Sure Start approach
Dungannon and Coalisland Sure Start is one of 38 Sure Start Projects funded by the Department of Education (N Ireland). Each Project has the same 3 broad aims but is uniquely designed to suit the needs of its area and its families.
Here in Dungannon and Coalisland our distinctiveness stems from our many multicultural families and our ethos and philosophy which is inspired by the Reggio Emilia pedagogy in Northern Italy. Several staff have visited Reggio Emilia in order to be able to adapt this wonderful approach to early childhood for our families here in Dungannon and Coalisland. You will see our Reggio Emilia influences in our physical environments, in how we set up our groups and how we welcome you and your children into our settings. Find out more about our Reggio Emilia approach here.
Promoting & Supporting
Promoting High quality
Play development and P2YO teams and Artist in Residence
Promoting Healthy Life choices
Promoting Healthy life choices for you and your child. Health Visitor, Midwife, Speech and Language Therapist
News & Activities
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We Welcome Everyone
Sure Start services are provided to families living in the Sure Start Catchment area who have at least one child under 4 or who are ante-natal.
We welcome mums, dads, carers and grandparents to our groups provided they are registered with us. Complete an initial Registration form by clicking below.
Once registered you can express your interest in attending one or more of our groups by clicking here.
Parental Survey 2023/2024
Shaping services that best meet your needs
Experience Our Activities
We have 6 Developmental Programmes for Two to Three Year Old.
Sure Start Midwifery
To encourage antenatal families to register with Sure Start
Health Visitors are trained in child health and development and also family and community public health.
Speech & Language Therapy
The Sure Start Speech & Language Therapists can provide information, training and screening of speech, language and communication.
Family Support Team
Our Family Support Team comprises of Family Support Workers , two of which are bi-lingual and the Family Support Team Leader.
Play Development Team
Our Play Development Team comprises of Play Development Workers and Play Development Team Leader
Artist in Residence
Our Artist's role is to implement a more creative approach within our centre and our developmental 2-3 year old programme settings.
Sure Start Creche
The Dungannon and Coalisland Crèche is a setting where babies, toddlers and young children are cared for in a safe and stimulating environment.
Sure Start Administration
The Administration Team provides a full and comprehensive support service for our multi-disciplinary team.
We believe that children are capable, strong, intelligent, and resourceful
When we observe them at play, we can see them build knowledge and begin to understand who they are and their place in the world. Here in Dungannon and Coalisland Sure Start staff provide many ways for your children to learn and build knowledge. We do this by providing high quality play opportunities in group activities, one to one appointments in our Imagination Station and home based play.
We continue to be inspired by so many of the paintings, photos, sculptures, constructions, creations that children make when they are with us.