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Every child deserves to have the best opportunities in life.

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TALK Derby is a Government-funded project to help local children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to succeed in life.

Whether as parents, carers or professionals working with children, or as potential employers, we all have a role to play and a contribution to make. Watch our special films of Derby children talking to adults.

Follow the links below to find out what TALK Derby has to offer you:

Make the TALK Derby Pledge today to show your support.
Our children's futures are in our hands – let’s TALK Derby!

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We have a number of fantastic courses available for teachers, childminders and children’s centre staff in our 8 priority areas

And they’re completely free!

Find out more and check your eligibility:

@DerbyCC @DerbyEarlyYears @SmartTalkers @hempsalls

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The quality of #words spoken to children is just as important as the quantity of words.

That’s why it’s important to take time to have meaningful conversations with the #children in your life.

Make your TALK Derby pledge to do just that:
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Are the Monday morning blues getting you down? 😓

Why not brighten your day by singing a fun song with your #baby, like Round and Round the Garden? 🎤

Songs help #children to learn and understand words.

#EYFS #Derby #communication @hempsalls @DerbyEarlyYears @BetterCommCIC

Did you know? 💭

1 in 3 disadvantaged children start school with poor language.

Here at TALK Derby we want this to change, we want you to talk to the children in your life and help them to grow their vocabulary!

Find out more:

@DerbyCC @hempsalls

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An innovative fully funded training and support programme designed to strengthen the development of speech, language andcommunication (SLC) skills unt...

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Share #books with your child. They’ll particularly love interactive ones with flaps and different textures.

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#Derby #EYFS #reading @hempsalls @BetterCommCIC @ElklanTraining @DerbyEarlyYears @SmartTalkers @DerbyCC

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