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Innovations Children's Centre (HX2 8DQ)

Description: Innovations Children's Centre strives to deliver high quality care and education across the community, respecting the needs of individual family units. The centre is community driven and works in partnership with a wide range of individuals, schools and agencies to provide a one-stop shop to health, adult learning, childcare and early education services.

Kidzville (HX4 8EG)

Description: Soft Play Gym offering a clean, safe and friendly environment for child to play. Café for parents. Children's parties available. Pre-school and after school classes and activities on offer. Wheelchair access with toileting facilities. Discounted rates for childcare providers. Under 1 - free; under 2 £1.50; 2 and over £3.00. No maximum playtime.

Kip McGrath, Halifax (HX1 2EQ)

Description: Kip McGrath offers the best in private tuition in basic subject areas such as , Reading, Spelling, English and Maths for children in the Calderdale area. Each child is given a free assessment, and will have a tailor made programme to suit their needs. They have a range of resources suich as a carefully constructed Reading Programme, including an Early Reading Programme for infant children, unique worksheets and text books covering all of the skills that children need and bespoke educational software for computer-assisted learning. Using the materials and receiving one to one guidance, the confidence of children who struggle with their school work is significantly boosted as they progress at their own pace. For the more able student, their standard is enhancedand consolidated, giving them the edge to succeed.

La Jolie Ronde (NG13 8AG)

Description: La Jolie Ronde offers children the opportunity to excel and learn French and Spanish at an age when they are most receptive and uninhibited. They learn in small classes with children of their own age-group and achieve a high standard through activities that are interesting, rewarding and fun. Go to the website to find classes in your area

Libraries for Children (HX1 1QG)

Description: The service co-ordinates and plans activities for children in Calderdale Libraries to make books and reading come alive. The activities include Summer Reading Challenge; For Under 5's - Busy Babies, Bookstart, Count Me In and Storytots; To join the library just complete an application form - no ID is needed and books can be borrowed straight away. There are no fines on children's tickets and no charge for damage to children's books on under-5s tickets. Computer use and internet access is free and the applications available include MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Lifeline Project: Branching Out (HX1 1BX)

Description: Branching out is a drug and alcohol support service for young people age 10-21 in Calderdale. There are four locality based workers that provide individual appointments, counselling, clinical treatment, complimentary therapies, advocacy signposting, positive activities, open access and drop in. We have a GP service on a Wednesday afternoon to provide prescribing, sexual health support, hepatitis testing & vaccinations as well as general health assessments. The Family Support Worker provides information, advice and support to parents affected by substance use, children of substance using parents and teenage parents. The Education, Training & Employment worker provides information, advice and training to professionals and targeted group work for young people.

Mixenden Parents' Resource Centre (HX2 8RJ)

Description: Mixenden Parents Resource Centre is a registered charity that aims to provide the local Halifax community with the skills they need to make informed and positive life choices. Their principles are based on equality and empowerment for the residents of Mixenden. They do this by the provision of a children's crèche, welfare, debt advice, counselling, a range of educational classes including computer skills, basic Maths and English, lunch club, support groups and other activities. They also offer low-cost childcare, OFSTED registered with a summer play scheme for children ages 0-5 years.

My Tutor (EC29 2EA)

Description: My Tutor are building an exceptional team to transform the way school pupils access the best tutors. They believe one-to-one teaching is an effective and important supplement to school, and should be available to as many students as possible. You can take online lessons on your schedule, from the comfort of your home. All tutors are studying at the UK's top universities and achieved A/A* in the subjects that they tutor. Search by subject and learning level to find the right tutor for you.

NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs)

Description: Nasen is a chairty organisation who support thousands of practitioners by providing relevant information, training and resources to enable staff to meet all pupils' needs. Working with dedicated education professionals, nasen aims to ensure that practice for special and additional needs is effective and current. Nasen is committed to providing an excellent range of professional development opportunities by offering the latest news and information, to support practitioners in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people.

