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Communication is at the core of what we do at home, in school and in work.

The Early Years Commitment is a simple way to develop a whole setting or team approach to communication that is tailored to the needs of your early years provision, whether that is a nursery, pre-school, Children's Centre or childminding setting.

Most early years providers know and understand the importance of early language but need a clear way to navigate through the information available so they can deliver the best results.

The Early Years Commitment is here to help: it’s your first step in enabling all the children in your setting to communicate to the very best of their ability. The resource was developed in collaboration with Blackpool Better Start, and piloted in 10 early years settings and childminders within Blackpool.

The Early Years Commitment is a simple approach. It starts from wherever you are now and gives you the small steps you need to help you move forward in making communication a real part of your setting's policy and practice, in the way that works best for your setting, your children and their families. You will develop your own individual Action Plan that works for your setting and your pupils.

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