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‘Our outstanding nursery school offers free 15 hour places 'for all 3 and 4 year olds' and 30 hour places for working parents’. Please contact the Nursery School 0151 233 4594 or for 2 year olds the Childcare Centre 0151 256 5683
Ellergreen Nursery School & Chilcare Centre

Broadening Horizons. Brightening Futures

Young Carers

At Ellergreen Nursery School and Childcare Centre we are committed to meeting the needs of young carers so that they can attend and enjoy nursery school in the same way as other children and achieve their potential.


Who are Young Carers?


A child or young person under the age of 18 who:

  • provides practical, social and/or emotional support to a relative
  • takes on additional responsibilities to those appropriate to their age and development
  • provides the main care, or shares responsibilities with another family member, this could include support for someone living at home, or outside of the home.
  • The person they care for may be a parent, sibling, or grandparent and have one or more of the following: alcohol and/or substance misuse, learning difficulties or disabilities, chronic illness, mental health issues or physical disability, difficulties in coping with being a parent or carer.

What might a Young Carer do?


  • Practical tasks, like cooking, housework and shopping.
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed. 
  • Emotional support, including talking to someone who is distressed.
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress, wash etc.
  • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
  • Helping to give medicine. 
  • Helping someone communicate.
  • Looking after brothers and sisters.



Please take a look at our Young Carers Policy for more information.