Nurturing Talk

NurturingTalk@Primary was developed and written by Clare Reed of Education Works Ltd in conjunction with Helen Stollery and Claire Wilson from nurtureuk. It is a targeted and flexible intervention programme to develop children's language and thought processes, helping them to talk effectively with other children and adults. It is designed to be used with children with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties, initially on a one-to-one basis but moving on to partner work and then being able to operate successfully in small groups.

Each child will have a different time scale working with the programme depending on their personal needs and developmental stage.

Brief overview of the course
This course will look at how staff can ensure children communicate effectively with each others, express their needs, emotions and describe personal experiences. It will also look at how staff can encourage them to empathise with others, develop thinking and evaluate their own learning.

Target audience
This course is of particular relevance to nurture group staff, teachers, support staff and practitioners working with children, who want to develop children’s communication skills alongside the English language curriculum.

Delegate resource pack will include:
- Talkit folder
- Training booklet
- Talk Frameworks with Widgit symbols
- Certificate of attendance
- Six principles of nurture poster

Training courses can be booked now at the day consultancy rate of £600 (+VAT), which enables up to 20 people to attend. There is an additional £75 charge per training folder/pack. Please note training is held in-house exclusively.


You can find more information about the practice of NurturingTalk@Primary on the EducationWorks website.