With Great Qualifications
Come Great Opportunities

Education enables personal and professional development. 

It is a gateway to opportunity.

This is our story of a commitment to that opportunity.

Since opening the college in 2013, KKTC (RTO 40636) has quickly grown to be a market leader in Early Childhood Education and Care training in Australia. 

Our origins in owning and operating early learning centres in Queensland and New South Wales has been the perfect backdrop to launching the training college. 

We know the enormous responsibility that comes with ‘educating educators’. 

Getting better every day is our commitment to pursuing excellence in training, and we now train for some of the biggest centre groups, along with many small to medium providers in QLD, NSW, SA and Victoria.

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Specialists in Early Childhood Education and Care

Unlike other colleges that offer many vocational courses, we are niche and only deliver the two qualifications:

By remaining committed to specialising in Early Childhood Education and Care, and having owned and operated childcare centres to the highest standard of service delivery for many years, we believe we have a unique offering in the training market.

Values Based Organisation

Creating and believing in a set of core values is instrumental in any successful organisation and since our inception we have ‘lived and breathed’ the 5 core values listed below.

  1. Quality
  2. Professionalism 
  3. Team 
  4. Trust
  5. WOW!

For our college, these 5 core values are our ‘guideposts’ and help us make decisions that are aligned with being the best we can be. 

We never deviate from our students being at the centre of every decision as ultimately we only exist for them. 

We treat every single one of our students as an individual and we care about their progress as educators but also we want the training experience to be one that enhances their life.

Our People

We have an experienced team, and experience matters in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Our leadership team have been with the college for many years and work exclusively on delivering a better training experience for our students every day.

Our Trainers and Assessors are all from the Early Childhood sector with senior roles as Directors, Area Managers and/or Educational Leaders prior to embarking on a career as Trainers and Assessors.

Sam Hendry

CEO and Managing Director, KKTC

Experience

Sam commenced with the training college at the start of 2014 as a foundation business partner responsible for the overall operations and strategic direction of KKTC. Upon commencement, Sam’s first action was to collaboratively create the core values of the company and then set about taking the company from a paper based RTO to the Cloud. The college now trains throughout QLD, NSW, SA and Victoria and has built up a talented team of professional trainers and compliance experts. Today, KKTC is a market leader supporting some of Australia’s leading centre groups.

Sam is passionate about the student journey and ensuring every interaction with the college is an exceptional one. Prior to joining KKTC, Sam held leadership positions with some of the world’s largest technology companies – notably AVG Internet Security and Melbourne IT Ltd after earlier holding political advisory roles notably as Chief of Staff to the Lord Mayor of Melbourne during a time of growth and change in that City. He has a Bachelor of Business (RMIT University) and Grad Cert in Management (Deakin University). Sam was appointed CEO and Managing Director on 13th November 2023.

Seb Wortley

Chief of Strategy and Operations

Experience

Seb is an experienced entrepreneur with his last technology startup being exited to North American private equity after being scaled into a global business with customers that are some of the world’s most iconic brands like Disney, Facebook, X (Twitter)… As a startup entrepreneur he has been exposed to many facets of business operations including but not limited to technology, field force management, go to market, contact centre’s, consulting, finance, HR and corporate strategy management. His firm belief is that the key to a business’ success is in its culture, people and their ability to execute better/faster than the competitors.

Seb has a Bachelor of Engineer (Robotics & Mechatronics) from Swinburne University.

Seb commenced as a Director of KKTC and Chief of Strategy and Operations on 13th November 2023.

Adam Murphy

General Manager Business Services

Experience

Adam joined KKTC in June 2017 as Head of Compliance and Student Services.

The role is all encompassing, leading a team of dedicated trainers and ensuring the college meets its training obligations.

Adam has an extensive background in roles such as Operational Management, Project Management, Compliance, Training and Development and Business Development.

He has been in the RTO sector for 15+ years and has held leadership positions during this time.

He has a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership & Graduate Diploma of Management with a Diploma of Vocational Education & Training TAE50116.

Kirsty Crozzoli

National Quality Manager

Experience

Kirsty commenced at Kool Kids Training College in April 2018 and has worked in various roles in the Early Childhood Sector since 2004.

Kirsty completed her diploma in 2004 and has moved from assistant educator roles, to room leader roles and management roles in private and not for profit early childhood services. Kirsty completed her TAE in 2014 and has a passion for working with educators who are dedicated about study and genuinely have a passion for working in the industry.

Most recently Kirsty has worked in a Sydney based Early Childhood organisation as an Area Manager overseeing 150 educators at 8 services, during this time Kirsty developed numerous training programs to be implemented with educators at various skill levels and understanding. Kirsty was also responsible for a number of parent education programs and was heavily involved in the Human Resource department and is continuing further study in this area.

Having grown up in Sydney and worked through various locations, Kirsty is familiar with the ever changing face of early childhood expectations placed on services and educators, and  hopes  to help them continue to change to provide parents the quality they deserve

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Caitlin O’Reilly

Head of Trainer Success – National

Experience

With over 11 years’ experience in the Early Childhood Sector starting as a trainee right through to centre management and operations roles, Caitlin has always wanted to pursue a career as a Trainer/Assessor where she could mentor and pass her passion for the Early Years on to others.

Caitlin has a passion for giving back to her community and has been involved with Variety the Children’s Charity for numerous years and throughout her career has raised thousands of dollars through community charity days and spread awareness.

Caitlin is originally from Sydney’s Northern Beachers where she grew up before swapping the fast-paced beachy city life to laidback Cairns almost 2 years ago now spending her weekends adventuring and experiencing the beautiful far north.

Caitlin holds a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Caitlin joined KKTC in October 2021.

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Talii Cornish​

National Quality and Compliance Team Leader

Experience

Born in Fiji, Talii moved to Australia in 2017 to further her education.

After graduating from university with a Bachelor of Government and International Relations, she fell in love with the Gold Coast and decided to create a life for herself locally.

Talii pursued a professional career in Compliance while completing her Certificate IV in Business with KKTC.

Talii joined KKTC in March 2022.

Amanda Alcock

Client Success Officer

Experience

Amanda has an abundance of knowledge having worked in Early Childhood Education for the past 18 years as a Lead Educator, Centre Director, and Educational leader.

During these years, Amanda worked closely with educators to mentor and provide support to embed high quality education and care throughout their curriculum and practices.Amanda’s passion was to work in partnerships with families to support children’s health and wellbeing, she then embarked on a new journey and applied her leadership skills to co- ordinate workshops for families and the local community which was highly successful and educational.

