Early years and childcare

If you are looking for childcare in Wigan Borough, please see the Family Information Directory (external link) and information on Start Well Family Centres.

Free early education and childcare

Can I get further help with my childcare costs?

The government has developed a number of new ways to help parents with their childcare costs for children of all ages.

30 hours free childcare from September 2017

From September 2017, eligible parents will be able to receive up to 30 hours a week of free childcare for their 3 or 4 year olds.

Information for professionals

Childminders, private nurseries, school nurseries, pre-schools or out of school clubs, and those supporting children with special educational needs, can get further information and guidance.


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