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Language and Play

This is a school-based programme run by Mrs Corbett designed to show you how you can support your child in their learning at home.


What will you find out at Language and Play?

Some important reminders.

  • You are your child’s first teacher.
  • You are the best person to support your child’s early learning
  • Talking with children is very important – as little as ten minutes a day will help them greatly.
  • You can take advantage of many everyday situations to give your child a good start.
  • Singing songs and rhymes helps young children in many ways.
  • Sharing books and stories with children as soon as you can will help them to become confident when handling books.
  • You don’t need to spend a great deal of money to provide enjoyable and valuable experiences for your child.
  • Spending time just talking and playing helps you to develop a good, close relationship with your child.

Basic Skills Workshops

Soon after your child has settled Parents and carers are invited to join school-based workshops led by the staff showing how the Nursery organises its day and delivers the Foundation Phase curriculum.


You will come away with a wealth of information about how you can help at home with early writing and reading skills, and how important it is to play outside and develop strong muscles even before you start to write!


You will also have an opportunity to enjoy an informal chat with your child's keyworker who can answer any questions for you about how your child is playing and learning.