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Pre-school playgroups

​​​​​Pre-school playgroups offer childcare and free early education for 2-5​ year-olds.

Search for a local pre-school playgroup

  • Sessions are term-time only, in the morning and/or afternoon.
  • Some open longer and a few offer full day care.

A pre-school playgroup might be for you if

  • You’d like your child to mix with other children.
  • Your child would like to play with a range of toys.
  • Your hours fit around the opening and closing times.
  • There is always someone qualified to look after your child.

Ofsted inspections

Ofsted regularly inspects all pre-school playgroups, to assess their strengths and highlight areas for improvement.

  • Every pre-school playgroup 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