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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…

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Here you can find various information, services and activities for children, young people and adults.   Each category has filters to help you narrow down your search. Activities - Find your local activities where you can take part in lots of fun and stimulating events. Childcare…

Tiny Happy People

Introducing Tiny Happy People, brought to you by the BBC Language, we all use it, it enables you to tell others about yourself, how you are feeling and also say what you think. For children, it sets the foundations for learning; without it, it makes…

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…

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    

Start Well Family Centres (Sure Start Children's Centres)

Start Well Family Centres provide support and activities to help parents, carers and childcare providers give children under five the 'best start in life'. These include: Childcare Early education and play Health services Information and advice about children’s services Parenting support. Where are they? There are…
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