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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Olivia Hamil

Early Years and SNA Programme Manager


Olivia is part of our Early Years team and has 5 years’ experience in working in the industry as well as over 13 years of fostering children with special needs. With a H-Dip in ECCE and a MA in Child, Youth & Family has all the experience one would need in a tutor.


From her experience, working full time in childcare, while studying part time in college is one of the greatest challenges in her career and time management was crucial to this and for her role as a tutor, something that she can give practical advice on to students and also empathetic with their journey.


As a tutor, she enjoys student engagement the most, especially when students are able to share in class as it helps her to build bonds with her students.


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