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Choosing Childcare

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…

Cot death

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) - sometimes known as 'cot death' - is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently healthy baby. In the UK, just under 300 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly every year. This statistic may sound alarming, but SIDS is rare and…

Drinking alcohol while pregnant

Experts are still unsure exactly how much – if any – alcohol is completely safe for you to have while you're pregnant, so the safest approach is not to drink at all while you're expecting. Is it safe to drink alcohol when pregnant? The Chief Medical Officers for the…

Family and Parenting

Are you a new or expecting parent?  Need family support?  Here you will find information on antenatal and postnatal service in your area plus more. At your local Start Well Family Centre  you can also find help with: Childcare Early education and play Health services…

Free Early Education and Childcare for 2 Year Olds

Did you know that some children who are aged two years of age can access 15 hours of free early education and childcare? Currently the criteria for 2-year-olds in England to get free early education and Childcare is the following: All two years old who…

Free Early Education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

Free early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds Universal entitlement All three and four year old children are entitled to free early education and childcare for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks a year. Additional hours can be accessed at a…

Health & Wellbeing

Find local health services, support groups and ways to keep fit and healthy for you and your family. NHS Choices Healthier Wigan The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak. Government advice designed to keep us safe is…

Healthier Wigan

The NHS, Council and other partners in Wigan borough are working together in the Healthier Wigan Partnership to make health and social care services better for you and your family. Healthier Wigan is working to create a simple, joined-up health and social care service that:…

Healthy sleep tips for children

Good sleep is important for your child's physical and mental wellbeing. A relaxing bedtime routine is one important way to help your child get a good night's sleep. Relaxation tips to help sleep Doing the same relaxing things in the same order and at the…

Healthy Start

What is Healthy Start? With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify…
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