Meet The Team

Meet The Team 2020-06-18T11:32:55+00:00

Amanda Durkie – Owner/Manager

I joined PA training in 1997 and helped set up the childcare qualification side of PA Training. We still work with many of our original nurseries to this day. I am a qualified lawyer and changed career when I had children. I am responsible for the management of PA Training and am very involved in all aspects of training delivery. I hold both assessor and Internal verifier qualifications.

Gillian Harris – Assessor

I have worked in the childcare sector since 2006 and completed my practitioners qualification with PA Training in 2007 while working in my local Playgroup.  I went on to compIete SVQ level 4 in Children’s Care Learning and Development and later my BA Childhood Practice award while with the Playgroup. I joined PA Training as an assessor in 2008 and am involved in training delivery and supporting apprentices to achieve their qualification.

Rebecca Riccio – Assessor

I have worked with PA Training since May 2019 and became a fully qualified assessor in December 2019. Prior to this I have worked in the Early Years sector since 2011, starting as an apprentice and progressing to a nursery manager. I completed my SVQ 3 (Children’s Care, Learning and Development) with PA Training in 2013 and more recently went on to accomplish my BA Childhood Practice.