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Local advice

  1. What is the Local Offer?

    The Local Offer gives children and young people (0-25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families information to help them find the right help and support in their area.
  2. Free childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

    Rochdale Borough Council 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. Eligible 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to…

Local services

  1. Essential Parent

    We are one of the world’s leading online resources for expert-led, evidence-based parental advice. All our baby care advice is supported by the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health and follows expert advice from the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative.
  2. Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessment and Review Team

    The EHC Assessment and Review Team is responsible for carrying out EHC needs assessments for children and young people with high needs aged 0 to 25 years. We liaise closely with parents, education settings and a range of services to ensure the provision made for those with…
  3. Early Support Keyworker Team

    The Early Support Keyworker Team is a home visiting service for babies and young children who have additional needs or disabilities. We are based within the SEN and Children with Disabilities Team located in Number One Riverside, Rochdale.
  4. Early Years SENCO Team

    For some children with a special educational need or disability, more specialist involvement is required. Where appropriate, the Area Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO) Team provides specific advice, support and guidance to private day nurseries, playgroups and childminders in partnership with parents. The Area SENCO…