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FREE childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rochdale provides free early education places up to 15 hours per week for eligible 2 year olds from the term after their second birthday and all 3 and 4 year-olds, from the term after their third birthday.

From September 2017 eligible 3 and 4 year olds will be entitled to 30 hours free childcare.

Find out if you're eligible and how to apply


Special educational needs

If your child has difficulties in some areas of their developm​ent, the childcare provider should be able to provide an inclusive environment which meets their individual needs. They will receive support from the Area SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinators) team.

Special educational needs support

If you require help, have problems with finding childcare or your circumstances make it especially difficult, contact Our Rochdale - providers of information on childcare within the borough.


01706 719900

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Family Information Service
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU