Gemma is a mother of 2 who joined us in January 2015. She is trained to Level 3 in Early Years Educator. Gemma is Key Worker to a group of children and works 3 days a week in Big Bears. Gemma is also our Phonics Coordinator.
I love my role in Big Bear’s with the 2-5 year olds because it’s amazing to see them developing all their skills and creating new ones. It’s interesting and funny to watch them interacting, I love how the older children include the younger ones in their play and show them how to do things in our daily routines like washing hands or helping them up if they have fallen over. I am now a key worker and feel so proud when I have helped a child to achieve something new or develop that skill. I love spending one-to-one time, getting to know their likes and dislikes and forming a special bond and encouraging them to try new things and to join in with others. There’s nothing more heart-warming than hearing the children shout “GEMMA” and them give me a big cuddle!
I live with my husband Dave and our two children Andrew and Phoebe and our two cats Poppie and Daisy. My favourite colour is purple, I love meerkats and owls. I love all the Harry Potter books and my favourite tv show is Friends. I love spending time with family friends, I have a passion for crafts (too many to name!) and sewing.
I’m looking forward in becoming your childs new Keyworker.