TALK Derby

Helping Derby's young children to develop
the speech, language and communication
skills they need for a happy and successful life.

Let's Talk at Home


What is it?

For an overview of the course content, please click here.

Let's Talk at Home is an exciting new very practical Elklan programme which runs for six weeks. Parents and carers are invited to attend with their child for one hour a week and be coached in simple but highly effective strategies to develop their child's listening, attention and communication skills.

The six sessions cover:
Session 1: Getting to know you
Session 2: Developing interaction
Session 3: Developing vocabulary
Session 4: Developing talking
Session 5: Sharing books
Session 6: Celebrating success

Each session will follow a similar format:

  • Hello Time: Settling and Hello song
  • You will be given a 'Talking Tip' to use straight away with your child.
  • Play Time: You will engage in an activity of your child's choice from a range of suitable resources. The Let's Talk at Home tutor will coach you in how to implement the Talking Tip in a number of play activities. It will be fun and engaging.
  • Home Time:
    • You and your child will make a 'Take Home' token to help you remember the Talking Tip.
    • Parent pledge: you will be given a postcard with the visual reminder of the Talking Tip. This is used to encourage you to choose an everyday routine when/where you can use the 'Talking Tip'. The more you practise the 'Talking Tip' in a variety of situations the more you will remember to use it!
  • Song Time

How is it delivered?

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

Parent Tutors: Let's Talk at Home

Do you have an interest in understanding how speech and language develops and want to support others to help their children achieve these skills? Does your child go to a setting in one of the TALK Derby priority wards (Abbey, Alvaston, Arboretum, Boulton, Chaddesden, Derwent, Normanton and Sinfin)? If yes, you are invited to become a Parent Tutor on the 'Let's Talk at Home' course. Once trained you will support an Early Years practitioner in your child's setting to deliver 'Let's Talk at Home' to other parents.

How do I become a Let's Talk at Home tutor?

  1. Complete the Level 1 accredited course, 'Let's Talk with Under 5s' with your Early Years practitioner. For further information about Let's Talk with Under 5s, click here.
  2. To register your interest in becoming a Let's Talk at Home tutor click below.

What do other parents say?


Settings delivering the programme

Below is a list of settings currently delivering 'Let's Talk at Home'. 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 register your interest and find out if you can access free Let's Talk at Home tutor training, enter the postcode of your child's early years setting below: