Welcome to Communityworks Children’s Centre and Community Project!

Thank you for checking out our website! We have a different timetable for under 5s during the school holidays which starts next week - 4th August 2014. Click on the link below to see what is happening each day at Communityworks!

Under 5s Summer Timetable

Our holiday playscheme for children aged 5 to 11 starts on 11th August 2014 and runs for 3 weeks. Please note from September we will no longer be running activities for children aged 5 to 11 on Saturdays.

Click on the link below to see what is happening each day at Communityworks!

Playscheme Timetable

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

Click here to read the full report.

We have a number of new initiatives for this term including a new Stay and Play on Wednesdays, Working with Children (introduction) and Asian Bridal Make-up.

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

Bradford Council have announced that cuts to Children’s Centres across the district will be postponed for another year so that there will be more time for a strategy on Children’s Centre provision to be developed.

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)