We recognise that a major part of a child’s development is guiding them to become more effective communicators.

Communication and language is one of the seven areas of the early years foundation stage and we ensure that the children are able to reach all of the assessment criteria:

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking skills

We encourage the children to initiate discussions and allow thinking time, providing them with the tools that they need to have meaningful conversations. By providing opportunities to listen and communicate we are developing the childs understanding of language and giving them the chance to connect to the world around them.