Presentations from Northern Childcare Partnership 14th March 2018









Sure Start Celebrating the Importance of the Early Years

The Childcare Partnerships within the Health & Social Care Board and the Department of Education jointly hosted a Sure Start event on the 25th January 2018 in Belfast City Hall, to celebrate the Importance of the Early Years for children and families across Northern Ireland.   The event brought together 180 professionals from a range of statutory, voluntary, community organisations and elected representatives to celebrate the work of Sure Start and to launch the findings of a Sure Start Parental Survey.


Click to download Press Release.


Click to download the Sure Start Parental Survey 2017.


Click to download the Sure Start Booklet 2017.

Getting Ready to Learn – 2018-19 Applications


Are you a DE Funded Pre-School wanting to improve parental engagement?


500 DE Funded Pre-school settings are participating in Getting Ready to Learn this year, to engage parents more effectively, helping them to create and sustain positive home learning environments.


Funding is available to help settings establish programmes and support will be provided by the Getting Ready to Learn team, during the application process and throughout the year!

How to get involved!


Application forms are now downloadable on the Getting Ready to Learn website for September 2018-19