About Us

Cairn Training (Aberdeen) Ltd delivers high quality SVQ training in the Early Learning and Childcare sector in the North-East of Scotland. We are well informed on SSSC requirements and have a range of SVQ qualifications to meet the changing needs of professionals working with young children. Our aim is to deliver training which allows candidates to work in the way which suits them best, with supportive assessors and trainers. Currently we deliver SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) award at level 2, 3 and 4. These qualifications are recognised by the SSSC as registerable qualifications for working in the Early Learning and Childcare Sector. We are accredited by SQA (Scottish Qualification Association) and offer 3 different funding avenues. We are subject to regular audits and compliance visits by our funding bodies and SQA, for which we have always produced results we are always proud of.

Why choose Cairn Training?

Years Experience
Qualifications Offered
Client Satisfaction

Our Staff

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Kirsty MacBeath

Company Director

Kirsty is the director of Cairn Training (Aberdeen) Ltd. She has worked within the company for many years now, having joined the team in January 2014 and assumed the director role in April 2015. She brings 15 years of Early Years’ experience to this post and is enormously passionate about this sector. She has worked in nurseries from a young age, working initially as a lunch time cover – and progressed to become an assistant manager of a private city centre nursery which provided lots of experience on the day to day running of a nursery. Kirsty has gained a HNC in Childcare and Education, and furthermore holds a BA degree in Child and Youth Studies. Kirsty’s main experience is with 3-5 year olds and the Curriculum for Excellence. Kirsty holds the relevant and most up to date assessor and internal verifier awards. Kirsty is responsible for candidate visits – planning and delivering these, plus the management and administration of the staff and the business.

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Nicola Bain

Assessor and Internal Verifier

Nicola is an assessor and internal verifier at Cairn Training and brings 18 years’ experience in Early Years to the post. She joined the Cairn Training team in January 2015. She holds a HNC in Childcare and Education plus an SVQ level 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. She also holds the relevant assessor and internal verifier award required for this post. Nicola’s main experience is in the 0-3 departments and for most of her career, she managed a busy city centre nursery. Nicola is responsible for assessing candidate work, whilst planning and arranging SVQ visits. She also delivers evening workshops as part of her role. Nicola is an organised and enthusiastic assessor who strives for high standards.

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Sarah Collins

Assessor and Internal Verifier

Sarah joined the Cairn Training team in November 2016. She brings 10 years’ experience in the Early Years sector to this role, and holds an SVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Most her experience comes from working with the 3-5 year olds. Sarah has completed her assessor and internal verifier awards and is responsible for planning candidate SVQ visits and assessing their competency in the workplace. Sarah is very passionate and committed to her role in helping people reach their potential in the Early Years workforce. She also delivers evening workshops as part of her role within the company.