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.

Sue Egersdorff

Photo - Sue Egersdorff

Sue is a highly experienced children's services professional with significant expertise in early
childhood care and education, school improvement, health services, and social care. She has
recently established a new social enterprise, International Early Years, providing a platform for
early childhood leaders and teachers to share practice and research globally. She is also
working nationally with a number of academy chains and teaching school alliances on
Born4Life, a teacher led enquiry project.

Previously, Sue was a Director at the National College for School Leadership where she led the
College's multi agency, early years and children's centre programmes. As a senior civil servant
Sue has worked closely with government ministers and Department for Education colleagues to
design and deliver national policy initiatives for early years and vulnerable children.
Sue has also been an assistant director of children's services in Cheshire, a local authority
principal school improvement adviser and infant and nursery school headteacher.