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Providing Children’s Community Care Training
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Enabling Children to Live Life To The Full
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Welcome to Nurture Academy

Here at Nurture Academy we have a dedicated education and training team with over 30 years experience of children’s nursing.

Our Team

With a background in clinical education within children’s intensive care, the children’s ward and children in the community, we are uniquely qualified to provide children’s healthcare training in the community.

Jen Smollett
Academy Lead &
Children’s LTV Specialist Educator

Jen’s first passion in nursing was children’s cardiac intensive care, she soon developed an enthusiasm for educating others and has worked as a clinical educator in both cardiac PICU and general PICU. Jen particularly enjoys to see the ‘light bulb moment’ in those she is teaching.

Helen Bogwandas
Lead Children’s
Community Educator

With over 30 years experience as a children’s nurse and clinical educator Helen is passionate about enabling others to deliver the best care possible. She thoroughly enjoys supporting others to develop and has worked as a clinical educator in children’s cardiac care, a children’s acute assessment unit and care for children in the community.

Melanie Van Wellen
Basic Life Support

Melanie started her career on Children’s intensive care, since then she has worked in the community caring for a number of different patients and has a keen interest in sharing the experience and clinical knowledge she has gained. Mel is our key trainer for Basic Life support and recognition of the sick child.

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