January 7, 2019

This edition includes: Childcare Awards, Conference by Ali McClure, Elklan, PEIC-D, Come Talk with Me and CPD Training.

Childcare Awards

The nominations have been flooding in, so, well done every one but we want to make it the best awards yet. Remind your parents and carers to vote now as the closing date on Friday 1 February is fast approaching.

Conference ‘Making it Better for Boys’ Ali McClure Saturday 9 February 2019

Ali’s extraordinary training has been proven to make a dramatic difference for the outcomes, success and happiness of thousands of settings, their children and their families in the UK and abroad. She is best known for her widely acclaimed book ‘Making it Better for Boys’ but the messages which run throughout, work equally well for girls - after all we are all individuals, whatever our gender. Ali’s distinctive writing and inspiring, quirky training ‘leave a lasting legacy’ and make her the UK’s leading authority on behaviour, learning and boys. Ali’s work is simply unforgettable. Book on CPD online.

Elklan Speech and Language Support for 0-3s

A fantastic opportunity for staff working with babies and toddlers! We are pleased to offer Elklan 0-3s course starting on 18 March. This course focuses on early language development, gives practitioners theoretical knowledge and practical strategies to promote and extend communication. It will be delivered in only 7 sessions! For full details please look on CPD online.

Promoting Early Interactive Conversations - Dorset

Jo Bryson will be teaching this training on Friday 1 February 09:30 – 16:30 at the EYCPD. Book now on CPD online.

Come Talk with Me Updates

Please make sure you have your January Top Tip Poster displayed and are promoting the message to staff and parents, which is about children having ‘screen free’ time. Please see our Monthly Update section for an interesting research article on the effect of screen time on young children’s speech, language and communication development.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have also published ‘The health impacts of screen time - a guide for clinicians and parents’. This has been highlighted on the BBC News this month and through Nursery World. Please note, however, that this guidance is based on a consultation with a small cohort of young people aged 11-14 years and not early years children. 

The Spring Term Come Talk with me Network is fast approaching, on Thursday 31 January - 16.30 to 18.30. Please book your place now on CPD Online to avoid disappointment!

New timetables for Spring 2019 are now available for both the Come Talk with Me Groups and the Speech and Language Drop In Advisory sessions. Please see the Further Support section for more information.

If you are not part of Come Talk with Me but would like to be, email here

Safeguarding Information

Please see updated information on the Early Years Safeguarding web page.

CPD Opportunities

Please check for upcoming courses