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November 6, 2023

The Made in Bury Business Academy was launched in 2016 and provides businesses in Bury with the support network they need in the challenging early years. Businesses under 3 years benefit from invaluable coaching and mentoring delivered by successful business owners and industry experts.

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The Dream Big Way

At Dream Big Little One day nursery they put the children at the heart of everything they do. They pride themselves on the children being happy and getting the perfect balance of nurture, care and education.

All the little ones are treated as individuals and they ensure the best opportunities for growth and development. The team work hard to build relationships with parents and once children start with them, they become part of the Dream Big family.

How it all began..

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 a husband and wife team, Foundations for Learning. In May 2018 Foundations for Learning became Dream Big Little One. Another family concern, but this time mum and daughter, Christine and Sonja 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, leading 3 schools. 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 Quality Standards and Performance Officer for Bury LA, Vice Chair of Vision Multi- Academy Trust, a former Governor at Bury Grammar School and Magistrate with Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service in Manchester.

Christine’s expert financial and legal background compliments this, and Pam Grierson the 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 they do. Their care and development are their up-most priority.

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

To find out more about Dream Big Little One please visit their website.