Free School Meals
Your child may be eligible for a Free School Meal if they are in a school nursery and attend before and after lunch. Find out more information here
Funding for Early Years
The government has introduced new ways to help parents with childcare costs.
Whether you have toddlers or teens you could get support, visit Childcare Choices to see if you can get help with your childcare costs. For childcare information click here (Can this link to childcare in the A-Z)
For more information on the help available, please visit the pages below:
Your two year old child may be able to have Free childcare at a nursery, preschool or childminder in Stockport
If you receive certain benefits or have a low annual household income then check to see if you’re eligible . There are many benefits for you and your child when accessing the 2 Year old offer and they will have fun in a safe learning environment.
If you haven’t received a letter you may still be eligible if you have a looked after child, your child receives disability Living Allowance. Please contact us Free childcare for 2-year-olds – Stockport Council or visit any of our Start Well Centres addresses can be found here Contact Us – Start Well (startwellstockport.co.uk)
It is perfectly normal for toddlers to refuse to eat or even taste new foods. Do not worry about what your child eats in a day or if they do not eat everything at mealtimes. It’s more helpful to think about what they eat over a week. If your child is active and gaining weight, and they seem well, then they’re getting enough to eat.
There are some helpful tips for parents of fussy eaters on the NHS website.
Is your child a fussy eater? Fussy eating in children is really common and it is natural that parents worry their child is not getting enough to eat. Follow this link for some handy top tips from our dietician on supporting you child with this”