For all staff the universal Talking Takes Off -Take Away training is available and provides high quality training sessions to ensure all staff are able to provide consistent and evidence-based messages to parents. All participants who attend the training will receive a Talking Takes Off Communication and Language toolkit to use in practice. For professionals […]
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As part of the new support services being developed by Talking Takes Off (TTO) a new six-week programme for parents is being piloted from October in the Flying Start Children’s Centres. The programme is by invitation only from professionals for families who need a little extra help and support. The programme of fun workshops consists […]
As part of the work of the Early Outcome Fund a new speech, language and communication needs assessment was commissioned to help us understand the needs of our children and assist with planning. The Speech, Language and Communication Needs Assessment is nearing completion, and Business Intelligence and Talking Takes Off are very grateful for the […]
I work for the NHS Speech and Language Therapy service in Luton and see pre-school children in the clinic and in nursery school settings. A large component of my work involves assessing new referrals to our service in order to ensure that children and their families are not waiting too long for that crucial initial […]
The Early Outcomes fund received from the Department for Education has to be used within financial year April 2019 to March 2020. It is important that when the funding ends that the programme is sustainable into the future. In order to help to achieve this we decided to create another work stream called “Communication Friendly […]
This will ensure that key messages for parents across Luton are designed in a practical way to engage parents. There has been lots of parental engagement opportunities over the past months including meeting parents at Picnic in the Park, and members of the TTO team have met with parents from the Parent Carer Forum, mature […]
Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign that encourages parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign, which launched with social media and online adverts in July, aims to help parents understand that they have a massive impact on their […]
We are now six months into our year long project and things are really gathering speed for the Early Outcome Fund (EOF) programme to support speech, language and communication development in babies and young children from the antenatal period through to when they start school. The big news is that Talking Takes Off (TTO) has […]
Flying Start is a partnership between the Luton Borough Council together with the Early Years Alliance and its partners, communities and parents, whom together are committed to delivering the Flying Start vision and strategy.
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