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Horwich and Blackrod Children's Centre is located in the Horwich North East Ward and Horwich and Blackrod Ward. The Horwich centre is based within Horwich Library on Jones Street, in close proximity to Horwich Health Centre. The Blackrod centre is based within Blackrod Library on Church Street, in close proximity to Blackrod Health Centre and Blackrod Church School.

What services can parents and children access at the centre?

The centre offers a range of integrated services for families with children under the age of five years. These services include:

  • Information on early years and child care provision
  • Information and support to access wider services
  • Information and advice for parents and carers  

Does the centre have a nursery on site?

The centre has no linked day care provision. Information about day care providers in the local area is available from the centre.

Are there any other services available at the centre that parents can access?

The Centre is shared with Horwich and Blackrod Libraries and also links up with Horwich Health Centre, Blackrod Health Centre and St Elizabeth's Church Hall for sessions.

Information is available on services and activities for children and their families including:

  • Registered childcare providers
  • Parent and Toddler groups
  • Disabled Children's Services
  • Leasure activities

Who can I contact for more help?

Administrators are based in the centre if you have any questions or need more information on any of the activities or services provided.

Early Years and Childcare, Children's Centres and Family Support Review

On 4 July 2016, the council’s Cabinet approved a report for consultation about changes to Early Years and Childcare, Children's Centres and Family Support..

We now want to ask for your views about these proposed changes.

Please see a summary of the proposals or the full report which went to the Cabinet.

If you have any comments or would like to send us your views on the proposals, you can respond to the consultation by completing our online survey by Friday 2 September 2016 at 5pm.

Please direct any interested parties who may wish to complete the survey during the consultation period to this web page and if you have any questions email us using

Horwich and Blackrod Childrens Centre

Horwich Library

Jones Street




Telephone 01204 332920
Telephone 01204 334395
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Opening times

Times are displayed in a 24 hour format.

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Monday 09:00  17:30 
Tuesday 09:00  19:30 
Wednesday 09:30  17:30 
Thursday 09:00  19:30 

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