TALK Derby

Inspiration, support and training - helping Derby's young
children to develop the speech, language and communication
skills they need for a happy and successful life.

Let's Talk with Under 5s

What is it?

A practical training course for parents and carers looking for key skills and knowledge. This course has helped many parents of young children maximise their child's communication potential and ensure they are ready for school.

What does the training involve?

You will be given support and encouragement to achieve a certificate in the Let's Talk with Under 5s course, accredited by an externally quality assured and Ofqual regulated national Awarding Organisation. The accreditation gained will be 3 credits at Level 1.

In addition you will receive:

  • teaching from qualified speech and language therapists and/or an experienced practitioner
  • opportunities to discuss ideas to help children learn to listen, understand and talk
  • information about communication difficulties children can experience
  • opportunities to meet other pre-school practitioners, parents and carers
  • information about normal speech and language development
  • an illustrated workbook full of practical tips and ideas which provides a rich source of individualised strategies and information

How is it delivered?

Settings can choose to participate in the delivery of this training, so it may not be available to all. This programme may be delivered by practitioners in your child's setting from Spring term 2020. More information to follow.

How much will it cost?

If you are in one of the 8 priority wards in Derby, then this training is being delivered free of charge. Training Attendance Allowance is available to provide some compensation for the time you will take to attend this session. Click here to apply

What do other parents say?


Settings delivering the programme

Below is a list of settings currently delivering "Let's Talk with Under 5s". Please contact your child's setting for further information and to book your place/register your interest.

There are currently no settings delivering this training. Keep checking the page for updates!

Upcoming opportunities

There are no dates currently available for this course.

To book, enter your setting's postcode below to check your eligibility for free training