Dalriada Sure Start

  Address: 88 Main Street
BT57 8QD
Telephone: 028 2073 0444
E-mail: sharon.kirk@dalriadaruralsurestart.org.uk



Our Project is Government funded and works with parents of children aged 0-4 years in the areas of Bushmills, Mosside, Ballycastle and Armoy.

We offer a very wide variety of programmes from Baby Massage & Yoga to Cook It to Antenatal Yoga, which are all extremely popular with our families. Our services are free and available to all expectant parents and families who live within our catchment area.

We always like to hear from our families so feel free to call in to any of our 3 offices for a chat and to find our which programmes are running. We aim to keep our events page as up to date as possible so please check it regularly to find out what exciting programmes are on offer at a location close to you.


Wards Covered:

  • Armoy
  • Ballylough
  • Bonamargy and Rathlin
  • Bushmills
  • Dalriada
  • Dunseverick
  • Glentaisie
  • Kinbane
  • Knocklayd
  • Moss-side and Moyarget
  • Newhill


Services on Offer:

  • Family Visiting
  • 2 Year Old Programme
  • Parenting Programmes
  • Toy & Book Library
  • Stay & Plays
  • Swimming
  • Dads Swimming
  • Cook It
  • Health Hubs
  • Baby Massage
  • Baby Yoga
  • Incredible Babies
  • Incredible Toddlers
  • Speech & Language Support
  • Weekly Parent Groups


What happens once I register with Sure Start?

Once registered parents receive our quarterly newsletter which details all the upcoming events coming up in the quarter.  All families with children aged 0-3 can avail of all Sure Start Services.  If a family is interested in Home Visiting, these can be arranged weekly, fortnightly etc where the Family Visitor brings Home play equipment for the child/ren and bring the parent the monthly timetable so they know what is coming up.


Comments from families on Sure Start:

  • “I would not have been out of the house so much, I love the support they gave me and my baby thank you”
  • “The standard of the classes is excellent and staff great – I love it”
  • “I don’t know what I’d do without it”
  • “There is always a class or day for everyone whatever you are interested in, great.”
  • “Everyone is always so welcoming!”
  • “I love Sure Start, it’s not just great for the kids but also the parents, and it gives time to interact with other parents”
  • “Sure Start is excellent. I’ve had a fab day today, and so has my child, but in general I can’t boast enough about your services”
  • “Sure Start is excellent. I’ve had a fab day today, and so has my child, but in general I can’t boast enough about your services”


Newsletters:  Yes 


Facebook Link