All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘eldp’


Blog from our CEO: New government set on extending its free childcare offer.

Blog by I CAN’s CEO, Virginia Beardshaw. There’s been lots of focus on children’s early years pre and post election. The new government is set on extending its free childcare offer for poor families, as a way of getting more parents into work. This is a key plank of the new government’s policy for addressing poverty and disadvantage. So far …

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I CAN’s Early Talk and the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

As a legacy of the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) project, I CAN has reintroduced two training courses for early years professionals. The reintroduction is timely in light of the EYPP. The two courses which now fall under the Early Talk training umbrella are namely  Working with Under 3s and Working with Parents. The courses separately address issues faced by …

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Giving children the best start in life: celebrating the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP). By Virginia Beardshaw CEO

This month marked a real high point for I CAN, as we celebrated the success of our Department for Education-funded Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) with a special seminar at the Office of Public Management. The ELDP is a national training programme that increases awareness, knowledge and confidence amongst the early years workforce supporting children’s speech, language and communication development …

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I CAN’s Christmas round up from our CEO, Virginia Beardshaw

As 2014 draws to a close, we have a hugely successful year for I CAN to reflect on. The year started with a Gala Concert at St. James’s Palace to celebrate I CAN’s 125th Anniversary. This prestigious event was made possible by the kind support of Her Majesty The Queen who has been a patron of I CAN throughout her reign, …

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I CAN’s practical and informative training programmes explained.

I CAN provides many opportunities for schools and settings to develop their expertise in supporting the communication needs of their pupils. The different training packages available cover the entire school remit from the early years to secondary school. Beginning with the Early Years, Early Talk is an insightful and engaging programme, developed for the early year’s workforce, encouraging partnership with …

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