Help your child's learning 0-5 years

Childcare provisions are a great place for your child to learn. However, you and your child can continue to learn at home through play activities, socialisation, relaxing, cuddling, responding, talking and communicating.

Take a look at the information on this page to find out how you can develop skills to better understand your child’s learning and development and how you can continue the learning, whilst nurturing creativity and imagination, encouraging your child aged 0 to 5 years to become school ready.

Family Journey

Family Journey is a programme of sessions for all families to help them support the development and early learning of their babies and young children. 

For further information see the Family Journey page.

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Local places to access fun learning sessions
Resources

Hungry Little Minds - Simple, fun activities for children 0 to 5

Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference.

For more information see the Hungry Little Minds page.

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People can help you develop your child’s language and communication skills, so they get the best start in life.

For further information see the Tiny Happy People page.

Values Money and Me

Values Money and Me is a free online resource to help children explore the world of money with teachers, parents and carers.

For more information see the Values, Money and Me page.

Bookstart

Bookstart offers the gift of free books to all children at two key ages before they start school, to inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life. 

For more information see the Bookstart page.

Words for Life

As a parent you can make all the difference to your child’s communication skills. Helping your child learn to communicate will help them develop good relationships, do well at school and be confident and happy.

For more information see the Words for Life page.

Big Little Moments

Babies and toddlers are growing and learning every day and the little moments you share can make a big difference.

For more information see the Big Little Moments page.

Small Talk

Small Talk is a pilot project from the National Literacy Trust, run with the Department for Education (DfE).

For more information see the Small Talk page.

Actiphons

Actiphons is a unique phonics teaching resource and programme which inspires children to learn their phonics through playing fun, sporting activities.

For more information see the Actiphons page.

Baker Ross Educational Resources

Baker Ross is a family owned and run business whose innovative ideas have led us to become one of the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools, playgroups and organisations in the UK.

For more information see the Baker Ross page.

Little Linguist

Little Linguist provides multicultural books for children in over 50 foreign languages.

For more information see the Little Linguist page.

ToucanLearn

ToucanLearn helps childminders and parents implement core features of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a host of linked activities and a daily diary for each registered child.

For more information see the ToucanLearn page.

Family Learning Service

Improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem and raise their achievement in school by attending learning together programmes with the Family Learning Service.

For further information see the Family Learning Service page.

Local advice

  1. Activities and home learning ideas to do with your children

    You and your child can continue to learn at home through play activities, socialisation, relaxing, cuddling, responding, talking and communicating. Take a look at the information on this page to find out how you can develop skills to better understand your child’s learning and development…

Local services

  1. Touchstones Rochdale

    Touchstones Rochdale is a great place to visit with something for all ages – and ideal for families with hands on activities in a child-friendly environment. Entry is free.
  2. Talk English Rochdale

    Rochdale Borough Council is working with community organisations, schools, children's centres and libraries to help people learn English, access services and get more involved in the community.
  3. Little Owls Resources - Free Early Years Printables

    We are a family business run by husband and wife team. With over 25 years teaching/childcare experience between us, our specialism is Early Years. We both began our careers as Primary School teachers. When we started our own family, we decided we wanted to put…

Page last reviewed: 30/01/2024