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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

Let's Play The Waddler Way23Apr2024

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

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

Woodland Wanders23Apr2024

10:30 am - 11:30 am @ The Lurach Centre, Maghera

Nature walks, songs & rhymes

Breastfeeding Support Group24Apr2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Loy Buildings, Cookstown

Let's Play Ardboe24Apr2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am @ Ardboe Community Centre

Share and play experience for you and your child

Babbling Babies24Apr2024

10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Lurach Centre, Magherafelt

For parents and pre walking babies from 3 months


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

For children aged 2-4. Songs, stories and fun activities

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We hope you enjoyed your Easter Break.

All Classes resume from

Monday 8th April 2024