meal every lunchtime. All snacks and meals are prepared by our qualified Cook in the nursery’s catering kitchen and all dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for.
New Road Children’s Centre Nursery was inspected by Ofsted on 28th February 2017 and we are delighted to announce that the inspector’s judgement was ‘outstanding in all areas’. For a full report click here
To find out more about the nursery, to arrange a visit to see our fabulous facilities or to reserve a place for your child please contact our Receptionist on 01422 835614
Address: Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 1DY
Todmorden Children’s Centre Nursery is based inside Todmorden Community College and is easily accessible on foot or by road from Burnley Road.
We are a warm, friendly nursery supporting 32 childcare places across 3 units: the birth to two room, the toddler room and the pre-school room. We offer a healthy menu, cooked freshly each day by our qualified cook Jason Walters and nursery kitchen has recently been awarded 5 stars from the Environmental Health Agency, assuring you of the quality of provision.
Todmorden Children’s Centre Nursery was inspected by Ofsted on 30th August 2016 and we are delighted to announce that the inspector’s judgement was ‘outstanding in all areas’. For a full report click here
To find out more about the nursery, to arrange a visit or to reserve a place for your child please contact Feaz Akhtar on 01706 399970
Address: Todmorden Children’s Centre, Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road, Todmorden, OL14 7BX
Little Gems Preschool
Halifax Opportunities Trust runs a nursery at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre specifically aimed at children eligible for two year-old funding. There are two sessions every weekday from 9am –12noon and 1pm – 4pm.
Little Gems provides an environment which supports and extends children’s development and learning. Children learn and develop in different ways and at different stages and ages. Little Gems provides opportunities within the environment which enables all children to develop and reach their full individual potential. We take children the term after their 2nd birthday and have 3 intakes per year in January, Easter and September. The setting is on one floor so there is easy access for all users.
Little Gems Preschool was inspected by Ofsted on 14th May 2018 and we are delighted to announce it was assessed as providing Outstanding childcare. For a full report click here
For more information about Little Gems or to arrange a visit, please contact the nursery on 01422 347388.
Address: Little Gems Daycare, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax HX1 5PG