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Childminder in Poole

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2014 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 15 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Hello I’m Gemma and I’m a highly experienced and qualified practitioner. My journey in childcare started as a nanny 25 years ago and between work and raising my own boys my life from the age of 19 has revolved around my love of children. I moved from a deputy Pre-school manager to working for myself and home based child care 18 months ago. I am offering high quality childcare in the comfort of my own home where children are part of the family. I look to offer a stimulating day, focusing on the child’s interests to build on their development which will be a shared journey with parents. I will be open from the 7th of September and have remained open throughout the nursery closures for my key-worker families. I accept tax free childcare saving you 20% of fees, sodexo vouchers and you may get help through universal tax credits to pay towards your child’s care with me.

My Experience

Nanny in London and Essex for 7 years
Temp Nanny position in Cornwall summer 2014
Nursery experience
School experience
Pre-School deputy manager and senco
Temp staff for a busy day nursery
Raising my own children
Childminding from home

My Qualifications

Btec national diploma in nursery nursing level 3
HNC in children and young people level 4
FDA in children and young people level 5
BA hons degree in Education and curriculum studies 2:1
Paediatric First Aid
Food handling and hygiene

My Availability

Full day sessions 8 till 5:30

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Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.74 per hour

£45 per full day session to include all meals once weaned

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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Prospective parents,

Well what can I say about Gemma...she is our very own Mary Poppins. My son (one and only) arrived at little gems for his first session in February 2019. When he arrived he was completely dairy and soya free diet. Gemma fully accommodated his dietary needs for the days he would be attending so he was able to eat the same as everyone else. Gemma also fully supported me and Albi through the milk ladder, including via text to discuss experiences and advice. By the time my son left Gemma he was completely a normal diet.
As a parent with one child it’s so hard to pass on care to someone else so you are able to work. But Gemma made the transition so easy. The first few weeks we had regular updates during the day. But when we realised he had fully settled In, it was no longer needed, unless Gemma had questions or it was an emergency. At pick up Gemma gives you full details via the daily diary which I loved reading. Also the online resources for the regular development observations are entertaining and amazing. With Gemma you know exactly where you child falls in development, with regular termly updates. She gives very clear next steps, and things that she is working on so you are able to carry on the activities at home.
Gemma really makes your child part of the family. Everything is child centred and has them at the forefront of planning her days. Gemma is very good at supporting new environments and encouraging your child in new situations but also sensitive to a child’s discomfort and will support them in handling new situations. Gemma will most certainly help your child learn and grow.
Gemma also handles emergency situations like a professional. She is calm and collected and will put in personal emergency protocols for your child. I trust Gemma 120% with my son and ate very sad to lose her. But fully encourage her to carry on shaping little minds. She truly is an angel.

Kind regards a very grateful mum.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Natalie about Little G on 21/01/2020

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