As a mother herself, Amanda understands how children need to feel a connection to their educators and environment, which is fundamental to their health and well-being. Working with children is very powerful and rewarding which was the motivation and enthusiasm that drove Amanda to educate and support children and families.

Most recently, Amanda has spent over 5 years as an Early Childhood Teacher, delivering the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in a Classroom environment.

Amanda holds the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and Certificate IV Training and Assessment.

Amanda commenced with KKTC in January 2024

Harry Curd​​

International Student & Marketing Officer

Experience

Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Harry is a passionate and performance-driven student at the University of Queensland. He is currently Studying a Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in international business. Harry loves rugby league! And joins us as our International Student & Marketing Officer, responsible for growing and managing our international student cohort.

Harry commenced with KKTC in October 2023.

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Bianca Nickson​​

Compliance Officer

Experience

Born and raised in Melbourne, Bianca took some time to travel around Qld in 2022. After travelling she stayed in Gold Coast for a few months to work in Childcare. She fell in love with the lifestyle and decided to make the permanent move to Gold Coast in 2023.

Bianca completed her Diploma in 2014 and has worked across the Early Childhood Education Sector for over 10 years. She has enjoyed providing a safe and fun learning environment for children to grow in. She is also passionate about seeing quality educators enter the sector.

With a year’s experience in an administrative position working for the Victorian Magistrates Court she was inspired to find an administrative opportunity that also merged her passion for the Early Childhood Sector. Bianca commenced in the role of Compliance Officer at KKTC in May 2023.

Thomas Hendry​​

Compliance Officer

Experience

Thomas is a Gold Coast local. After graduating in 2019, Thomas took three years away from his studies to work part-time and travel. He is now in his second year of the Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University after commencing his degree in 2022.

Thomas joined KKTC in August 2023.

Danielle Welch

Compliance Officer

Experience

Originally from England, Danielle took a trip to Australia in 2016 and decided to make it her permanent home.

Danielle comes from an office administrative background but studied her Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care whilst working in childcare centres in Sydney, before finding the best of both worlds by working for KKTC, by being able to stay involved with centres but behind the scenes in helping students to start their ECEC careers.

Danielle commenced in the role of Compliance Officer at KKTC in April 2024.

Belinda Stewart

Office Administrator

Experience

Originally from Victoria and lived Central Coast of NSW for the last 7 years where she spent her time working in the hotel industry, building her administration skills working as the front office manager and most recently as the conference and events coordinator.

Belinda and her family decided to make the move to the Gold Coast for a lifestyle change and have not looked back.

Belinda brings her years of customer service and administration experience to her role at KKTC.

Belinda commenced with KKTC in October 2023.

Kylie Barradeen 

Office Administrator

Experience

Kylie lives on the Gold Coast with her family and has completed a Certificate III in Education Support and Certificate IV in Assessment in Workplace Training. She has worked as a Teacher Aide for 7 years and has more than 20 years experience in various Administration positions in Tourism, the Rail Industry and Education.

Kylie started with KKTC as an Administration Officer in October 2023.

Sherry Chang

Financial Accountant

Experience

Joining Kool Kids Training College (KKTC) in 2021 as a financial accountant, Sherry manages and coordinates student accounts. With over 7 years’ experience working in global accounting firms and an extensive background with various RTOs, Sherry finds the move to the Early Childhood Education Sector deeply rewarding.

Sherry holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Griffith University) double majoring in Accounting and Managing.

Heather Ayer

Traineeship Support & Office Administrator

Experience

Originally from Canada, Heather ventured to Australia in early 2012 for what was at the time a travelling trip; though, resulted in making this beautiful country her permanent abode.

Heather holds a Business Administration Certificate III and has extensive background in law and financial advisory; having had managed both a legal and insolvency firm for the last 8 years.

Heather joined KKTC in February 2023 fulfilling the role as a Traineeship Support & Office Administrator.

Jaecenna Warfield

Trainer/Assessor – Gold Coast

Experience

Jaecenna has a wealth of experience and a deep passion for the early years sector. With 19 years of experience in the field, Jaecenna has established herself as a dedicated and skilled professional. Since embarking on her journey in 2004, Jaecenna has taken on a diverse range of roles from starting out as a trainee to eventually becoming a Centre Director, showcasing her adaptability and leadership in Early Childhood. Her extensive career is a testament to her commitment to Early Childhood Education. Jaecenna holds a Certificate III, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood. In addition, she has obtained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, highlighting her dedication not only to her own personal growth, but also to nurture and guide aspiring early childhood professionals.

Jaecenna started with KKTC in January 2024.

Janine Gane 

Trainer/Assessor – Gold Coast

Experience

Starting in the childcare industry in 1993, Janine has over 20 years’ experience, with a Certificate IV (TAE) in Training and Assessment. Advanced Diploma, Diploma and Certificate III in Child Care.

Her roles over her career have been varied; from working with babies, and all age groups in Long Day Care, to managing and training staff as a Non-Contact Director of Long Day Care to training and assessing Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services through both Online (E – Learning) and Classroom based learning.

Janine works closely with our school based students.

Amanda Hughes​

Trainer/Assessor – Gold Coast

Experience

Amanda commenced her journey in Early Childhood in 2008, completing her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education and most recently competed her TAE40116 IN Training and Assessment. Amanda has gained experience in many positions from Assistant Educator, Lead Educator, Assistant Centre Manager, Centre Manager and Educational Leader.

Amanda is committed to share her passion and knowledge with new educators to the Early Childhood industry, she is dedicated to supporting educators achieve their full potential and provide quality education and care to children.

Amanda joined KKTC in January 2023.

Stacey Weinert

Trainer/Assessor – Gold Coast

Experience

Stacey has worked in Early Childhood Education, since leaving school and completing her Associate Diploma in 1990. As part of her career, Stacey has worked in all positions from an Assistant Educator, Room Leader, Centre Director and Area Manager. The training and assessment role is one of the areas that Stacey is most passionate about, after working for 6 years as a Trainer supporting students to gain their Certificate III and Diploma qualifications.

Following this role, Stacey went back to the Centre Director role and has worked for a family operated business for the past 4 and half years, in 2 separate centres. This role has enabled her to combine the training and mentoring role with industry current knowledge and experience to create the best practice and outcomes for young children. Stacey holds the Associate Diploma or Social Science in Child Care, the Bachelor of Teaching in ECE, and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Stacey joined in July 2021.

