Ballymena & Little Steps Sure Start

Children's Centre Assistant

Children's Centre Assistant


Be rewarded and have new experiences.

Volunteer with us to assist our Family Support Team provide our wide variety of Group Activities, Programmes and Workshops.


Do you:

  • Have a friendly and approachable manner and a good sense of humour
  • Understand of the needs of young children and their families
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Have good communication and listening skills
  • Have a non-judgemental attitude


What you can expect:

  • Meeting and greeting the children and carers attending for the activities
  • Supporting and encouraging participation with the activities
  • Signpost carers to appropriate members of staff for support and advice
  • Help prepare refreshments and snacks for the group
  • Help staff to set up and clear away activities resources 


What we can offer:

  • Gaining experience of working with children and families
  • Gaining insight into family support in the local area
  • Making a real contribution to supporting families who use our services
  • Developing communication skills and improving your confidence
  • The chance to meet lots of new people in your local area
  • Being part of our friendly team!


Action for Children are Passionate, Ambitious, Collaborative and Inclusive. We aspire for every child and young person in the country to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive. 







Our Vision

Ballymena & Little Steps Antrim SureStart provides a range of services to both children from pre-birth up to four years, and their families.

Services consist of both individual and group support and operate from two centres , covering eight identified electoral wards within Ballymena. The project comprises a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team and works in close partnership with a range of statutory, voluntary and community groups, to provide a needs led approach to the delivery of services in the area.

Services cover three main themes which are:

  • Family Support
  • Play and Early Learning
  • Specialised Health Support.

All our services are FREE! Our Projects play an essential role on giving children and families the early support they need.