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messageIf schools close, would you like schooling @ home?
Posted by Soylent Green March 15, 11:05AM

I am a primary school teacher on supply. This means that I am part of the gig economy, so if/when schools close, I am effectively unemployed. I am wondering if any local families would like some schooling @ home, which could be combined with childcare, if required.

The model I am thinking is taking four primary school aged children and providing them with a couple of hours of maths and English, which would be staggered for individual tuition of children at differed ages/levels. This would be combined with some investigation/ project/research work, which they could do independently. Depending on restrictions, we could combine this with trips to the park, museums/galleries, lego challenges, art and science investigations.

Is this something that would appeal to you?

messageRe: If schools close, would you like schooling @ home?
Posted by Soylent Green March 18, 07:33PM

Thank you everyone who has responded. Now we know that schools are closing on Friday, please PM me with your email addresses and ages of your children. I am working tomorrow and Friday, but will be making arrangements to move this forward.

After discussing this with my own children (aged 15 and 18) who will also be off school, I can provide 3 full days of tutoring and childcare per week that school is closed. My suggested days are Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, operating from 9am til 4pm. However,both days and hours are flexible depending on the mix and family needs.

One of my children will help me on each day which will enable a wider age group or range of activities, which will be planned with me.

I look forward to meeting your children and working with them.

messageRe: If schools close, would you like schooling @ home?
Posted by sand12 March 18, 09:00PM

I saw your post and wondered if this would be allowed if childminders arenít allowed to function as well. Social distancing doesnít work this way. You would be putting the health of your own family and the students families at risk.

The forum has posted an article about social distancing above. It might be helpful to read this too for parents and anyone thinking about offering childcare services. This is going to be a challenging time for everyone.

[www.washingtonpost.com]

I know there are lots of online tutoring groups that are already set up or starting, perhaps that would be the safer option for the students, your family, and the rest of the community.

Soylent Green Wrote:
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> Thank you everyone who has responded. Now we know
> that schools are closing on Friday, please PM me
> with your email addresses and ages of your
> children. I am working tomorrow and Friday, but
> will be making arrangements to move this forward.
>
> After discussing this with my own children (aged
> 15 and 18) who will also be off school, I can
> provide 3 full days of tutoring and childcare per
> week that school is closed. My suggested days are
> Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, operating from
> 9am til 4pm. However,both days and hours are
> flexible depending on the mix and family needs.
>
> One of my children will help me on each day which
> will enable a wider age group or range of
> activities, which will be planned with me.
>
> I look forward to meeting your children and
> working with them.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was march 18, 09:01pm by sand12.

messageRe: If schools close, would you like schooling @ home?
Posted by Soylent Green March 19, 09:06PM

Thank you Sand12. Although childminders are included in the schools closure, tutors and nannies are not.
The service that I would be providing will be for a few children and will be a mix of tutoring and nannying, so it is not covered. It will also only be for a few days a week.

messageRe: If schools close, would you like schooling @ home?
Posted by Soylent Green March 25, 10:37PM

Just to update, since the full lock down came into force, I can no longer offer this service. I can, however, provide online tutoring or advice if you need it. Thanks.


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