TALK Derby

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Training for the Wider Workforce

Course Dates

Day of Week Date Start Time Finish Time
Wednesday 11th November 2020 9:30 am 12:00 pm
Wednesday 18th November 2020 9:30 am 12:00 pm
Wednesday 25th November 2020 9:30 am 12:00 pm

This course is delivered exclusively by online webinar.

This course is for applicants in Derby only.

About the course

Communicating and interacting with young children

Would you like to know more about how you can develop your practice in communicating and interacting with young children?

This free course, delivered by Elklan over three 2-hour sessions, will provide practical, easily implemented strategies to use with all children, especially children with speech, language and communication needs.


By the end of the course you will:

  • Know how to interact effectively with children- ‘Listen to me so I will listen to you’
  • Have meaningful conversations with children – ‘Talk to me in ways I understand’
  • Support children’s communication skills – ‘Help me speak’

Who is this course for?

People in roles that work with pre-school children, such as:

  • Family support workers
  • Social care practitioners
  • Home Start workers
  • Schools
  • Creche practitioners
  • Practitioners working with women’s groups
  • Practitioners working with asylum seekers and new arrivals
  • Others working with pre-school children.

Please note: all applications are subject to availability and eligibility; your application will not be final until your place is confirmed by Elklan Training.

Important – Terms and Conditions:

By applying for this course you agree to our Terms and Conditions for Learners.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be made by email.

You may transfer your place on a course to an alternative participant prior to the start date but please inform us of the change

Failure to attend a course will not entitle you to a transfer and neither will you be able to transfer your place to others.

Elklan reserves the right to cancel this course at any time without liability. Should this occur, delegates will be given as much notice as possible and will be offered an alternative date.

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This course is funded by TALK Derby and administered on their behalf by Derby City Council. Your name and email address, plus the name, address and telephone number of your setting and course details will be shared with Derby City Council when you submit this application form to allow them to ensure the eligibility of each applicant. Your personal address will not be shared. For more information, please see our privacy policy.

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