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Many two-year-olds across Stockport now qualify for hundreds of hours of free childcare – watch this short video to find out who qualifies.

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Inspiring our young people to try different sports

by Iain Roberts on 14 February, 2014

I had the pleasure to attend an event on Wednesday where hundreds of Primary school kids got to try new sports – and hopefully will give some of them a go by joining clubs. The event was sponsored by Sky and volunteers who work in the call centre in Stockport took a day out to […]

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Foster in Stockport and earn £30k

by Iain Roberts on 31 January, 2014

Stockport Council’s fostering service is actively recruiting foster carers for the recently launched specialist fostering scheme and is aiming to attract people who have had direct experience of working with older children and young adults with additional needs and challenging behaviours. An open evening will be held on Thursday 6th February 2014, starting at 6.30 […]

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Visit the Web for Stockport Childcare Services

by Iain Roberts on 10 January, 2014

Families searching for childcare and information about other children’s services in Stockport can now visit the Stockport Early Years web-pages. The web-pages enable families to search for childcare by location and type. There is also useful information about free entitlement for two, three and four year olds; Sure Start Children’s Centres; and school admissions, information and application […]

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Consultation on Social Care Transport in Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 22 November, 2013

The Council is currently consulting on proposals to develop a more flexible approach to supporting the users with the aim of significantly reducing £1.37 million annual budget. A substantial investment in the vehicle fleet is also needed over the next twelve months if the current standards are to be maintained. Councillor Keith Holloway, Executive Member […]

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See it Say it Do it is a creative and cultural partnership between three councils: Stockport, Manchester and Trafford. In Stockport we’ve worked with residents from four of our poorer communities to create and deliver an arts programme, involving thousands of volunteer hours, giving people the opportunity not only for new experiences, friendships and partnerships […]

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New children’s nursery for Cheadle

by Iain Roberts on 2 September, 2013

The old church, which was run by Glo Family for a while, is to be home to a nursery – Nursery Rhymes Nursery and there’s an open day on Saturday 7th September from 10am to 2pm. As Marketing Stockport reports: A new family run children’s day nursery is opening in Cheadle Stockport, promising quality childcare […]

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Free multi-sports activities for all the family

by Iain Roberts on 15 August, 2013

Life Leisure, in partnership with local community groups are running summer multi-sports activities for children across Stockport on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, bringing local communities together. Qualified sports coaches will be on hand each day, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm, ensuring participants enjoy a range of sports, with something on offer for all of the […]

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60 ways to survive the summer

by Iain Roberts on 22 July, 2013

Year Six pupils from Gatley Primary School won the Stockport Young Entrepreneurs Award last week, with their book 60 ways to survive the summer. They beat off stiff competition from other schools to take the prize, and are now promoting the book which you can buy for just £3.50. As the title suggests, the book […]

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Summer camps and holiday clubs

by Iain Roberts on 18 July, 2013

The excellent Mums in the Know have compiled a guide to camps and holiday clubs around Stockport kids can attend to keep them occupied over the summer. You can see their list here. There are a few I can add to that: Rising Stars Summer Skills Camps – stunts, tumble and dance for boys and […]

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