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Thank you for checking out our website! This month Communityworks celebrates our 10th birthday! We are having a celebration for the community on Thursday 30th October 1pm.

We have a new timetable for this term. Please note due to staff shortages we are currently running children’s activities for 5-11s Monday to Thursday 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Click on the link below to see what is happening each day at Communityworks!

Current Timetable

Bradford Council have announced cuts to Children’s Centres across the district which means Children’s Centres will be very different from next year. There will be a 23% CUT to the budget. There will no longer be 41 Children’s Centres and Communityworks may not be a Children’s Centre as Bradford Council will be tendering out Children’s Centres and whoever wins the tender will deliver them. Children’s Centres will be clustered which means there will only be between 12 and 7 Children’s Centres. Bradford Council Executive is meeting on 4th November to decide.

Click here to read Bradford Council’s Leaflet about the changes to Children’s Centres.

If you have any views on these proposals email: businesssupport@bradford.gov.uk

We are very pleased to announce that our Nursery was inspected by Ofsted in March 2014 and was judged ‘good’!

Click here to read the full report.

We completed a building project in the summer of 2013 and now have a wonderful new room for our 2 year olds in Nursery.

If you are on a low income your child may be entitled to 15 hours of early learning in the term after they are 2.

Check out our nursery pages for more details.

New Furnished Nursery Water Play Slide Slide Rope Ladder Rocker

Communityworks Children’s Centre was inspected by Ofsted in May 2011 and judged to be good with 6 outstanding grades. We are extremely delighted with this outcome. Here are some of the comments from the inspector.

“The centre is fully inclusive of all members of the community and staff show great understanding and respect, valuing difference and celebrating diversity. The range and quality of the provision on offer meets the needs of users exceptionally well and ensures that all members of the community, including the elderly, benefit from the services on offer.” Ofsted 2011

Click here to read the full report.

‘Everyone is so nice and helpful here’, typifies comments expressed by users and helps to explain why Communityworks is a good and improving centre. Some of its features are outstanding. The quality of the provision is a result of the commitment of the leadership team, staff and the board of directors who are determined to make the centre as good as it can be. Staff support each other well and show great respect for all users and visitors to the centre. As one user commented, ‘The staff here don’t look down on you, whoever you are; they all make you feel worthwhile’. Ofsted 2011

“The centre is effective in keeping users safe and protected while in the centre. Through effective training and development of all staff and members of the board of directors, safeguarding is given a high priority and families receive excellent quality care, guidance and support. This is because the centre staff and partner agencies work well together to ensure that families, particularly those whose circumstances make them vulnerable, benefit from a wide range of good quality services that meets their particular needs very well.” Ofsted 2011

Ofsted celebration

“Giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health inequalities across the life course. The foundations for virtually every aspect of human development – physical, intellectual and emotional – are laid in early childhood. What happens during these early years (starting in the womb) has lifelong effects on many aspects of health and well-being, educational achievement and economic status.” Marmot, M. (2010)