Chevron Training is proud to introduce you to our Childcare & Healthcare tutors
At Chevron Training we pride ourselves in employing the best people in the industry to deliver courses to you. By investing heavily in our people we can guarantee student satisfaction. All of our full time in-house childcare & healthcare tutors are highly qualified individuals with vast and relevant industry experience.
Aoife Birney, Studies Advisor
Aoife holds a BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice, she graduated in 2019 with a First-Class Honours. Aoife has experience working in the social care sector, including children with disabilities, young people in residential care and care of the older person. Aoife works as Studies Advisor by using her personal and professional experience to support students to become independent learners. Aoife also acts as student advocate – this involves providing encouragement, advice and a listening ear. She supports students to become active and motivated learners.
Gail Cullinane, Childcare Tutor
Gail holds a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and has a variety of experience within early years settings. She has a particular interest in promoting an integrated approach to working with children focusing on ways to create an inclusive and nurturing environment. Gail based her thesis on the “Importance of Outdoor Play for a Child’s Holistic Development”, detailing how the planning and design of the outdoor environment should support inclusion in all childcare settings. Gail is very passionate about education and works to make it a positive and fulfilling experience.
Donna Doyle, Childcare Tutor
Donna holds a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and a Diploma in Montessori Teaching (3-6 years). Donna has over ten years experience managing both private and community based Early Years Settings. Her theoretical knowledge and practical experience has led her to have a particular interest in the area of quality within the Early Years Environment, with an emphasis on training and mentoring early years practitioners.
Aideen Keane, Childcare Tutor
I’m Aideen and I’m the new Level 6 Childcare Tutor. I graduated in 2014 with a BA in Early Childhood Education and Care (First Class Honours) from Carlow IT. I then went on to complete a HDip in Montessori Education with St. Nicholas Montessori College Ireland in 2015. I am currently completing a Masters in Leadership in Early Years Education and I am completing my Masters Thesis on the Professionalisation of the Early Years Sector in Ireland which I am passionate about.
Helen Kane, Healthcare Tutor
Helen holds a BSc (hons) in Applied Health Care, having trained as a healthcare assistant, she decided to return to college as a mature student. She has many years experience within healthcare settings as a qualified healthcare professional, including Care of the Older Person, Intellectual Disability, recovery in Mental Health and Health Promotion. Helen aims to combine her life and healthcare experience to provide you with support on your learning journey.
Áine McKenna, Health & Social Care Tutor
Áine holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a PhD in Health Psychology from Ulster University. She has worked in the Higher Education sector since 2008 engaging in research, delivering seminars, lectures and developing new degree programmes. She has also conducted panel review work for the QQI at degree and masters level. Her most recent publications are available to view here and here.
Karen Dunne, Childcare Programme Leader
Karen is a vastly experienced childcare tutor who has lectured in the subject matter area with a third level institution in Ireland. With a Masters in Childhood Education, Equality and Diversity, Karen is able to combine her theoretical knowledge of the subject area with the practical experience of running her own Montessori facility to provide students with a fascinating insight into the study of Early Childhood.