ECaT Posters (see below) are produced regularly by the Early Years and Childcare team. The posters can be printed and displayed within your setting for Practitioners and Parents/Carers to view.
The 2022 ECaT Posters have Top Tips For early language in every day activities.
The 2021 ECaT Posters have Top Tips For Talking.
The 2020 ECaT Posters suggest a Book of the Month and offer a Talking Tip of the Month which links to various aspects of Letters and Sound Phase 1 (9.85MB PDF).
The 2019 ECaT Posters focus on the theme of 'Communication Friendly Environments'. The monthly posters will also incorporate a suggested activity.
The 2018 ECaT Posters focus on the theme of 'More Than Words'. The monthly posters will also incorporate a suggested activity.
The 2017 ECaT Posters focus on Listening and Attention. The monthly posters also incorporate a suggested activity.
ECaT Workshops for Childminders have been well attended and receive very positive feedback. Jan Stevens, Early Language Consultant is delivering 3 workshops for Childminders throughout 2019 with all NEW content.
Workshop 1: 26th February, 7 – 9 pm
Workshop 2: 4th July, 7 – 9 pm
Workshop 3: 7th November, 7 – 9 pm - CANCELLED - Please accept our apologies.
Please reserve your place by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a new childminder, or would like to attend an ECaT refresher, please contact your Development Worker to be added to the waiting list for ECaT Phase 1.
ECaT Setting Audit Tools - A Unique Child (PDF 145KB)
ECaT Setting Audit Tools - Enabling Environments (PDF 189KB)
ECaT Setting Audit Tools - Learning and Development (PDF 202KB)
ECaT Setting Audit Tools - Positive Relationships (PDF 185KB)
Environmental Screening Tool ECERS R & E (PDF 215 KB)
Environmental Screening Tool FCCERS (PDF 162 KB)
Environmental Screening Tool ITERS (PDF 145 KB)
Early Language Communication and Language Child Monitoring
ECaT training is FREE of charge. Further details of the content of ECaT Training can be found on the Southampton Information Directory.
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - January 2021 (232KB, PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - February 2021 (218KB PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - March 2021 (234KB PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - April 2021 (274KB PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - May 2021 (239KB, PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - June 2021 (252KB PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - July 2021 (232KB PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - August 2021 (212KB PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - September 2021 (217KB, PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - October 2021 (237KB PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - November 2021 (180 KB PDF)
ECaT Top Tips for Talking - December 2021 (250KB PDF)
Resources from the Spring 2019 ECaT Club Meetings held on:
Tuesday 5th March, 9.30 – 11.30 am at Pickles Coppice, Windermere Avenue, Millbrook; Tuedsay 5th March, 1 – 3 pm at Start Point Sholing, Wood Close, Sholing and Thursday 7th March, 1 – 3 pm at Start Point Sholing, Wood Close, Sholing
ECAT Club Meetings March 2019 (PDF 86KB)
ECAT Club Meetings March 2019 - Gap Task (PDF 297KB)
Environmental Screening Tool ECERS R & ECERS E (DOCX 80KB)
Environmental Screening Tool ITERS (DOCX 69KB)
GDPR - Opt in Letter ECaT (DOCX 40KB)
Top Techniques to develop Children (PDF 61KB)
Top Tips - individual speech bubbles (PDF 187KB)
Top Tips for Talking - with logo (PDF 102 KB)
Top Tips speech bubbles - 1-10 (PDF 65KB)
Website link - Talking Point and SID PDF 92 KB)
For further informaiton, please contact Sally Griggs email@example.com, Tel: 023 8036 3309
ECaT Club Meetings November 2016 (PDF 470 KB)
ECaT Training expression of interest - Parent Workshop (settings) (Word 20.4 KB)
ECaT Parent Workshop Flyer (Communication & Language) - settings (Word 33 KB)
ECat Parent Workshop Flyer (Language & Early Literacy) - settings (Word 32.9 KB)
ECaT Parent & Practitioner Questionnaire 2016 (Word 11.7 KB)