Fun times at Sure Start in Kirk Hallam

Sure Start Centre in Kirk Hallam held a fun day for local children and their parents, pictured are Sophia, four, Ellie, six and Mia, six
Sure Start Centre in Kirk Hallam held a fun day for local children and their parents, pictured are Sophia, four, Ellie, six and Mia, six

Face painting and a bouncy castle were all part of the fun at a beach-themed fun day held at the Sure Start centre in Kirk Hallam.

The summer event at Kenilworth Drive was organised for parents and carers with children of all ages to promote the Sure Start Centre and make families aware of the facilities that are on offer there.

Anna Quail, former childcare centre coordinator at the centre, said: “The day was mostly about community cohesion.

“We decided to bring the community together and try and hold it four times a year to provide activities for children in the summer holidays.”

The event, organised by parents who had volunteered, was attended by around 80 families.

It included entertainment from Jolly Jingles and Avago Crafts.

There was also a tombola with gifts donates by Tesco. This raised £49 for parents to put back in the pot to be used for family activities.

Pictured are children enjoying the day, which was made possible with £500 of funding from Big Kirk Hallam.

The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the service and bring the community together.

Sure Start centres provide access to early education, childcare, family support and support services in the home or community for parents and carers, child and family health services, information, advice and guidance .

Services may be delivered by a number of organisations working together, who may be from the local authority.