The Care First Team

Meet the people that make us tick

LEADERSHIP

Dare Akosile

Executive Director

Dáre has been with the company since 2014, initially as Delivery Team Leader. He has since functioned as Operations Manager, Contracts Manager and now as Executive Director. With good commercial awareness and IT competences, his main duties are management of Direct Contracts, collaborating with funders, negotiating contract, training staff, supporting management of tenders, and preparing monthly reports & quality audits. Dáre’s role also includes managing office facilities and administrations, with commitment to delivering the highest quality of contract delivery.

Dare Akosile

Dare Akosile

Executive Director

Kaminee Hirani

Executive Director

Kaminee is one of two Executive Directors and has been with the company since 2014. She has an overall responsibility for the delivery of the training and Educational services.  Her background in Operations and as a Trainer, fully equips her in managing and leading the delivery team to grow. Her main aim is to ensure the consistency and effective delivery of all qualifications whilst focusing on delivering at grade 1 standards.  

Kaminee Hirani

Kaminee Hirani

Executive Director

Jankee Boardman

Member / Non-Executive Director

Jankee has been with Care First Training since 2011, helping to provide the foundations for the company as it is today. As a non-executive director, Jankee now supports the company to meet its overall mission by working to ensure an effective, efficient and sustainable business strategy is followed, maintained and improved. As a Member and one of CFT's leaders, this is accompanied by a focus of successfully maintaining a strong, vibrant and standardised staff team. 

Jankee Boardman

Jankee Boardman

Member / Non-Executive Director

Deola Sulola

Member / Non-Executive Director

Deola has been with the company since 2011, initially providing the framework for the delivery of our training and educational services.  As a non-executive director, Deola now supports the company to meet its overall mission by providing strategic consultancy and financial planning acumen, working to ensure an effective, efficient and sustainable business strategy is followed, maintained and improved. As a Member and one of CFT's leaders, this is accompanied by a focus of successfully maintaining a strong, vibrant and standardised staff team. 

Deola Sulola

Deola Sulola

Member / Non-Executive Director

MANAGERS AND HEADS OF DEPT.

Charlotte Beautyman

Head of Dept - Adult care and LIQA

My role at CFT is to support the delivery of quality training to allow apprentices in my department to progress in their careers. With over 20 years’ experience in the Adult Care sector, I am proud to be using my role to have a positive impact on the industry.

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Charlotte Beautyman

Head of Dept - Adult care and LIQA

Ola Ariyo

Operations Manager

Ola has been with care first since 2015, initially as an assessor with more responsibility as the Delivery assistant manager and currently as the Operations manager. Ola comes with extensive experience in early Years and solutions delivery in information technology. Her wealth of exposure and skill set amply positions her as pivotal to care first in providing training, qualifications, and support for our learners and across the delivery team. Her main aim is to improve the quality of delivery and operations.

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Ola Ariyo

Operations Manager

Suzanne James

Head of Dept - Adult Care

Since 2018 I have worked at Care First Training, intially as a Trainer in Health & Social Care covering Levels 2-5. I have since qualified as an IQA, and I was promoted to Head of Department for Adult Care. Prior to CFT I have been in the Care Sector for over 30 years working in a variety of environments, ranging from Nursing Homes, Residential Care Homes and Extra Care (Domiciliary) as well as Management. I have a Level 2 and 3, D32, D33 and Diploma In Leadership for Health & Social Care Level 5, as well as other qualifications, including QCF Level 3 in End Of Life, Specialist in Dementia, and Train the Trainer in Moving & Handling.

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Suzanne James

Head of Dept - Adult Care

Darren Nullatamby

Sales Director

Darren is a Sales Director with excellent relationship skills and a consistent track record of surpassing sales targets while meeting company objectives.
He has extensive sales experience in the Education and Apprenticeship sector specialising in large levy employers.

