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Surestart is a government funded initiative specifically for families with children under 4 who live in the top 25% disadvantaged wards in Northern Ireland.


Research has shown that when children who have access to early intervention and positive play experiences enjoy more positive outcomes in adulthood. 


The Aims of Surestart are to:-

Improve the ability to learn by encouraging stimulating play, improving language and communication skills and by the early identification and support of children with additional needs.

Improve health by supporting parents in caring for children and promoting children's health and development.

Improve social development by supporting the early relationships between parents and children, enhancing positive parenting skills and early intervention and support of children with emotional, learning or behavioural needs.


Every parent wants the best for their children.

Help us to help you give your child the very best start in life – a Surestart!

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Latest School Events

Breastfeeding Support04Mar2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Magherafelt Baptist Church Hall

Fresh Little Minds04Mar2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Ardboe

A fun programme to help promote emotional resilience in families

Welcome to the World04Mar2024

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Lurach Centre, Maghera

Programme for mums and dads to be.

Let's Play The Waddler Way05Mar2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am @ Gortalowry House Cookstown

Suitable for children from 12-24 months. Booking lines open each Friday from 10am


10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ St Mary's, Dunamore

Tips on family life by helping you manage challenges during parenting. *Creche Available


10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Magherafelt Leisure Centre

Tips on supporting your child's learning and development. Suitable from 2-4 yr olds

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