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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This training 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 training, we 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.   

The course uses digital interactive teaching methods and resources, practical activities and group discussions to engage learners.

As part of the course, you will receive access to an in-depth, pre-recorded training video which you will need to view prior to the online interactive Q&A session on the 7th July 2021, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

The one hour interactive session on 7th July will provide an opportunity to consolidate learning as well as time to ask any questions that you may have.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, 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

This course will be delivered using a blended learning approach and will include a recorded training session and this interactive workshop.

Access is via Microsoft Team.

Once you sign up for the course, you will be sent a welcome email with a link to view the pre-recorded element of the training, and any supportive material appropriate to the training.  Should you need to, you will be able to pause the presentation while you view it or view it again using the same link. This link is intended for you only and should not be shared, copyright applies.

The online workshop on 7th July 2021 will be via Microsoft Teams is an essential element of the training and is an opportunity to get together with a member of the Communication and Language Development team and others following this session to ask questions, share good practice with your peers and complete the final element of the training.

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 Live 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.