Colin Sure Start

  Address: Unit 21, Dairy Farm Complex
Stewartstown Road
BT17 0AW
Telephone: 028 9060 1417



Colin Sure Start: making a difference in the lives of children and families in the Colin area. We have lots of ideas to get you out of the house and meet new friends in your local community. We have added some new programmes to our existing activities and there is now something for you and your child to participate in and enjoy every day of the week.

Colin Sure Start aims 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.

Our mission is to work in partnership to deliver services for families of children aged 0-4 years through antenatal engagement and postnatal support thus enabling smooth transitions into early year’s services.

Core Values
Respect: for parents as first educators and for children and their rights
Inclusivity: needs responsive  and accessible service
Support: families to make positive contributions while celebrating achievements
Quality services: evidence based and outcomes focused
Community based: acting as a hub to provide access to universal early years services in the local area


Wards Covered:

  • Colin Glen
  • Derryagh
  • Kilwee
  • Poleglass
  • Twinbrook


Services on Offer:

Do you know a friend, relative or neighbour who is expecting a baby or has a child aged 4 or under? If so, then why not tell them about Colin Sure Start. Registration is easy – just call 02890601417 and you can get involved in some of the programmes we have on offer!

Some of the programmes we have on offer:

  • Parent & Toddler
  • Baby Massage
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Mini Mend 2-4
  • Pramtastics
  • Bumps n’ Babies Drop In
  • Play & Development Group
  • Cook It
  • Rhythm, Rhyme & Storytime
  • Baby & Toddler Stay & Play
  • Baby & Toddler Yoga
  • Aquababes
  • Young Mum’s Group


Who is responsible for Sure Start (Partner’s Names)?

Colin Sure Start Management Board – company limited by guarantee
Department of Education
Health and Social Care Board
Child Care Partnership
South Eastern Trust – lead and accountable body


What happens once I register with Sure Start?

Upon registration you will be contacted to organise an info visit to your home. This will provide you with an overview of all the services we have on offer and which would be particularly suitable for you and your child. A list of services which you want to engage with will be completed and this will be entered onto our internal system. You will be contacted once a place becomes available on any of the programmes/services.


Comments from families on Sure Start:

  • ‘The day you came to the house when my baby was only a few days old made such a difference as I didn’t have a clue what I was doing’
  • ‘Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and the boys. I wouldn’t be where I am today without your help’
  • ‘Thank you so much for all the support, fun and friendship. I feel like you have helped me make the most of my maternity leave and meeting other mums like me has helped me settle into the area even more’
  • ‘Thank you so much for all your support and kindness. The programmes you run are fantastic’


Newsletters:  Yes – A quarterly newsletter is produced to provide you with updated information regarding the services we have on offer.