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Choosing Childcare

  Struggled to find childcare?  Please complete this very short survey: bit.ly/FIS_survey 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…

Nannies and Au pairs (also known as a Home Childcarer)

For many families a Nanny or an Au Pair is a well-liked alternative to nurseries or childminding, they can offer flexibility for parents looking after children in their own homes.  Nannies can work on a daily basis or live in the home providing early starts…

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…

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…

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…

Childcare Choices

The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs.  Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.   15 hours free childcare for 2 year olds For families in England, receiving some forms of support With 2-year-old children 15 hours of…

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    

Admission to Primary School

Children can start in Reception class the September after their 4th birthday.  You can register your child at any Wigan Primary School, no later than the beginning of November before the child is due to start school the following September. This is not an application for…

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,…

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…
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