Free nursery places for two-year-olds

Date published: 02 February 2010

A FREE early learning and childcare scheme for two-year-olds is now available for Oldham families.

Oldham Council is piloting the Government scheme aimed at children aged two, extending the free nursery education currently in place for three and four-year-olds.

There are 151 places available in Oldham and 20,000 across the country.

Under the scheme, children and their families are entitled to 10 hours free early learning and childcare per week, plus support in the home.

Councillor Kay Knox, Cabinet member for children, young people and families, said: “This free scheme is good news for youngsters and families and will ensure youngsters get the best start in life.”

The scheme is available at the following venues
Eligibility is based on family income.

::Beever Children’s Centre, Beever Primary School, Moorby Street. 0161-770 8366.

::Failsworth Children’s Centre, Propps Hall Primary School. 0161-770 8399.

::Hollinwood Children’s Centre, St Chad’s Centre, Lime Green Parade. 0161-633 8417.

::Coldhurst Children’s Centre, Richmond Primary School, Winterbottom Street. 0161-770 8434.

::Spring Meadows Children’s Centre, Leamington Street, Littlemoor. 0161-770 8806.

::Stanley Road Community Primary School, Chadderton. 0161-770 8389.

::St James’s Children’s Centre, Stevenson Drive, Sholver. 0161-770 5302.

::Stockbrook Children’s Centre, St Luke’s Primary School, Albion Street, Chadderton. 0161-770 8404.

::Holly Grove Children’s Centre, Bare Trees Primary School, Chadderton. 0161-770 5384.

::Shaw & Crompton Children’s Centre, High Street, Shaw. 0161-770 5310.

::Medlock Vale Children’s Centre, The Honeywell Centre, Hadfield Street, Hathershaw. 0161-621 3921.

::Royton Children’s Centre, 1 Blackshaw Lane. 0161-770 5314.

::Alexandra Children’s Centre, Wildmoor Avenue. 0161-770 5276.

::Werneth Children’s Centre, 78 Windsor Road. 0161-770 5287.