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Introduction

Welcome to Little Jems Nursery, which was established in 1988. The Nursery operates from two adjoining terraced houses which are listed buildings in quiet cul-de-sac. We cater for children from 4 months to 11 years and the children are split into 5 groups (please see the 'classes' page for more details of these). The nursery has a homely atmosphere, and our aim is to do the best we can to provide the kind of environment every parent/carer would wish for their own child/children. We are open from 8am until 6pm, 5 days per week 51 weeks a year, closing for 1 week between Christmas and New Year and for all Statutory Bank Holidays.

Little Jems is registered with Cumbria County Council Social Services Department. Our nursery is the first to have a high security biometric finger print system!!! Nursery installs fingerprint scan A Cumbrian nursery has introduced a fingerprint swiping security system to protect its children. Little Jems nursery in Woodrouffe Terrace, Carlisle, has also installed the biometric system so that staff do not have to spend time answering doors. The system registers parents' prints so they can "swipe" in to unlock doors and drop off or pick up their children. Un-registered visitors must ring the bell and wait for a staff member.

More than 60 children attend the nursery. The nursery said it brought in the system because of concerns that keys and swipe cards can be lost or copied, passwords forgotten and numeric codes for locks can fall into the wrong hands. Little Jems owner Anne-Marie Taylor said: "Biometric security means our staff can focus on what they do best - keeping the children in our care happy and secure. "

 **IMPORTANT NOTICE**

 Little Jems Nursery has now been taken over by Anne-Marie Taylor who has worked in the nursery since 1988.

Little Jems Nursery
4-5 Woodrouffe Terrace St.
Nicholas Carlisle
Cumbria
CA1 2EH

Tel: 01228 543964