Louise Greatorix

Trainer/Assessor – Gold Coast

Experience

Louise started her career in Early Childhood Education and Care at Kool Kids Early Learning Centre in Pacific Pines on the Gold Coast over 5 years ago and quickly progressed her way through that centre to fulfil a number of senior roles. During her early stages of her time in centre she completed her CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Following the completion of her Diploma she was encouraged to take the next step in her career development and become a Trainer and Assessor and that led her to complete her TAE40116 qualification.

Speaking at the commencement of her role with KKTC, Louise said “I am passionate about many areas of the early childhood sector and I view the role of trainer to be very influential, which allows me to encourage and positively shape the beliefs, knowledge and mindset of others as they learn.” Louise started with Kool Kids Training College in November 2020.

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Ray Goiris​

Trainer/Assessor – Brisbane

Experience

Ray commenced her career in the sector in 2005 as a work experience student and this is where her passion for working with children began. Over the next 17 years she has worked in various roles from assistant to Lead Educator. During this time Ray worked alongside some amazing educators who shared their knowledge and passion, supporting her to grow. During this part of her career she developed a strong passion in creating environments and curriculums that set children up for success, while building strong relationships to ensure they feel a sense of belonging. Ray says “as we know children’s most crucial years of development are the first 5 years. I believe children flourish in the right environments with highly qualified Educators who are passionate about making a difference and who understand how crucial their contributions make in supporting each and every child’s individual developmental needs.
Qualified Educators are essential as it sets children up for success for the rest of their lives.”

Ray chose to become a Trainer and Assessor to support the development of high quality Educators and wanting to make a difference by sharing her knowledge and experience over the past 17 years. Ray commenced with KKTC in February 2023.

Indi Megraw

Trainer/Assessor – North Brisbane​

Experience

Indi brings a wealth of experience from the education industry, having worked across various roles for the past 5 years in both early learning and school aged education. Her passion lies in empowering learners to achieve their full potential.

As a Trainer and Assessor, Indi creates supportive learning environments to ensure all students are equipped for success. She finds the most joy in coaching and mentoring people, and takes great pride in helping them achieve their maximum potential. Indi is passionate about creating a supportive learning environment where students feel empowered to thrive. Ultimately, she aspires to be a role model and an inspiring mentor who motivates and empowers learners to reach their full potential.

Indi holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Indi commenced with KKTC in June 2024.

Samantha Evans

Trainer/Assessor – North Brisbane​

Experience

Samantha has two decades of dedicated experience in the Early childhood sector. Throughout these years, she has had the privilege of witnessing the transformative impact that quality education and compassionate care can have on young minds.

Samantha consistently upholds the highest standards in providing a nurturing and safe environment for children to learn and grow. Recognizing the evolving landscape of education and training, she has recently completed the TAE40116 course, earning her TAE qualification so she can now embark on a training and assessing career.

Samantha is genuinely excited about the opportunity to share her knowledge, experiences, and passion for the child care sector. As she says “Together, let us continue to strive for excellence in providing the highest quality care and education for the young minds that depend on us…”

Samantha holds the TAE, Advanced Diploma, Diploma and Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Samantha commenced with KKTC in February 2024.

Olivia Higgins

Trainer/Assessor – Brisbane​

Experience

Olivia is an accomplished professional, with 13 years of experience, providing high-level support in a variety of roles and across many areas within the Early Childhood Sector. Working and building her skill set up from an Assistant Educator to a Service Manager.​

Olivia started her career in the Early Childhood Sector in 2010. In that time, she has completed her Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Olivia has now pivoted her career to where she believes she shine most, helping others and she believes she can do this through being a trainer and assessor. ​

Olivia’s passion is supporting others and ensure they’re mentored and nurtured to become the most successful and sought-after professionals within the industry. Her belief is that if you nurture people with knowledge and success, they will then become emotionally well-rounded and highly educated individuals.

​Olivia commenced with KKTC in August 2023.

Maja M Spirovski

Trainer/Assessor – South Brisbane

Experience

With a passion for early childhood education, Maja is an accomplished childcare professional who has gained extensive experience in various roles within the childcare sector.

Holding a Diploma in Early Childhood and attending different professional development sessions Maja is committed to staying at the forefront of the industry, ensuring she remains current with the latest developments.

In 2013, Maja achieved her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, since then, she has been successfully contributing to the field as a trainer and assessor in childhood education.

Maja’s passion for childcare training and assessment is evident in her proactive approach to creating enriching learning experiences, she inspires learners to achieve and successfully acquire the knowledge necessary to become qualified educators and reach their full potential in the sector.

As a trainer and assessor in early childhood education, Maja’s philosophy is rooted in the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to thrive in a nurturing and inclusive learning environment.

Maja commenced with KKTC in February 2024.

Sarah Watson

Trainer/Assessor – Ipswich

Experience

Over these years within the industry throughout all roles, Sarah has particularly embraced developing the curriculum, planning, redesigning and leading the implementation of the programs, practise and curriculum to the educators across all services. She has an in depth knowledge having had the opportunity to learn from each role she has been in, and has a firm belief that ‘we all have something we can learn from each other.‘ Sarah is passionate for the Early Education Sector and an advocate in supporting high quality Early Learning Educators to find a place they can belong and teach within the sector.

Children are our future so this is why it’s important we focus on developing and mentoring the educators who lead the passion for learning in our early learning environments. Sarah is dedicated to putting her students first to guide and encourage them to reach their full potential wherever they are at on their journey and provide them with the best foundations for a successful and long career within Early Childhood.

Sarah’s qualifications include Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care, along with a Certificate 3 in Education Support and most recently a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Sarah commenced with KKTC in June 2023.

Kelly McLaughlan

 Trainer/Assessor – Sunshine Coast

Experience

Kelly has been working in Early Childhood since 2006. Her love for providing children with quality care and education began when she was in school. Throughout her schooling journey having teachers that were supportive, encouraging and most of all people that she trusted and knew wanted the best for her. Igniting the fire inside of her to be part of something special in education.

Kelly has her Bachelor of Education, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as well as her Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Kelly has worked in a variety of roles from Kindergarten Teacher to Centre Director and is a dedicated and passionate Early Childhood professional. Kelly has a passion for mentoring, ensuring that her approach is supportive, inspiring and encouraging.

Kelly values the importance of Early Childhood, in building a positive mind towards learning. Learning should be fun and enjoyable, however most importantly it must be meaningful and purposeful no matter where you are in your journey. Kelly believes in motivating and guiding future Early Childhood educators, supporting them on their journey in early childhood. Kelly started with KKTC in June 2021.

