Welcome to Communityworks Community Project and Children’s Centre!

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Summer is approaching fast and it is time to start something new. As usual we have new elements to our weekly programme. New groups include a Crime Awareness Course, a Walking Group on Wednesday mornings and Cook & Eat on Wednesday afternoons. We also have a few spaces left at our Monday morning ESOL for Beginners.

We have a new timetable for the summer term. The children’s after school clubs now include a healthy meal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5pm!

Click on the link below to see what is happening each day at Communityworks! Please note that we are registering adults for Entry Level ESOL so if you know someone that needs help to learn English we have two classes just about to start.

Summer Timetable

Are you having a baby soon and would welcome the chance to find out what is involved? Have you got the Baby Buddy App on your smart phone? Go to Google Play or Apple to download it NOW! We will also be starting a Welcome to the World course really soon designed for expectant parents to prepare for parenthood.

Bradford Council have implemented cuts to Children’s Centres across the district which means Children’s Centres will be very different. From 1st August 2016 Communityworks will not directly deliver Children’s Centre services as Bradford Council has tendered out Children’s Centres in Bradford East to Action for Children who will be responsible for delivering them. There will still be Children’s Centre services delivered at Communityworks but not by Communityworks. We are still unsure what this means in practice, however Communityworks will continue to be here doing all the rest of the great things we do to benefit the local area.

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

We are very pleased to say that when our Nursery was inspected by Ofsted in March 2014 it was judged as ‘good’!

Click here to read the full report.

Our Nursery supports children aged 2 to 4 years old. Please contact us if you would like to apply for a place for September 2015.

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

Check out our nursery pages for more details.

New Furnished Nursery Water Play Slide Slide

Communityworks Children’s Centre was inspected by Ofsted in May 2011 and judged to be good with 6 outstanding grades. 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)