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Nursery units of independent schools

​​​​Nursery units of independent schools are run by the private sector, looking after children from the ages of two to four and, feed into the school's reception class. Beech House is currently the only independent school in the Rochdale borough with nursery provision.

A nursery unit of an independent school might be for you if

  • You want your child to mix with similar aged children.
  • You’re close to an independent school.
  • You want your child to have access to different toys, equipment and stimulation.
  • Your child is ready for new experiences.

Ofsted inspections

Ofsted regularly inspects the nursery units of independent schools, to assess their strengths and highlight areas for improvement.

  • Every nursery unit has a URN (Unique Reference Number).
  • Go to the Ofsted site and enter the URN to search for their report.


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