How did you hear about Millie's Trust?
I heard about Millie’s Trust via social media. As I had previously had a heavy involvement in the childcare sector and was a First Aid instructor I was keen to follow them and find out more.
What made you want to get involved with Millie's Trust?
My time in childcare had shown me that there was a lot of resistance to First Aid training – people were afraid to attend courses, they didn’t enjoy them and the courses were expensive and I could see the need for more training in the industry. When I saw on the website that there was an opportunity to work as a trainer for them I couldn’t wait to apply. The work they have done to raise the standard of First Aid provision in the childcare sector is fantastic and I’m really proud to be involved with Millie’s Trust.
What is your background?
My career started in childcare, firstly as a nursery nurse leading to management and then delivering childcare qualifications to people in their workplaces. Whilst delivering these qualifications I was offered the chance to train to be a first aid instructor and I jumped at the chance as it was always something I had been interested in and as a childcare practitioner I had always held a First Aid certificate and been a designated First Aider.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
Early in my career I spent a few years working abroad as a children’s rep. Whilst in Majorca the team I worked with were invited to exercise live on GMTV with Mr Motivator! The only time I can claim I’ve been on TV!
Tell us about your company
In early 2015 my husband and I set up our own training company – GEM Compliance Training - based in West Yorkshire which delivers First Aid training amongst other Health and Safety courses. We wanted to provide valuable, enjoyable and affordable training for all. My role at GEM is to manage our trainers and ensure quality and I also deliver some of our courses.
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