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Healthier Wigan

The Healthier Wigan Partnership is Wigan Borough’s Local Care Organisation (LCO) and brings together the main health and care providers across Primary, Community, Mental Health, Social Care and the hospital. This delivers joined up, sustainable health and care services that meet the needs of local…

Healthy sleep tips for children

Good sleep is important for your child's physical and mental wellbeing. A relaxing bedtime routine is an important way to help your child get a good night's sleep. Relaxation tips to help sleep Doing the same relaxing things in the same order and at the…

Healthy Start

What is Healthy Start? With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify…

Help your baby enjoy new foods

Once your baby is eating solids, it's important to give them a wide variety of foods from the 4 main food groups: fruit and vegetables starchy carbohydrates dairy pulses, meat and other proteins Getting your baby used to eating a variety of foods from the…

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…

Home Fire Safety

It is important to protect your family and property from the risk of fire. By fitting smoke alarms and testing them regularly you could give yourself vital seconds to be able to get everyone out of a house in case of a fire. Remember if…

How do I apply for the extended 3-4 year old 30 hour entitlement?

Update July 2020  -  Temporary changes have been made to the eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare, during coronavirus. The changes may affect you if you, or someone you live with, are: on furlough not able to work or you’re working…

How much sleep do children need?

Below are the approximate hours of sleep needed by children of different ages. Babies 4 to 12 months old 12 to 16 hours including naps Toddlers 1 to 2 years old 11 to 14 hours including naps Children 3 to 5 years old 10 to…

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…

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    
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