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Nursery units of independent schools

​​​​Nursery units of independent schools are run by the private sector, looking after children from the ages of 2 to 4, and they feed into the school's reception class.

Beech House is currently the only independent school in the Rochdale borough with nursery provision.

A nursery unit of an independent school might be for you if

  • You want your child to mix with similar aged children.
  • You’re close to an independent school.
  • You want your child to have access to different toys, equipment and stimulation.
  • Your child is ready for new experiences.

Ofsted inspections

Ofsted regularly inspects nursery units and independent schools to assess their strengths and highlight areas for improvement.

You can access Ofsted reports for each provider, where available, with each childcare provider listing or search the Ofsted website.

  • Go to the Ofsted site - search by name, address or Unique Reference Number (URN). Your chosen childcare provider should be able to provide you with the URN. 

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