Tina Burke, Whitecross Nursery

Tina Burke, Whitecross Nursery Whitecross Nursery School in Derby is a maintained school with children attending after their third birthday and usually for three terms leading to starting school. Children access different sessions across the week. Most are using the 30-hours funding, some attend the full five days and others only 15 hours. Tina Burke, […]

Little changes make a big difference for Redwood Primary School

Little changes make a big difference for Redwood Primary School With over 600 pupils, Redwood Primary School in Sinfin has taken a whole school approach to supporting speech, language and communication development. The school believes the TALK Derby message has huge benefits for all children in the school – from the youngest in the nursery […]

Nursery uses Balanced System to review communication

Nursery uses The Balanced System® to review communication White House Nursery in Alvaston has become one of the first settings to complete the Understand Phase of The Balanced System®. The System is part of the TALK Derby resources available to nurseries and primary schools to help them recognise everything they are currently doing to support […]

Nursery introduces bedtime stories

Nursery introduces bedtime stories Diamond Day Nursery in Alvaston has recently introduced bedtime reading sessions. The idea came to Lucy Brown, deputy manager and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) when she attended a similar event at her daughters’ school. Lucy said: “As well as promoting speech and language, by encouraging parents and children to come […]