Get to know me a little better below....
Hello I’m Gemm and I run Pride & Joy providing family solutions which are delivered in various packages, from phone support, home visits and coming to stay with families to teach parents in their own homes for a few days.
From a very young age I knew my career would always be working with young children, I followed this and qualified as nursery nurse but decided not to go down the conventional route of nursery or school and followed my love for working with children in a home environment.
I started to work as a live in Nanny 12 years ago. I’ve worked all over the country from Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, London and Staffordshire. In all different capacity’s, from long term live-in roles with new-borns through to school age, short term contracts as well as several roles involving twins.
All my previous clients have had an incredible variety of jobs and I’ve had opportunities to work, travel and live with a real diverse set of people.
My passion for new-borns led me to qualifying as a Maternity Nurse 5 years ago, which has led me to working with numerous families in this capacity in the last few years. Working alongside new parents whether it be their 1st baby or 4th it still brings new challenges in which I love to guide families through these first critical weeks to start healthy habits.
I’m a firm believer that one size does not fit all and every child & family is unique. Some children are cautious others venturesome. Children always however do better if they are supported in their way and own rate. With my REALLY principles this is possible. They allow me to deliver simple methods and a foundation of care and learning for parents so that they can work with their children’s needs.
Working together with families I can provide a platform of knowledge for new and expecting parents and also problem solving on specific issues such as sleep or food related areas.
I love nothing more than a new client getting in touch with big or small questions as to me no question is a silly one, or when a past client gets in touch to let me know my methods & REALLY platforms are still working months after we’ve worked together.