My name is Laura. I am a 37 year old part-time primary school teacher trying to boost my income by tutoring and babysitting for families in the local area.
I have my own car, don't smoke, am comfortable around pets, have a DBS check, first aid certificate and food hygiene certificate and have undertaken child protection training. I am a Girl guiding leader and District Commissioner. I run 1st Chirk Rainbows and am an assistant with 2nd Chirk Brownies. I also work as casual staff at a day nursery in Chirk.
I have worked with children with a range of medical and dietary requirements including diabetes, coeliac, asthma and children with Special Educational Needs, including autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, and a range of speech and language difficulties.
I have also previously been a registered sessional foster carer with a North Wales fostering agency and am currently a volunteer with HomeStart.
As a fully qualified primary teacher I am able and willing to help children with homework / listen to them read etc.
I am also available to work as a tutor for primary school aged pupils and have worked as a tutor for children needing general help in Maths and English, and with children who have English as an Additional Language.
Babysitting 23 years
teaching 12 years
nanny to 18 month old twins for 3 months
creche supervisor for 6 large-scale company creche sessions (the agency I worked for as a babysitter requested me for the position as I had also run a number of wedding creches for them)
tutoring as and when needed over 12 years.
day nursery assistant 4 years whilst training to be a teacher and a further 18 months after that and also for the past 12 months in a different setting.
Rainbow/Brownie leader for 21 years
Have worked with children from newborn to mid-teens, am very comfortable with newborn / young babies and have twin experience (toddlers as a nanny, varied ages in school and babysitting)
BEd (hons) degree in Primary Education (5-11 year olds)
First Aid certificate
Food hygiene certificate
Completed training relating to Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Special Educational Needs, the Early Years Foundation Stage and Letters & Sounds
Completed Safeguarding / child protection training and Girlguiding A Safe Space training.
A levels - German, Sociology, English Literature, General Studies
10 GCSEs - 3 A grades, 6 B grades, 1 C grade
RSA CLAIT (Word Processing)
Full, clean UK driving license
I have 2 children aged 8 and 6 who are usually looked after by my husband if I am babysitting. I may occasionally need to bring them with me to babysit, depending on the start time and day of the booking but do have family who are usually able to look after them with enough notice. I am available most evenings, some weekend daytimes and some school holidays. I may also be available during the day in the week if I am not working. As I have young children of my own I don't currently take booking which finish after midnight.
My additional details are on Profile Plus. Please get in touch if I can help with your childcare needs.
|Last Updated: 28/05/2019|
- Tutoring from £25.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £7.50 per hour
Varied depending on the location
£7.50 per hour Oswestry / Wrexham areas
£9 per hour Chester
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We have called on Laura a few times and always find her very reliable, punctual and friendly, and the kids are happy and comfortable with her being there, as are we at leaving them in her care. We have no hesitation at always making her our first choice when we are need of a baby sitter.
Laura babysat for our 10 month old twins. She was very reliable and we felt we could trust her immediately. We would definitely recommend her.
Laura was reliable and great with my children
would recommend xx
Response by tali1981 on 25/04/2011:
Thanks Jules, your girls are great, hope to see you all again soon! x
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