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Speech and language develops gradually as children grow. Click on one of these ages to find out what children can achieve at that developmental stage.

About Us

Nottinghamshire Language for Life is a support structure for everyone in Nottinghamshire, so we can all help our children learn to talk and communicate to the best of their ability. We know that if our children can develop key communication skills at the right time, they will go on to do better at school, make friends and get a good job when they grow up.

This network of support is driven by Nottinghamshire County Council's Language for Life strategy. It aims to ensure that developing children's communication is everyone's business - families and professionals alike. Other partners include Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership (see below) and County Health Partnerships (part of Nottinghamshire Healthcare) amongst many others, all working together across Nottinghamshire.

Support is available for families and practitioners, so we all know what we can do to encourage the development of children's speech, language and communication skills - simply by talking together with our children in the best way.

Click on the pink links on the right and visit the Our Services section of this website to find out more about us and how you can get involved in developing the speech, language and communication skills of the children you know.


For Families

A range of support, advice and resources are available:


Neo-natal Hearing Screen

  • Nursery rhymes booklet and “Your baby’s first steps to talking” (Kings Mill only)

Parent Advice, Play & Training Sessions

Further Parent Support & Advice

  • 2 year language screen and leaflet-supported advice, implemented by health visitors. This helps us find children who may need a little extra support.
  • 2 year free nursery places - click here to find out more 
  • Home Talk
  • Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) is available from the following. Please click below to find out what these services can offer.

For Practitioners

We offer training and development opportunities for those working in Early Years Settings (such as childminders, day nurseries, nursery school, children’s centres and playgroups) and for professionals working in schools with older children. More details can be found in our Practitioner Zone.