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Derby Libraries’ Rhymetimes

Derby Libraries’ Rhymetimes are back in a new format. The popular nursery rhyme sessions for pre-school children and their parents and carers are back as a series of online videos, created by Derby Theatre, to watch and follow at home.

Until the pandemic, Rhymetimes were popular events in Derby’s libraries, but have been unable to continue while restrictions remain in place. Because reading to children and sharing rhymes is so important to children’s language development, Derby Libraries approached the theatre to create professional and engaging online Rhymetimes.

Seven videos, each featuring three rhymes and songs, have been filmed against the stunning backdrop of The Little Mermaid, the theatre’s recent Christmas show which was shown online. Directed by Derby Theatre’s Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Sarah Brigham, and produced by Stuart Allen, the Rhymetimes will be available to watch for free from Tuesday 9 March 2021.

For Childminders

Let's Talk with Under 5s

A practical web-based training course with advice and strategies which are also suitable for children with English as an additional language and other special educational needs. This course will help you to maximise children's communication potential and ensure they are ready for school.

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Communication Friendly Home Learning Environment

This course is designed to equip childminders in the setting with the support they need to implement evidence based practises in their setting and so achieve Elklan Communication Friendly Home Learning Environment Status

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Training in Identifying Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

This course is designed to equip staff who are excited and passionate about identifying preschool children with speech and language needs (SLCN) or who are at risk from developing SLCN.

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Training for the Wider Workforce

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.

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Let's Talk at Home

This interactive web-based programme is for parents and carers of children under 5 who are passionate about helping their child learn to talk.

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Let's Talk at Home Tutor Pack

This is a ‘train the trainer course' to equip those who are passionate about delivering key messages to parents and carers through the Elklan Let’s Talk at Home training course.

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For School Foundation Units or PVI Settings

Let's Talk with Under 5s

A practical web-based training course with advice and strategies which are also suitable for children with English as an additional language and other special educational needs. This course will help you to maximise children's communication potential and ensure they are ready for school.

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Communication Friendly Settings

This course is designed to equip senior staff in the setting with the materials and support they need to cascade key messages aimed at developing children’s communication to all staff in their setting PLUS the setting receives Elklan Communication Friendly Status.

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Training in Identifying Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

This course is designed to equip staff who are excited and passionate about identifying preschool children with speech and language needs (SLCN) or who are at risk from developing SLCN.

>> Find out more

Training for the Wider Workforce

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.

>> Find out more

Let's Talk at Home

This interactive web-based programme is for parents and carers of children under 5 who are passionate about helping their child learn to talk.

>> Find out more

Let's Talk at Home Tutor Pack

This is a ‘train the trainer course' to equip those who are passionate about delivering key messages to parents and carers through the Elklan Let’s Talk at Home training course.

>> Find out more

For all other adults who care for and work with children aged 0-5 years

Let's Talk with Under 5s

A practical web-based training course with advice and strategies which are also suitable for children with English as an additional language and other special educational needs. This course will help you to maximise children's communication potential and ensure they are ready for school.

>> Find out more

Training for the Wider Workforce

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.

>> Find out more

Training in Identifying Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

This course is designed to equip staff who are excited and passionate about identifying preschool children with speech and language needs (SLCN) or who are at risk from developing SLCN.

>> Find out more

For Parents and Carers

Let's Talk at Home for Parents and Carers

This interactive web-based programme is for parents and carers of children under 5 who are passionate about helping their child learn to talk.

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During the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, TALK Derby is providing an online service to Derby practitioners and families through our resources and support and training offer. We are available on the phone and via email so do get in touch if you need us. Thank you and stay safe.