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Deaf Awareness for Early Years Practitioners

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

Do you want to feel confident in supporting children with a hearing loss in your early years setting?

Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given the right support from the start. Effective language and communication skills lie at the heart of their social, emotional and intellectual development.

Book your place

Join us at our upcoming workshop on 13 March 2021, in London.

Location: National Deaf Children’s Society, Castle House, 37– 45 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4LS

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Tickets cost £40 and sales close 1 March 2021 at 11:30pm. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Workshop Overview

This half-day workshop has been designed to help you feel confident in supporting children with hearing loss, in your setting.

During this workshop you will learn what deafness is and some of its causes. You will also be able to describe best practices when communicating with children with a hearing loss.

You’ll leave able to use some basic signs and describe ways to use books and rhymes to support children with a hearing loss

This training covers:

  • What is deafness?
  • What causes childhood deafness?
  • Technology
  • Using gestures and iconic signs
  • Using books with deaf children

Who is this training for?

This workshops is designed for all mainstream early years practitioners.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these workshop dates, please contact us at [email protected].

Meet the trainer

Sian Wilson has worked at the National Deaf Children’s Society since 2011 supporting families of deaf children and the professionals working with them. Her current role involves developing and delivering training to practitioners working with deaf children in the early years.

Sian has over 30 years’ experience of supporting children and their families, including six years in a Hearing Impaired department of 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.

What do delegates say?

“…really useful and have already implemented some ideas…” Nursery Practitioner, 2019


What if I need to cancel?

If you cancel:

  • 20 working days or less before, you will be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 21 - 30 working days before, you will be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 31 working days before, you will not be charged.


Can't find a suitable location?
We can also deliver a bespoke workshop package, tailored to your organisation's needs and delivered at a location that suits you.

If this is more suitable, please enquire today or contact us at [email protected].