Children’s Centres

The core purpose of Children’s Centres is to improve outcomes for young children and their families, with a particular focus on those in greatest need. They support parents to make sure children are ready to achieve their full potential.

Halifax Opportunities Trust has developed and delivered a range of community based services for families with young children in the Central and the Upper Valley area for many years – as detailed below:

The venues are welcoming places where there are activities for families and children, health services, training opportunities and support. Our Centres are placed at the heart of communities to enable parents to access help if they need it and provide the best possible start in live for their children. They are a great place for children to play and parents to meet and chat with other parents. The Children’s Centres are free to join and most activities are free.

The benefits of being a member of your local Children’s Centre:

  • High quality childcare
  • Managing your child’s behaviour
  • Fun activities you can do with your children to prepare them for school
  • Find out about health services for you family
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • Meet other parents and children
  • Adult training courses
  • 1:1 family support (such as benefits, debt, housing ..)

Become a member

All we need is a completed application form, which can be filled in and submitted online. Join your local Children’s Centre below:

Halifax Opportunities Trust Children’s Centres cover areas surrounding: Park Ward, Boothtown, Siddal, Savile Park, Bell Hall, Skircoat Green, Southowram, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Ripponden, Luddendenfoot, Luddenden, Hebden Bridge, Cornholme, Walsden, Barkisland and Todmorden.

Jubilee

This purpose-built Children’s Centre in the heart of the Park Ward community offers a light and airy environment where families can access a wide range of services, including a full daycare nursery, sensory room and fun activities for 0-5 year olds in a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment. The convenient location offers easy access to wheelchair users and on-site parking.

Address: Jubilee Children’s Centre, Jubilee Centre, Lightowler Road, Halifax, HX1 5NB
Telephone: 01422 342552

Jubilee Children’s Centre is on Facebook – please like, share and follow our page HERE.

Please note:
If you are newly pregnant and need an appointment, call the Maternity Booking Line: Mon – Fri 08:30 – 12:30 – 01422 261351

If you already have a midwife and are receiving maternity care and you need NONE URGENT advice you can contact the advice line: Mon – Fri  – 08:30-09:30 & 14:00-15:00 – 07771973229

Maternity Assessment Centre – Urgent only (at the Hospital) – 01422 224419 or call 999 if an emergency

Heath Visitor – 03003045076

Little Stars

Little Stars Children’s Centre is situated below Parkinson Lane Primary School and above Calderdale College. This warm, welcoming and inclusive centre offers a wide range of services, including a large creche and large outdoor area, a sensory garden, and fun activities for 0-5 year olds. The convenient location is accessible and offers limited on-site parking.

Address: Little Stars Children’s Centre, Parkinson Lane, Halifax, HX1 3XL
Telephone: 01422 252022

Little Stars Children’s Centre is on Facebook – please like, share and follow our page HERE. Information about Little Stars Children’s Centre is shared on Jubilee Children’s Centre page.

Siddal

The Children’s Centre is in heart of Siddal area and in the same building as Siddal Primary School. It is easily accessible on foot or by road from Backhold Lane along with public transport available right outside. This warm, welcoming and inclusive centre offers a wide range of services, including a full daycare nursery and offers fun activities for 0-5 year olds. The convenient location is accessible and offers limited on-site parking.

Siddal Children’s Centre is on Facebook – please like, share and follow our page HERE.

Address: Siddal Children’s Centre, Siddal Primary School, Backhold Lane, Siddal, Halifax, HX3 9DL
Telephone: 01422 291464

Boothtown

Boothtown Children’s Centre is based behind Trinity Academy Akroydon primary school. This warm, welcoming and inclusive centre offers families a wide range of services, including a large creche, a large outdoor area, and fun activities for 0-5 year olds. The convenient location is accessible and offers limited street parking.

Boothtown Children’s Centre is on Facebook – please like, share and follow our page HERE.

Address: Boothtown Children’s Centre, Rawson Street North, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6PU
Telephone: 01422 250365

Todmorden

The centre is situated inside Todmorden Learning Centre (the old Community College) on Burnley Road in Todmorden.
This warm, welcoming and inclusive centre offers a wide range of services, including a full daycare nursery and offers fun activities for 0-5 year olds. The Upper Valley reach area is vast, and in addition to running services from Todmorden Children’s Centre we also run services from community venues, these include Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge, as well as other venues in Todmorden. The convenient location is accessible and offers limited on-site parking

Todmorden Children’s Centre is on Facebook – please like, share and follow our page HERE.

Address: Todmorden Children’s Centre, Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road, Todmorden, OL14 7BX
Telephone: 01706 399970

Community Early Years

Our qualified Level 3 Community Early Years team run a variety of fun learning activities for 0-5 year olds and a Youth Group for 7 to 12 year olds called Fun4Youths. Register to attend Fun4Youths here.

Dads and Male Carers

Our Centres aren’t just for mums and their children, dads are welcome in all our groups too.

We run a fun and friendly dedicated `Dads Group’ at Little Stars Children’s Centre (for dads/male carers across our reach area and their children) on the last Saturday of each month, For more information see our timetable.

Join our Dad’s Group on Facebook for up-to-date information about Dads Group and helpful tips and advice. Search for Halifax Opportunities Trust Dads Group and request to join.

Parent Champions

An amazing new opportunity to make a difference for families in your community.

Parent Champions are volunteers who are involved in the running of Children’s Centres by regularly attending meetings where they give the parents’ point of view. 

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If you would like to become a parent champion or learn more about what they do, please call:

01422 342552