Kym Warren

 Trainer/Assessor – Sunshine Coast

Experience

Kym has worked 25 years as an early childhood professional. She spent the first five years as a lead educator and the remaining 20 in leadership and service manager positions. During this time Kym has worked at 4 services for 2 different companies. She has always believed in investing in educators’ well-being and their holistic professional development. A strong team and educators lead to the best outcomes for children and Kym believes it ‘takes a village to raise a child’ and she is passionate about inspiring educators to build positive genuine connections with children and families.

As a trainer Kym is excited to be able to positively shape the practices of future educators.

Kym commenced with KKTC in August 2023.

Yoko Jenkins

Trainer/Assessor – Cairns

Experience

Yoko came to Australia in 2007 to look for a new adventure after being a qualified librarian working at a University library in Tokyo for 3 years. While travelling around Australia, Yoko decided to join the early learning sector which she believes has been ‘the best choice ever!’

She has been working within the Early Childhood sector since 2008 and moved into the training and assessment industry in 2015. She has experience in delivering via classroom and face to face delivery, also remote training to distance based students. Yoko holds a Bachelor of Arts English Literature, Diploma of Children’s services, Certificate III in Children’s Services and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Sarah Chamberlin

Compliance & Reporting Officer

Trainer/Assessor – Bundaberg

Experience

Throughout Sarah’s early childhood career she worked with children of all ages and eventually held a centre management role in Townsville. This role allowed her to lead, manage and mentor her fellow educators as a Director within a busy Long Day Care environment. Sarah believes it is important for those entering the early childhood sector to be given the opportunity to learn best practices from start to finish. She knows first hand having completed a School Based Traineeship for her Certificate III. She has a passion for inspiring and supporting fellow educators to be the best educators they can be in order to provide children with the best quality care and early education. It is her passion for inspiring and supporting educators that has led her to entering the Training and Assessing sector in 2019. Sarah has her Certificate III and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, and most recently completed her Certificate IV (TAE) in Training and Assessment.

Katrina Keegan ​

Trainer / Assessor Hervey Bay

Experience

Katrina has dedicated her whole career to the Early Childhood Education and Care sector, and has worked in the industry for 33 years.

Katrina’s first 26 years were spent working in long day care services across various roles Educator, Co-Educator, Assistant director, Sustainability officer (something she is very passionate about) and many more. She has worked with all age groups within these roles.

The last 7 years of her ECEC career she has been a classroom teacher of ECEC, as she loves to share her passion and knowledge with the next generation of educators. Over this time, she has gained a lot of experience and connected with many domestic and international students who have had lots of different life experiences.

Katrina strives to ensure that all her students have a positive experience and gain as much knowledge and support as they individually need. She will nurture her students to be successful by building strong relationships with them and ensuring that they have what they need to reach their full potential.

Katrina has a Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care along with her TAE qualification. Katrina commenced with KKTC in January 2023.

Wendy Townend ​

Trainer/Assessor – Rockhampton & Gladstone

Experience

Wendy has been in the early childhood profession since finishing school in 2012. Throughout her 10 years of experience, she has gained her CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in addition to her Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and most recently completed her TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Wendy has experienced many roles within the profession that have continued to build upon her passion of educating our next generations, as well as supporting them be the best educators they can be.

Wendy has experienced the roles of assistant educator, lead educator, Kindergarten Teacher, Assistant Director, Director and Educational Leader. She has a positive disposition and is passionate about supporting educators in providing a nurturing learning environment for children, whilst supporting their growth and leadership within their role. Wendy is in this role to not only make a difference to educators lives and career pathways, but to the children’s lives as well as she is committed to mentoring their educators.

Wendy commenced with KKTC in March 2022.

Rhiannon McAlister ​

Trainer/Assessor – Townsville

Experience

Rhiannon has been in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector for over fifteen years educating. Her experience includes working as an educator, lead educator, educational leader, mentor and most recent years as a trainer and assessor in a classroom setting.

Rhiannon is a qualified and passionate educator who is dedicated to providing the best care for all children, she believes all children have the ability to strive and grow. Rhiannon is also a mother who understands how important it is for families to feel comfortable and supported when leaving their child in the hands of an educator, she believes in building strong relationships with the families and carers of the children who are in her care so the children then feel comfortable and can stive and express themselves.

One of the most rewarding aspects to Rhiannon’s career has been the opportunity to train and mentor students and fellow educators. During these times she has been driven to train at a high level to provide the students with the best experience so that the student can meet their fullest potential.

Rhiannon’s Qualifications include, Diploma of Early Childhood education and care, certificate 3 in Early childhood education and care and Certificate IV in training and assessment. Rhiannon commenced with KKTC in September 2023.

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Keshia Tynan

 Trainer/Assessor – Mackay

Experience

Keshia has worked in the Education sector since 2007, working in early childhood, primary school, high school and the Vocational Education & Training area. She moved to Mackay from the Gold Coast in 2015 and has created, delivered and assessed the Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education & Care since 2018 in a high school setting. Keshia has demonstrated extensive experience in providing students with quality feedback, inspiring meaningful reflection and proving extensive knowledge of the industry, the key documentation that drives the early childhood sector and exploring theories of child development. She has a passion for inspiring students to engage in children’s curiosities and interests in planning their experiences, implementing inclusive and supportive practices so that all children can access curriculum, connecting to country and the natural environment in her local community and creating quality programs that effectively align with the National Quality Framework and support the holistic development of children. Her knowledge and drive to inspire and produce informed, innovative and passionate educators ensures that our students are favourable in the sector and exceeding industry expectations when they enter their chosen pathway. Keshia holds a Bachelor in Education (Primary), Diploma in Children’s Services and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

Keshia joined KKTC in May 2023.

Sophie Markham

Trainer/Assessor – Airlie Beach and Bowen

Experience

Sophie is a dedicated and passionate educator with over a decade of experience in the field of early childhood education. With a diverse background ranging from room leading to centre directing and even extending into primary school settings, she has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to fostering the growth and development of young minds.

Throughout her career, mentoring aspiring educators has been a cornerstone of her work. Recognising the importance of nurturing the next generation of educators takes great pride in sharing my knowledge and experiences to help others flourish in the field. Whether it’s providing guidance on room management techniques, offering insights into curriculum development, or simply lending a supportive ear, Sophie is dedicated to empowering fellow educators to reach their full potential. But beyond the practical aspects of teaching and mentoring, Sophie is deeply passionate about the magic of early childhood. Understanding that these formative years are crucial in shaping a child’s future and it is an absolute honour to be part of each child’s journey.

