Little Gems Children’s Boutique & Toys is a family business based in the heart of Sandbach, Cheshire. Created by Louise & Andrew (that’s us!) and inspired by our two youngest children, Harry & Grace.
Louise has had a long standing interest in young children and their learning and development and had been employed as an Early Years Teacher when she began her maternity leave to concentrate on her young family. She has 17 years experience working in education.
Andrew comes from the Jewellery industry. The business is long established in the local community after His father started the business in a neighbouring town in 1946. Andrew has since expanded his business to Sandbach. Although we have very different paths in our careers the birth of our children changed how we saw the world and this led us to the idea of the shop.
The research for the shop begin two years before we opened the doors, when Louise was on maternity leave and awake most of the night. We soon realised that we wanted clothing that was different from the solution offered by big companies and where possible for that product to be organic. Its crazy to think how many harmful chemicals are used in children’s products. From the food they eat, clothes they wear, toys they play with and the products on their skin. We wanted to ensure the safety of our kids was put first and we wanted to offer that same choice to other parents too.
Louise’s experience in Early years helped make the decisions about having wooden toys, not only is it durable we wanted it to be environmentally friendly and from sustainable sources instead of having single use mass produced plastic toys our specially selected products also support your child’s development.
Thanks for reading our story and visiting our store, we look to continuing this journey with you.
Andrew & Louise
We have a wonderful selection of cute and colourful toddler clothes available for you to browse in our on line store. Also try visiting us at our shop n Sandbach where we guarantee a warm welcome.
We have a large and varied selection of baby and toddler toys available in our on line store. Also why not visit our shop in Sandbach