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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 Training – Childminders 2019

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

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 Toolkit

Early Language Communication and Language Child Monitoring

ECaT Training

ECaT training is FREE of charge. Further details of the content of ECaT Training can be found on the Southampton Information Directory.


ECaT Posters - Speech & Language Posters – Everyday Activities 2022

ECaT Posters - Top Tips for Talking - 2021

ECaT Club Meeting Pack - Spring 2020

ECaT Club Meeting Pack - Summer 2019

ECaT Club Meeting Pack - Spring 2019

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, Tel: 023 8036 3309

ECaT Club Meeting Pack - Autumn 2018

ECaT Club Meetings  (Autumn 2018)
Handouts from the meetings held on 13th and 14th November 2018:

ECaT Club Meeting November 2018 (PDF 202KB)
ECaT Audit Example (DOCX 175 KB)
ECaT Handout 4 - Answers (DOCX 17KB)

ECaT Club Meeting Pack - Autumn 2017

ECaT Club Meeting Pack - Spring 2017

ECaT Club Meeting Pack - Autumn 2016

ECaT Club Meeting Pack - Spring 2016

Club March 2016 - Powerpoint (80KB pptx) Please note: This is a PowerPoint presentation and may take a while to load.

ECaT Club Minutes March 2016 (15KB docx)

ECaT Posters - Letters and Sounds 2020

ECAT Posters - Communication Friendly Environments 2019

ECAT Posters - More Than Words 2018

ECaT Posters - Listening & Attention 2017

ECaT Phase 1 (Universal)

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