Sure Start is a government led initiative that offers services to all families with at least one pre-school child or a mother to be.
Sure Start South Armagh is a local project and the services it offers aim to deliver the best start in life for every child who lives in one of the following seven designated wards:
Bessbrook, Camlough, Creggan, Crossmaglen, Derrymore, Newtownhamilton and Silverbridge.
Sure Start South Armagh optimises partnership working between statutory, voluntary and community sectors. It enhances the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and young children so that they can flourish at home and when they begin their school journey.
Sure Start run programmes which aims to improve emotional health and wellbeing in children and families, with the objective at this very special time to ensure children and parents enjoy this early stage of childhood by benefiting from the many services provided.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I live in one of the designated wards and can join your organisation?
If you contact the office a member of staff will check your address for you and let you know if you live in one of our designated areas and if so you will be contacted to arrange a meeting to register you with our organisation.
I am a childminder who lives outside the appropriate area, can I become a member?
A childminder who lives outside the appropriate area can register with ourselves if the children that she minds are registered with SureStart South Armagh.
What programmes are available?
- Developmental Programme for 2-3 Year Olds
- Play: One to Under Four Years
- Physical Activity: One to Under Four Years
- Speech and Language (Button)
- Antenatal (pre-birth)
- Postnatal (from birth to 12 months)
- Oral Health
- Mens Support
- Health Promotion
- Home Safety
- Parenting Programme
What services are available?
- Breastfeeding Support
- Home Safety Equipment
- Toy and Book Library
- Home Visits