5 stars (2)

Childminder in Preston

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2017 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 18 Jan 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Childminder Assistant Job

About Me

Hi there, my name is Gemma and I'm an NVQ level 3 qualified nursery nurse who has a child-minding business in the Cottam area of Preston.
I have a long history of childcare experience in both nurseries and primary schools. I have worked for over 5 years in a pre-school setting and for over 10 years in a local school where I was the level 3 teaching assistant for the reception class. More recently I was the Higher Level Teaching assistant within a year 6 class.
I have gained a full appreciation of the early years curriculum and have significant experience of the Ofsted requirements and regulations.
Most importantly I love working with children and seeing them develop. Our home is fully equipped with a wide range of toys and is safe for children with dedicated areas for play and learning activities.
I can accommodate full time pre-school children (from 4 months)
Please get in touch for more details and a Parents Pack

My Experience

Over 20 years Early Years and Foundation stage experience in both Nursery and Primary School settings.
OFSTED registered since 2017.

My Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 Early Years Foundation
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding for Children

My Availability

I have a full time place available from sept 2019.

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Last Updated: 18/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£36 per day

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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Below are the latest reviews for Little Gems. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

I can’t express how greatful I am that my little boy is looked after by such a kind, funny and attentive lady. My son is my first so leaving him to go back to work for two full days wasn’t easy but Gemma was very supportive throughout the transition, I get pictures and messages about how my sons day is going and where they have been, Gemma takes him lots of places which is brilliant, most recently she took him to the sea life centre for his 1st birthday which i was over the moon about the children are her main priority which shows in what she does for them. My son took to Gemma instantly which really says a lot in my eyes it made me feel more at ease aswell the bond he has with her is adorable! Overall a fantastic childminder and very good rates.

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by about Little Gems on 18/01/2020

My little man started here at 9 months old and I can't recommend Little Gems enough. Gemma and Tina are a fantastic team and all round superstars. My little man settled in straight away. Gemma and Tina take the kids out and about loads, do a variety of activities with them and I get daily updates including pictures which always make me smile. He is really happy and it has become a home away from home. I never worry about him when he is with Gemma and Tina. Little Gems is a very professional childcare service and also very reasonably priced. If you are looking for a childcare service that goes above and beyond you will find it at Little Gems! :)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Little Gems on 18/11/2017

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