Little Gems

We are a registered Nursery, based in a light and airy premises. The children can learn in a free flow environment throughout the building and outside area. We can provide breakfast, snacks, lunch and tea and cater for any dietary requirements. The owner and manager both hold full honours in childcare and have a vast amount of experience. The Manager also has qualifications in Special Educational Needs and a lot of experience within this field. All staff are experienced, warm and friendly. The setting aims to support all children in reaching their full potential within the Early Years Foundation Stage, staff are able to plan for each age group and additional needs.


01747 837869


Venue address
Little Gems
Brickfield Industrial Estate
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-17:30
Tue: 08:00-17:30
Wed: 08:00-17:30
Thu: 08:00-17:30
Fri: 08:00-17:30

Service Details

Vacancy information

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£6.00 per Hour
Cost variations
All food and drinks is now included in the hourly fee of £6 for all age groups from 3 months to 5 years
Additional Information

Little Gems is open all year around, with the exception of a week over the Christmas period and one day in August. Parents are able to use Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours. There are a variety of sessions throughout the day. Breakfast, snack, lunch and tea are available, made by our very own chef using locally sourced meat. Each meal is catered to meet dietary needs and offers a well balanced diet. We also have a holiday club during each school holiday for children up to 10 years of age.

Age Range
0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
03/04/2018 Good View here
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Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
Little Gems has Wheelchair and Buggy access for most doors. It also has a ramp to our outside fire escape route. Baby unit has a ramp up to the door. All doors are wide enough for wheelchairs and buggies to fit through. The rooms are spacious enough for wheel chair access along with most areas of the garden. Should the need arise a movable ramp would made available.
Parking availability information
We have a large area for parking, which is mainly gravely. However there is a large concreted area closest to the nursery allowing a smoother transition from car to nursery, this would be made a disabled bay if needed.
Toilet facility information
Little Gems has a disabled toilet, which is spacious. Access can be easily gained to this facility. We do not have a hoist.
Other Facilities
Little Gems is all on one level and easily accessed. Visual timetables are in place, along with Picture Exchange Communication file. All available toys are easily accessed by all and are clearly labelled. We have a quiet room or which will be used as a calming space and an intervention room, where one to one or small group work activities can be carried out. This room will also be used as a meeting room, when support meetings are required with parents and other professionals.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

The manager is a fully trained and experienced Special Educational Needs Offer, with over 8 years’ experience in this area. Trained in PEIC-D, Communication through pictures, along with training in speech and language and many other areas of special educational needs. Currently we have children on the Autism Spectrum, speech and language difficulties and children with allergies. In the past the SENCO has had experience with epilepsy, physical disabilities and tube fed children. The co-ordination of provisions is effective and efficient. Referrals are made, in agreement with parents/carers, to appropriate professionals, including Speech and Language and Portage. We use several interventions, based on evidence obtained within nursery and from parent/carers, these are implemented using resources adapted and best suited for each individual child’s needs. Using the Early Years Foundation Stage, tracker we are better able to assess where a child may need extra support, before providing an intervention this, an Individual Education Plan is put in place, with parents involvement, which is then accessed on a regular basis. If needed Support plans are put in place, which collates all professionals involved and parents’ wishes, into one document, this document is invaluable for supporting children with many needs and regular meetings are arranged to keep this up to date and relevant. Should an Education, Health and Care plan be needed, you will be given support throughout this process. If you have any questions regarding Special Education Needs please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Address: Little Gems  Brickfield Industrial Estate  Gillingham  Dorset

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