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5 stars (3)

Childminder in Bolton

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2018 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 04 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

... Places available from January 2021 ...

My name is Gemma, I am 34 years old and I am an Ofsted registered childminder based in Kearsley, Bolton. I live with my 6 year old son Thomas. I offer a home from home setting with a dedicated playroom and I have a wide range of toys, books and activities suitable for all ages and stages of development. I also have a safely enclosed garden for the children to play in.

We do lots of different activities each day including messy play, arts and crafts, stories, rhymes and many others. I make sure that the children I care for have lots of fun and are happy and settled in my setting.

As well as spending time in my home we will attend regular baby and toddler groups, indoor play groups and local parks.

My time with your child (5 years and under) is structured using the early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework to ensure the activities selected are tailored to your child's learning and development needs, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills they need by the time they go to school.

I also offer 2,3 and 4 year old funding. I accept childcare vouchers and also accept the tax free childcare scheme.

Meals and snacks are all provided.

My Experience

As well as bringing up my own child I also have experience of working in a nursery with children aged 0-5 years.

As a mother I appreciate that being apart from your child can sometimes be difficult so I welcome communication throughout the day and provide daily updates, letting you know what we are up to including pictures and any new developments in your child.

I keep up to date with current policies to ensure I offer a good standard of care and I am part of NCMA (National Childminders Association).

I have all relevant paperwork and training in place and continue to do training to benefit the children in my care.

My Qualifications

OFSTED Registered
Member of NCMA
Member of Childcare.co.uk
DBS checked
Paediatric First Aid
Level 3 Award in Advanced Childminding
Delivering the EYFS
Expectations of Behaviour
Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Supporting Childrens Emotional Well-being
Online Safety
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Learning Through Play
Equality and Inclusion
Child Neglect
ADHD Awareness
Autism Awareness
Dyslexia Awareness
Supporting Children with SEND in the Early Years
Food Hygiene Level 2
Food Allergy Training

My Availability

I am available Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 5.00pm.

Full and part time places available.

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Last Updated: 24/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.20 per hour

Hourly Rate - £4.50

I don't charge for my holidays or bank holidays.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Little G. 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.

Excellent service
Gemma has been great I had seen a lot of nursery's and childminders previous but really liked the setting and what Gems Childminders offered. She has been accommodating and has regularly provided daily updates on events, feeding, sleeps and progress. When Bella has been unsettled she has always sent me a personal message about how she is which puts me at ease, If I text Gemma she always responds in a quick turn around . Bella has never been in a childcare setting and I was concerned about how she would be, but Gemma was professional, approachable, accommodating, understanding and hands on, when it came to Bella and her settling in sessions. Gemma has offered flexibility to me which has been very useful especially as I started a new job as a teacher. I really like to see the variety of things Bella does each week and particularly like how Gemma explores the outdoors , and the sensory activities that she incorporates such as the water beads, some of the photos are great and its clear that Bella loves going here. Bella's speech, development and understanding has progressed since she has started at Gems childminders and that is in part to the activities and learning that Gemma has planned and completed with her. I would recommend Gemma and the work that she does to anyone. This was a big transition for Bella and the whole family for that matter, and Gemma was supportive throughout!
She also has recently started picking up my little boy from the local school to, he also enjoys going there

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by about Little G on 17/05/2019

Going back to work early & leaving my two boys was a huge decision as my youngest was only 5 months. Gemma soon completely made me feel at ease with this the minute I had an initial visit. Gemma is such a warming person that children seem to just gravitate to her. Her home is spotless and accommodating for children of any age & my boys are off the minute they get to the door without looking back! As a result of their time with Gemma I’ve seen a significant advance in their interaction & development. I can see how they’re getting on on a daily basis & Gemma has been highly recommend by everyone.

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by about Little G on 23/01/2019

Gemma is very welcoming and professional and you can be confident you are leaving your little one in a safe pair of hands. She takes the children out regularly to various play groups, soft play centres and parks etc. I really value the personal, attentive, and caring attitude of Gemma towards my little one.

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by about Little G on 07/01/2019

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