Dear Theo. I am hoping to return to work after a prolonged career break to raise my children. I qualified in 1998 and worked until late 2002 which welcomed the birth of my first daughter. A year later and change of base (England to Wales) I returned to teaching in a supply capacity, I continued with this until the birth of my second daughter in 2004. I then tried to return to supply but childminding became an issue and I found I was unable to supply enough to meet the costs. In 2005 I volunteered for a while in a local school. My daughters were identified with a speech problem and dyslexia and dyspraxia and I decided to remain at home aiding them. I feel that now I am in a position to return to school, I volunteered again last year in a local school but would now like to be paid for my work. Please can you suggest what I can write in a general personal statement to attract a future employer, I have a lot to offer but of course I am out of date in some areas.