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Deaf Awareness for Early Years Practitioners - CPD accredited

Photo: Learn about deafness and how best to support a deaf child in your setting

Do you want to feel more confident in supporting children with temporary or permanent hearing loss in your early years setting?

Find out about our online workshop for early years practitioners.

Training overview

This CPD accredited training has been designed to boost your confidence in supporting children with hearing loss in your care.

You'll learn about different types and levels of hearing loss, get practical advice for communicating with deaf children, and learn some basic signs in British Sign Language (BSL).

Date and time

Date: Wednesday 19 February 2025
5.45pm to 7.30pm


This workshop will be held online on Zoom.


This training costs £20.

What you'll learn

This training covers:

  • understanding childhood deafness and some of its causes
  • technology that can be used to support deaf children
  • using gestures and basic BSL signs with deaf children
  • using books and rhymes with deaf children.

CPD accreditation

2 CPD hours / points. Certified by CPD UK.

You'll receive a certificate when you complete the training.


Communication support, including captions and BSL interpreting, is available on request when booking.


Before the workshop we'll ask you to complete:

  • a short survey: to tell us a little bit about how confident you feel working with deaf children.
  • e-learning module: an e-learning module that will take about one hour to complete. You're welcome to work through this at your own pace and you can revisit it anytime.

The survey and the e-learning module will be available on our online training hub, before the workshop. You can create an account on our training hub when you book your place.

Contact us

If you have a question about this training workshop, please email [email protected].

Meet the Trainer

Sian Wilson

Sian has worked at the National Deaf Children’s Society since 2011 supporting families of deaf children and professionals who work with deaf children.

Sian has over 30 years’ experience of supporting children and their families, including six years in a specialist unit for deaf children in a a primary school and 11 years working in a deprived area in Wales as part of Sure Start.

Sian initially qualified as an NNEB and also has a degree in Childhood Studies. She has qualified with Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) stage 2.

Cancel or change your booking

If you need to cancel your place please email us at [email protected].

If you cancel:

  • 7 working days or less before the planned date, you'll be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 8-14 working days before the planned date, you'll be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 15 working days before the planned date, you won't be charged.

You can also give your place to a colleague or friend but please let us know at least 3 days before the workshop.