Saol Úr Sure Start offers support and services to parents and children from pregnancy to age 4, in order to give young children under four in our area the best possible start in life.
We aim to promote the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of pre-school children to ensure they can flourish at home and when they get to school.
Sure Start services are provided through a holistic approach, bringing health, education and parenting support services together in a coordinated way. It is designed and delivered at a local level through a network of local statutory agencies and community-based voluntary organisations working in the fields of health, early education and family/parenting support.
All Sure Start projects now provide a developmental programme for two to three year olds which aims to enhance social and emotional development, build on communication and language skills and encourage imagination through play.
This can help some children to be prepared for starting pre-school education. The Programme is not intended to be a universal service for all children in the year before starting pre-school education but is aimed primarily at Sure Start children who are likely to benefit most from this support.
Q: Am I eligible to join?
A: If you can answer yes to these two questions, then yes, you can join:
Q: How do I join?
A: By phone, in person, or via social media. Here are the details:
Q: How much does it cost?
A: All Saol Úr Sure Start services are free.
Q: Is Sure Start for families on benefits?
A: Sure Start is for ALL local families, regardless of income, benefits or job status.
Q: Is Sure Start just for families with problems?
A: No, Sure Start is for all local families.