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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…

Childcare

The following Special Schools cater for children with complex needs. Contact each school to enquire about the childcare they offer and what is available additional to the school day. Hope School - Located in the Winstanely area and is for ages 2 to 19 years. Landgate…

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…

Tax Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare are new government schemes to help parents with the cost of childcare. Both schemes can be applied for through a single online application – the childcare service. See the attached  link to the right for more information.  …

Free Early Education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 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 fee and depending on the individual setting. To give parents and carers choice and…

30 hours free childcare – Extended Entitlement for Working Parents

3-4 year old 30 hours The government is aiming to make childcare more affordable for working parents. They will do this by increasing free early education from 15 up to 30 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year for some 3 and 4…

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…

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…

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…
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