Sure Start is a Programme targeted at parents and children under the age of four living in the most disadvantaged areas.

Sure Start projects deliver a wide variety of services which are designed to support children’s learning skills, health and well-being, and social and emotional development.

Sure Start partnerships information

Follow the links below to the nidirect website where information is published on the services that Sure Start partnerships provide and also lists of the Sure Start partnerships.


This circular sets out the additional requirement for schools to record data relating to Sure Start on the C2k School Management Information System (SIMS), for each year one pupil in September 2015, as part of the 2015/16 school census data collection exercise. 

Review of Sure Start

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