All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Early Talk’

Childhood Play

The best place for the early years by Communication Advisor, Kate Freeman

In an open letter in last week’s Telegraph, a group of educationalists led by the Save Childhood Movement raised their concerns about the starting age of formal schooling and the need to support learning through play in the early years. We know that early years are a crucial time in children’s development, and that connections in the brain are made …

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Early Talk Accreditation

Early Talk Accreditation Improves Ofsted Rating for Pennywell Early Years Centre

Pennywell Early Years Centre gained initial I CAN Early Talk accreditation in October 2008 and successfully retained this each year since.  The Centre is now the first in Sunderland to gain the accreditation under I CAN’s new and improved accreditation framework. We are very proud to be associated with I CAN as we have worked hard over many years to …

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Getting it right first time – Ofsted (2013)

Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw’s latest report ‘Getting it right first time’ starts by stressing the importance of the early years to children’s future success.  Wilshaw states that ‘If, as a society, we are committed to closing the attainment gap, then closing it at an early stage is the priority.’ The Ofsted report highlights the improvement in children’s outcomes …

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Heather ODonnell Blog

Meet Heather O’Donnell

In January this year, I joined the Business Development Team at I CAN. I am the Sales Co-ordinator for Early Talk 0-5, I CAN’s training programmes for practitioners and settings working with children aged 0-5. I have worked within Education for the past three and a half years and it is something I’m very passionate about. At 16, for my …

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Pre-schoolers’ communication gets a boost with new activity pack

Children’s communication charity, I CAN launches new resource Chatting with Children at Childcare Expo, Coventry Pre-school children in the UK will get a boost from a new activity pack designed to help develop their communication skills – launched at the Childcare Expo in Coventry last week (28th September).  The new resource, Chatting with Children, was produced by I CAN, the children’s …

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