Sure Start - A.B.B.E.Y. (Newtownabbey)

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Contact Information

The Community Education Centre, Rathcoole Drive, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT37 9AE
Contact Person
Cathy Todd
Telephone Number
028 9086 0938
Email Address
Web Address
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Additional Information

Sure Start is a Government funded initiative, targeting children less than four years old. It is aimed at giving everyone a good start in life and is about a long-term investment. Disability Awareness Training undertaken by staff in this group includes :- An Intro Into Learning Disability Down's Syndrome Awareness Epilepsy Awareness Global Developmental Delay Makaton Taster Structured Play Research has indicated that where children have access to early intervention and play opportunities it will help their development through school and adult life. The overall aim is to “improve the well-being and life opportunities of young children under four, through better health, childcare and educational opportunities”, so that “children can flourish when they enter school”. Each Sure Start programme has identified and implemented specific projects to suit the needs of the local Community, therefore each Sure Start is different and unique. These services are additional to existing provision already provided by Statutory and Voluntary Organisations in the Sure Start catchment area. We work with :- Expectant mothers, Families Carers of children aged 0 to under 4 years of age to enable them to reach their full potential and experience new opportunities We do this by providing a range of services that are community led. All activities are accessible and free to eligible families living in the Sure Start area of: •Cloughfern •Parts of Monkstown •Abbeyville •Glenville areas •Merville •Rathcoole •Bawnmore •Longlands •Arthur Whitehouse •Rathfern •Rushpark ABBEY Sure Start is a local partnership of community, voluntary and statutory organisations working within the Bawnmore, Longlands, Rathcoole, Whitehouse, Rathfern, Cloughfern, Monkstown, Abbeyville and Glenville areas.Our aim is to work with parents / families and carers, with children 0 – under 4 years, and the community to help all children within these areas to reach their social, emotional, physical and intellectual potential.
Available to Age Groups
Category of Services
  • Sure Start
Areas covered
  • Antrim
  • Newtownabbey

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