As a trainer and assessor, to be entrusted with the responsibility of guiding and supporting the development of future generations is a privilege. With a heart full of passion and a mind filled with knowledge, Sophie strives to continue to inspire and uplift everyone she encounters on their journey through the wonderful world of early childhood education.

Sophie holds a, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Sophie commenced with KKTC in April 2024.

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Rachel Arnott

Trainer/Assessor – Townsville

Experience

Rachel’s passion for teaching has grown throughout her career, experiencing leadership roles where mentoring and training has been a key aspect.

Rachel has had experience in both Sydney and Townsville early childhood centres. This experience has allowed her to see that money and location don’t always make the best early childhood environment. It’s the centre’s that are filled with educators that love what they do, and have been doing so for many years. They radiate passion and love for the children, providing them with strong relationships and quality care. Rachel wants to incorporate and inspire this kind of mindset into new trainees entering early childhood education.

Rachel holds a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Rachel joined KKTC in October 2021.

Sally McPherson

Trainer/Assessor – Nth NSW

Experience

Sally is a passionate early childhood professional. She has over 25 years’ experience across all roles and settings. Sally holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Graduate Certificate in Trauma Aware Education, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and Certificate IV in Training and Assessing.

For the past 8 years, Sally has been both a classroom teacher and trainee teacher for ECEC alongside teaching early childhood teachers, directors and educators in child protection, child safety and early childhood trauma.

Sally is a strong advocate for early childhood education and the educator role. She strives to help create passionate educators who feel valued in their community by contributing towards positive outcomes for children and families through compassion, trust, kindness and education.

Sally commenced with KKTC in April 2024.

Rita Sansour ​

Trainer/Assessor – Sydney

Experience

Rita’s professional career in the Early Childhood profession has spanned over 30 years, working with age groups 0-6yrs in many varied roles, including, room leader, 2IC and Director. She never considered her time with children as work, always embracing everyday as an opportunity to inspire, be responsive and nurture creative self- expression with children, together with valuing and supporting fellow colleagues, and parents, with whom became her extended family. After many years Rita soon felt the need for a change within her position in Children’s services. It was clear her passion and role in teaching had shifted to mentoring and inspiring the many students who had spent time gaining their practical experience within the services she was employed at. The past 15 years have been devoted to the vocational field. This has given her the opportunity to give back her love of nurturing relationships with young children and families, as well as inspiring creativity.

Rita’s philosophy centres around seeing all students as capable learners. As a Relationship based Trainer she sees the significance of trust, respect and communication between her role, the student, their workplace, and the RTO contributes to successful outcomes for students, as they work towards a very valuable qualification in the Early Childhood profession.

Rita holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) and Certificate IV In Training and Assessment and commenced with KKTC in June 2023.

Jesita McGowan

Trainer/Assessor – Sydney

Experience

Jesita has over 20 year’s experience, beginning her learning journey in Early Childhood Education and Care as early as Year 10 in High School where she completed several units through a TAFE Program experience. This led to a job as an early childhood educator and a Scholarship Program to complete her Diploma in Children’s Services in 2012. Jesita held Room Leader, Educational Leader and Assistant Director roles leading to Director/Nominated Supervisor positions within a private service in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

During her 5 years as Director, Jesita developed a love for supporting her small team of Educators (some of whom had to overcome learning difficulties, etc ) to advance their qualifications. This rewarding feeling inspired her to complete her TAE in Training and Assessment and pass on her knowledge to future budding learners to reach their full potential.

She has a passion for pushing for awareness in diversity, sustainable practices and creative thinking within the Early Childhood sector and especially enjoys the sense of community and vision for change that can evolve as an educator. Jesita is nearing completion of her Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years) and strives to continue her Professional Development in the field.

Jesita joined KKTC in May 2023.

Keziah Wooley

Trainer/Assessor – Sydney

Experience

Keziah started her journey in education when she completed her Bachelor of Education in 2009 which allowed her to teach birth to 12 year old children. However, Keziah found her passion for teaching in early childhood education and has been working in the early childhood industry for the past 13 years. Keziah has worked as a room leader in nursery rooms, toddler rooms and preschool rooms as well as held the role of educational leader and 21C within centres over the years.

Most recently, Keziah has worked in several centres around the Sutherland Shire and Sydney supporting other educators, as well as working with university students as an eLearning Advisor, a role that involves teaching and facilitating students through subjects to complete their teaching degree. It is within these roles that Keziah realised just how much she enjoyed working alongside educators to assist them reach their goals in their services. Keziah completed her CERT IV in Training and Assessment in 2021 and enjoys being able to work with educators who are starting out or building upon their career to provide the best high-quality education and care for all children in early childhood services.

Keziah started with KKTC in February 2023

Bianca De Oliveira​

Trainer/Assessor – Sydney

Experience

Bianca first entered the early childhood profession in 2001 completing her Certificate III in early childhood in 2006 and Diploma in 2014.

With over 15 years experience, her roles have included educator and Room Leader positions within Pre-School and Long Day Care services and soon after promoted to Educational Leader, and Centre Director.

One of the most rewarding aspects of Bianca’s career has been the opportunity to train and mentor a significant number of early childhood educators and students from a range of diverse backgrounds and experience. She has discovered over this time there is a huge gap in the quality of training provided to the educators and students, and this was a key driver in Bianca completing TAE qualification and embarking on becoming a ECEC Trainer and Assessor.

Bianca has a true passion for training and mentoring aspiring educators no matter which stage of the journey they are on. Bianca also holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and Certificate IV (TAE) in Training and Assessment. Bianca commenced with KKTC December 2022

Samantha Di Pede

Trainer/Assessor – Western Sydney​

Experience

Samantha has been in the Early Childhood sector for 9 years holding a variety of educational roles from educator, educational leader, centre manager in both long day care and OSHC and Area Manager. Samantha holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma in Leadership and Management and Certificate IV in TAE.

As a mum of 4 boys, Samantha understands the need for families to be able to leave their precious children in the capable hands of educators, with the knowledge that they will be cared for in a safe, friendly nurturing environment. It is incredibly important to Samantha that services and educators provide a high quality learning environment for all children and also a reliable service for their families. Samantha believes that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.

It is Samantha’s desire as a trainer/assessor to help and guide educators to meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing support, mentoring and up-skilling educators. Samantha joined Kool Kids Training College in July 2020.

