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Private Tutor in Tunbridge Wells

Babysitter in Tunbridge Wells

5 stars

Usually responds within 24 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2018 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 16 Apr 2021 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Maths Tutor
English Tutor
Primary up to 11 years
Russian Tutor
11 Plus
Hotel Babysitter
Emergency Babysitter
Home School Helper

About Me

I am an experienced private nanny and tutor (Primary Maths/ English and 11+). I currently have three families for whom I tutor and am currently available some weekends and some school holidays. I am available for 1-to-1, as well as zoom/online sessions, if that's more convenient.
I am also available for ad hoc babysitting.

I am a qualified and experienced secondary school teacher (English, Psychology) working part-time as an LSA in St. James' school right now, helping with Maths and English interventions for children that require extra support.

I will start by assessing your children's level of attainment and will let you know any areas where they need extra support to be in line with their Year group curriculum. I will ask them to do extra assessment on 11+ Reasoning to understand where they would need to start learning and build solid foundation so there are no gaps before they move to the more complex topics.
I would ask you to get the children 11+ practice books and assessments for our lessons. I will provide additional practice questions myself on the areas they need improvement on. I will provide feedback after each lesson to the parents. A few weeks before the formal exams I would ask children to complete timed tests to get them used to the strategy on how best to compete against the clock during the actual test.

I have two children of my own. Both of my children have passed and been accepted to Grammar schools (they are in Y8 and Y6 at the moment). In addition to tutoring my own children, I have tutored children from 3 other families this year; 2 have passed 11+ tests, other ones are still too young to be tested.
Our family loves creativity, sports and outdoors. I love working with and looking after children.

I have been a tutor/nanny in Tunbridge Wells for the last 4 years and have references from all the families I have worked for (some are on this site, other available via email). I have experience with all ages as well as special needs.

As I work in school I have a valid Enhanced DBS, and am up-to-date with Safeguarding and academic curriculum, Prevent training, FGM, Online safety and policies.

We moved from London 4 years ago, and I absolutely love the outdoor life living in Tunbridge Wells.

Thank you for reading my profile:)

My Experience

3 years experience working as a teacher in Secondary schools (planning to go back to teaching next year).

4 years experience working as an LSA in Primary schools. Special needs experience.

4 years experience working as a private nanny/ tutor 7-10 y.o.

Good references available on request.

My Qualifications

• 14 GCSEs (A-B)
• Qualified teacher status for Secondary schools
• Bachelor’s degree in teaching English and Psychology in secondary schools (6 years)
• Qualified Learning and Teaching Support for Primary schools
• Level 3 diploma in supporting learning and teaching in primary schools (1 year)
• Level 2 certificate in supporting autistic children (6 months)
• Paediatric First Aid certificate valid till Oct 2021 and will be renewed then.
• Food Hygiene Certificate (3 days)
• Diploma in Business Administration, Leicester University (essay and final exam pending)

My Availability

Mondays and Thursdays - after school.
Weekends and Holidays.

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 yes yes
Evening no no no no no yes yes
Overnight no no no no no yes yes
Last Updated: 13/03/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
  • Tutoring from £30.00 per hour

My Documents

  • Reference: Childcare.com Bronze (2 years) Award Certificate (added 13/11/2020)
  • Reference: Childcare.com Certificate of Excellence (added 16/10/2020)
  • Reference: School reference (added 13/11/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 2 Certificate in Autism (added 13/11/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 3 diploma in LTA (added 13/11/2018)
  • UK Passport (added 13/11/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 13/11/2018)
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We hired Lydia to help our son Odysseas for his 11+ exam. She is very dedicated and passionate to what she does. Which I what I am looking for. Plus I like her patience, which my son needs 😁.
My son went for explore learning at Sidcup at the beginning. But I noticed he still need one on one attention or assistance I would say. And I asked Lydia's help for that. As my son struggle in English and Reasoning task especially in Non verbal reasoning.
I would say that Lydia have helped him a lot to understand how to approach those task and taught him quickest and strategic ways to answer questions. Which I believed very important.
I am very happy that my sons has passed his 11+!!! And I can't thank her highly enough.. 😊. We just got an email that he has been given a space at Wilmington grammar school. Im taking her again for my youngest for his 11+ too starting this September. I highly recommend her.

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by Avatar for Maria Maria about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 07/03/2021

My husband and myself, still working throughout the pandemic were having major problems with keeping up with the children’s school timetable for online lessons and school work needing to be handed in so we chose to get help! I can only say that Lydia has been our saving grace as not only has she looked after the children in a kind and caring way she has also brought all their work up to date and has settled them ready to go back to school. We can’t thank you enough! Looking forward to seeing you in the holidays! Lydia comes Highly recommended!

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by Avatar for Maria H Maria H about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 04/03/2021

Response by Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 04/03/2021:

Thank you, Maria, for your kind review! I know you are the best parents as you support them greatly in all the activities you organise for them during and after the school! Just can't believe how much effort you put into it knowing your own multiple business commitments!! Thank you for supporting my discipline rules - it has made it much easier to keep things going smoothly over the so ever hideous multiple lockdowns!! I wish you and the children all the very best in the remaining of the school year and beyond! Looking forward to helping you more, when needed. Best wishes, Lydia.

Lydia is a wonderful after school nanny for our 10 year old daughter and 8 year old son. Not only is she caring, kind and keeps the kids happily entertained - she is also brilliant with them academically. Lydia successfully supported our daughter with her 11+ tutoring, and is great at making sure they do their best with their homework, teaching them in a fun and engaging way. She’s a hard worker and professional, and is always a great help.

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by Avatar for Caroline Caroline about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 24/01/2021

Lydia nannied for my 3 children (ages 10, 8 and 6) over the summer holidays. She has such wonderful ideas of activities for children and to do this with children of 3 different ages is really something. From homemade lemonade, planting, experiments, crafts.....even managed to get them to read which they struggle with. Happy to speak to anyone who would like verbal references.

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by Avatar for Kat Kat about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 16/10/2020

Response by Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 16/10/2020:

Hi Kathryn!

Thanks for you lovely review. It's been a pleasure looking after your children.

Kind regards

To Whom It May Concern:

It is my pleasure to recommend Lydia Fahey as a babysitter.

She watches our 5 y.o. daughter twice a week for several months. Our daughter loves her and is always excited to see her. On Fridays Lydia brings her two daughters Lily and Maisie. The girls are well behaved and love to play with our daughter. She often asks when they will come again.

I know Lydia since last year. She was working at Bishops Down primary school as TA, and in fact sometimes she was working in our daughter’s nursery class. Lydia was also in our son’s year 5 class. I was lucky to find Lydia for babysitting who is a professional and who l can trust.

Lydia is always on time, cheerful and ready to engage our daughter in crafts, drawing, reading books or other fun activities.

She always follows our guidelines in regard to our daughter.

We can’t recommend Lydia enough. She is responsible, professional and experienced.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Aleks Aleks about Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 27/06/2019

Response by Avatar for I_Tutor I_Tutor on 27/06/2019:

Hi Aleks

Thanks so much for finding time to give me this positive review.

All the best for you and the family!


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