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Holiday clubs

​​​​Holiday clubs are run throughout the borough during school holiday periods.

  • A holiday club might be for you if you need affordable childcare during school holidays.
  • Places can be limited and it's recommended to book in advance.
  • Holiday clubs can be run by us, by individuals or by a private organisation.
  • Usually sessions are for a full or half day.
Search for local holiday club​s - use the search bar to search by postcode

Ofsted registration

Most childcare providers caring for children aged under 8 must be registered with Ofsted.

Normally maintained and independent schools and academies that want to provide holiday clubs for children aged 3 and over - where at least 1 child is also a pupil of the school - don't need a separate Ofsted registration.

  • Ofsted doesn't make a judgement about the quality of the care provided.
  • If the holiday club is also registered on the Early Years Register, the inspection also evaluates and reports on the quality and standards of the early years provision.

How do I know if they are Ofsted registered?

  • The registered person must display their certificate of registration at the premises where the childcare is provided.
  • Every registered setting has a Unique Reference Number (URN), beginning with EY if they are registered on the Early Years Register. Your chosen provider should be able to provide you with this.
  • If the holiday club is operated by a school, you can check the school’s inspection report.
  • Go to the Ofsted site - search by name and address or Unique Reference Number. Your chosen provider should be able to provide you with the Unique Reference Number. 
  •  Search for local holiday club​s - use the search bar to search by postcode - you can also view the Ofsted report with each childcare provider listing, where available.


01706 719900

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Family Information Service
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU