Types of childcare


Childminders look after children between the ages of 0-16 in their own homes. There are approximately 200 in the Rochdale borough and some are currently registered to deliver early education for 2, 3 and 4 year-olds.

Most childminders work from 8am to 6pm but are usually flexible. Some offer weekends, overnight and emergency care.

Search for local childminders - use the search bar to search by postcode

Is a childminder right for you?

A childminder might be for you if:

  • You need flexible care because of irregular work hours which don't fit with an 8am-6pm nursery day.
  • You want your child to be cared for in a family home.
  • You want your child to have one carer.
  • You have children of different ages and it's important they're cared for together.
  • Mixing with large groups of children isn't a priority right now.

Ofsted inspections

Ofsted regularly inspects all childminders 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.