The Programme for Two to Three Year Olds runs from September to June, 3 days per week for two and a half hours (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) with a monthly Play & Grow session for parents and children on a Thursday.  We value the role of the parent/carer as the first educator and actively encourage the participation of the family in learning and development opportunities. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of play situations, encouraging individual exploration to foster co-operation and facilitate the children’s sense of self.

It is suitable for children who are at least 2 years 2 months by 1st September in their starting year and children must live within the SureStart area and be registered with the SureStart Project. As the programme is always oversubscribed there are additional criteria used to allocate places. The Programme for 2 year olds is an exciting group based programme for children in their pre-preschool year.

SureStart Edenballymore have five Programme for Two to Three Year Olds in the following settings:

  • Children’s Centre at the Healthy Living Centre, Creggan (morning and afternoon group)
  • Children’s Centre at the Gasyard (morning group)
  • Children’s Centre at the Gasyard (Cairde Beaga – Irish medium)
  • Long Tower Primary School