Let's Get Knowsley Talking

Let’s Get Knowsley Talking

Welcome to Let’s Get Knowsley Talking (LGKT), a joint initiative by the Knowsley Early Years Service and I CAN to deliver Early Years training to settings across the Knowsley area. This page will provide you with all the information that you need to make the most of this opportunity. 

What is involved? 

All early years settings across Knowsley will receive Early Talk training and be supported to achieve Accreditation. Once accredited you will be able to show that your school meets the standards set for good practice in supporting all children’s speech, language and communication development. To find out more about I CAN Accreditation, click here.

Nurseries that are attached to a school will also be trained in I CAN's Early Talk Boost Intervention. 

Introducing your I CAN Advisor

As part of the project there is a dedicated speech and language therapist, based locally to support you. Jess Page is the I CAN Speech and Language Advisor who will deliver the training for the Let’s Get Knowsley Talking project. Jess is available for a general chat or to answer your questions before training begins. If you want to get in touch, Jess can be reached on jpage@ican.org.uk or 020 7239 0002. 

 

  • Early Talk Training

    Early Talk is aimed at the early years workforce in partnership with parents to support the communication needs of children from birth to age 5. The Early Talk 0-5 training programme has been independently evaluated as enhancing the learning environment for all children, with a long-term positive impact on staff and practice. Each setting will also take home a comprehensive Early Talk Toolkit to support communication best practice moving forward.

    Early Talk training will be delivered online and will take 4 hours to complete. Please click here to find out more about the training, to download the presentation slides and to complete the pre-course activity.

    To book onto this training, click one of the links below:

  • Early Talk Boost for Nurseries attached to Primary Schools

    Any nurseries attached to a Primary School will be eligible for a fully funded training session on our Early Talk Boost intervention, aimed at children 3-4 with delayed language. Early Talk Boost narrows the gap between them and their peers, and helps to prepare children well for reception.

    After participating in the Early Talk Boost intervention 72% of children reached expected levels in understanding words and sentences (compared to 27% before), as measured by the I CAN tracker.

    Early Talk Boost training will be delivered online and will take 4 hours to complete. Please click here to find out more about the training, to download the presentation slides and to complete the pre-course activity.

    To book onto this training, click one of the links below:

  • Accreditation Documents And Support Zooms

    Here you will find the documents and useful information to help you make the most of this project 

    Accreditation Support Zooms 

    In these sessions, we will go through each standard and discuss the kinds of evidence you can provide each one.  Following these sessions, you should be ready to hand in your accreditation portfolio. 

    These sessions are here to help you complete your portfolio. You may wish to attend all, or just some of the sessions. There is no need to book in advance, just click the zoom links below.

    Dates for Mondays Accreditation Support Sessions:

    • 8th February 2021, Standard C, 4pm - 5pm
    • 1st March 2021, Standard D, 4pm - 5pm

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88395625689

    Dates for Thursdays Accreditation Support Sessions:

    • 4th February 2021, Standard B, 4pm - 5pm
    • 25th February 2021, Standard C, 4pm - 5pm
    • 11th March 2021, Standard D, 4pm - 5pm

    Zoom link: ​https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85701244712    

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