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Audience

This two-hour online course is aimed at representatives of Talking Together in Cambridgeshire-funded groups, and Child and Family Centre workers who want to increase their knowledge of how to support families of children from birth to five who are learning to speak more than one language.

Aims

Throughout the course participants will learn to:

  • Develop a shared understanding of the terminology
  • Consider how children learn languages
  • Review some of the important learning points that you might want to share with families
  • Talk through some practical approaches that families can use to support children’s early language learning
  • Explore some tips that you can use to support this work when families visit your groups.

Additional information

Please note, childminders and setting staff should join the 'Supporting Multilingual Learners in the EYFS' course.

Date Time Location
Thursday, 28 November 2024 10 am to 12 pm Sunley House, Papworth Everard

Booking and reservations for Early Years Workforce Development.

Audience

All adults who work with children aged birth to five in a setting or school-based provision.

Aims

Making it REAL is a family literacy project led by ECU at the National Children’s Bureau in partnership with the School of Education at the University of Sheffield and local authorities, schools, nurseries and children’s centres throughout England.

The work is inspired by and builds on, the learning of the original REAL project led by Professors Cathy Nutbrown and Peter Hannon.

REAL has a powerful impact on children’s learning, parents’ confidence and early years practice more generally.

This training has been informed by the experience of teachers and practitioners. It consists of pre-training activities, one facilitated training day and resources for further reflection and reading.

The aim is to enable practitioners to use the REAL approach in early literacy work with families and implement some practical projects involving home learning and literacy events.

Additional information

Pre-reading and evaluation questions before the training day.

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday, 18 September 2024

9.30 am to 4.30 pm

March Library

Tuesday, 1 October 2024, and

Tuesday, 8 October 2024

1 pm to 4 pm

1 pm to 4 pm

Chatteris Library

Thursday, 21 November 2024

9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Ely Library

Thursday, 23 January 2025

9 am to 4 pm

Sunley House, Papworth Everard

Tuesday, 4 March 2025

9 am to 4 pm

Amusden House, St Ives

Thursday, 24 April 2025

9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Ely Library

Thursday, 8 May 2025, and

Thursday, 15 May 2025

3.45 pm to 6.45 pm

3.45 pm to 6.45 pm

Sunley House, Papworth Everard

Thursday, 26 June 2025

9 am to 4 pm

Cambs FA, Histon

Booking and reservations for Early Years Workforce Development.

Audience

This course is part of the Speech and Language UK Early Talk birth to five years modular programme. It is aimed at family-facing early years practitioners including childminders, Child and Family Centre workers, setting practitioners, and representatives from Talking Together in Cambridgeshire-funded groups who want to increase their knowledge of typical early communication and language development.

Aims

The Early Talk birth to five years modular programme provides a suite of three-staged training modules that enable practitioners to support all their children’s communication and language skills through a range of strategies and techniques.

Throughout the course participants will learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of the definitions of speech, language, and communication
  • Enhance their knowledge about the stages of communication and language development
  • Understand TALK strategies for supporting children’s communication and language development
  • Explore the activities in the toolkit resource and reflect on how these might be used to support the communication and language needs of children
  • Reflect on what a communication-enabling environment might look like
  • Increase their understanding of possible speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN) difficulties and who else could help.

Additional information

Participants must complete pre-session homework which should take approximately 30 minutes.

Participants will need to purchase a workbook costing £15, which will be invoiced later.

Each participating setting/school will require access to an Early Talk resource toolkit. Toolkits contain specific resources to support this training, one toolkit is suitable for all three of the Early Talk modules. Please get in touch with Helen.Wootton@cambridgeshire.gov.uk for further information.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 25 March 2025 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Sunley House, Papworth Everard

Booking and reservations for Early Years Workforce Development.

Audience

This course is part of the Speech and Language UK Early Talk birth to five years modular programme. It is expected that those applying to join this course will already have completed either the 'Speech and Language UK: Supporting Communication and Language' module, or the 'Speech and Language UK: Working with the Under Threes' module.

This course is aimed at family-facing early years practitioners including childminders, Child and Family Centre workers, setting practitioners, and representatives from Talking Together in Cambridgeshire-funded groups who want to increase their knowledge of typical early communication and language development.

