Gemma Marie Harding is a mother, early years practitioner, breastfeeding advocate and aspiring author.
Born in May 1993, down in the beautiful county of Cornwall, Gemma has spent the entirety of her life located in the south of England. Raised by her parents, Bernadette and Nigel, alongside her two younger sisters Sophie and Alice, in the fishing village of Porthleven before moving to nearby town Helston in 2005.
Gemma has qualifications in Child Care and Education, Working in the Children and Young Peoples Workforce, as well as in Public Services. After recently completing her degree during her second pregnancy, Gemma has been enjoying a maternity leave at home in Bodmin, with her two children, Thomas and Ivy-Joan, whilst her partner of two years Elliott continues work as a senior IT Technician.
With broad experience of working with children in a variety of settings, including Early Years, Primary Education as well as with teenagers as a member of the Army Cadet Force. Gemma’s passion for supporting children and young people is her true calling and is the career path she continues to follow, with hopes of one day owning and managing her own Early Years establishment.
Being a parent of two has come with its own varied experiences, which Gemma will be planning and writing about in her upcoming book. Hoping to train as a breastfeeding peer supporter later this year, Gemma hopes to provide other mums with the support and knowledge she feels caused the short time span of her feeding journey with her son, and has aided her to continue her journey with Ivy-Joan, who is currently 10 months.