As an Early Years Practitioner you play a vital role in the speech and language development of the children in your setting. Below you will find a range of tools and resources to help support your work in the Early Years.
Providing a communication supportive environment lays the foundations for supporting children’s speech, language and communication development in your setting. This means ensuring your interactions with children are as effective as they can be (and supportive of communication development) and that the environment is set up to facilitate communication and language learning opportunities.
Here are our favourite Communication Supportive Tips for Early Years Practitioners:
To help you to create a Communication Friendly Environment in your setting, we’ve created a checklist for early years settings here:
To help you to fulfil your responsibilities as Early Years Practitioners, we’ve put together a range of materials including short videos, podcasts and articles to help you to learn more about supporting the speech, language and communication development of children in your setting.
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Here you will find a range of activities to help support children’s early communication skills which you to recreate in your setting and share with parents.
Looking for something more structured?
Explore our Skills Booster Plan which offers Booster Plans for early vocabulary and speech sound development. Plus, the Skills Booster Plan includes a growing library of downloadable games, resources and visual aids to support communication in a more structured way. Alternatively, we have a range of activity packs and games available to download from our shop.
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