Aims

The Early Talk birth to five years modular programme is a suite of three-staged training modules that enable practitioners to support all their children’s communication and language skills through various strategies and techniques.

Throughout the course participants will learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of parental support for the development of speech, language, and communication
  • Understand more about how to work in partnership with parents to support their children’s speech, language, and communication
  • Understand more ideas for supporting parents in using activities and approaches to support their children’s speech, language, and communication development
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of working with parents of children with SLCN and relevant professional agencies.

Additional information

Participants must complete pre-session homework which should take approximately 30 minutes.

Participants will need to purchase a workbook costing £15, which will be invoiced later.

Each participating setting/school will require access to an Early Talk resource toolkit. Toolkits contain specific resources to support this training, one toolkit is suitable for all three of the Early Talk modules. Please get in touch with Helen.Wootton@cambridgeshire.gov.uk for further information.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 6 May 2025 9.30 am to 3.30 pm Sunley House, Papworth Everard

Booking and reservations for Early Years Workforce Development.

Audience

This course is part of the Speech and Language UK Early Talk birth to five years modular programme. It is aimed at family-facing early years practitioners including childminders, Child and Family Centre staff, setting practitioners, and representatives from Talking Together in Cambridgeshire-funded groups who want to increase their knowledge of typical early communication and language development.

Aims

The Early Talk birth to five years modular programme is a suite of three-staged training modules that enable practitioners to support all their children’s communication and language skills through various strategies and techniques.

Throughout the course participants will learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of the skills needed to communicate
  • Reflect on their knowledge of the stages of communication and language development
  • Consider the risk and resilience factors that might affect communication and language development
  • Reflect on when to seek support and how to refer on
  • Understand more about the role of the practitioner in supporting children’s communication and language development
  • Develop their knowledge of the links between play, language, and cognition
  • Understand more about the key methods of supporting communication and language development including strategies to generate warmth and support responsiveness.

Additional information

Participants must complete pre-session homework which should take approximately 30 minutes.

Participants will need to purchase a workbook costing £15, which will be invoiced later.

Each participating setting/school will require access to an Early Talk resource toolkit. Toolkits contain specific resources to support this training, one toolkit is suitable for all three of the Early Talk modules. Please get in touch with Helen.wootton@cambridgeshire.gov.uk for further information.

Date Time Location
Thursday, 30 January 2025 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Sunley House, Papworth Everard

Booking and reservations for Early Years Workforce Development.

* Cambridgeshire Essentials

Audience

This course is aimed at family-facing early years practitioners including childminders, Child and Family Centre staff, setting practitioners, and representatives from Talking Together in Cambridgeshire-funded groups who want to increase their knowledge of how to support young children’s (from birth to five) early communication, language, and literacy development.

Aims

The course will focus on how we can become more responsive to young children’s needs in our interactions with them. The role of the adult in the exchanges and the changes we could make to better support young children's communication language and literacy development will be considered before the focus shifts to understanding why we need to share quality information with young children and how we might do this.

Throughout the course participants will learn to:

  • Understand how the way we communicate with children impacts on them
  • Understand why quality interactions matter
  • Develop strategies we can use to support interactions, and why these strategies help support children’s communication and language development
  • Understand how the use of expansions and extensions can help us build on children’s existing knowledge.
Date Time Location
Thursday, 21 November 2024, and Thursday, 28 November 2024 6.30 pm to 8 pm Online via Zoom
Monday, 25 November 2024, and Monday, 2 December 2024 6.30 pm to 8 pm Sunley House, Papworth Everard
Monday, 20 January 2025, and Monday, 27 January 2025 1.30 pm to 3 pm March Library
Thursday, 17 24 October 2024, and Thursday, 24 October 2024 6.30 pm to 8 pm Online via Zoom
Monday, 17 March 2025, and Monday, 24 March 2025 6.30 pm to 8 pm Online via Zoom
Thursday, 5 June 2025, and Thursday, 12 June 2025 9.30 am to 11 pm Ely Library
Monday, 12 May 2025, and Monday, 19 May 2025 6.30 pm to 8 pm Online via Zoom

Booking and reservations for Early Years Workforce Development.

* Cambridgeshire Essentials