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Being focused on evidence based results and outcomes

The SEADlings programme focused on language and communication development, run by The Language and Development Team across three Sure Start Children’s Centres.

As part of their work with local primary schools it was found that the level of ability of nursery intake children showed a clear developmental gap in those children who have never, or not regularly attended, any form of experience with peers outside the home and those that have. These developmental gaps concerned social and emotional development and caused children to struggle to progress at the start of their school life and continue to struggle throughout the foundation stage. In response it was decided to develop a module with a particular focus on the areas of social and emotional development that was also language and communication rich.

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