We are small but highly specialised team with a combined 30+ years working with children, adults and their families, and in the industry.

We understand your obligations and the challenges you face because we have been there ourselves.

We are experts and professionals in everything we do, we know our skill and how we deliver for you as a client ultimately effects not just your business but those who access your service.

Our Team


Helen Branch

Principal Trainer, Consultant and Founder

Helen has worked in children's services as a teacher, trainer, adult educator, centre director and management volunteer for 25+ years.


  • Graduate Certificate (Primary Education)

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

  • Certificate IV TAE (Teaching and Assessment)

  • Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training

  • Teaching by Distance 

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy support for learners


And various informal courses such as using social media to facilitate learner engagement.


Helen is sensitive to the needs of indigenous cultures having grown up with an Aboriginal 'aunty'.


Helen's aunty is an indigenous elder from a community near Cairns who lived with her family growing up, and, who has passed her traditional name onto Helen's daughter as she had no daughter of her own.

Helen has taught indigenous culture units and managed the culture clusters for diploma and certificate III Early Childhood Courses at TAFE.

Helen has worked with Education Support students who are training as Aboriginal Education Workers to support the indigenous students and families in their schools.

Helen has had considerable exposure to the culture of Papua New Guinea through family experience.



Helen began working in Early Childhood services in 1992.


Helen has worked in local and state government, as well as private and community based services.

Helen has been the management committee president of a community based Early Childhood and School Aged Care Service continuously since 2004.

​Helen has been facilitating training since 2003 for a range of Children's Services, Community Based NGO's, Government Departments and private providers.

Helen has specialised in reporting Abuse and Neglect to the relevant authorities for children, young people and adults with disabilities.​


  • Studied at Sydney Missionary and Bible College

  • Active member of churches in Sydney and Canberra since she was a child


This brings a spiritual dimension and understanding to her work.

Training and consultancy services requiring specific Christian considerations or implementation in a faith environment can be catered for by CarersEd.

child protection reporting training


In May 2017 as the President (volunteer) of the Samuel Gilbert Out of School Hours Care, Helen and her professional parent management committee received:

  • Excellence in Innovation Award for “Child and Family Community Engagement and Participation”.  Issued by Network of Community Activities

  • Rated exceeding under National Quality Standards Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Richard Branch

Business Manager

Richard maintains the business operations of CarersEd.


  • Graduate Diploma (Criminal Intelligence)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Social Welfare)

  • Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)


Richard served as both a sworn and civilian member of the Queensland Police Service from 1996 until 2007.

From October 2005 until May 2007 Richard was the criminal analyst in the Child Protection Offender Register of Queensland Police Task Force Argos. 


This experience gives Richard a unique understanding of Child Protection and how it impacts on your business.

child protection reporting training


Richard and Helen have shared a faith since they were teenagers growing up in Canberra together.

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