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Quote from Job Centre Worker in Dec 17
“I have worked with New Era over several years and always found them to be one of the best and most helpful organisations that we have the good fortune to work with. Also Rachel has just had a fantastic good news story where a customer has found employment after being out for work for several years. This would not have happened if it was not for the help of New Era. Let’s spread the word and make sure that all our customers are aware that it is taking place”
April 2017

It’s back to Nursery, back to school, and back to work for us after the Easter break.

And a warm welcome to Jem and Sarah who have joined the team!


Back in March 2017 we were were recruiting new staff.

And looking forward to welcoming them all in to the Team

January 2017

Its a busy start to the new year at New Era as we’re already up and running..

…. we started with a bang on the 4th of January

with a  fantastic activity filled

Blossom Tree Family Fun Day


and now we are recruiting parents for 

2 New FREE courses for Parents

Starting from 17th January

Children with Special Needs


 Handling Anger in the family.


Click here for more information

 December 2016

Merry Christmas from everyone here at New Era Enterprises Ltd






New Era celebrates its 30th Birthday.

For 30 years we have been supporting people across East Lancashire and further afield.

We’ve supported people who have been out of the job market for many years into training, into employment and into self-employment.

We’ve helped lots of families too; those needing childcare and those needing help to manage every day problems. We’ve given children and their families great experiences and challenged them to try new activities.

We’ve helped other local community organisations to become established and grow.

We’ve successfully bid into European and UK Government training budgets to train thousands of women and men across East Lancashire to gain skills, improve skills and secure employment.

Roll on the next 30 years!

 October 2016

FREE  Time Out for Parents Courses

Handling Anger in the family 

A course for anyone parenting children aged 5 to 16 – provides common sense information and practical ideas to help you and your children deal with the ordinary, everyday anger that all families experience.

Runs on  four  mornings or four evenings in November

Click on the link HERE for more details on the Courses for Parents page


We are also delivering other courses (see below) locally  in November (please ring for more details )

  • The Primary Years  (see below for more info)
  • Children with Special Needs (including ADHD and ASD)

July 2016

Blossom Tree Drop-in Dates

For  parents and carers of Primary School aged children needing help and support over the school summer holidays.

Monday drop-ins 10am-2pm for parents to come and have a brew.

  • 1st August
  • 8th August
  • 15th August
  • 22nd August

Support workers will be around to provide information, advice and guidance, tea and biscuits.

At New Era offices CVS building, 62-64 Yorkshire Street, Burnley, BB11 3BT

Tel (01282) 435302


And  FREE Time Out for Parents courses:

  • The Primary Years
  • Handling Anger in the family
  • Children with Special Needs


Apr 2016

Blossom Tree “Branches out” in Pendle

New Era’s successful Lottery funded Blossom Tree project is Branching out to Primary Schools  in Pendle by inviting them to an Information and Networking Event on 25th May between  12 noon and 1:00 pm at the Ace Centre, Nelson.

Teachers, Family Mentors and Family Support Workers are invited to come to the event and see how we can work with your school to better help and support your families.

Come along and network with other School Support Workers and find out how we can help you.

Hear from us and from others about the positive changes we’ve helped families to make.

This service is provided free of charge to schools and parents through The Big Lottery.

A free buffet lunch is provided.

You don’t need to wait for the email. Please just drop us an email ( or call us on (01282) 435302 to let us know you are coming.



Feb 2016

FREE  Parentalk  CourseparentalkBeing a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but it is also one of its biggest challenges.

There’s hardly a mum or dad on the face of the earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting. That’s why Care for the Family  created Parentalk, a great new parenting course for small groups of parents.

We are offering 2 new five week  courses starting on Mondays in February or  Tuesdays in March.

New Era is pleased to offer this course free of charge to parents/carers.

Click on the button here to find out more about the courses   Find out more


It’s Official – We are GOOD!!


New Era Nursery was inspected by OFSTED earlier in January and was judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas.


Nursery Manager Lisa and the Nursery staff have all worked incredibly hard over the last few months to review, develop and improve all aspects of the setting.  New Era is delighted that all this hard work has been recognised and the Inspector stated that:


  • The staff place emphasis on children developing confidence, emotional security and self-help skills. This supports children’s readiness for their next steps in learning.
  • Care practices effectively promote children’s physical and emotional well-being
  • Children make good progress from their starting points. The nursery is highly committed to enabling children to experience environments and activities outside of their immediate area and community.
  • Parent’s and carer’s views are regularly sought, in order to help tailor the provision to their children’s needs.
  • All resources are easily accessible to children so that they can decide what to play with. This helps to promote their independence.
  • Children learn about the similarities and differences between themselves and others in their community, so that they develop a respect for each other.
  • Staff have high expectations of children which contributes to them making good progress in learning to manage their feelings and behaviour.
  • Staff teach children how to stay safe in a variety of situations on and off the premises.
  • Children make good progress in readiness for school. They develop self-care skills and behave well. Children quickly develop confidence and independence.


The OFSTED Inspector stated that our staff are “enthusiastic about their work” and our “arrangements for safeguarding are effective, including the procedures for recruiting and inducting new staff.”


The complete report can be accessed  on the OFSTED website by clicking here   (REPORT)


The Nursery runs from 9:00am to 12:00noon Monday to Friday term time at the Sion Church and takes children aged 2 to 4. Funding may be available.


 Contact the Nursery Manager on 07727 713690

Click on the button here to find out more about the Nursery   Find out more

 January 2016


…to 18 Children from Brunshaw Primary School

Wendy & Fred web


Congratulations to the 18 Children from Brunshaw Primary School who have all just received their First Aid for Juniors Certificates and pens after completing their training. A special well done to prize winners Olivia and Leoni.

This now makes a total of 159 children from Burnley who have done first aid training with the help of First Aid Fred and Wendy Woodfine from New Era (see photo above)

A huge thank you goes to NHS Social Prescribing for funding this pilot project.  We hope more children and parents will be able to access basic first aid training to help themselves and their families deal with emergencies in the future. The children really enjoyed meeting First Aid Fred, learning all about basic first aid and have told us lots about their experiences.

We asked the children to tell us two things they learnt?    And they said……

” to help someone choking”                 “Choking, Bleeding”                                 ” How to stop a nose bleed”            ” How to surve someone who is oncosous”            ” Wuns,  Unconshus,  choking ”          ” To help people when there hert”


            We asked the children what did they enjoy?    And they said……

“the groosum stoof – it was very fun”                                                                              ” learning how to help people in danger”

    “It was fun”            ” It was good”                        ” Learning about dangers”                      “It was good learning”

Children have also taken part in the project from other Primary schools across Burnley and some of these are listed below.

Holy Trinity               St Leonards          Stoneyholme                St Stephens

Hapton                      Wellfield                 St Marys                       Brunshaw