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Howard Street Sure Start Children's Centre

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Activities at the centre

There's a warm welcome to mums, dads, grandparents and carers with children aged 0-5 years as well as childminders and those who look after children. Howard Street offers a number of sessions outside of the centre including swim sessions such as 'Aqua Tots' at Rochdale Leisure Centre.

Typical sessions include:

  • Healthy Little Eaters - join us for a healthy snack and encourage your child to taste new foods.
  • Crafty Kids - starting with a story and followed by a craft activity based on the story.
  • Family Support - to answer any of your concerns or worries.

Fun, family friendly activities throughout the week can be found on the full timetable of activities.

Opening times

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm.


As one of Rochdale’s longest established Children's Centres, Howard Street Sure Start Children's Centre can be found on Howard Street, in the Falinge area of Rochdale. The centre offers a convenient and safe environment for families with children aged 0-5 years. There are excellent indoor and outdoor play facilities and friendly and fully qualified staff. Howard Street is a main 'hub' children’s centre, with Meanwood and Norden Children's Centres branching from it.

Howard Street Children's Centre offers the Family Journey Programme, a series of 12 workshops shaped to support families at the different stages of your child's development, such as weaning, potty training and going to nursery.

Howard Street Children's Centre has Howard Street Day Nursery on site.

Advice and information from Citizens Advice Bureau

Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm.

Citizens Advice Bureau offer a service within the centre to the parents of children under 5 and pregnant mothers. The advice sessions are free, independent, impartial and confidential. The sessions will offer advice on any topic including:

  • Debt advice.
  • Benefits.
  • Budget advice.
  • Tax Credits.


01706 926700

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm.

Howard Street Sure Start Children's Centre
Howard Street
Rochdale OL12 0PP