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Short Breaks Minders

We are a group of Ofsted registered childminders, dedicated to providing a high standard of care for children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

What is a short break?

Short breaks give a disabled child or young person the opportunity to spend time away from their family, taking part in leisure activities or simply relaxing. This also gives families a break from their caring responsibilities.

Some short breaks are open access and families can refer themselves - children don't need to have a named social worker in order to access these. Please see Short Breaks provision link.

How do I apply for a short break with a childminder?

In order for your child to access the specialist Short Breaks Minder Scheme, they will need to be referred by a social worker from the Children with Disabilities Team.

Why choose a Short Break Minder to provide it?

Short Break Minders provide consistency, building a close bond with the child or young person and their family, enabling them to meet your needs more effectively. They are regularly assessed and inspected by Rochdale Borough Council and by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), to ensure that they are meeting the requirements and providing a quality service. Short Breaks Minders have well-resourced homes and are experienced in caring for others.

Local Offer


Parents/carers -  Please speak to your social worker.

Practitioners - Please log in for further details.

Rochdale Short Break Provision

Local Offer Ages
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
4-10 (Primary School)
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
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