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Little Gems Childminding

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder based in the Russley Road area of Bramcote. I am a qualified teacher with 12 years of experience in Primary Schools, offering childcare and learning through play in my home-based setting. I have 2 children of my own and offer pre-school and after-school care with links to Wadsworth Fields Primary School. I ensure that children are well cared for and are provided with a stimulating learning environment. I provide a relaxed, safe and fun setting for children to learn and grow.

I have a large garden with various outdoor play equipment, lots of variety and choice of toys for all ages and a lovely, bright playroom.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gemma Runniff
Telephone
07960 207395
E-mail
littlegems@gmx.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Bramcote
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
Postcode
NG9
Notes

I4 Bus route to Nottingham and Derby

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£10.00 Before School
£10.00 After School
£40.00 Per Day
Details
I accept Childcare Vouchers

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
I have various resources and play equipment available and will form discussions with parents on entry in order to fully understand the child’s needs and will endeavour to cater for them as necessary.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
On entry, parents are asked to complete a dietary requirements form and I adhere to the needs and requirements listed.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Details
I provide various opportunities to engage the children in activities to promote sharing and taking turns and alongside this have various resources to promote different cultures and religions such as books, puzzles etc. I also ensure that I provide opportunities to celebrate other events in different cultures such as Diwali, Hanukkah etc. I will ensure that all children are treated with equal concern and respect.

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
No
2 year old funding
No

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
No

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 7.30am 5.30pm
Facilities
Outdoor Play
Imaginative Play
Toys
Baking Cooking
Video's DVD's
Messy Play
Physical Play
Role Play
BooksStories
Sleeping Area
Homework Help
Quiet Activities
Pets
Social activities
Construction Play
Visits & Outings
Creative Play
Walking Bus
When is childcare available?
School Holidays
Emergencies / Short Notice
School Holidays (for school age children)

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Wadsworth Fields Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2552610
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Rated 5 out of 5
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Gemma is an outstanding childminder! Second-to-none!
Gemma is an outstanding childminder. She goes above and beyond and without question I would recommend her to anyone who is reaching out for a superb person to watch your child. Our baby was just 7/8 months old when he started to be looked after by Gemma, and we quickly increased this time from 1 day to 3 days per week, as we weren’t going to let that slot be snapped up! The regular daily communication and frequent photos she takes of our little boy, and the way she keeps us updated, consistently throughout the day, reassures us that he is in no doubt in safe hands. The themed weeks she organises, such as bear week, science week, Peter Rabbit week (to name a few!) have been awesome. The pictures, stamping, cards, drawings, birthday gifts, mother’s/father’s day gifts (from our little boy) via Gemma have been amazing too (although we have had to buy a folder now to ensure we don’t lose any of these precious keepsakes!). Our little boy has had an array of food choice provided by Gemma and has actually given us inspiration about what to feed him at home! Although, I feel our little one eats better than us on the days he’s with Gemma! The report/log in a shared book has proven to be fantastic too, it gives us a really clear and overview of what our little boy’s day has looked like from his nap times, to what he has ate/drank and his nappy status!  She has a lovely big garden and inside space fully equipped for our little one now he’s on the move. It’s a home from home and we know our little boy feels so at ease when he is there. As a parent, you couldn’t ask for more. Gemma is warm, welcoming, kind, has a witty sense of humour (watch that!), and provides a learning environment. She understands what it means, being a parent herself, she displays the empathy, affection, she's fair, and her sincere nature is exactly what we wanted in a childminder. We are truly grateful for the last 4 months and our little boy has come on leaps and bounds in his development/motor skills/communication skills, and will no doubt continue to do so because of Gemma.        Review date: Fri 28/08/2020
Record Last Updated On: 15/10/2019

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