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Knowledge Makes Change – May 2022

Knowledge Makes Change – Seminar

We are thrilled to announce that Knowledge Makes Change Seminars are back!

Thursday 22nd September, 6.30pm

‘Let’s Talk about Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) in Young Children’

  • · Identify what we mean by SLCN
  • · Evidence prevalence drawing on England data
  • · Explore the long-term societal impact of SLCN
  • · Evidence why the early years is the optimum time for early identification and intervention
  • · Consider the benefits of a systemic approach to identification and intervention
  • · Present some of the lessons learned from work across Greater Manchester

Presented by Michelle Morris, FRCSLT – Biography Here

Book your free ticket here

More information to follow… can view previous seminars here; Knowledge makes change seminars (

Sing and Sign Course for Parents and Carers:

Book your space here

Do you know an outstanding, recently qualified Early Years Practitioner? You can now nominate them for the 2022 Wilma Allan Award? Here’s last year’s winner Rosie Gaffney receiving her award from Lady Dalton at Government House.

There is more information here, but all you need to do is email [email protected] and you could win £500 to spend on resources for your setting.

‘Making it REAL’ Training Opportunity:

Making it REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy) is an evidence-based programme that works with practitioners to support children’s early literacy and development. The programme helps practitioners to build parents’ knowledge and confidence so that they can help their children by creating a positive early home learning environment. This has proved to have a powerful impact on children’s outcomes and on family literacy practice

Read more about REAL here: Making it REAL (

This two day course for Early Years Practitioners will take place on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th October, delivered by Dr Alice Bennion (Jersey Child Care Trust) and Julie McAllister (Childcare and Early Years Service), 9.30 till 4.30 each day.

Places are free but space is limited. Please contact [email protected] for more info or to book a space.

What courses, training and continuous professional development do you need? What would be the best way for you to access them? Watch a short presentation here and complete a survey here.

Jersey Children’s Day 2022 set for 3rd July

The Government, in partnership with an independent survivors’ steering group, is asking children, young people and their families to share their views to help plan the first public event for Jersey Children’s Day this year.

Children’s Day 2022

A great resource to start conversations about cultural diversity:

In celebration of the United Nation’s World Day for Cultural Diversity and Dialogue (21 May), the Jersey Employer Group network (JEG) launched the Island’s first ever cultural diversity map which invites all Islanders to discover more about the diverse cultural stories of Jersey’s population.
The map celebrates Jersey’s cultural diversity by showcasing how diverse our various employment sectors are on-Island.On visiting the interactive online map, visitors can click on anonymised stories listed in a menu. You can explore the map by looking a Jersey parish view or a world map view. Islanders over the age of 18 are encouraged to share their cultural stories – anonymously – by competing a short optional e-form. The map will be refreshed regularly and will be live until May 2023.
Led by the JEG, the aim of the Jersey Cultural Diversity map is to give visitors – particularly young Islanders at the start of their employment journey- the opportunity to:

  • find out more about the cultural diversity across employment sectors on-Island;
  • showcase why diversity and inclusion is important to employers, employees and to the Island’s future; and
  • read stories from Islanders

To explore the map, click on a country flag or parish crest and read stories in the right-hand pane. Use the expansion arrow to discover more about the person who submitted the story.

View the Jersey Cultural Diversity Map