Nicole Turner​

Trainer/Assessor – Western Sydney​

Experience

Nicole joins KKTC with over 13 years of sector experience. Nicole has worked with children of all ages and has experience supporting children with additional learning needs. During Nicole’s time working in childcare centres, she has worked in numerous roles including, Room Leader, Educational Leader, Sustainability Coordinator and day to day admin. She is passionate about proving the best quality of care for all children. Nicole is focused on providing training and support for all educators. She wants to inspire educators to create caring, safe and nurturing educational spaces for all children, setting them up for life.

Nicole has completed her Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care along with the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Nicole commenced with KKTC in June 2022.

Kasha Carter

Trainer/Assessor – Hills District Sydney

Experience

Kasha joins the KKTC team with over 24 years of experience in the childcare industry within the Penrith region of Western Sydney. For most of her career, she has held leadership positions, including room leader, 2IC, Educational Leader and Centre Director. During her career she has cared for and nurtured children from birth to 5 years, providing opportunities for children to become hands on learners through a variety of learning experiences. She has extensive experience in mentoring and supporting trainees within her team as well as educators who are studying further into the early childhood industry. She is passionate in providing quality care and education for children and feels humble to have been given the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience with fellow childcare educators in reaching their full potential. Kasha holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Kasha commenced with KKTC in February 2024.

Louise Browne

Louise Browne

Trainer/Assessor – Sydney

Experience

Louise started her Early Childhood Education in Ireland and has called Australia home for the last 14 years. She joins the KKTC team with 18 years’ experience in the profession, and has held many roles within the industry, developing her skills, knowledge and experience starting out as an educator, completing her Diploma in Early Childhood and moving into a Director role. Her most recent role being a support and mentor for Directors and teams in a large organisation, facilitating a collaborative approach to provide quality education and care for children and effective leadership for teams.

She has a particular interest in fostering creative opportunities for children, child development and early intervention for young children. She believes providing a nurturing and inclusive environment for children gives them the best start to life.

You could say the same applies to educators, particularly those who are new to the industry, that with a nurturing and inclusive space educators can ignite their passion for education and reach their full potential. Her passion for being an effective leader and mentor, combined with her most recent role, led to her completing the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She looks forward to training and mentoring the educators and leaders of the future. Louise joined the Kool Kids Training College in January 2021.

Michelle Adams

Trainer/Assessor – Central Coast NSW

Experience

Michelle joined Kool Kids Training College in March 2019. She brings to Kool Kids over 16 years of teaching experience, working in primary schools, private and non for profit child care centres in room leader, mentoring and supervisor roles. Michelle’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Teaching/ Bachelor of Social Science (Early Childhood) and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Michelle is committed to sharing her experience and knowledge with a new generation of Early Childhood Educators and brings an enormous amount of energy and passion to the role. She is focused on ensuring that all Early Childhood Educators achieve their full potential and provide quality education and care to our children.

Morgan Nicol​

Meg O’Brien

Trainer/Assessor – Central Coast NSW

Experience

Meg has been passionate and enthusiastic about Early Childhood Education and Care since completing her Diploma of Children’s Services in 2010. She has worked in a variety of senior roles in long day care settings, as well as leading programs including Reconciliation Action Plans, Sustainability Plans, Incursions/Excursions, and more. Meg has had the privilege of nurturing and mentoring educators completing their Certificate III and Diploma in ECEC, which inspired her to complete her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Meg has experience working within an RTO environment and providing motivational feedback and encouragement to learners. Meg is excited to continue sharing her passion and 10+ years’ experience to support educators in their career goals and motivate their continued dedication of working in the Early Childhood industry. Meg brings to the role a happy disposition and a positive outlook. Meg joined KKTC in September 2022.

Natalie-Matthews

Natalie Matthews

 Trainer/Assessor – Newcastle

Experience

Natalie has been working in the early childhood industry for 16 years, beginning her career as a trainee and moving forward to complete the Diploma in Children’s Services and later Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). She has worked as a Room Leader and Educational Leader.

Mentoring and supporting educators in the workplace in their studies and workplace programming became an integral part of her role which led Natalie to study her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Natalie believes all children have the right to access high quality early childhood services and educators who are adequately trained to deliver quality educational programs and support and enrich the lives of future generations. She is passionate and dedicated in sharing her knowledge and experience with others and supporting them to become the best possible educators they can be.
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Natalie started with KKTC in March 2023.

Shelagh Tovey

  Trainer/Assessor – Newcastle

Experience

Shelagh has been in early education for approximately 10 years, in a number of roles. She started as a room assistant, and after completing her Certificate III, went straight into the Diploma. After 6 months she moved into a room leader role with 2-year-olds. Over the years she has also held roles as Ed leader, 2IC and Centre Director. She discovered a love of mentoring students while leading rooms and found that each student had a different way of learning. She wanted to help educators grow and become the best role models for their children that they could, so completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessing in 2020.

Shelagh grew up in country Victoria on dairy farms and ‘making a mess’ was a part of the learning experience. She is most passionate about seeing how children learn in different ways and letting them explore their environment how they want, learning at their pace. The first 5 years are so important for a child’s development and shaping their future. Much of what educators do influences how they grow. Shelagh said “if I can help Educators reach their goals then they can nurture children to be adventurous, mess up occasionally and explore the wonders of their world, then that makes my day!”

Tahlia Oxenbridge

Tahlia Oxenbridge

Trainer/Assessor – Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour

Experience

Tahlia has been in the early childhood sector since 2008. She worked her way up through traineeships before completing her Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). Over the years Tahlia has taken on many roles including educational leader and centre manager on multiple occasions. Most recently Tahlia has completed her certificate IV in training and assessment to transition to adult based learning. Tahlia joined the KKTC team in July 2021.

Tahlia believes in the importance of nurturing educators of the future. She is very passionate about supporting educators to see the magic in everyday moments. Tahlia aims to support the educators in developing confidence and ethical morals that empower them to be advocates for children.

When away from work Tahlia is kept busy by her two sons in Primary school aged sons. In 2019 Tahlia did an 8 month trip around Australia with her husband and sons. On the weekends she spends time with her family going on adventures. Tahlia joined KKTC in July 2021.

Shiela Naidu

Trainer/Assessor – Bathurst, Orange and Mudgee

Experience

Shiela began her career in children’s services in 2010. She established and successfully managed a 150-place centre until 2017, before moving to Australia.

Upon her arrival in Australia in 2017, Shiela continued her journey in the field of children’s services. She worked in several capacities, from being an educator to a centre manager, further enriching her experience and understanding of the sector.

Shiela holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. These qualifications have equipped her with the knowledge and skills to excel in her field and contribute to the growth of others.

