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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…

igo Card (child fares on bus and tram for 5 to 16 year old's)

If you’re aged 5 to 10 and live or go to school in Greater Manchester, you will need an igo card to buy some of the tickets available for the concessionary child bus fare in Greater Manchester. If you are aged 11 to 16, you…

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)

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) means there is inflammation in a child’s joints that isn’t caused by any other condition. It refers to a number of different types of arthritis that occur under the age of 16. JIA is more than just painful joints. There are…

Looking after your baby's teeth

You can start brushing your baby's teeth as soon as they start to come through. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. Don't worry if you don't manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to…

The lullaby trust

Every year over 500 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly and over half of those deaths remain unexplained. We don’t know what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) but what we do know is that there are simple steps parents can take to reduce the risk of it…

Minimum ages children can work

The youngest age a child can work part-time is 13, except children involved in areas like: television theatre modelling Children working in these areas will need a performance licence. Go to Child Employment for more information

MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine

The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine. It protects against 3 serious illnesses: measles mumps rubella (german measles) These highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people. Getting vaccinated is important, as these conditions can also lead to serious problems including…

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…

National Bullying Helpline

Help and advice covering bullying in the workplace, bullying at school and online harassment.
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