Education and Home Learning

Speech, Language and Communication

Parents and carers play a vital role in supporting children’s speech, language and communication.

The Babies are Born Ready to Communicate leaflet provides useful information and tips to help parents develop their children’s speech, language and communications skills from pre-birth to 5 years.

The Wakefield Families Together Speech, Language and Communication Strategy (2023-2025) sets out the vision for effective speech, language and communication support across the district.

Both documents are available to download here:

Leaflet – babies are born ready to communicate

Speech, Language and Communication Strategy

Tiny Happy People

The Tiny Happy People website has tips and resources to help you develop your child’s language skills. Explore the simple activities and play ideas and find out about babies and toddlers’ early development.

Children’s language development and parenting advice – BBC Tiny Happy People

School Attendance Strategy – Summary Leaflet: a quick guide for parents, carers, schools, trusts and governors.

Early Years

For more information  please visit our Early Years Page.

The Wakefield Families Information Service can help you check you entitlement for free childcare and search childcare providers.


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