Early Words Together at Three programme resources

Added 07 Sep 2017
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Here we share all the resources that you need to run Early Words Together at Three. They complement the programme materials already given to you.

These resources are only available to schools that are part of an Early Words Together at Three project. If you are not a part of a project, you can learn more about running Early Words Together in your setting.

Please note that these resources will continue to be developed, adapted and added to, so it is important that you check this webpage regularly.

Don't forget to direct parent to the small talk site to further support them with fun chat, read, play activities to do in the home!

Early Words Together at Three training

  • Staff training presentation

PowerPoint used on the staff training day

  • Staff action planning template

Template used in the staff training to plan the way forward for Early Words Together at Three in your school.

For family sessions

  • Family sign-in sheet

Staff and volunteers use this sheet to record family attendance at each session. Instructions for completing this can be found on the first page of the document.

  • Parent takeaways with QR codes

Handouts for parents similar to the parent takeaways in the Early Words Together at Three toolkit, but with additional QR codes, as discussed in the training.

  • Early Words Together book list

List of some of the books we have found work best with children in the programme.

  • Early Words Together for Children with SEND

Resource explaining how Early Words Together has been delivered with children and families with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Family certificate template

Certificate for families who complete the programme.

Evaluation and monitoring

  • Parent surveys

Parents must complete this survey on or after their final session. Word documents are also available as a downloadable resource.

  • Practitioner surveys

All practitioners supporting Early Words Together at Three sessions must complete a pre-programme survey before they run their first session, and a post-programme survey at the end of the programme in 2019.

Practitioner/family case study templates

As part of the project, practitioners are asked to complete a case study that captures one of two things:

  1. Your learning as a practitioner
  2. Your observations of a family's journey during the project.

You only need to complete one case study template but if you want to do more, please do.

Please ask parents to complete the National Literacy Trust permission form if you would include photos of volunteers, parents and children in your case study.

Progress report (due termly)

Settings are asked to complete a very simple online progress report each term describing how many families they’ve worked with, challenges encountered and successes achieved.

Please contact with any questions you have about the programme and resources.