Jan 5, 2021
CDEC has just produced an exciting ‘Our Community – a Place of Welcome’ online resource kit for nursery and Early Years practitioners to support young children and families who use English as an additional language (EAL).
This Padlet is available to any setting here and has links to Cumbria Early Years (EAL) resources too. The aim is to help young children using EAL become more fluent and ready for school and for parents to feel more integrated into their local community. Please pass on the link!
The project comes to an end
This is the culmination of two years’ partnership work with AWAZ and Cumbria County Council with the aim of supporting the integration of Cumbria’s migrant and resident communities through a community development approach. CDEC worked with five primary schools in Carlisle and South Lakes in 2019 on Place of Welcome workshops and with 34 nursery and children centres practitioners over the two years.
Place of Welcome resource box
CDEC now also has a Place of Welcome resource box which complements the online resources and is available to loan from this January. You can find out more about the box here.
Nurseries can become a member of CDEC at the basic rate to borrow this box and many other Early Years resources, including the World on our Doorstep series.