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Private Tutor in Chirk (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Female Member since Feb 2009 Last Updated Sep 2023 Last Login 19 May 2024

My Summary

Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
DBS Check
Maths Tutor
English Tutor
Primary up to 11 years
Special Needs Tutor
Hotel Babysitter

About Me

My name is Laura Rowlands. I am a 40-something part-time primary school teacher from Chirk trying to boost my income by tutoring and babysitting for families in the local area. I am also an Independent Usborne Partner so have access to a huge range of books which I can use to support your child's learning or provide fun activities while I look after them.

I have my own car, don't smoke, am comfortable around pets, have a DBS check, first aid 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 where I am also the ALNCO.

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 completed level 1 Makaton training and am hoping to continue to level 2 at some point.

I have also previously been a registered sessional foster carer with a North Wales fostering agency, am a volunteer with Home-Start Wrexham and a volunteer and trustee of Refugee Kindness - North Wales.

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.

My Experience

Mum to 2 children aged 11 and 9

Babysitting 27 years

teaching 17 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.

Rainbow/Brownie leader for 25 years

Home-Start Wrexham volunteer for 5 years

Have worked with children from newborn to mid-teens, am very comfortable with newborn / young babies and have twin and triplet experience (toddlers as a nanny, varied ages in school and babysitting)

My Qualifications

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, Letters & Sounds, Selective Mutism, Makaton and supporting a diabetic child.
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

My Availability

I have 2 children aged 11 and 9 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 children of my own I don't currently take bookings which finish after midnight.

My additional details are on Profile Plus. Please get in touch if I can help with your childcare needs.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/02/2024

My Fees

  • Tutoring from £25.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

Varied depending on the location

£10 per hour Oswestry / Wrexham areas

£12.50 per hour Chester

Rates for other areas to be discussed

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 14/09/2023)


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  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for tali1981 tali1981 on 15/05/2011

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.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for tali1981 tali1981 on 26/04/2011

Laura was reliable and great with my children
would recommend xx

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for julescai julescai about Avatar for tali1981 tali1981 on 04/04/2011

Response by Avatar for tali1981 tali1981 on 25/04/2011:

Thanks Jules, your girls are great, hope to see you all again soon! x

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  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for tali1981 tali1981 on 19/03/2011

Response by Avatar for tali1981 tali1981 on 25/04/2011:

Thanks Michala, your girls are fab! Hope everything goes well with the new nanny and if you need my help again please do get in touch! x

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