“The power of the programme has been amazing... Because of Early Words Together, local parents now have the skills they need to continue encouraging their child’s literacy development at home.”Vicky Bowman, Reading Lead
Prices start from £1,550 to support 30 families. This includes National Literacy Trust membership - existing members receive a £100 discount.
Worried about language delay in your school?
Across the UK, up to 40-50% of children are starting school without the language skills they need to progress.
Though widespread, language delay is most concentrated in areas of high deprivation. Children eligible for free school meals are twice as likely to experience language difficulties.
Early Words Together provides training and resources for nursery and reception teaching staff to help parents improve their children's language development and school readiness. The programme is a great, evidence-based use of pupil premium.
Increase children's language development
Underperforming children who take part in Early Words Together catch up with their peers in their understanding of spoken language in just three months.
Improve the home learning environment
86% of parents who take part in the programme report they now talk more to their children – and two-thirds feel more confident about sharing books with their child.
Improve parental engagement
73% of parents and carers who took part in Early Words Together now read with their child every day – up from 53% at the start of the programme.
Help the families most in need
Families who read the least often at the start of the programme show a 91% increase in reading frequency by the end.
ResourceView detailsWe have a number of resources available for settings delivering Early Words Together at Two. ResourceView detailsWe teamed up with CBeebies magazine to produce an Early Years resource packed with exciting ideas for fun and learning.