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Help Your Child Be Ready For School

In Wigan, we believe all children should feel happy, cared for, safe and ready to learn. Children are individuals, and all develop at their own pace, but as a Parent or Carer you are their greatest teacher and role model. Here’s how… To prepare them…

Home Fire Safety

It is important to protect your family and property from the risk of fire. By fitting smoke alarms and testing them regularly you could give yourself vital seconds to be able to get everyone out of a house in case of a fire. Remember if…

How do I apply for the extended 3-4 year old 30 hour entitlement?

30 hours funded childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare. It will enable them where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours. It can, where early years providers can offer it and if parents would like,…

How much sleep do children need?

Below are the approximate hours of sleep needed by children of different ages, as recommended by the Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic. 1 week daytime: 8 hours  night time: 8 hours 30 minutes 4 weeks daytime: 6 to 7 hours night time: 8 to 9 hours 3 months  daytime:…

How to access your 30 hour and Tax-Free Childcare account with HMRC

Whether you have applied for 30 hours free childcare, a Tax-Free Childcare account or both with HMRC you will need access to your account from time to time. This could be to view your 30 hour, 11 digit eligibility code or to read a secure…

How to become a childminder

Information on how to become a childminder or how to start working in childcare can be found on the following link http://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Jobs-Careers/Working-in-early-years-and-childcare.aspx    

Hungry Little Minds

Everyday moments can be used to boost your child’s learning, and they are interested in all sorts of things. The Hungry Little Minds campaign provides lots of simple tips and activities that you can slot into your routine and that children love: • Children will…

Ince Start Well Family Centre

(A Sure Start Registered Children’s Centre) Supporting the communities of Wigan Town Centre; Standish; Shevington; Ince and Scholes; Aspull, New Springs and Whelley. What's on Please select the Activity timetable Where? Activities will be held in local community venues - as well as at our…

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

JIA is a form of arthritis in children: Juvenile means people aged 0-17 yearsIdiopathic means the cause is not knownArthritis is inflammation of the joint Chronic (or long term) arthritis in children is more common than many people think, including many doctors. It occurs in…

Learn more about welfare benefits, grants and managing money.

 To help you learn more about welfare benefits, grants and managing money please click on the related link.
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