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Dream Big Little One Children's Day Nursery

At Dream Big Little One Nursery  we want every family to enjoy the time they and their extended family spend with us.

About Our Nursery

Our story so far…

Established in the 90s by Linda Gilmartin, the iconic white building belonging to an old Government Department began a new life as a children’s day nursery. Going from strength to strength the nursery was then bought by husband and wife team, Foundations for Learning. The nursery continued to grow and the current team we have today began its journey. In May 2018 Foundations for Learning became Dream Big Little One. Another family concern, but this time mum and daughter, Sonja & Christine Butterworth. With a background in education, Sonja’s passion has always been to ensure the best start in life for all children. Having been a class teacher, SENCO, deputy head, adviser, consultant head teacher and more latterly an Executive Principal, Sonja decided getting it right from the beginning was paramount. She currently has her own consultancy business Dream Big Consulting supporting schools and teachers on their improvement journeys. She is also a School Effectiveness Partner for Bury LA, a Trustee of Vision Multi- Academy Trust and Magistrate with Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service in Manchester. Christine’s expert financial and legal background compliments this, and Pam Grierson our knowledgeable and experienced nursery manager, completes the team.

Dream Big Little One’s philosophy is all about putting your little ones at the heart of everything we do. Their care and development are our up-most priority.

Pam, our manager, Nancy, our deputy manager and their team are well established and work hard to ensure all our children have the best experiences. Our newly refurbished rooms and all weather, soft play surfaces outside enable endless possibilities both indoors and outdoors.

Tracy is Dream Big Little One’s super experienced cook. Tracy has worked in nurseries for many years, so knows exactly what our little ones need. She is also a fully qualified nursery nurse so understands child development as well as their nutritional needs. This combination means that all our meals are perfect for our little one’s curious taste buds. All our food is cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients and where possible, locally sourced produce. Our menus are fresh and exciting and based on Tracy’s expertise and ideas and feedback from the children, staff and parents.

Phone for more information or even better, pop in and see us in action.

  • Funded places available
  • Sibling discounts available
  • Term Time only places available
  • Discounts available for teachers, NHS and Emergency Services Personnel.
  • Use your tax-free accounts and childcare vouchers with us

With six well-appointed nursery rooms and two outside play areas, we provide a warm and friendly atmosphere and a stimulating nursery environment. There are weekly swimming lessons and regular trips out and about. In addition to our vibrant after-school, holiday and breakfast clubs, we also play host to sessions run by by Moo Music 

Please call Pam or Hannah, on 0161 797 6100 or   e-mail hello@dreambiglittleone   for further information or to book a place.  

We are part of the Brush Bus tooth brushing scheme click here for further information    

Dream Big Little One is signed up to Bury Council's Golden Apple Award Scheme and is accredited with the Gold Award. Click here to find out more about the scheme.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Pam Grierson
Contact Position
0161 797 6100

Where to go

Dream Big Little One Children's Day Nursery
Tenters Street

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 7.00am until 6.00pm

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding


ICT facilities
Out-door Play
Pet Fish
Sensory Room

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Wheelchaire access to ground floor.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Please contact us for further information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Please contact us for further information

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Please contact us for further information

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Bury Grammar School (Girls) Primary
Bury Grammar School (Boys) Primary
see link to schools in other details section

Other Details


Please contact us for further details on availability and costs.


Other Notes


Ofsted Information

  • OfSTED Reference: EY561160
  • OfSTED Outcome:  Awaiting Inspection
Related links
OfSTED report 

Local Offer


We are an inclusive provider and support children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), please contact us for further information.

Bury Council do not promote or endorse any of the services listed in this Directory. For more information on this please read our disclaimer here.

This page was last updated on: 23/10/2019


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