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With experts in safety and child care, Sittertrain was born
Each topic is endorsed by an industry professional. Meet our team.
Early Years Director and Parenting Consultant
Talli Kimelman is an Early Years Centre Director, mother of 11 and behaviour expert. In 2006, she was named Australian Childcare Director of the Year award. However, her real passion has come after studying to become a parent coach speaks internationally about how to nurture children through positive and assertive discipline as a parent or carer through her recently published book ‘Make Mine a Mensch
First Aid Trainer
Michelle Fiddian has 13 years of industry experience: 6 years as a call-taker at the Triple Zero (000) Ambulance Service, 2 years as a first aid trainer for major organisations such as St John Ambulance, and 5 years running Little Aid since she started it in 2008. Author of First Year First Aid, Michelle wrote this book because the first aid training available wasn’t relevant to babies and children. The Sitter Train First Aid is written with this in mind.
Dietician and Food Warrior
Kate is a dietitian with a passion for educating children, parents and carers to have a positive relationship with food and make family mealtimes more joyful. As a busy mother of four, Kate understands the stresses of life, work, family and healthy eating. Kate and her team behind Foost, believe that nutrition should not be so complicated, after all , it’s “just food”. With over 15 years of nutrition and dietetic experience, Kate enjoys media work and has appeared on TV, radio and print both in Australia and Overseas.
Georgina Cockburn was just like any other curious 15-month-old until she was accidentally run over and killed as a result of the injuries she sustained in her own garage
While at university BJ Lamm took a part-time job as a swimming teacher and discovered he loved swimming and helping kids “learn a skill that would be with them for the rest of their lives”.”I wanted to do something meaningful. When he opened Starfish Swim School he said “Educating children on a life skill that can be enjoyed and used for safety is extremely reassuring” BJ has worked with
Sittertrain provides online training to teach you how to confidently have fun with kids while keeping them safe and following house rules
I have personally met with the founder of this wonderful resource and can vouch for its credibility, a lot of work has gone into the site to ensure you’re receiving the absolute best advice and training.Michelle Fiddian
Sitter Train addresses the essential knowledge every one should have to be safe in and around all aquatic environments. The format and content is easy to understand, concise, informative and entertaining”BJ Lamm
“What a great course! The outdoor safety section of your course will certainly get people thinking about safety and avoiding hazards when outside the house and in unfamiliar rural environments. I would recommend any person considering looking after other people’s children complete your course”John Lindross
“It takes a village to raise a child!” Teachers, parents and all caregivers play a vital role in bringing up children. It is just as important for babysitters/au pairs to be trained and prepared for looking after children”Talli Kimelman