Sure Start

Sure Start Southampton
S ure Start is a government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. Sure Start children’s centres bring together early education, childcare, heealth and family support agencies to offer a wide range of services to meet you and your child’s needs, all in one place.

The main aim of Sure Start is to offer support to parents whether pregnant or with young children under four from the most disadvantaged areas the best possible start in life. It will aim to promote the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of pre-school children to ensure they can flourish at home and when they get to school.

Sure Start services are provided through a holistic approach, bringing health, education and parenting support services together in a coordinated way. It is designed and delivered at a local level through a network of local statutory agencies and community-based voluntary organisations working in the fields of health, eearly education and family/ parenting support.

In each local area, different programmes are set up according to the range of existing services and the particular needs of the community, through programmes must include a number of core services which are laid down by policy.

Sure Start Central
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
02380 331 635
surestart.central@southampton.gov.uk