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Colin Sure Start, Belfast

Update on Colin Sure Start Child-Only Programmes

26th Mar 2021
** Guidance on Sure Start Children's Only Programmes ** Dear Parents, as some of you may have seen in the news, we are happy to report that we have finally received guidance from the Department and Childcare Partnerships that the Executive have confirmed that Sure Start CHILD-ONLY programmes can now resume face-to-face operations.   So our Developmental Programmes for 2-3 Year Olds, our new Play2Learn groups and our Little Rainbows groups will resume again on Monday, the 12th April, after the planned Easter holiday week. Our staff will be in contact with all parents with a reminder about our Covid-safe measures and protocols that we have in place, but also about helping children to get prepared for this restart, which we know will be a new transition as they have been away for some time, but we are really excited about seeing all the children again!   As for our parent based programmes and groups, for now we remain delivering these as we are currently, through remote methods or in some cases on a one to one basis in particular venues, and we appreciate your patience with this. Whenever we receive further guidance on these programmes, we will keep you all informed. Many thanks to all for your understanding and patience as we get through these challenging times together.