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

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

A childminder might be for you if

  • You need flexible care because of irregular work hours
  • 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.

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