Sarah Cope
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  • Dr Helen Bradford
    Dr Helen Bradford

    Dr Helen Bradford is an independent early years consultant.

    A lifelong early years educator she has garnered extensive experience of child development 0-5 through her roles as an early years teacher, early years teacher trainer, as an academic leading and teaching early years and literacy Masters degrees, and now, independent consultant.

    Her specialist areas of expertise are children’s language and literacy development from birth. She is a specialist in the 0-3 age range, having written extensively on child development across this age group.

    Her work additionally includes a focus on children’s wellbeing, and appropriate (enabling) environments.


Zoom Session
Zoom Session


Tue 12 Mar 2024


13:00 - 14:45

Communication and Language Skills for EYFS Learning

Focus: Curriculum
For: EYFS practitioners


Promoting Communication and Language Skills for Learning in the EYFS: Listening to Children Birth to Five​

This session will cover:

  • The expected trajectory of language development of children from birth to 5;​
  • The link between children’s developing language skills and access to the wider early years curriculum;​
  • A range of pedagogic strategies to support the development of children’s communication and language skills in the early years setting.

Director’s Note:

You have told us that as a result of lockdown, the needs of some EYFS pupils are below what your staff are trained to support. This session closes that gap and supports your EYFS Team.