‘chatter matters week’ 2nd – 6th March 2015

Look out for updates and ideas for ‘chatter matters week’ throughout this week. Our theme is ‘chatter matters everywhere’ and we have some suggestions about activities that you can do across each day of ‘chatter matters week’. We’d love to hear all about your ideas so please do send us your pictures for our web gallery. And don’t hide your light! Can you get your activities into the press? Feel free to use the ‘time to talk’ press release below.

Ideas for each day

chatter matters week press release 2015


chatter matters™ week 2015

The annual ‘time to talk’ chatter matters™ week is fast approaching (2nd – 6th March) and this year our theme is ‘chatter matters everywhere’. We celebrate children’s communication skills every year during chatter matters week by organising events and raising awareness across the community. This year we would like our Speech and Language Champions to get creative and get some attention around the theme ‘chatter matters everywhere’. What could you do in your community to celebrate children’s communication in everyday places and to raise awareness of strategies that support them? Here are a few ideas…

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Spring Term 2015 Training Dates


An early Christmas present – our new training brochure is now available. 2015 – T2T Spring Term

Dates are available for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 training, our brand new ‘chatter matters for nurseries’ and our all-important Cluster Meetings. Please do come along to your local Cluster Meeting to catch up on CPD and to hear all about what’s happening in ‘time to talk’. These really are a great way to keep in touch with all things ‘time to talk’, share ideas and pick up some tips and resources. Some of the dates are quite soon in the new year so please don’t delay.


The middle of October already?

That means it must be time to join us for a cluster meeting! It’s not too late but you’ll have to be quick as they start next week. We are looking at another section of the WellComm, using video to reflect on practice, data findings from last year and we’ll be distributing our new dummy leaflets. And there’ll be the opportunity to see the ‘time to talk’ blanket!

October 2014 Cluster Meetings – FREE TO ATTEND BUT PLACES MUST BE BOOKED

  • 13th October 2014 1.00pm – 4.00pm St Mary’s Church Hall, Leamington Spa CV31 1JW 
  • Alex Williams & Anna Badcock 
  • 15 October 2014 4.00pm – 7.00pm Camp Hill EY Centre, Nuneaton CV10 9QA
  • Deborah Powers & Anna Badcock
  • 20 October 2014 9.30am – 12.30pm St Michael’s Children’s Centre, Bedworth CV12 9DA
  • Deborah Powers & Anna Badcock
  • 23rd October 2014 – 4.00pm – 7.00pm Claremont Children’s Centre, Rugby CV21 3LU
  • Melanie Packer & Deborah Powers