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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.

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.


Amanda is the founder of Child Revive and has over 17 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 18 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 17 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.


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 two boys.


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.


Steph is a paediatric nurse from the Royal Children's Hospital with over 9 years experience, and now works in emergency at a local suburban hospital. She is passionate about education and empowering parents to care for their unwell children. Steph is also a mum to four young children.


Vashti has worked as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic for 15 years alongside her MICA Paramedic husband.

Vashti has twin boys.


Hannah is a Paediatric Nurse at the Royal Children's Hospital and a mum of two children. Originally from the UK, she has over 15 years of experience in Paediatric Emergency, Allergy and Oncology nursing. As an Emergency Research Coordinator at the RCH she hopes her expertise, experience and knowledge can empower families to best handle those unexpected childhood illnesses and accidents.

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