Welcome . . .

If you are pregnant or have a child under four, contact us to find out if you live in our catchment area

Giving children a great start . . .

There's lots for children and grown ups too!

Investing in our future . . .

Play together and learn together.

Supporting families

We can support your family in a way that suits you! All carers are welcome, so bring your partner or sister or mother if you wish.

In Your Community

All our groups and programmes are held local to you - in community centres, local halls, libraries and leisure centres!

Connect with us

If you are pregnant, have recently had a baby, or are just new to this area, ask your Midwife or Health Visitor to refer you to Sure Start. Or, give us a call yourself, we would love to hear from you.

Contact Us

Telephone 028 7032 1032 and our staff will be happy to help

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The staff in Society Street had great fun waiting on the eclipse on Friday morning!  Our newsletter What’s On will be coming to you soon, so why not join a group or programme to get to know the team better?

News & Events

Thanks to everyone who attended our Pregnancy and Baby Fair – both families and exhibitors.  It was a great night out and we loved meeting all the new babies and their parents. Keep watching out for other events promoted on our website, or through our text and newsletter services.

Come to Sure Start in Society Street on Thursday 5th March and help us celebrate World Book Day. Families are invited to dress up as a character from their favourite storybook or rhyme – don’t just dress the children, have a go yourself! There will be storytelling, craft and other fun activities. The fun starts at 10.00 am!

We are very excited about the Pregnancy and Baby Fair – just one week to go!!  We have decorated our window with lots of baby items, so have a look if you are in Society Street. We have lots of stands and stalls booked in, both regular ones like Baby Needs, Small Print, Asda and Halfords […]

We had scheduled Elklan – Let’s Talk with the Under 5’s course to begin on Friday 20th February for 6 weeks in Ballysally Youth and Community Centre.  Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we are unable to deliver this now.  Thanks for your interest in the course and keep an eye out for future services […]

  Good luck to all the children from the Sure Start Developmental Programme for 2-3 Year Olds!  They are taking part in I CANs Chatterbox Challenge 2015 – ‘Garden Adventures with Ben and Holly’.  They will be developing their own Speech and Language skills by singing songs and rhymes and also helping to raise money […]

Don’t forget that we are now offering a drop-in session on Tuesday mornings in Portrush Town Hall. This is open to families with children who live in the whole of our Sure Start area, not just Portrush. The session is delivered by a number of staff who will be there to support you with play […]

We are very excited to once again launch our Pregnancy and Baby Fair!  This year we hope it will be bigger and better than before with a whole range of information stands and little tasters for you and your little ones. We will once again hold our Fair at the Lodge Hotel and it will […]

We are delighted to offer a new activity as part of our services.  This is a fun way to spend a Friday morning with your toddler. We all know the value and learning potential of reading to our babies and toddlers, though sometimes we think we have to be the best reader or story teller. […]

Have Fun! Discover! Make new Friends! Join us every Thursday morning in Society St. 10am -10.45am for a fun session of rhymes, activities and a wee bit of rolling! We hope to give you lots of ideas to take away with you and your child to play and sing at home!

Research has shown that when parents are involved in their child’s education from an early age, it has a huge impact.  Parenting Ni are promoting this week (from 20th to 26th October) as Parents Week.  By bringing your little ones to events, programmes and creches with Sure Start you are helping them learn, even when […]