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Here you will find out things we need to let you know about such as holiday information, last minute announcements and reminders.

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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














Emosi which means  ‘Emotion’  is our new therapeutic service developed here at Ellesmere Childrens Centre.  Emosi believes that children should be supported and encouraged from their earliest foundations to  be confident, resilient healthy holistic individuals.  Developing emotional literacy which supports children to make the connections between actions and describe what they are feeling in simple words that have meaning for them. As a ‘Emosi’ coach our work is to regulate the effects of varying feelings, rather than a system of behaviour modification. All behaviours we feel are linked to communication and children vocalising their world. Emosi is a place to transition through developmental stages at their own pace, in a  space to facilitate healthy, nurtured minds. Emosi  recognises that children's home lives are strong influences on their learning and is central to ways of being, knowing and doing. Emosi coaches will work in partnership with families and can effectively utilise children's family and cultural knowledge in an educational context to enhance children learning.

What can it do to help your child?

At Emosi we will be using the following techniques to help understand your child and his or her development. Using the methods below which are most suitable for your child.

The methods are listed below.

  • Filial therapy with children
  • Filial therapy with children and parent/carers
  • Attention autism sessions
  • Intensive interaction sessions
  • Picture exchange communication system (PECS) development

Looking for a place to hold a class or workshop?

Are you looking for a place to hold a health, fitness or therapy class? Then why not book one of our newly refurbished rooms upstairs at the Centre? Spacious, quiet and warm, they are the perfect space for a wide range of workshops and activities.

Class space 2 
We also have large rooms available that are perfect for holding birthday parties, celebration events and other social activities such as group meetings and draama rehearsals.

Pop in today and  have a look round, we'll be glad to see you. 

Digital Photography Taster Workshop

Do you want to improve your photography skills but don’t know how?
Would you like to get tips from a top professional on how to get the best from your camera?
Would you like to do that for FREE??

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Well you can if you attend our Introduction to Digital Camera Workshop.

It takes place upstairs in our new Divercity space and will be run by Anwar Suliman, a highly respected Sheffield photographer.

The workshop runs from 6pm – 9pm on Friday 26th of April

All you need to do is bring your camera and start taking the best photographs you have ever taken in your life.

There is no registration, simply turn up and take part.

For further information call Ellesmere Children’s Centre on 0114 281 2143





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