julie photo 2Julie  has written and delivered various courses since 2006.

Having left University as a mature student with her degree in Childhood and Disability Studies, Julie had predominantly worked in the public sector with SureStart- a government backed programme that improved outcomes for children in the early years of life.

It was during her employment as a Family Support Manager that Julie identified that there is a real need for courses that produced positive, measurable outcomes for families that needed change and development. One such area was parenting. Throughout her on going work with families Julie noticed that parents often parent the way they were parented. So if an adult had a poor experience of their own childhood, it often had a bearing on the way they parented. The families that Julie worked with were typically reluctant service users who lacked the confidence and self- esteem to engage in any form of self-development. From this the Step By Step Confidence course was written.

Having been made redundant from local authority, Step By Step has been set up to continue delivering courses where need is identified.The tailored courses have been rolled out within the North East England – check out our testimonials

Julie has recently added both Ptll’s and Ctll’s teaching qualifications to her academic portfolio and works to the Recognising And Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) standards of delivery. 

Voluntary work within the community has been a long standing passion for Julie. The Derwentside Toy appeal has run every year since it’s inception back in 2006 and to date over 4000 children and families have benefited. This work has resulted in a nomination given by the Salvation Army to Durham County Council for the Chairman’s Medal awards 2015. The Caritas Fund to help families in need obtain appropriate school shoes, coats and other clothing has so far helped 85 children, removing a barrier to education.

All delivering staff have valid enhanced CRB/DBS checks performed annually. All of our facilitators are RESPECT trained to deliver to perpetrators of domestic abuse and violence.

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