Families use childcare for many reasons - to help you work, look for jobs, train or study or just take time out, and to help your child’s development.
In Wigan we have various types of childcare providers including childminders, school nurseries, pre schools, Out of school clubs and more, you can find these providers in your area using the menu on the left.
School nurseries are early year’s provision on a school site usually managed by the school, but sometimes private, caring for children aged 3 and 4 years old. Some of our school nurseries care for 2 year olds - you can search for these using the filter. School nurseries usually operate during the school term only.
Pre schools are early year’s provision usually privately managed or voluntary caring for children aged 3 and 4 years old. Some of our pre schools care for 2 year olds- you can search for these using the filter. Pre schools usually operate during the school term only.
Day nurseries usually care for children from 0-5 years from early in the morning till 6pm all year round.
School and Nursery Pickups
looking for a school or nursery that works with a childminder or out of school club offering wrap around childcare before and after the school day? Select "school and nursery pickups" from the filter on the left and choose your school or nursery from the drop down to find a childcare provider
To find out more about the types of childcare plus what to look out for when visiting childcare settings, please click on the downloads provided.