our associates

Each of our associates has years of excellence in practice, using the theory and research that underpins our training and consultancy to inform their own work.

They come from a variety of backgrounds: foster care, early years, teaching, therapy, social work, psychology, health and justice. Many of them have moved between disciplines, as their interests have taken them in different directions. What they all offer is a wealth of practical experience, both in direct work with vulnerable people, and in sharing their knowledge and wisdom with others.

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Interested in becoming an associate?

If you have a commitment to sharing transformative knowledge with those who work with children and families, and experience of training or consultancy as well as direct work, then becoming an associate with KCA may appeal.

For more information or to express your interest, please contact us. We will then review your CV, discuss your experience and explore the potential for working together.

Julie Mellor

Julie has delivered services for children and families for over 35 years. Much of her work has been with families who were deemed vulnerable and those with SEN/D. She has led and managed both inclusive and specialist early years provision. Consultation with and empowering families has been at the heart of her work.

She set up the Early Years Inclusion Team in the London Borough of Hillingdon and more recently managed outreach services to schools and settings (Inclusion & Sensory Intervention Teams), support to families (Early Support, Portage and SENDIAS services). She is passionate about improving outcomes for young children and their families. She is a strong advocate of a systemic approach and worked with health and other partners to roll out the Five to Thrive approach in a London borough.

She links her practical knowledge to up to date knowledge of brain development to support the learning and development of others and consider practical ways in which they can make a real difference to children's lives.