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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 the nursery units of independent schools, to assess their strengths and highlight areas for improvement.

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


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