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Supporting Deaf Children in Early Years Settings - CPD accredited

Photo: Feel confident in knowing how to include a deaf child in your early years setting.

Are you new to working with deaf children in your early years setting? Are you looking for ideas on how to improve the support you give to deaf children?

Good support in the early years will help deaf children reach their full potential. Our one day workshop will help you prepare for and support deaf children in your care.

Training overview

This CPD accredited online training has been designed to help you fully include deaf children in the life of your early years setting.

During this training you will learn about deafness, what this means in early years and how you can adapt your practice.

You'll leave feeling inspired and confident in changes you can make to your setting to be fully inclusive. Changes which will often be beneficial to all children in your setting.

Book your place on a workshop that suits you

Join us at one of our upcoming online workshops. You can choose a session that suits you! You have the choice of afternoons or evenings.

This training is made up of 2 modules: 1x e-learning module and 1x live workshop.

Location and cost

Each event will be held online on Zoom and costs £40. Ticket sales will close 1 week before the start of the event.

Membership discounts

As a member of the National Deaf Children's Society, you are entitled to a discount on our training events and conferences.

If your organisation is signed up to our Educational membership you are entitled to a 50% discount.

If you are an individual Professional member you are entitled to a 10% discount.

Please contact us for your discount code.


All communication support requirements including captions and BSL interpreting are available by request only, when booking.

March 2024 - online workshop (morning)

Date: Saturday 9 March 2024
Time: 10am to 11:30am
Cost: £40

More information about this training

This training includes:

  • Understanding deafness and its causes
  • Language and communication for deaf children aged 0-5 years
  • Technology that can be used with deaf children
  • Welcoming a deaf child into your setting
  • Developing play with deaf children
  • Using books and rhymes with deaf children
  • Working in partnership with parents

Who is this training for?

This online workshop is designed for all mainstream practitioners who are new to working with deaf children in an early years setting.

CPD accreditation

3 CPD hours / points
Certified by CPD UK

Meet the trainer

Sian Wilson

Sian 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.

“I can’t say how much I enjoyed the course. It was so brilliantly put together, clear, informative, revealing, profound and moving.” Music teacher

"This course has been very interesting as I have found out new things to work, resources, information on deafness generally." Childminder Assistant

"This course has made me think about and make changes to the acoustics of my playroom." Childminder

Is this training CPD accredited?

Yes, this online training is CPD accredited and will equate to 3 CPD hours / points, certified by CPD UK. Delegates who complete this training will receive a certificate of attendance.


Can I join using any device?

You can access these workshops on any compatible device. We would recommend you join via your computer or laptop to fully contribute through the day. You can join using a phone or tablet if necessary, however we cannot guarantee that all of the functions will work on these devices.

Do I need to do any prep before attending the live webinar?

Yes, you will need to complete the mandatory e-learning module prior to attending the live online workshop. This will be available on demand and will take roughly 1 hour to complete.

You will be expected to complete both modules to complete the training.

We also ask that you complete a survey before attending, to gauge your confidence and knowledge levels.

Details of all of these will be sent to you in the pre-event information email, prior to the live event.


Do I need to book my own communication support?

No. If you require a BSL interpreter or captions please let us know and we will book it for you.


What if I need to cancel?

If you are unable to attend and need to cancel your place, please contact us at [email protected]. Refunds will be available as below.

If you cancel:

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

Please note, if you cancel your place you will be cancelling both modules. Cancellations and refunds are not available for individual modules.


Do I need to be a member?

No, however if you'd like to become a professional member you can join for free. Our membership allows you to join our community of professionals who are supporting deaf children, young people and their families throughout the UK.

Here is more information to set up your free membership.


Can I give my place to a friend or colleague if I can't come?

Yes, however you must notify us in advance, at least 3 days before the workshop takes place via [email protected].


Can I share my log in details with a friend of colleague to join?

No. The log in details are for 1 person only.

There will be a registration period prior to the start of the event where we will be checking the name of those entering against the delegate list (names of those registered to the purchased tickets).

If your name does not feature on the list, you will not be allowed entry to the webinar.


I can't find a suitable date, what other options are there?

We can also deliver a bespoke workshop package, tailored to your organisation's needs and delivered online at a time that suits you. 

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

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