Bolton Early Years Integrated Communication and Language Pathway

Every Child

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Every Child provision ensures all children benefit from a language rich environment as part of early development. This involves joint work with the Local Authority, Voluntary, Private and Independent (PVI) sector, schools and health partners. Together they actively promote high quality adult interaction and language rich environments in the home, community, and childcare settings to enable children to make good progress in their speech, language and communication skills.

‘Every Child Explained’





The role of the Public Health Nurse within the Pathway 

Kerry, a Matron from the Public Health Nursing Team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, outlines the role of the Public Health Nursing workforce within the Bolton Early Years Integrated Communication and Language Pathway.


The role of the Speech & Language Therapist within the Pathway

Kat, a Bolton Start Well Speech and Language Therapist, provides an overview to the role of the Early Years Speech and Language Therapist within the 'Every Child' and 'Extra Help' sections of the Bolton Integrated Early Years Communication and Language Pathway.


The role of the Communication Champion

Sharon, an early years practitioner in a Bolton primary school, outlines the role of the Communication Champion.



Start Well offer


Offer from Public Health Nursing

  • Healthy Child Programme
  • The Healthy Child Programme for the early life stages focuses on a universal preventative service, providing families with a programme of screening, immunisation, health and development reviews, supplemented by advice around health, wellbeing and parenting.
  • NBO
  • The Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) system is a tool designed to help parents and practitioners share together the fascinating uniqueness of a baby, though observing their behaviour, which is their language.
  • Solihull Approach and Parenting Online
  • The Solihull Approach is used by parents and practitioners to increase emotional wellbeing.
  • It does this through resources and training across the child and family workforce

Wider universal offer 

  • Hungry Little Minds
  • Simple, fun activities for children, from newborn to five, from the Department for Education.
  • Tiny Happy People
  • The BBC's Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore simple activities and play ideas and find out about your child's amazing early development.
  • Bolton Museums and Library Service
  • Bolton Libraries provide library and information services through a network of ten libraries and the Home Library Service. In addition to the Central Library in the Crescent, there are 9 Community Libraries providing access to resources and information across the borough.
    The Ask Bolton Libraries enquiry service is available to answer your questions wherever you are in Bolton.


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