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Evaluation of HELLO: A tool to improve communication, language and literacy practice in early years settings

Added 06 Jul 2016

These external evaluations, carried out by the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement at Coventry University, describe the impact of the Helping Early Language and Literacy Outcomes (HELLO) project. 

They show that over the course of the project, practitioners reported significant improvements in several areas, including an increase in practitioner confidence, more positive relationships with parents and working with colleagues to improve practices within settings.

Funded by the Department for Education to run in 74 Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) nursery settings in seven areas between 2015 and 2016, the HELLO project aimed to improve Communication, Language and Literacy (CLL) outcomes for children from birth to three years. 

The HELLO audit tool focused on three key areas; partnerships with parents, practitioner skills, and enabling environments. The evaluations focus on survey responses from practitioners taking part in the project and on implementation models used to deliver the project.