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.
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.
Dr Janet Rose is a Senior Lecturer and the Award Leader for Early Childhood Education at Bath Spa University. She has over 20 years' experience of working in early years both in England and internationally.
In addition to her academic career, Janet has worked as a specialist early years teacher and for several local authorities developing training programmes for supporting young children. She also ran her own business providing workshops for parents, babies and toddlers. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles and writes regularly for the Early Years Foundation Stage Forum. She has recently co-written a book on The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings and will soon publish a book on Health and Well-being in the Early Years.
Janet is currently leading a research project that is implementing a community-wide, cross-disciplinary approach to promoting children's resilience and well-being and another which is exploring a comprehensive programme of support for children affected by early attachment difficulties, trauma and neglect. These projects incorporate the adoption of Emotion Coaching which is a evidence-based strategy for supporting children's capacity for pro-social behaviour and emotional self-regulation.
- 2010–Present: Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Educational Studies and Early Childhood Studies, Bath Spa University
- 2010–Present: Research Project Leader, Melksham Resilience Project, Bath Spa University
- 2007–Present: Assessor, External Examiner and Academic Advisor, various Universities
- 2008–2010: Research Project Leader, Pedagogic Research Study, Gloucestershire University
- 2007–2010: Senior Lecturer in Education and Course Leader in MEd Professional Studies and Early Years, Gloucestershire University
- 2005–2007: Senior Lecturer in Education and Subject Leader in Early Childhood Studies, Plymouth University
- 2005–2005: Associate Lecturer, Open University
- 2002–2004: Teacher, British School in the Netherlands
- 1993–1994: Foundation Stage and KS1 Teacher, Winterbourne Infants School, LB Croydon
- 1991–1993: Foundation Stage Teacher, Chipstead Valley Primary School, LB Croydon
- PhD Education, Goldsmith's College, London, 2001
- MA Education (with distinction), Goldsmith's College, London, 1994
- PGCE (Early Years), Exeter University, 1991
- BA (Hons) History, Cape Town University, 1984
- "Active engagement, emotional impact and changes in practice..." (co-author) – International Journal of Early Years Education, Vol. 20, 2013
- "Emotion Coaching...to promote behavioural self-regulation..." (co-author) (forthcoming) – International Journal of Pastoral Care and Education, 2013
- "...Generating professional capital" (co-author) in Davis and Elliott (eds), Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (forthcoming) – Routledge, 2013
- "Affective teaching and the affective dimensions of learning" (co-author) in Ward (ed), A Student's Guide to Education Studies – Routledge, 2012
- The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings (co-author) – Open University Press, 2012
- "Principles under pressure: ...perspectives on final teaching practice..." (co-author) – International Journal of Early Years Education, Vol. 20, 2012
- Total Somerset High Contact Families Project Evaluation Report (co-author – Centre for Educational Policy in Practice, Bath Spa University, 2011
- "Transformative empowerment: stimulating transformations in practice" (co-author) – LATHE, Vol. 5, 2011
- "Enjoyment in the Early Years through critical reflection" in Hayes (ed) Joyful Teaching – Learning Matters, 2007
- "Helping young children to learn" in Willan & Parker-Rees (eds), Early Childhood Studies... – Learning Matters, 2007
- "Ready for Reception?..." (co-author) – Early Years, Vol. 27, 2007
- "The quest for quality: the action research approach" in Blenkin & Kelly (eds), Principles into Practice in Early Childhood Education – Paul Chapman, 1997
- "Breaking through the barriers..." (co-author) – Education Action Research, Vol. 5, 1997
- "Government policies and early education..." (co-author) – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, Vol. 4, 1996
- "Action research and the early years of education" (co-author) – Early Years, Vol. 17, 1996
- "Promoting the quality of the curriculum in the early years..." (co-author) – Early Years, Vol. 15, 1994
- “ Some of the best training I've attended in 14 years in childcare. ” Sue Owen, Gloucestershire – June 2016
- “ The course was excellent, can't think of any ways to improve ” Mandy Morrison, Gloucestershire County Council – April 2016
- “ I really, really enjoyed the training and I thought that the facilitator Janet was brilliant. She was approachable, enthusiastic, real and funny. She was very clear and clever with how she explained things that were complex. It was an excellent day, very useful for my work as a parenting worker forming a great basis for work with parents and highlighting what I already know to be the foundations but is often difficult to explain to others. Really liked the venue too, never had training there before and parking and amenities were great. ” Sophie Brown, Swindon – February 2016
- “ The trainer was very good - passionate, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the training! ” Lekeshia David, Luton Borough Council – August 2015
- “ The leader engaged the group and inspired and consolidated the teams values and united the approach we use. ” Children's centre worker, Chippenham – August 2015
- “ Really enjoyed the day. The presenter was extremely knowledgeable and inspiring. She has an stimulating and enjoyable way of delivering information with many practical and useful examples. ” Participant, Cornwall – April 2015
- “ Fantastic motivating training! ” Suzanne Meal, Cornwall – March 2015
- “ I felt that the trainer explained everything with enthusiasm and held the audience's attention throughout. ” Participant, Cornwall – March 2015
- “ Janet was fantastic, she kept it flowing so well, she made it so interesting it could have gone on longer and would still have flown by as it was so gripping. ” Sharon Hawkey, Cornwall – March 2015
- “ It's rare to go on a training course and find that you wouldn't mind it lasting longer, but this is how I felt. Brilliant delivery from the trainer; interesting, funny, keeping everyone's interest and she had no notes!!! ” Participant, Cornwall – March 2015
- “ Janet was fun, knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. ” Jean Scoffin, Cornwall – March 2015
- “ Knowledgable speaker, varied delivery ” Jane Palmen, School – December 2014
- “ Entertaining speaker clearly with wealth of knowledge and recent classroom experience ” Jane Palmen, School – December 2014
- “ Lively, bright and engaging. ” Participant, Greenwich, London – November 2014
- “ I would recommend this to my colleagues. I enjoyed every minute and now feel empowered ” Customer, Stoke on Trent – November 2014
- “ Absolutely amazing. Really enjoyed this training, Janet is fabulous - so full of information. I could have listened to her all day and cannot wait for the next session. I think this training should be compulsory for every one. ” Sarah Monks, Bristol – October 2014
- “ The course reinforced good practice with a really empowering facilitator, good to be able to use colourful, clear up-to-date information to share and discuss with families ” Customer, Swindon – July 2014
- “ This was excellent training. Janet was so current with up to date research on tap, and the relaxed method was pitched perfectly... I look forward to using this in practice on a daily basis ” Customer, Swindon – July 2014
- “ It was excellent. I can not think of anything that would improve it - unless it could be longer with even more information! ” Participant, South West – March 2014
- “ The emotion coaching has already changed my practice and will inform my policies in the future. ” Tracey Williams, Cornwall – November 2013
- “ Fantastic day... exceeded expectations. ” Anne-Marie Fearn, Cornwall – November 2013