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I CAN Early Talk

I CAN Early Talk

I CAN Early Talk supports early years’ practitioners to improve speech, language and communication (SLC) for children aged 0-3.

This project will support childcare and education providers, such as nurseries, childminders and schools, who are registered to deliver early education for two-year olds in the Better Start Bradford area. BHT Early Education and Training will be delivering the following I CAN courses:

  • Early Talk 0-5 Working with Under 3’s
  • Early Talk 0-5 Working with Parents to Early Years Practitioners

They will also support early years providers to achieve the I CAN accreditation.

I CAN Early Talk aims to support improved communication and language development in 0-3’s. This will be achieved by ensuring consistent practice across the Better Start Bradford area.

Early years’ practitioners will be provided with continuous professional development around communication and language, and early years’ settings will be supported to gain I CAN accreditation.

Who’s it for?

Practitioners within early years who are registered to deliver early education for two-year olds (including childminders and schools).

Where and when is it delivered?

Training will be provided in the group’s own early years’ setting. Individuals, such as childminders, will also be invited to join group training sessions where appropriate. Training sessions will be held as requested by the childcare/education provider. Training for Early Talk 0-5 Working with Under 3’s and Early Talk 0-5 Working with Parents to Early Years Practitioners is equivalent to one day per course. Training can be delivered in one 5-hour session, two separate 2.5 hour sessions or via two 2.5 hour twilight sessions, whatever is best for the child care/education provider. Mentoring to support accreditation is set at one day per term.

How do families book on/register? This project is for employees, practitioners and partners in the Better Start Bradford area who work with children under four. I CAN will help families, but families can’t book on this project.

More info:

I CAN is a national children’s communication charity. It has been developing early language training resources for over 10 years. In the Better Start Bradford area there will be two training strands offered, plus support for the accreditation of the child care/education provider:

  • Early Talk 0-5 Working with Under 3’s
  • Early Talk 0-5  Working with Parents to Early Years Practitioners
  • ICAN Early Talk Accreditation at Supportive Level

BHT Early Education are dedicated to the professional development of practitioners and the improvement of practice amongst the Early Years workforce.

           

I CAN is one of more than 20 projects being provided by Better Start Bradford for pregnant women and families with children under four in Little Horton, Bowling and Barkerend and Bradford Moor.