Little CPR Team



Rob McDowell
Owner | Lead Educator

Rob started his career as a Registered Child Nurse in the UK, then moved to Australia where he has had over 15 years experience working in Children’s Emergency Departments, Critical Care environments and providing advanced training to paediatric resuscitation teams across Queensland.

Since becoming a dad, Rob has left the nursing profession to pursue his love of education and to help parents and children improve their knowledge and skills in CPR and First Aid.

He has excellent skills in providing education in a memorable way and talking (and relating!) to children of all ages, teaching in a fun, interactive and engaging way.


  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment (in progress)
  • Working With Children's Check 
  • (Dip.H.E.) Paediatric Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nursing
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Emergency

Sarah McDowell
Operational Manager

Sarah has been a Paediatric Nurse for over 14 years and has worked in tertiary Children’s Hospitals in Sydney and Brisbane specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She has worked in managerial and leadership roles, working with families and advocating for the needs of children and adolescents.

Since becoming a mother to a high-energy-accident-prone little boy she has decided to transfer her managerial skills to the Little CPR team.

Sarah is responsible for the overall management of Little CPR and will be the friendly voice on the end of the phone managing all enquiries and bookings.


Chief Safety Tester (CST)

Little CPR has a very active and dedicated member of the team. He is committed to hazard testing and alerting us to new things that need to be on our radar. Our CST has audited Paediatric Emergency departments on 3 occasions, has tested our skills with 2 x head injuries (one more serious than the other) and has a background in grazes, lip and eye lacerations, falls, stings, burns, eating cockroach’s, getting lost, testing bikes without brakes, fevers and vomiting....just to name a few!! We value his input to the team.

He is the reason for Little CPR.