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Sure Start – Ballymena and Little Steps (Doury Road)

Contact Information

St Joseph's Early Years Centre, 90 Doury Road, Ballymena ,
BT 43 6JE View Location on Map >
Contact Person
Jennifer Campbell
Telephone Number
028 2564 2883
Email Address
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Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

Ballymena & Little Steps Sure Start is an Action for Children led Project and provides a range of services to both children from pre-birth to four years and their families. Services consist of both individual and group support and operate from either of 3 centres covering electoral wards in North and South of Ballymena and Antrim.

The project comprises a Multi-agency, Multi-disciplinary team and works in close partnership with a range of statutory, voluntary and community groups to provide a need led approach to the delivery of services in the area.

Aims include:
- providing a range of preventative, promotional and supportive services to enhance the life chances of young children (0-4) and their families
- Improving the social and emotional development of children by supporting bonding and attachment between parents and children and through the early identification and provision of support for families in need including those with additional needs and disability
- Supporting families in caring for their children and promoting healthy lifestyles and optimum development before and after birth
- Improving children’s ability to learn by encouraging stimulating and enjoyable play, improving Language skills and through early identification and support of children experiencing difficulties.

Staff have experience of working with children with special needs/disability.

Organisation Type
  • Statutory
  • Voluntary
Main Age Groups
  • 0-4 Years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Self
  • Social Worker
  • Must live within the Ballymena Sure Start ward area
Family Support Services Categories
  • Befriending Behavioural
  • Support Community Health
  • Disability Support
  • Early Years
  • Health Promotion
  • Lone Parents
  • Supports Parenting Advice
  • Parenting Education
  • Pregnancy Advice
  • Teenage Parents
  • Toy Library
Main Category of Services
  • Children Social Care
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Health Service
  • Minority Ethnic Support
  • Signposting/Advice
  • Sure Start
  • Young Parents

Areas covered

  • Ballymena

8 ward areas across Ballymena - Ballykeel, Ballee, Harryville, Moat, Dunclug, Fairgreen, Summerfield, Castle Demense


Sure Start – Ballymena and Little Steps (Doury Road)

  • Sure Start – Ballymena and Little Steps (Doury Road)