Child Revive

Child Revive First Aid was founded in 2010 in response to parents and carers being unable to access quality training that was focused on paediatric first aid emergencies and conducted by experienced professionals.

Our specialised parent first aid courses provide parents and carers with practical hands-on training and are only taught by experienced paramedics and paediatric nurses. They are run in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council and other peak professional bodies such as Asthma Victoria, The Royal Childrens' Hospital Melbourne and The Childrens' Hospital at Westmead Sydney. As well as our range of parent first aid courses we also offer the full range of workplace accredited first aid courses.

We are always interested in hearing from paramedics and paediatric nurses who would like to join our team of trainers in Melbourne. Please email Amanda at for more information.

Meet The Team


Amanda is the founder of Child Revive and has over 15 years experience as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic as well as extensive first aid training experience. Amanda has worked as a lead first aid trainer and program developer for the Emergency Medical Response team in Victoria and Ambulance Victoria First Aid, which includes training staff from the MFB, CFA and Victoria Police. Amanda continues to work as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic and sessional University lecturer. She has two children.


Leanne has been a paediatric nurse at the Royal Children's Hospital for over 16 years. A majority of her time has been spent in the short stay paediatric unit which cares for children who present from emergency with acute illnesses. She has four children.


Anne has worked as a nurse for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of paediatric and nursing roles and is currently working as an immunisation nurse in a busy medical centre. She has four children.


Kristina is the Tasmania co-ordinator for Child Revive. She has worked as a nurse in emergency for over 15 years and is a Clinical Nurse Educator and Paediatric Life Support Coordinator. Kristina also has her Masters in Public Health and is an accredited Asthma and Anaphylaxis instructor and First Aid instructor with the Asthma Foundation. She has one child.


Lauren has been a paediatric nurse for over 10 years. She has an extensive background in paediatric intensive care and now works as the Paediatric Liver Transplant Coordinator. She has one child.


Cathy is a paediatric nurse and midwife who has worked at The Royal Children's Hospital for over 20 years in a variety of areas, primarily in nurse education. Cathy is passionate about sharing her knowledge to empower others. She has two children.


Sarah has worked for over 13 years as a nurse. The majority of this time was spent working in neonatal intensive care at The Royal Children's Hospital however, more recently Sarah has worked as a psychiatric nurse in a mother/baby unit. She has two children.


Steph has been a paediatric nurse at the Royal Children's Hospital for the past 6 years. She has three young children.


Johanna has over 12 years experience working as an advanced life support paramedic and currently she also works as a nurse at Mercy Hospital. She has one child.


Vashti has worked as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic for 14 years alongside her MICA Paramedic husband. She has twin boys.


Peisha is a paediatric nurse and has been working at the Royal Children’s Hospital for 20 years. She has experience in intensive care nursing and currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist on the General Medical and Respiratory ward at the RCH. She has two children.


Jo is our Melbourne public course coordinator and has worked in conferencing and events for over 18 years, for various small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and charities. She currently shares her time between Child Revive, two local charities and her 2 gorgeous boys.

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