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Private day nursery

​​​​Private day nurseries are mostly run as a private business looking after children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years old. Some are based in children's centres and workplaces.

Opening hours can vary, but are typically Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm.

Search for a local private day nurse​ry

A private day nursery might be for you if

  • You need childcare virtually all year round.
  • Your hours fit with their opening times.
  • 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 all private day nurseries, to assess their strengths and highlight areas for improvement.

  • Every private day nursery 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