Meet the Team

Here at Training Solutions Kilkenny we pride ourselves on our passion to build a better future for all. By providing a range of CPD courses, specifically tailored to enhance you in your role when working with vulnerable people, from young to old, we will equip you on your journey in making life better for those you serve.

Training Solutions Kilkenny are a new, innovative, and accredited, training company, specialising in Health, Social and Childcare CPD Courses and support for those either in these sectors or looking to go into these sectors.

Jeanette has achieved training centre accreditation from the CPD Group, is a member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development and is an All-Ireland Business Foundation All Star, receiving accreditation as a Thought Leader in Neurodiversity and Training.

Since launching her exclusive Certificate in Behaviour Interventions and Understanding Complex Needs course in June of last year, she has taken on four team members to help with the delivery and day to day running of the company.

Jeanette takes a hands-on, active approach to the company and prides herself and her team in delivering excellence in all they do.

Jeanette Smith

Founder, CEO, Facilitator, (Head cook & bottlewasher!)

Mum of 5; Founder of TSK. Currently studying towards the MA in Child, Youth & Family Studies. Qualifications: BSc Childhood & Youth; Health & Social Care; Mental Health Studies. Train the Trainer. And many other relevant qualifications with a Teaching Council Number.

“My passion is to make positive changes in vulnerable people’s lives from the ground up, inspiring those who work most closely with them to see difference as something unique and positive rather than as a deficit”.

Email me: info@trainingsolutionskilkenny.com

Selena Osborne

Manager, Lead Trainer, Quality Assurance (Keeping everyone in check!)

Mum of 4; Manager & Lead Trainer for TSK. MA in Child, Youth & Family Studies; BA ECEC; Train the Trainer; Dip. CBT, plus many more other qualifications with a Teaching Council Number.

“My aspiration is to inspire learners and instil in them a passion to return to their place of work with the skills and attitude to ensure all children and adults they work with will receive the best care and education to reach their full potential”.

Email me: selena@trainingsolutionskilkenny.com

Laura Breen

Tutor, facilitator, (Ensuring we don’t take things too seriously, keeping it real!)

New to teaching adults but has taken to it like a duck to water. Laura has a BA ECEC and her Train the Trainer as well as many other qualifications to qualify her in this role.

“My desire is that the knowledge and skills participants gain will be put to good use in their day-to-day duties. Participants will learn to provide a nurturing and caring environment and have a genuine interest in the child’s/adult’s wellbeing”.

Email me: laura@trainingsolutionskilkenny.com

Shanna Connelly

Office Administrator, (The glue behind the team, ensuring everything runs smoothly!)

Mum of one daughter, with over 13 years experience working with vulnerable children and young people who have suffered adversity. Trained in the Meithal programme, Trauma Informed Practice and Level 5 ECCE with unique skills in administration and keeping everyone grounded.

“I have a great belief that every child deserves the same chance no matter their background”.

Email me: admin@trainingsolutionskilkenny.com

Louise Kavanagh

Tutor, Social Media Guru, (getting us noticed and keeping us on the map!)

Our newest addition to the team and new to adult education. Louise holds qualifications in Early Childhood Care and Education, Special Needs Assisting, a BA Creative Digital Media from TU Dublin and a wealth of life experience to add to the mix. The personal and professional experiences Louise brings to the team compliments the already abundant experiences of the training team.

Her favourite quote is: “We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to” Brené Brown

“Since becoming a mother I have learned so much about myself by showing up, having the courage to be vulnerable and sharing my experiences in the hope that it will help others.”

Email me: louise@trainingsolutionskilkenny.com

If you would like to find out more….

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