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.
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.
Myriam Cregg, Childcare Tutor
Myriam is an experienced tutor who has previously worked on QQI level 5 and level 6 programmes and is currently a tutor for our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Online) programme. Her qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies, a Diploma in Montessori Teacher Training (3 – 6 years) and a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care. Myriam has worked in a variety of early years settings and has specialised knowledge and experience in early years music exploration. Myriam completed her MA thesis on behaviour guidance in the early year’s setting and considers respect for children’s rights paramount to quality ECCE provision. In addition to this, Myriam has a keen interest in e-learning, blended learning and instructional design.
Read her blog on Learning to Lead: Emerging Leaders in ECCE
Elaine O’Brien, Childcare Tutor
Elaine holds a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care. Elaine’s enthusiasm, dedication and acute awareness of the issues surrounding Early Childhood meant that her marks were in the upper 5% band of her class, which led to her graduating with a high level award. Elaine has experience in a variety of different roles in several different Early Years settings and in the primary school environment. Elaine has a child centred approach and is particularly interested in a play based child led curriculum.
Fiona Wylie, Healthcare Tutor
Fiona is a vastly experienced healthcare professional who holds a BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies and has recently graduated with a Masters in Child, Youth & Family Studies. In addition to this, Fiona has a great deal of practical experience in the healthcare industry. This includes specialism in dementia care, palliative care and recovery in mental health. Fiona correspondingly specialised in youth studies, addiction, children’s rights and the facilitation of work life balance.
Wanda Redmond, Childcare Tutor
Wanda holds a BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies in Social Care. She has worked for over 10 years in the Early Years sector managing various settings. She has tutored QQI Level 5 and 6 ECCE courses for many years utilising both her practical and theoretical knowledge. Wanda has a keen interest in the area of outdoor play which brought her on a study trip to visit the Barnehage in Norway.
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.
Jenny Keogh, Childcare Tutor Assistant
Jenny has a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education & Care. She has a variety of experience within early years settings and primary schools. Jenny has always had a particular interest in the promotion of inclusive and diverse environment’s in all aspects of the early years sector. Jenny based her thesis on ‘Lámh’ which is a form of sign language, with the aim of promoting a more inclusive environment for non-verbal children, by introducing it into daily routines. Jenny is very passionate about education and strives to make learning a positive and fulfilling experience.