Parent Channel TV

Description: covers a huge range of topics, starting with your babies needs before birth, and taking you through social and emotional development, starting school, making friends, taking exams, and decisions about university and careers. Whether you're just starting out as a new parent or looking for some support on the journey, you'll find lots of expert tips and other parents talking about their experiences. Whether you want tips on specific parenting issues, or more general advice on topics such as on managing your finances, maintaining a good couple relationship, dealing with family breakdowns, resolving disputes, talking about sex, bullying, exams or raising your own self esteem, spend a few minutes with our collection of videos.

Pennine Magpie (HX2 8DB)

Description: Pennine Magpie support adults who have learning disabilities and their families and carers. We put the needs of our students before everything else. We have highly trained staff and a well-equipped centre that helps us provide a lot of opportunities for our students to learn, develop and have fun.

Schools in Calderdale

Description: Search for schools in Calderdale by name, postal district and type. Find addresses, web sites, maps and links to Ofsted reports and performance tables. Links to Schools Admissions process. For details of Extended Schools in Calderdale visit:

Scope - Calderdale Community Outreach

Description: Scope Calderdale community Outreach Service provides two services. The first is the Pathways Group which supports adults aged 18+ who have become disabled through illness or accident and is funded through the Calderdale Primary Care Trust. The core service - the outreach service provides people with a physical disability with a range of vocational, educational and recreational activities which will promote their independance and develop independant living skills.

Shelf Babies & Under 5's Group

Description: Under 5's play group with toys such as climbing frame, ride on toys, games and a baby area with bouncers and walkers. We also have snack time for adults and children as well as singing and parachute games. We welcome faces old and new to our lovely new home!

Spanish and French Clubs

Description: El Club Espanol and Le Club Francais help pre-school children learn languages using a fun activity based method. Children use puppets, sing, dance and play games, learning language in a natural way. Annual membership required at just £11.00 also provides a book and CD plus access to the interactive webzone for more games and activities. Spanish classes at Play Palace, Halifax during term time: El Club Espanol - Thursday 4.00pm - 4.45pm and 5.00pm - 5.45pm. Experienced teacher with full CRB check

Speakability (HX2 0LA)

Description: Speakability is a national charity supporting people with aphasia who offer an information/helpline service, training, publications and have a national network of self help groups. The Halifax group takes place on the third Wednesday of each month at The Heath Stroke Club, Manor Drive from 2pm - 4pm.

Square Chapel Education and Outreach Programme (HX1 1QG)

Description: Project for increasing arts opportunities for older people, children and young people. We run an outreach programme called Square Chapel Education & Outreach Programme, increasing arts opportunities for older people, children and young people. We also run a project called Open Door, which works with schools offering subsidised tickets to professional performances, workshops and targeted projects. We currently run two projects for young people: Write to Record (songwriting and music workshops for young people aged 13-18) and Square Chapel Youth Theatre - regular workshops exploring theatre and performance skills for young people aged 8 -18. The Orange Box Rock School runs on Mondays between 6.30pm - 8.00pm. We also hold a monthly afternoon dance for older people on Mondays between 1.30pm and 4pm. We run a project for older people called Square Circle, providing regular arts and crafts workshops. We also hold a monthly afternoon dance for older people in partnership with Age Concern.

St Augustine's Centre (HX1 5PG)

Description: The Centre is a church-based voluntary organisation. It provides a range of activities and resources in a caring environment. These include childcare, adult education, community support, advice and guidance. the Centre always welcomes volunteers to work in all aspects of these activities. St Augustine's Community Support has been set up to provide help for asylum seekers, refugees, EU migrants. This is achieved through weekly support groups offering befriending, food, information and direction towards other agencies. Advice sessions, covering such areas as education, employment, adapting to the UK culture, citizenship and immigration. Basic legal advice is offered by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commission) registered workers. The Support Centre also offers an immediate needs and funds project for people who have become destitute.

St George's Community Trust (HX3 5BT)

Description: The Community Trust offers free training courses, help with CV building and job search activity all with the aim of increasing individuals' employability chances. Free support. Family and friends welcome if younger children not in school.

Starting Line employment tuition

Description: Starting Line is an employment service for disabled people of working age living in Calderdale. It supports them to find, apply for and keep a job. The service is tailored to the indvidual's needs.

Last updated: 27/10/2015