Country Tots/Dakota Tots
Surestart Developmental Programme for 2-3 year olds is a government funded initiative through the Department of Education (with no cost to parents) for 2 year old children within the Surestart Ward Areas.
We deliver 2 programmes – one in the Peninsula (Country Tots) and the other in Ards (Dakota Tots). There are 24 places in total and the programme runs from September to June on Mon-Wed from 9.30am-12.00noon.
The programme acknowledges the importance of these early years in a child’s life and recognises the parents as primary educators: They are the people who have the biggest impact on a child’s life.
The aim of the programme is to support that role and help the child develop to their full potential.
Counrty Tots/Dakota Tots meets the needs of the individual child in a child centred environment where a holistic approach is used.
As well as the usual play experiences, your child will have additional sensory play experiences using natural and household materials that they can explore in a safe environment with the support of staff.
A minimum of 80% attendance is required and throughout the year there will be some Stay & Play days which a parent/carer is required to attend with their child.
Applications are available at the start of January and must be returned by April, for the following September’s intake.
Are you interested in finding out more information or joining this programme?
Register your interest and we’ll get back to you soon.