Tops Day Nurseries have recently invested in the ‘Early Talk Boost’ programme across all of its settings.
Throughout 2018 our data showed that some of the children across our settings had delayed language. Early Talk boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year olds, with delayed language, to help boost their language skills and narrow the gap between them and their peers.
Children who are selected to take part in the intervention will attend three sessions per week during circle/story time, each lasting 15-20 minutes. The sessions will be run by a trained Early Talk Boost practitioner within the setting.
The sessions include activities that cover the foundation skills in speech, language and communication that children need for learning and understanding new words, as well as having conversations.
Each of our settings has been provided with an Early Talk Boost intervention pack which includes books, puppets and musical instrument to support the programme.
‘The results so far have been fantastic. We have seen children who took part in our first 9 week intervention improve their attention and listening skills immensely’ Amy Alderson, Operations Director.