I CAN Accreditation – it’s good to talk

Hot on the heels of achieving our Millie’s Mark earlier this summer, we are proud to share our success, here at Juice Nursery, in attaining I CAN Early Talk Accreditation at a Supportive Level.

Awarded by children’s communication charity, I CAN, this is an endorsement of a setting’s ability to:
support the language skills of all childrendemonstrate good practice in promoting speech, language and communication development in childrenshow good practice in the identification and referral of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

We found undertaking this accreditation to be an extremely valuable experience, providing an opportunity for us to reflect on the quality & focus of our practice, as we seek to improve and evolve. In addition, receiving this acknowledgement goes a long way in recognising our team’s hard work, commitment to training and their own continued professional development, as well as their determination to provide the children within our nursery with an outstanding level of care.

Get talking, with I CAN

The early years are a crucial time in children’s speech, language & communication development, and with research suggesting that in some areas of the UK over half the children going into school don’t have the communication skills they need, this is one of the 3 prime areas of focus that are key to us here at Juice Nursery, as outlined in the EYFS.

Talking, understanding others & knowing what to say are important skills however, for many children talking doesn’t come naturally, and for all children learning through play helps. To support us with this we follow the Early Talk programme, developed by I CAN, a charitable organisation who are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to fulfil their potential.

With top tips & techniques devised for children as they develop, Early Talk allows us to support all young children’s communication skills using a range of strategies, and it is fun too! For more info visit I Can’s website.