Category Archive for: ‘Early Years Workers’

Meath School pupil in Just So Singers presented to members of the Royal Family at Royal Albert Hall Concert

Michael, Meath School pupil (left), who is part of the Surrey Special Educational Needs Choir Just So Singers was presented to TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie this week (Tuesday 29th May) at the Go Surrey concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Michael was one of three students chosen from the Just So Singers to …

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Update on the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP)

Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) training has started to roll out nationally with two-day courses currently running in Birmingham and Sheffield. After completion of the initial training pilots in March, 6 ELDP hubs have started cascading and have so far reached 165 individual practitioners with their sessions. For example, in March, the hub in Barrow in Furness held a ‘Babies …

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The journey from Make Chatter Matter to Hello – by Anita Kerwin-Nye, outgoing Director of The Communication Trust

I was working for I CAN, as Director of Communications, when the seeds for The Communication Trust were sown. Working closely with Virginia Beardshaw, Chief Executive of I CAN, we ran the incredible Make Chatter Matter campaign, which firmly put children’s communication on the policy and media agenda. In the wake of the Bercow Review, which the voluntary sector had …

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Debutots guest blog: Making Pretend Play a Reality

Lucy Smith, Debutots Franchisee, tells how she discovered how to really play with her children. Einstein once said “Logic takes you from A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere”.  Not one of his more famous discoveries, I admit, and as a busy mum with two energetic and demanding young children, not one I might have considered particularly relevant …

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Checking your child’s progress in the early years

As parents we are all keen to know that our children are developing just as they should.  Shouldn’t he be walking yet?  When should she start to talk in sentences?  We are full of questions about our child’s development!  So, it is great news to hear that the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the curriculum that our children will …

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