Free childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

You may be able to get free early education for children who are aged 2–4.

  • 2-year-olds – some 2 year-olds are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare.
  • 3 and 4-year-olds – all 3 and 4-year-olds can get 15 hours of free childcare a week. Some 3 and 4-year-olds are eligible for 30 hours of free childcare a week.

Eligibility and how to apply

Special educational needs support

If your child has difficulties in some areas of their development, the childcare provider should be able to provide an inclusive environment that meets their individual needs.

They will receive support from the Area SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinators) team.

If you require help, have problems with finding childcare or your circumstances make it especially difficult, contact the Rochdale Family Information Service.