Shiela is deeply passionate about mentoring and coaching. She believes in helping others unlock their potential through work and learning. Her approach is rooted in the belief that everyone has the capacity to achieve greatness, and it is her mission to guide them on this journey.

Shiela commenced with KKTC in June 2024.

Louisa Marando

Trainer/Assessor – Melbourne

Experience

Louisa has been in the Early Childhood sector for over 10 years and during this time she has completed her Certificate III, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care in addition to the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Louisa began her journey working as an educator in the rooms and built strong relationships with families and their children. For the past 10 years has been Centre Manager of a family run centre in Essendon.
Louisa says “My experience as a centre manager was one I found rewarding! I believe it’s important to build those strong connections with educators, children, their families and the wider community. My journey now starts to share my knowledge with educators as a Trainer and Assessor and I am so excited.”
Louisa commenced with KKTC in June 2022.

Morgan Nicol​

Morgan Nicol​

 Trainer/Assessor – Adelaide

Experience

Morgan is a passionate childcare industry professional who has been in the Early Childhood Sector since 2003. Morgan has held a variety of educational roles from assistant, room leader and management roles in the Early Childhood Sector. Morgan has also spent time in OSHC sector where Morgan was a Mentor Coordinator and Regional Manager for a OSHC provider in South Australia.
Morgan completed her TAE in 2020 and enjoys being part of creating best practice educators and educators who have the dedication to the children of tomorrow and are enthusiastic about their study and the high-quality assessments they submit.

Morgan has previously worked for another RTO in South Australia and has been teaching the Early Childhood Education and Care class and teaching, training and assessing 110 students throughout their courses in the Early Childhood Education and Care.

Morgan is a mum to one human child Hunter who is 9 and 1 fur baby Sonny who is 14 months old (Golden Labrador). Morgan understands the importance of the need for the close bond between educators and children in their care. It is important that services and educators provide that safe, friendly and nurturing environment for all children and families in their care. This is where Morgan as a trainer/assessor feels the importance of her role and working with each student to adequately train and assess each student to deliver quality educational practice for every child in their care.

Morgan commenced with KKTC in June 2022.

Morgan Nicol​

Emma Willemsen​

 Trainer/Assessor

Experience

Emma holds a Bachelor in Early Childhood Studies and has been working in the early childhood sector for 14 years within a variety of settings including Preschool, Long day care and Montessori. Over the last 14 years Emma has had experienced a variety of roles from student, room leader, Educational Leader, 2IC, Director, Manager and Mentor.

Emma is a Qualified and dedicated early childhood teacher passionate about contributing to the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of young children. She is enthusiastic, creative and caring, versed in learning theories, EYLF, NQS and practice, seeking to provide exceptional quality education and care in an energetic team environment. Her objective as an educator is to support, mentor and inspire a team of educators. Overtime she development an immense passion for support, training and mentoring educators using her knowledge and experience. Emma has a passion to mentor and inspire educators to their full potential to continue to improve the education and care children receive.

Emma started with KKTC in May 2023.

Morgan Nicol​

Alana Huey

 Trainer/Assessor

Experience

Alana has invested 17 years in Early Childhood, working as a Room Leader, Director and Compliance manager. She holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, alongside monthly professional development to uphold her knowledge and skills within the field.

In 2009 Alana completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and has worked for the past 13 years training Childhood Educators, and creating online upskilling programs for individual services in Victoria.

Alana holds great passion for the Early Childhood Industry, and enjoys building positive relationships with her learners to provide them with support, encouragement, and mentoring to ensure they become qualified educators that bring a passion of high quality and knowledge to the field.

In Alana’s spare time, she enjoys making essential oils, healing crystals, painting, and spending time with her 2 daughters and husband especially at their beach house in Anglesea where Alana enjoys a good surf.

Alana commenced with KKTC in July 2023

Dayle Stokes

 Trainer/Assessor

Experience

Dayle’s journey in early education started at the age of 21. She started as an assistant working across a range of fields including long daycare, occasional care, and kindergarten. During that time, she fulfilled a range of roles including centre cook, room leader, educational leader, and centre manager. Dayle completed her Certificate III in Children’s Services in 2012 and her Diploma of Children’s Services in 2014, all whilst working full time as a room leader and raising her daughter. Whilst on maternity leave with her son in 2016 she completed her Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

Dayle believes that all children have a right to high quality education at all ages and her passion for adult learning came about when she realised that she could help others create a purpose, develop skills and knowledge to be the best educator they can be all while actively working to provide for themselves and their families. She has committed her career to mentoring new and experienced educators to support them with the everchanging frameworks and practices that are leading our sector to worldclass status.

Dayle’s favourite saying (and her learners have heard this) is ‘There is no such thing as a silly question!’

Dayle commenced with KKTC in August 2023.

Talia Herbert

 Trainer/Assessor

Experience

Talia commenced work in the Early Childhood Industry since 2016, working with children aged 6 weeks to 6 years within long day care and community preschool services. During this time, she has had roles as a Room Leader and assisted with the development of services philosophies, programs and practices while working in collaboration with many great educators and external services to expand her knowledge and skills. In 2017, she travelled Australia for 10 months where she as fortunate enough to explore our beautiful country and engage with many Aboriginal communities, ultimately expanding her knowledge and awareness. Upon returning from travelling, she set out to complete her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care as well as her Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Talia is very passionate about providing the best quality care for children and feels grateful that she can pass on her knowledge and skills to other educators in the industry. Talia’s personal philosophy is that “Every moment matters” – especially when you have the opportunity to be a part of children’s lives each day.

Talia commenced at KKTC in May 2023.

Amy Mynott​

Trainer/Assessor​

Experience

Amy has been in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector for over 18 years educating throughout the northern suburbs of Brisbane. Her experience includes working as an educator, outside school hours, Centre Manager and in recent years as a Trainer and Assessor. ​

Amy brings with her a variety of skills and qualifications including the Advanced Diploma of Children’s services, Diploma of Children’s services, Diploma of Business and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. ​

Amy is committed to sharing her knowledge and passion for the early childhood industry through mentoring and supporting her students to complete their qualifications. She is devoted to building knowledgeable and empowered educators so they can be confident in providing the best possible care to the children and families that attend their service.

​Amy commenced with KKTC in March 2022.

Teresa Khairy

Trainer/Assessor​

Experience

Teresa obtained her Diploma in 2005 and has been in the Early Childhood sector since, having worked as a room leader, educational leader, and run her own family daycare business. Teresa has also worked across long daycare and family daycare for just under 20 years.

