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Sure Start local programmes are a key part in delivering the Government's aim to support children, families and communities through the integration of early childcare, health and family support.

They are based in areas of disadvantage and aim to improve the health and well-being of families and young children under four, so that children have a greater opportunity to flourish when they go to school. Local programmes are located in neighbourhoods where there is a high proportion of children who live in poverty. Sure Start local programmes work with families in the area to help to improve children's life chances through better access to family support, nurturing advice, health services and early learning.

Sure Start Children's Centres are places where families with children under the age of 5 years can receive:

  • integrated services
  • information from a range of professionals

Most Disadvantaged Areas

Children's Centres located in the most disadvantaged areas offer:

  • good quality early learning combined with full daycare provision for children - minimum of 10 hours per day, 5 days per week and 48 weeks per year
  • good quality teacher input to lead the development of learning within the centre
  • child and family health services, including ante-natal services
  • parental outreach
  • family support services
  • a base for a childminder network
  • support for children and parents with specific needs and disabilities
  • effective links with Jobcentre Plus to support parents/carers who wish to consider training or employment


Our local programme is:


Tony Jones


Welbourn House, Welbourn Gardens, Ermine East, Lincoln LN2 2DD


01522 544801


01522 544861


childrensinformationservice@lincolnshire .gov.uk