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Supply Teachers: How to earn money during the summer

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Supply teachers: How to earn money during the summer

The cost-of-living crisis has many supply teachers wondering how to make ends meet over the summer holidays. If you’re one of them, read on for 10 ways to top up your bank account and still have time to enjoy your summer.


1. Private Tuition

School may be out, but that doesn’t mean all the teaching opportunities have dried up! Many students are looking for private tuition–check out Tutor Hunt to find work in your area.

2. Activity Camp

Put your skills to use and enjoy some outdoor fun by working at a summer activity camp for kids. Working with children in a different context can also help you develop stronger soft skills that will serve you well in the classroom next year.

3. Exam Marking

Exam marking looks great on your CV, plus you can do it from home and get paid in a lump sum. As well as GCSE and A-Level examiner roles, you can also become a marker for SATs.

4. Teaching English Abroad 

Even better, get paid to experience a different culture and gain valuable transferable skills by picking up a short-term TEFL role over the summer. Roles can last for as little as 2 weeks.

5. Childcare

Fancy working at a holiday playscheme? You’re more than qualified, and your DBS is already in order, so it’ll be quick and easy to get registered with an agency, and you’ll be snapped up. 

6. TaskRabbit

If you’re thinking more in terms of odd jobs than a formal contract, sign up on the TaskRabbit website and meet people locally who are looking for help with everyday tasks like house moving, cleaning, PA work, deliveries and DIY.

7.  Dog Walking

Earning extra cash can be a walk in the park, with dog-walkers in London earning up to £15 per hour per dog–and most taking four or five dogs out at a time. There are several websites that make it easy for you to get started, notably Care.com.

8. Pet Sitting

With so many families going abroad, pet-sitting roles are abundant over the summer. For most roles, you’ll be expected to stay in the house (and encouraged to finish the contents of the fridge), but you can also find people who just want you to pop in once or twice a day for feeding and walking duties.

9. Mystery Shopping

Get paid to shop and put your critical thinking and communication skills to good use by becoming a mystery shopper. You’ll need to have a mobile phone and be willing to travel.

10. Caring Roles

As well as childcare, you’re likely to be a natural fit for roles supporting older or disabled adults. This is an incredibly rewarding way to spend your summer. If you think you might be interested in caring roles, reach out to us today to discover the wealth of opportunities we have on offer. https://www.vetrorecruitment.co.uk/disciplines/vetro-care