Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership (NCFP) Children’s Centres Speech and Language team showcased their work at a national conference of early years and education leaders recently.
Dave McDonald, NCFP Speech and Language Therapist, gave a keynote presentation at the Closing the 30 Million Word Gap conference in London. He spoke alongside Mary Hartshorne, lead author of a national review of provision for children’s speech, language and communication, the Bercow 10 Years On report.
The report highlighted the need for strategic and evidence-based approaches to supporting children’s speech, language and communication, and highlighted the NCFP team’s work as an example of best practice.
At the Closing the 30 Million Word Gap conference, Dave described the success of the multi-agency Language for Life strategy in Nottinghamshire and shared how the NCFP team used research and evaluation to drive improvement of their early years SLT services.
NCFP is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare, Family Action and North Nottinghamshire College. NCFP manages the children’s centres across the county, on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.
Find out more about the NCFP Speech and Language team by searching Facebook or the Trust’s website for ‘Language for Life’. To read the Bercow 10 Years On report, go to www.bercow10yearson.com.