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Ellesmere Children's Centre and Coronavirus

In these difficult times, Ellesmere Children’s Centre is doing all it can to continue providing the essential childcare services to families. We are constantly keeping up to date with the advice from Government and other bodies to ensure that all our children, staff and visitors to the Centre are kept safe.

At present, we are taking a positive approach to providing our services and making sure all health and safety procedures, guidelines and advice is followed. Until we are told that we cannot open, then we will continue to provide childcare services for anyone that needs them. If you find your regular provider can no longer look after your children and they and their family is fit and healthy, then please contact us to see if we can help.

These are very difficult times for us all and we need to stand strong together to help each other. There are some very vulnerable people in our communities, please consider how you can help them so we can all get through this unprecedented challenge.

Congratulations Sharon

We were delighted to see Dr. Sharon Curtis be nominated and a finalist for the Inspirational Women of Sheffield Awards.





Unfortnately, Sharon did not win the education category, losing out to very worthy winner, Fir Vale School's Headteacher Rachel Smith, but we are very proud of her getting to the finals.

In memory of Barrie Sefton

It is with a heavy heart that Ellesmere Children’s Centre, as part of the Consortium for Children and Families, share the loss of their friend and colleague Barrie Sefton.

Barrie 1
Although his work focused on the Manor and Childcare Project, he was a great supporter of the work with our children and families. Working with us in Burngreave and others at Darnall and Page Hall, Barrie would challenge unfair and inequitable systems. He often attended meetings and functions at Ellesmere Children’s Centre supporting the development of Emotional and Social therapeutic care at the new centre Emosi.

A kind and caring soul ..... gone but never forgotten!

Join in with us at our Community Kitchen

Hi everyone, this is our newly fitted out kitchen that we have big plans for you to use.
We are planning on holding a number of community based events in the coming months to launch what will become our Community Kitchen.

Kitchen 1

We want to know if you would get involved in any of the following:

A community Bake Off competition.
A community Master Chef competition
A community Junior Master Chef competition
Bring your kids to the kitchen and cook as a family with help from a chef
A women's Support Kitchen - prepare and cook food together while supporting each other over personal challenges
Cultural Cuisine Exchange - bring your family recipe to the kitchen and share great food together
Young chef training - learn new skills from top chefs to then take to your restaurants
Any other ideas you may have for using our Community Kitchen.

What do you think? Let us know. Would you like to get involved in any of the above? Do you have other ideas on how we can bring the community together round the kitchen to share food?
What can we do to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles for all of our generations?

We can't wait to hear from you all.

Dr. Curtis is finalist in Inspirational Women Awards

We are totally delighted to announce that our very own Dr. Sharon Curtis has been selected as a finalist in the Inspirational Women of Sheffield Awards.

Inspirational Women of Sheffield

Sharon is one of three women nominated for the Mary Ann Rawson Award for Education and will be attending the awards ceremony to be held on International Women's Day, Sunday 8th March at the Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa.

We wish her good luck and will be keeping our fingers crossed on the day.

Public consultation on children with Special Needs

Ellesmere Children's Centre is engaging in a consultation with parents, carers, pre-school care providers and schools from across South Yorkshire about how best to support children with emotional, social and behavioural needs.

The consultation is taking the form of an open forum event at Ellesmere Children's Centre's new play therapy centre called Emosi, on December 7th between 12 noon and 2pm.

The event is open to South Yorkshire schools, parents and carers, pre-school nursery professionals working alongside social care and voluntary sector organisations working with children and families experiencing social, behavioural and communication challenges. The aim is to gather and share views on support available to those children.

ECC has also created a number of on-line surveys designed for each of the audiences it wants to engage with during the consultation - there are links to those below.

On-line survey for parents/carers HERE

On-line survey for pre-school care Providers HERE

On-line survey for Schools HERE

To book your place for the open forum and or to reserve a childcare place while you attend the Open Forum, please call ECC on 0114 281 2143

Ellesmere Children's Centre is at 4 Maxwell Street, Sheffield, S4 7JN

We had a visit from the Mayor of Sheffield

We were delighted to receive a visit from the Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Tony Dowling today. He came to find out about the way we help develop our children and see for himself the lovely facilities we have at Ellesmere Children's Centre and Emosi.

Mayor visits Ellesmere Childrens Centre web

After meeting and singing with the children and touring the Centre, we chatted with him over coffee and sandwiches, when he had this to say:

"I am very impressed with what has been done here at Ellesmere Children’s Centre and Emosi, it's a fantastic facility where the children are clearly very happy. The new Emosi Centre for play therapy is wonderful and really needs to be supported and used for professional and community purposes."

The Mayor was presented with a bunch of flowers for the Lady Mayoress who could not attend, by Sahib Hussain, who is seen being a bit shy in the photo.

Essential training courses for Early Years practitioners

Over the coming months we are hosting a series of essential training workshops for practitioners in the Early Years sector. You can find the information and booking form below. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us ASAP. We look forward to seeing you at one of the courses. 

Training at Emosi A


Training at Emosi B




Emosi Booking Form
















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