Autumn Timetable 2017 Starts 11th September

  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!

The Fluoride Varnish Team are coming to do applications at the following Let's Play Sessions during half week:

Monday 23rd October - Let's Play at Baildon Children's Centre - 9:15-10:45‚Äč

Tuesday, 24th October - Let's Play at Strong Close Children's Centre 9.30 - 11.30

Friday 27th October - Let's Play at Bingley Children's Centre - 9:15-10:45

Please note that our Bliss support group is no longer running however for more information they can still be contacted on Facebook via the 'Bliss Airedale' page or on email - 

Happy National Poetry Day! Click here to listen to this poem by Hollie Mcnish called 'The things new mothers aren't always told'.  Let us know what you think! 

Thankyou to all of you who put your tokens in the slot at Shipley Asda. We were presented with a cheque for £500!
We would love to hear your ideas of how we can spend the money - it needs to be spent in the Shipley area and we are busy thinking of ideas such as Christmas parties, theatre groups but would like to know what you think.


Please note the new Woodland Play                                                                 start time of 1.00pm from the w/c 2nd Oct!


For more information on the Baby & Me Pilates please click on the image above or contact Manni on 07885408660



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. 


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