Course Detail

An Introduction to the WellComm Toolkit for Childminders | 7th July 2021 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm


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  • SKU: WellComm CM 07/07/2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Join this interactive online session which is specifically designed for Childminders, to raise awareness of the use and content of the WellComm Toolkit.  The toolkit is designed to develop practitioners' skills and confidence in supporting children under 5 years who are at risk of developing speech, language and communication difficulties. 

During the session, we will talk about when to use the WellComm Toolkit, in line with the Integrated Early Years Communication and Language Pathway.  The session will cover the content of the toolkit including the resources that it contains, the assessment procedure and use of the intervention resources.  A member of the Public Health Nursing service will also be available to answer questions regarding how to support the children you have concerns about.   

What will I learn?

By the end of this session, you will be familiar with the content of the WellComm Toolkit and know when and how to access support for children experiencing speech, language and communications difficulties.  Delegates will also gain an understanding of how to utilise the intervention resources from 'The Big Book of Ideas'.

Delegates will be provided with an overview of how to access the WellComm toolkit across the Bolton borough.


The 'WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit Resource' is a comprehensive assessment and intervention toolkit, which includes:

  • Screening Tool - including 'Handbook' and 'The Little Book of Rules', enabling early identification of areas of concern within language, communication and interaction development; and
  • Intervention Resource - including 'The Big Book of Ideas', 'The Picture Book' and 'The Support Language at Home CD'. These resources offer a range of stimulating, fun and play based activities designed to address children's language needs.


Delivered by: Bolton Start Well Service, Communication and Language Development Team


Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at Childminders within the Bolton borough working with children aged 6 months to 6 years to support their families.

This workshop is fully funded for the Bolton early years provider only.

Booking Arrangements

E-mail: if you need assistance when booking online.

Course Delivery

Access is via Microsoft Teams.

Once you sign up for the course, you will be sent a welcome email with a link to join the training. This link is intended for you only and should not be shared, copyright applies.

You will also be able to submit questions in advance via  Please state the name and date of the workshop on any emails.

Please note, you can access Microsoft Teams via a tablet, computer or smart phone device and you can join as a guest if you do not have an account.  Alternatively, the Teams app can be downloaded for free onto a smart device prior to the event from the App Store or Google Play.

Commitments and Cancellations

In order to maintain best value, we need to run this course on a maximum occupancy basis. If your place is confirmed but you are unable to attend, please send an alternative representative or cancel your place in writing by e-mailing: with a minimum of 24 hours' notice.


If for any reason we have to cancel or postpone training, we will notify all delegates booked onto the workshop as quickly as possible.