Special communication, language and literacy bulletin

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Early years bulletin

12 October 2023


Welcome to the special communication, language and literacy bulletin for the Autumn term. In this bulletin we would like to remind you of our top tips for talking and the Best Start training that is available to you.


There are 10 Best Start top tips posters to help parents and practitioners develop children's communication skills. The posters include QR codes linking to short video clips which demonstrate how the top tips work in real life. The 10 top tips are:


Please do share these with staff and parents and print and display in your settings, share on social media, newsletters or on your website. We have also collated these into a top tips for talking toolkit where you can access all posters in once place.

Access the top tips for talking toolkit


All practitioners in early years settings can access free 2 hour eLearning for an overview of Best Start and the good practice we can all use to support, speech, language and communication needs. 

Access Best Start training

Access help with setting up eLearning account

Contact the Early Years team for further guidance on the top tips and training at eyinclusion@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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