Meet your Sector Specialists

Our team of highly qualified Sector Specialists have real, hands-on experience
and sector knowledge to support you in all aspects of educator training, development, consultancy and mentoring.

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Sasha Beirne

With a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Childcare Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and certificates in Mental Health First Aid and Somatic Breath Coaching, Sasha possesses a robust academic foundation. Her profound commitment to enhancing the welfare of children, families and educators underscores her purpose.

Having supported the sector both internationally and nationally in her career, she has adeptly nurtured teams in diverse leadership capacities. Her trajectory led her to contribute to the sector through training and assessment before assuming her current role as a consultant. Whether engaged with leadership teams, educators, students, or peers, Sasha consistently places priority on their holistic wellbeing. 

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Connie Borg

Connie has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of community and education and care services,  specialising in infants and toddlers. Along with strong community involvement, Connie believes support and guidance to build educator capacity is the best way to drive quality sustainable practice.

Connie has been with Child Australia for over three years and is passionate about the professional development and growth of educators in the Early Education and Care sector. 

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Amanda Page

With a passion for advocacy of children and Early Years’ education, Amanda has worked for programs such as the Better Beginnings family literacy program.

Drawing on an extensive knowledge on child development, educational leadership and mentoring when delivering professional development to ensure all involved continue their own passion for life-long learning.  


Bec Warr

Bec has a wealth of experience with legislative / compliance requirements, investigation processes and quality assurance surrounding service delivery and the Assessment and Rating process. She has also worked in regional and remote areas across WA.

After building a rich network of relationships within the Early Childhood Sector, Bec now seeks to provide professional support to services and the early childhood community through training, consultancy and mentoring. 


Kirsty Szklanka

For the past decade, Kirsty has served as a Senior Assessment Officer at the Education and Care Regulatory Unit (ECRU), where she has developed a deep understanding of legislative and compliance requirements, as well as quality service delivery standards outlined in the Assessment and Rating process. 

With over 20 years of experience and having worked in various roles within the sector, Kirsty is eager to share her expertise and passion for working with children to support and shape their futures in positive ways. She is committed to connecting with others in the sector to collaborate and enhance the quality of care and education provided to children. 


  • “The facilitator did a great job! Everything was so clear, well-presented and I learned a lot from the facilitator. A really interesting PD.”
  • “Excellent presentation! Kind, funny, relaxed and professional. All of the information was relevant and a reminder of what should be happening in your service.”
  • “It was a great interaction and training. The facilitators did a fantastic job, well-versed and giving lots of examples. The best consultants I’ve ever met in terms of knowledge and practical skills.”

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