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​​​​Childminders look after children between the ages of 0-16 in their own home. There are approximately 200 in the Rochdale borough and some are currently registered to deliver early education for 2, 3 and 4 year-olds.

Search for local childmind​ers

Most work from 8am to 6pm but are usually flexible. Some offer weekends, overnight and emergency care.

A childminder might be for you if

  • You need flexible care because of irregular work hours which don't fit with a 8am-6pm nursery day.
  • You want your child to be cared for in a family home.
  • You want your child to have one carer.
  • You have children of different ages and it's important they're cared for together.
  • Mixing with large groups of children isn't a priority right now.

Ofsted inspections

Ofsted regularly inspects all childminders, to assess their strengths and highlight areas for improvement.

  • Every childminder has a URN (Unique Reference Number).
  • Go to the Ofsted site and enter the URN to search for their report.


01706 719900

Family Information Service
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU