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This has been a challenging time for SALT services. This update has been provided by the SALT Therapy Services Manager.

‘We continue to work with families and settings to support children with Speech and Language Therapy needs. All new referrals will be reviewed and support given to the most urgent cases including those with complex health needs and those requiring statutory assessment.  Families and Early Years setting staff continue to be able to access advice from a speech and language therapist without referral by calling the main service number on 01296 566045.

From February half term parents can now book a scheduled advice session by calling the number above and can choose either a Microsoft Teams or phone appointment. Early Years setting staff can book an advice session via Microsoft Teams by completing and submitting a request form. Full information can be found on the SALT website here:  EY advice link

There is a document which you might find useful in signposting parents to services provided by Bucks Health Care. The document deals with timelines during COVID-19'


Birth to 5 matters:

The second draft of Birth to 5 Matters is now available Birth to 5 Matters guidance – second draft (revised 12/4/21). Birth to 5 Matters is new non-statutory guidance being developed by the sector for the sector, in response to the government’s reforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England. This work is being led by a coalition of early years sector bodies. It is the coalition’s intention that Birth to 5 Matters will take the best of previous guidance and update and extend it in line with what practitioners tell us they want and need. Feedback from the early years sector is fundamental to the Coalition’s approach to developing the guidance. Respond to the consultation by completing the online survey. This consultation runs until midnight on 26 February 2021. The final version of Birth to 5 Matters will be published at the end of March 2021.

Please follow the link below to our Learning at home together newsletter for parents.

Learning at home together

To view our current Early Years Vacancies, advertise a vacancy or useful resources please follow the link below

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