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30 hours funded childcare for Foster Carers in Wigan

Children in foster care who are aged 3 or 4 years old may be able to get 30 hours funded childcare. This is an extra 15 hours on top of the 15 universal hours that all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to. Accessing…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

What are my childcare options? - Factsheet for parents in England

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.   Childcare can offer many positive benefits for your entire family. Registered and unregistered childcare There are two…

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    

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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