Communication and Language

Sandwell Keeps Talking

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills.

Find the information you need either as a parent to support language development:


Sandwell Talking Tips

Use Sandwell Talking Tips as part of what you do every day with your child.

Face-to-face chat and play is a great way for babies to start to learn from birth. So one of the best things you can do from the very start is to get up close and let them watch your face as you talk:



Welcomm is a quick, simple assessment to review your child’s speech and language skills. Our Nursery complete Wellcomm screenings on children every term to assess their development and skills.

We can help you as a parent with ideas that will support and encourage your child to become a confident communicator.


Wellcomm documents below on downloads section


Useful Resources

Libraries from home
Online rhyme time and story time from libraries across the Country.

Words for Life
National Literacy resources and activities

Bilingual Quick Tips
Quick tips, in 19 different languages, for parents and early years practitioners to help children develop good talking and listening skills.

Bookstart gives free books to every child in England and Wales at two key stages before school, as well as free packs for children with additional needs, tips and guidance on reading together, resources and activities, and much more.

Tiny Happy People
Activities for babies and toddlers to develop communication skills.

Information and resources for parents and practitioners including Talking Point.