Teresa co-coordinated a Council run FDC scheme for 8 years, during this time she was part of the Councils’ training & recruitment team and assisted with delivering training and assisting in the recruitment of the new staff/educators.

In 2011 she furthered her studies and obtained a Bachelor of Teaching and in 2014 completed her Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Teresa has a passion for the early childhood sector.

Teresa commenced with KKTC in January 2023.

Katie Simcoe​

Trainer/Assessor

Experience

Katie holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and has worked in the early childhood sector for the past 19 years in a wide range of settings including preschool, long day care and Montessori. In addition, she holds a qualification in play and behavioural therapy which led to her teaching and working as a hospital play specialist in London. For the last 10 years Katie has been working as a Director, Early Childhood Teacher and Educational Leader in Sydney.

The role of Educational Leader ignited her passion to support and mentor other educators, trainees and students studying for their CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This desire to share her knowledge and experience resulted in the completion of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment in early 2022. Katie values the ‘big job’ of teaching early childhood education to ‘little people’ hence is passionate about training other educators to successfully achieve this.

In her spare time, Katie spends her time trail running and training for ultra-marathons. She also enjoys cycling, swimming, kayaking and walking her dog with her two children and husband. Katie commenced with KKTC in March 2022.

Karla Mooney​

Trainer/Assessor

Experience

Karla began in the Early childhood sector in 2001. Over these years she has worked in a broad cross section of roles and centres. Her workplace experiences includes training and assessing in OSHC, Long Day Care, Family Day care and in a school environment as an Educator support officer. Karla has had experience with operating a FDC Scheme featuring 120 Multicultural Educators from diverse backgrounds. She has 10 years Training/ Assessing experience most recently.
Karla holds the Advanced Diploma, Diploma and Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care (both completed twice for currency), Education support Certificate 3 and Certificate IV and the TAE 40116 Training and Assessment qualification. Karla has delivered training in class, online and face to face in the workplace and has counselling experience.
Karla is acutely aware of all the different stages students are working towards in their training and aims to share her experiences to make their learning more relatable & meaningful. She loves to connect with students, and work with them from the commencement of their course, right through to completion. She loves seeing all personal growth and development of her students ensuring the children they educate and care for receive the very best of them.
“This is what brings me so much joy to share in their journey, and which drives me each day,” Karla said.
Karla joined KKTC in January 2023.

Bec Greenwood​​

Trainer/Assessor

Experience

Bec has spent 12 years in Early Childhood, working as an assistant educator, Room Leader, 2IC and a service manager.

She holds a Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood, a Diploma in Leadership and Management and an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management.

In 2011 Bec competed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and has worked for the past 11 years, training Early Childhood Educators and most recently in a Trainer Support and Management role.

Bec is passionate about the quality of Early Childhood Education and hopes to make a positive impact on her learners and services. She is supportive, attentive and committed to mentoring and inspiring the next generation of educators.

In her spare time, Bec enjoys reading, watching the AFL ( Go Saints!), completing puzzles, walking her dog and spending time with her 2 children and husband.

Bec commenced with KKTC November 2022.

Been through other training facilities and Kool Kids is both the best and most helpful one I’ve experienced. Highly recommend them to all looking into further studies!

Great layout on website- clear precise with the addition of marking criteria underneath the question that helps with finding the right answer.

Lovely helpful trainers with no amount of questions or enquires too much to ask of them. Nothing short of amazing and I was lucky enough to have both Vanessa and Alison. Completed my certificate 3 and not much longer to go through before also ticking off my diploma.

Kool Kids for my choice over all!!

Coming from retail and hospitality background, I was nervous to start my Diploma of Early Childcare and Education, however, once I started the online course, I instantly relaxed and knew that I had made the right decision. I had heard good things about Kool Kids training college which is why I chose to study with them, and once I began, I found it had the easiest online platform to navigate, with each assessment having set question areas such as case studies, practical aspects, and reflection questions to ensure you are gaining full knowledge and understanding of each assessment task. The trainers and centres make life and studying smooth and uncomplicated even when working full time, as everyone is happy to help and lend an ear when you need. Overall, I have absolutely loved studying with Kool Kids training college and have been so lucky to have such a great trainer like Amy to guide me through the process!

After finishing my diploma I can now thank KKTC for providing the best style of training possible - with everything online now it made it easier for me to prioritise certain parts of my assessments due to the way it is all set out. I will definitely be recommending KKTC to anyone wanting to study early childhood.

I have really enjoyed completing my diploma with Kool kids. I have found that my course was enjoyable and I had the most support from Michelle and Rhiannon. When I needed help it was only a message away for help. Rhiannon was very patient and understanding when I found some questions challenging. I 100% recommend Kool kids online training to anyone and I highly recommend Rhiannon as she was very patient with each student.

How understanding and supporting both Michelle and Rhiannon were, how much this training helped me to become the educator I am today

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However from the moment I touched base I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids

Studying with KKTC is simple and trouble-free. The workload is set out in a way that is achievable without being overwhelming. The online platform used is easily accessible and straightforward, and I love having my trainer, Amy, making sure I understand everything I‘m learning about. She has been by my side since I started, and is super approachable and is always available to work with me.

As a mature age student taking on study with Kool Kids Training College for a new career path was very daunting but Alison and Bronwyn were amazing.  Their support, guidance, encouragement and friendship helped me to successfully complete my Diploma and achieve my goal of working with children.

Tara’s passion, flexibility and compassion, are some of the key factors that have made my Diploma studies so enjoyable and successful. I have received so much workplace support, even during the lockdown period, Tara supported me to achieve my goals. Kool Kids Training College is unlike anything else offered in Melbourne I highly recommend them, if you're looking for a trainer that genuinely cares about their students!

Our partnership with Kool Kids Training College enables our team members at Only About Children to gain the relevant knowledge and skills while obtaining their Early Childhood qualifications. The team of dedicated and skilled trainers are committed to supporting each individual throughout their learning journey, guiding them to successfully become qualified in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The Kool Kids online platform is user-friendly and enables us to keep up to date with each team member’s progress, whilst providing a clear overview of the course structure. Its functionality allows us to retrieve an individualised update on each team member within a few simple clicks, which is highly convenient.

We also appreciate the time and effort that Adam and Sam invest to keep us informed on updates and changes. They are constantly innovating in order to provide high quality and relevant services. Our experience working with Kool Kids has been a smooth and enjoyable one.

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study, I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However, from the moment I touched base, I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids Training.


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