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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Within this category 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…

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?

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…

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…

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…

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…

Further education courses and funding

Further education (FE) includes any study after secondary education that’s not part of higher education (that is, not taken as part of an undergraduate or graduate degree). Courses range from basic English and maths to Higher National Diplomas (HNDs). Financial help You may be able…

Reusable Nappies

An estimated three billion nappies (around 500,000 tons!) are thrown away every year in the UK. By the time a baby is potty trained, they could have used between 4,000 to 6,000 disposable nappies. This accounts for 2-3% of all household waste. Ref: - Reusable…
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