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Ofsted Outstanding

We are recruiting new Therapists

Ellesmere Children’s Centre
Play Therapist

Location: Sheffield

Job Title: Filial therapist x 1
Job Title: Play therapist x 1

Salary: Competitive within the charity sector

Working Hours: Part time term time only
Initial 6 months contract and could be extended
Ellesmere Children’s Centre is a charitable; community children’s nursery and educational organisation, rated Ofsted outstanding; we are passionate about inspiring healthy and happy children. We have recently opened our new Therapeutic centre called Emosi and we are looking for a Play Therapist and a Filial Therapist to join our therapeutic and supportive services for Children, young people and families affected by anxiety, social and emotional difficulties and or language delay. The Successful candidate will be delivering Counselling/Play Therapy for Children and Young People aged 2-14 years old. This will be a part time position and hours will be discussed at interview.

The role;

As a play therapist you’ll usually work with children using play as a communication tool to understand their world and to help them deal with emotional distress and trauma.You will help children and their families work through difficult life issues and experiences, including:
• Abuse and neglect Bereavement
• Divorce and family separations
• Learning difficulties
• Psychological problem
• Traumatic experiences
• Violence

You will need to build a relationship of trust with children and their parents/carers and create a safe and stable environment in which children can express themselves through play.

Essential requirements.
• Diploma in Counselling, Play Therapist or equivalent
• 2 years post qualification experience
• Experience Working With Children aged 2-14 years
• Experience of Filial Therapy

Closing Date – 23rd November 2020 at noon
Interview Dates to be confirmed.

For further information about applying for either of the posts, please contact the Centre by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Support for BAME Mothers

For over 25 years, we have been providing childcare services in one of the most multi-cultural wards in the UK.
Our experience has taught us that mothers-to-be and mothers from our BAME communities do not always feel that they get the most appropriate support during their pregnancies. We believe that there is a need for a more transcultural approach, one that takes account of the cultural backgrounds and expectations of our mothers-to-be and new mothers.

We want to connect mothers with mothers so that, with our help, advice, and information they can share experiences and expectations of being a BAME mother in Sheffield.

We want to set up a group that can meet regularly to share stories about what has worked well and
the needs of BAME mothers in terms of their ante-natal care and their journey into parenthood.

Would you or someone you know be interested in joining our group?

Please let us know by commenting below or get in touch with us directly for a confidential chat about your needs.

We look forward to hearing from you.BAME mothers

We all sparkle in colour

We made a video in response to the Black Lives Matter movement which underpins all of our core values and belief in supporting all children or all colours, races and creeds. 
It is called "Sparkle in Colour" and you can watch it by clicking HERE

Sparkle in colour

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!





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