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29 February: Talk To Your Baby Conference 2016

This year's conference will be chaired by Jean Gross CBEwith a keynote speech from Naomi Eisenstadt and boasts a range of speakers including Elizabeth Jarman and Jeszemma Garrett

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Early Years Sector

Find out more about our programmes and resources for practitioners working in early years settings. Includes:


  • HELLO - Helping Early Language and Literacy Outcomes
  • Early Words Together
  • Illustration of a toddlerInformation for Parents and Carers

    We encourage parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to age three.

    We have a separate website for parents.

    Illustration of mother and babyDownload free resources

    Print out and give these resources to  families you work with. Includes:

  • Quick tips in 17 languages 
  • Baby's first word 
  • Bilingualism FAQ
  • Quick links
    Research Download our free research reports
    Strategic guidance paper An approach to speech, language and communication
    Initiatives Interesting practice from the UK and abroad
    Videos Informative and useful early communication videos

    Quick links



    View our video clips about a range of early communication topics, including Norland College's "buggy view" footage.

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