Hi, I am a level 3 qualified Ofsted registered childminder in Cheadle Heath. Rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted May 2018.
I have a large purpose built playroom and garden for children to enjoy. I have a number of years experience working with young children and providing care from my home in Cheadle Heath. I have two children myself who are age 11 and 5.
We have a large selection of indoor and outdoor equipment, structured activities to help children meet their early learning goals. I take children out everyday to local parks, toddler groups. a music class and play areas along with regular outings to the farm and seaside during the summer just to mention a few.
I am able to offer the free 15 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds.
Please get in touch with any questions by sending me a message on here, by phone or via my e-mail.
I have some special needs experience and working with other other agencies
Level 3 Children and young people
GNVQ Health and Social Care
Equality and Diversity
Paediatric First Aid
I am available Mon - Fri 7.30 -5.30 ( can be discussed)
I can do emergency cover, weekend and school holiday care.
Please contact me for more information .
|Last Updated: 18/05/2018|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
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My son has been with Gemma for 6months. Gemma has done a fantastic job helping our boy develop and grow into a young toddler.
When we met Gemma we were instantly put at ease and knew she would do a great job of helping our wee man. The facilities are outstanding and impeccably clean. The best we seen for a person operating out of their own address.
Gemma takes the children on fantastic outdoor activities/days out and has many indoor games for when it's wet.
We couldn't recommend Gemma enough. She has done a great job and was rightly rewarded by achieving an Outstanding grade by Ofsted earlier this year.
Response by Gems Childcare on 29/07/2018:
Thank you for your lovely review
After seeing many Childminder’s over a couple of months I was determined to find the perfect person to look after my little girl Ava-Mae. It was a very important decision as she has additional needs and a lack of confidence so temperament and encouragement was everything to me to make Ava-Mae feel at ease and settle in.
Since Ava-Mae has been with Gemma she has gained confidence in so many ways with her movement, social skills with interacting with the other children.
Gemma’s patience and enthusiasm with her job clearly shows with the care for the children and the journals she produces for their individual learning journeys.
The setting itself is fantastic a purpose built cabin for the children in the garden catering for various activities. Aswell as this they also go to groups and days out giving the children different experiences.
Nothing is too much trouble and i feel very lucky to have found somebody so amazing for my daughter.
Response by Gems Childcare on 03/11/2017:
Thank you for such a lovely review Rachel, it's a joy to care for Ava-Mae and help her progress
Choosing the right childcare was a tougher decision than we first thought it would be- but from when we first met Gemma we were blown away and knew she was the right choice for our then 9 month old little girl.
For the last 18 months Emily has loved every minute with Gemma and the other children, and been a very content child growing in confidence every day.
She enjoys going out on day trips with Gemma and to bigger group activities like mimi movers - and the also having the play cabin to do arts and crafts and play activities too.
She's built good friendships with the other children and her developmental skills has come along so well which are fully monitored by progress and observational reports.
Gemma is a kind and caring person, very flexible and always willing to adapt care for special requirements if needed - like Emily's dietary needs.
We would strongly recommend Gemma to anyone thinking of a childminding environment for their little one too!
Response by Gems Childcare on 20/07/2017:
Thank you Laura, I've loved caring for Emily x
After looking at numerous nurseries and minders and being very apprehensive to leaving my baby girl I finally found Gemma. I can not stress how at ease she made me feel leaving baby for the first time. The setting itself is outstanding and my daughter in the last year has come on so much she has over achieved in all her milestones and she loves going to Gemma's. Gemma does all her observations, makes lovely arts and crafts and has brilliant activities for the children. They attend groups and I can not say how impressed with our with the service we have recieved, we will not be moving our little girl till she goes to school. She is by far the best childminder we viewed and with very demanding jobs having Gemma has been a god send we highly highly recommend her.
Response by Gems Childcare on 20/07/2017:
Thank you for your lovely review x
I definitely made the right choice sending my daughter to Gemma. My daughter have become a very confident girl from a timid little one. I would surely recommend Gemma as she had a very personal approach in childminding. It was such an exciting time for me and my partner when my daughter started taking some of her artworks home. We will definitely miss seeing Gemma as LO started her new journey in a nursery setting.
Response by Gems Childcare on 12/10/2016:
Thank you for your lovely review it was a joy to care for Isla.
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