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Where do TA's / Teachers look for accomodation?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by 2BoysDad, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. 2BoysDad

    2BoysDad New commenter

    We have a two bedroom cottage that we would like to let out to a local (Farnham, Surrey) teacher in exchange for help with nannying our two boys (aged 5 and 10). Is there go-to website or publication that might effectively target the educational community on matters related to accommodation?
  2. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    You want a full-time teacher to offer nannying services in lieu of rent? You might find them a bit busy during term time!
  3. 2BoysDad

    2BoysDad New commenter

    Understood and was thinking that term time was more school run & 3-6pm orientated with most of the workload being in the holidays. Mind you I guess term date clashes amongst different schools might be a problem? Are the TA's any less busy out of school hours?
  4. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I think you'll find teachers are in school from about 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. or later!
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  5. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    Teachers work 50+ hours a week. We're in well before and after school run times. Our holidays are often spent working or catching up on being human. Nannying on top of that just simply isn't an option.
  6. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I'm astonished that anyone would not realise the hours that teachers work! Teacher workload is all over the media and a cursory glance at the fora would tell you that no teacher can be a nanny as well as a teacher. Apart from any other considerations, teachers and TAs do not necessarily finish school at 3pm, so would be unable to pick up from school, or take in thee morning if that's what you were expecting.
  7. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

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  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Everyone knows teachers have it easy... they only work 5-6 hours a day, a quick flick and tick over some books and then luxuriate the evenings away sipping the finest wines and eating only oysters. Anyone claiming otherwise is a marxist.
  9. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I can see this interesting a TA if the hours could be made to fit. A teacher, even working part-time, might be more problematical for the reasons given.

    Is there a particular reason that you're looking for a teacher or TA?

    I would have thought that the best place to advertise would be in the local press.
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  10. spartacus123

    spartacus123 Occasional commenter

    So you're looking for a teacher to do the school run, pick up at 3pm till 6pm and then do most of the nannying in the school holidays?

    What exactly do you think teachers and TAs do?
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  11. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    I think this is a wind-up.....
  12. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Surely not?
  13. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    There was one earlier. At least some posters thought it was one. Anyway, now it's vanished.
  14. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Mumsnet might be more more able to offer advice to the OP...
  15. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter


    Mumsnet might be more able to offer advice to the OP...
  16. 2BoysDad

    2BoysDad New commenter

    Thanks cuteinpuce. Finally someone who read the OP. This is a request for an effective means to reach a local TA community. Not an invitation to bang on about teaching hours / workloads. I think that would be a different post.

    The request is real enough as a TA did indeed pick up / drop off and contribute to after school care at my son's first school. Likewise she was happy to work further over the summer. So, as a practical matter it can work. Well done cuteinpuce. Again.

    This wasn't a suggestion that a TA is also a full time nanny. Note the OP suggests "help" not full time involvement.

    I guess it say's something that the thread generated such hostile reaction to proposition that was never actually put forward.
  17. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    The title suggests a TA, but the first post specifies a teacher.
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  18. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    It does. and you don't mention TAs as alternative until post 3.
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  19. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I read the OP and it said you wanted a teacher. Are you sure you know what you want?
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  20. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    It is not clear what proposition was actually put forward. So what do you think it say's (sic)?
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