SHSCT Children’s Speach & Language Therapy Team Play & Say Programme

The Play and Say programme from the Southern Health & Social Care Trust’s Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Team is for children aged 3 years and younger and their parents/carers and is now available for everyone.

It provides tried and tested strategies to support young children’s speech and language development through play.

The programme is delivered by Registered Speech and Language Therapists and has been highly successful in encouraging young children’s communication development.

Discover how you can help your young child progress with their early speech development and listen to the Registered Speech and Language Therapists as they guide you through a series of proven language development strategies –

Download Play and Say flyer

Altram – Winter & Christmas Resources

Check out these winter and Christmas resources from Altram, the regional support group for Irish-medium early years projects.

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Working Parents – Financial Assistance with Childcare Costs

As many families face increasing financial pressures, many working parents are struggling with everyday costs, including Childcare Costs. Many working parents are unaware of government financial assistance with childcare costs e.g. Tax Free Childcare, Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit which will support working families to remain in work.

Brightstart Funding in partnership with Family Support NI have produced two animations to give parents an overview of the types of financial help available and practical guidance about how to access it as well as promoting the benefits of registered childcare provision.

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Friendship Skills Top Tips

Having friends provides support and promotes social skills, along with increased positive mental health and well-being.

Children’s friendships are very important for their social and emotional development. Parents and carers have an important role to play in helping children develop friendships.

Here are some top tips from Parenting NI for helping your child develop friendship skills, download the full guide here:…/friendship-skills-top…