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Sure Start – Colin (Belfast)

Contact Information

Unit 21 Dairy Farm Complex, Stewartstown Road, Belfast, Co Antrim
BT17 0AW View Location on Map >
Contact Person
Glenda Burns
Telephone Number
028 9060 1417
Email Address
Web Address
http://www.colinsurestart.comOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

Colin Sure Start is a locally based programme working with parents and children under the age of four. Our main focus is to value and support all children aged 0-4 and their families by providing free services, activities and programmes that focus on early education, health, family support and play development.

Our vision is to reach out to families with children aged 0-4 years…laying foundations, creating opportunities and working in partnership to give every child the best possible start in life.

The aims of Sure Start are to complement the work of existing local services and provide young families with advice on where to go and who to speak to, if they have more specialised needs or problems.

The ongoing support that Sure Start provides can help to make sure that children flourish both at home and when they go to school.

Sure Start aims to improve the ability to learn, health and social development of the children that use its services.

The Sure Start programme is supported by a number of key principles:
• To coordinate, streamline and add value to existing services for young children and their families in local communities
• To involve parents
• To avoid stigma
• To ensure lasting support
• To be sensitive to local families’ needs
• To promote the participation of all local families

Sure Start work is focused on six high outcomes to ensure children are:
• Being healthy
• Enjoying learning and achieving
• Living in safety and with stability
• Living in a society which respects their rights
• Experiencing economic and environmental wellbeing
• Contributing positively to community and society

Colin Sure Start broadly delivers two types of service in the local community; Early Years Services and Family Services. Within each of these areas we offer a diverse range of programmes, activities and support that families can avail of:
• Sure Start Developmental Programme for Two Year Olds
• Parent and Toddler Groups
• Parenting Programmes
• Antenatal Support
• Postnatal Support
• Breastfeeding Support Group
• Parenting Support
• Outreach Home Visiting
• Additional Needs Service
• Fathers Service
• Speech and Language
• Physical Activity Programmes
• Early Years events and trips

Areas Covered Section:
Colin Glen; Derriaghy (Lagmore/Mount Eagles); Kilwee; Poleglass; Twinbrook

Organisation Type
  • Community
  • Early Years: Sure Start
  • Education
  • Health & Social Services
Main Age Groups
  • 0-4 years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Self
  • Social Worker
  • Community Organisations
Family Support Services Categories
  • Behavioural Support
  • Early Years
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Support
  • Surestart
Main Category of Services
  • Sure Start
  • Young Parents

Areas covered

  • Belfast

Colin Glen; Derriaght (Lagmore/Mount Eagles); Kilwee; Poleglass; Twinbrook


Sure Start – Colin (Belfast)

  • Sure Start – Colin (Belfast)