Autumn Timetable 2017

  Strong Close Nursery School & Children's Centre is the lead provider for the Airedale & Wharfedale Children's Centre Cluster.  This comprises of Strong Close, Hirst Wood, Owlet, Menston & Burley, Little Lane, Bingley Rural, Trinity 5 Rise and Baildon Children's Centres.   Our Team are based across the Cluster but all information can be accessed either on this website, the Airedale & Wharfedale Children Centre Cluster Facebook page or by contacting us on 01535 605272.

New Groups & News!

As people may have seen in the Local Press Bradford Council are carrying out a consultation about the future of our early help and prevention services in the Bradford area. This consultation will help shape the way that services are provided for our babies, children, young people and families. This includes proposed changes to how we provide our Children's Centre core offer.

Please click on the link below to have your say on the proposals and share with your friends and families to make sure that you have a say.

Airedale and Wharfedale Children's Centre Staff team
Lizzie Hughes: Tel: 07484056361
Children's Centre Cluster Manager

Starts Tuesday 9th January 10-10.30am at Baildon Children's Centre
Menston and Burley Reverse Advent Calendar Appeal
A 'reverse advent calendar' involves taking an empty cardboard box on December 1st, and filling it each day of advent with one item of non-perishable food / essentials for someone in need. The box is full by Christmas and ready to be donated! There are so many asylum seekers and refugees living in our local cities who all too often find themselves unable to make ends meet, thanks to the hostile asylum system in the UK, and the difficulty of starting a fresh life when you have arrived with nothing ( An advent box provides much needed emergency support, and it also shows the person receiving the food that someone is thinking about them at Christmas, that they are cared about and welcome here.
Methodist Church, Burley in Wharfedale
Thursday 4th January 2018, between 11am-4pm and 6pm-8pm

Have your say! About the SEND Local Offer

 Please click the link below to complete the online Local Offer Survey.

SEND Local Offer feedback questionnaire for parent/carers, children/young people and practitioners

Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer Service 0-25yrs-Information, support, advice and activities all in one place. We would like to continually develop the Local Offer service to benefit families with SEND by gaining feedback from children, young people, their parent/carers and service providers, by asking you to complete a short survey.


Bradford parents can apply now for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare

Parents in Bradford have the opportunity to apply early to get up to £2,000 per child, per year, through the government’s new offer for working parents: Tax-Free Childcare. Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds can also apply early for 30 hours free childcare, to secure their 30 hours place starting in September 2017.

Bradford LA is one of 25 Local Authorities chosen by the Department for Education to be a 30 hour Early Innovator.  Early Innovators were asked to look specifically at innovative ways of making sure childcare is accessible to as many parents as possible.


One of Bradford’s projects was to identify the emotional aspects that affect parents when thinking about using childcare. Parents can feel apprehensive about leaving their child in childcare for the first time. This video was commissioned as part of the Early Innovator work.

Watch this video on FIS childcare page here           

 Link to the video on Bradford Council Facebook page


 To find out more about 30 hour’s childcare click here


Visit the website page for more information and to your express interest TAX FREE CHILDCARE 30 HOURS






Strong Close Children's Centre has had it's first Ofsted Inspection (March 2011).  To view the full report click here. 


 Please use the form below to let us know of any courses or activities that you would like us to put on.  We'll do our best to meet your needs here or signpost you to other providers who might be able to help.

You can also use the form to give us feedback on the services we offer.




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