TALK Derby – Supporting children’s speech and language development for the under 5s
Published: 8 January 2021
TALK Derby is a Government-funded Opportunity Area programme to help local children develop the speech, language and communication (SLC) skills they need to succeed in school, work and life. The programme provides training and support for parents as well as practitioners working with young children.
TALK Derby aims to help parents and practitioners to prevent speech and language difficulties from occurring as well as identify when a child needs additional support. All training courses are free and are delivered either live online or are recorded so that the training material can be accessed at a time of the day that fits in with parent or practitioner time commitments. Time dedicated by practitioners working in early years education settings can be claimed back after completing a course.
The programme is due to end at the end of March 2021, so if you haven’t already book your place soon! Training and development opportunities can be accessed on the TALK Derby website or by contacting Katie McCormick or call 01208 841450.
Councillor Evonne Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said:
I am so pleased that the Council will now continue the excellent work of TALK Derby. The support that we can provide to families with young children is needed now more than ever as we enter another COVID lockdown when play centres and community parent and toddler support groups are not able to open their doors.
The Council is committed to supporting parents to build their confidence and provide accessible information which can help them to support their children’s talking.