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5 stars (5)

Private Tutor in Edinburgh

Babysitter in Edinburgh

Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2015 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login Mar 2020 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
Special Needs Experience

About Me

**I'm afraid I do not offer before/after school care**

Hi everyone!

My name is Tricia and I'm a primary school teacher. I love babysitting, and have been doing it for over 10 years now! I've been travelling around for the past year, but am back in Edinburgh and excited to get back into babysitting again! Please feel free to contact me to request references or any further information.

My Experience

I have a BA in Education with Spanish from Aberystwyth University in Wales, and a PGDE in Primary Education from Edinburgh University. I've worked as a babysitter and have been a carer for children with special needs. I have also worked with children through tutoring, summer camps, nannying, caring for children with English as a second language, and have been a class teacher two years.

My Qualifications

Full GTCS registered.
Paediatric first aid certificate.
BA Hons (1st class) in Education with Spanish from Aberystwyth University.
PGDE in primary education at Edinburgh University.
I speak English, Spanish and Irish.
Full (clean) drivers license.

My Availability

Not available for before/after school care.

Evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Available at short notice and for once-offs.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no yes yes
Morning no no no no no yes yes
Afternoon no no no no no yes yes
After School no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 27/08/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Tutoring from £30.00 per hour


My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Tricia. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Tricia responded to my message right away as I desperate for a babysitter that night. She communicated well and showed up on time and most importantly, my kids (ages 8 and 10) had fun with her!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Cotton1 about Tricia on 08/11/2017

Tricia helped us out at short notice to look after my baby daughter and two nieces whilst the family were in town for a party. She was quick to respond, friendly and punctual. She's clearly very well qualified and capable, and both my sister in law and I felt very happy leaving her in charge of the girls. We'd definitely recommend Tricia to others looking for a trusted babysitter in Edinburgh.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Alex Reb about Tricia on 20/04/2017

Response by Tricia on 20/04/2017:

Thanks Alex! It was a pleasure babysitting for you. The girls were no bother at all! Hope to see you again soon!

We asked Tricia to look after our children when visiting family in Edinburgh. Her communication beforehand was responsive, helpful, and clear. She was on time, met the kids and dived in to reading them stories and gave me confidence straight away. Her manner was friendly and confident. I wish she lived near us! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and look forward to asking her to help us out again. The kids took to her straight away and reported that she was great! Brilliant experience for us.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Louise K about Tricia on 25/02/2016

Response by Tricia on 28/02/2016:

Thanks Louise! It was lovely to meet you all, I look forward to seeing you next time you're up in Edinburgh.

Tricia stepped in to babysitter for me at very short notice and was nothing short of brilliant. She was a natural with my son, polite and more than capable of adjusting to a last minute situation.

I wouldn't hesitate to use Tricia in the future. She's a firm favourite with us after only one meeting. That says it all ?

  • 5 stars Overall

by Alison about Tricia on 10/01/2016

Response by Tricia on 11/01/2016:

Thank you Alison, glad I could help you out!
Looking forward to seeing you and Archie again soon.

Tricia recently looked after my eight year old son who has autism. She did a great job, she is friendly, polite, good at time keeping. She was knowledgeable about autism and autism specific services. I would definitely ask her to look after my son again next time I'm in Edinburgh.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Hazel70 about Tricia on 12/11/2015

Response by Tricia on 24/11/2015:

Thank you Hazel, it was a pleasure! Hope to see you and Jesse again soon.

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