About the programme
Early Words Together for London will work in three areas of London; focusing on the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in year one. Last year, 1 in 4 (27.5%) children in Barking and Dagenham started school without the literacy skills expected for their age.
Early Words Together for London has been designed with adaptions to support children at three different stages of their development: ages 2, 3 and 4 to 5 years. Through the programme, parents learn simple daily activities such as shared reading, songs and mark-making.
Early Words Together for London is delivered in two ways: face-to-face, where nursery practitioners are trained to work with small groups of families for five to six weeks, and through digital content, where practitioners and families access videos supporting the programme.
Our Small Talk website further supports parents, adding an extra boost to the activities taking place in the settings. It also engages harder to reach families who may be facing barriers accessing the nursery sessions, such as low confidence, scheduling and transport issues.
Early Words Together at Two resourcesWe have a number of resources available for settings delivering Early Words Together at Two.Learn more
Early Words Together at Three resourcesExplore resources to support schools to deliver Early Words Together at Three.Learn more
Early Words Together for 4-5 resourcesThis page contains all the additional resources you will need to run Early Words Together for children aged for 4 to 5.Learn more
Videos for practitionersThese six videos show practitioners delivering Early Words Together sessions in their settings.See more
Small TalkSmall Talk is a new project which helps parents turn the activities they are already doing with their child every day into new opportunities to build their child’s language...See more