Early Education takes place in:
- Maintained Nursery Units/Schools
- Private and Voluntary Day Nurseries
- Starter Groups
All 3 & 4 year old children are entitled to a free part time Early Education place. For 3 year olds this entitlement starts from the term after the child's birthday.
The free entitlement is for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks a year.
For more information please click on the link below or contact the Family Information Service on 01942 828644.
Information for Nursery Providers
Nursery Education Grant can be claimed for 3 and 4 year old children who attend a playgroup, starter group or nursery unit/school in the private, voluntary, independent or maintained sector that is included in Wigan Council’s Early Education Provider Register.
Registered providers are required to claim the Grant each term on behalf of eligible children attending their setting.
For more information about the Register of Early Years Providers or about claiming funding contact the Early Years Finance Team on 01942 486057.