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Darren Nullatamby

Sales Director

Rebecca Brice

Head of Examinations

Rebecca Brice is our Head of Examinations here at Care First Training. She has undertaken her L3 Business Admin qualification, and has worked her way up to a management position. Her communication and organisational skills help the exams team to run efficiently, along with developing strong relationships internally and externally.

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Rebecca Brice

Head of Examinations

Toyin Osisanwo

Head of Dept - Childcare

I have over 20 years' experience in both the public and private sector, and over 10 years' experience in working in Further Education.  I have experience in management consultation, team building, professional development, as well as a degree in BA Hons in Law and Sociology and DTLLS in the(Lifelong Learning Sector). I hold various Diploma’s in Preparing To Teach in the lifelong learning sector, A level 3 Childcare Certificate, Diploma in Supporting Teaching And Learning In Schools and Diploma for Assessing Candidates Using A Range Of Methods.

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Toyin Osisanwo

Head of Dept - Childcare

Emily Laurenza

Engagement Assistant Manager

Emily joined Care First Training in 2015 and is responsible for establishing and maintaining strong client relationships and managing expectations of all stakeholders. With 10 years’ experience in the administration and customer service industry, Emily has achieved her Level 2 Business Administration, Level 3 Customer Service and Level 4 in Management Skills - working closely with many employers and apprentices. Emily assists the Engagement Manager in supervising the Recruitment Team and ensuring an efficient service for all our clients and stakeholders.

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Emily Laurenza

Engagement Assistant Manager

Rebecca Riches

Finance Manager

Rebecca started with CFT in 2016 as an Exams Officer undertaking a L4 Business Administration Apprenticeship. Once she completed her Apprenticeship, she was promoted to Finance Manager in line with her strong interest in this field, and has completed qualifications in Bookkeeping which has honed her knowledge in Finance. Rebecca oversees all areas of finance and administration including: Accounts payable and receivables, cash management, general ledger, banking & reconciliation, quarterly & yearly management accounts and management reports for the company.

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Rebecca Riches

Finance Manager

Johan Pedrono

Engagement Manager

Johan Pedrono oversees the recruitment of new apprentices onto courses and the upskilling of existing staff members. With close to 10 years experience working with Apprenticeship providers and with the support of a fantastic Recruitment Team, Johan has established long-lasting working relationships with nurseries, care homes and many other businesses.

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Johan Pedrono

Engagement Manager

Samantha Archer

Head of Dept - Residential Childcare

Samantha Archer is responsible for overseeing the Residential Childcare department with over 10 years in both public and private sectors. Samantha has experience in domiciliary care, social work, children with disabilities, safeguarding and is a qualified St John’s Ambulance Mental Health Workplace Responder. Samantha is also qualified in CAVA, AET and IQA.

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Samantha Archer

Head of Dept - Residential Childcare

CFT TEAM

Aishah Amed

Aishah Amed

Childcare Trainer

Elaine Rose

Elaine Rose

Childcare Trainer

Maudlyn Chinda

Maudlyn Chinda

Adult Care & Childcare Trainer

Shonett Hammond

Shonett Hammond

Student Induction Administrator

Vijy Khimani

Vijy Khimani

Bus. Suite Trainer & D/S Officer

Anushka Kerai

Anushka Kerai

Residential Childcare Trainer

Jonathan Ingerfield

Jonathan Ingerfield

Adult Care Trainer

Michelle Parris

Michelle Parris

Childcare Trainer

Sinead Turner

Sinead Turner

Adult Care Trainer

Asha Ahmed

Asha Ahmed

Office Administrator

Kayleigh Cook

Kayleigh Cook

Distance Learning Trainer

Rochelle Clifford

Rochelle Clifford

Adult Care Trainer

Sophie Rowe

Sophie Rowe

Office Administrator

Cyril Isibor

Cyril Isibor

MIS Data & Compliance Officer

Lesley Eastoll

Lesley Eastoll

Adult Care Trainer

Sam Keeble

Sam Keeble

Student Support Coordinator

Susan Pound

Susan Pound

Adult Care Trainer

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