Language and Communication

This is one of the main areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and supports the child’s developing competence in listening and understanding as well as speaking and communicating.

Children are given opportunities to build these skills and gain confidence to use them in the nursery everyday through activities, games, social interaction with other children, meal times and working with adults.

It is important for children to

Below you will find a series of links that we have compiled to help parents talk to their children:


logoThe National Literacy Trust has lots of quick tips for talking to children of all ages, which we have listed below.


Talking Point also offers lots of advice on talking to children from the ages of birth till 18 Years old. We have listed some below: