The 12-week Chatterbugs programme aims to develop children's attention and listening skills, turn-taking, and receptive and expressive language during the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is suitable for young children who require some targeted support with their school-readiness skills, speech and language or who are at the early stages of learning English.



"The publication of The Chatterbugs Manual is a golden opportunity for schools everywhere to take advantage of this thoroughly researched and highly successful early language development programme. I’ve seen the Chatterbugs programme in action in several primary schools, and I know that it works. The meticulously maintained progress tracking data that forms an essential component of the approach demonstrates very clearly that almost all the children who complete the 12-week programme make excellent progress in improving their skills of paying attention, listening carefully and taking turns, and that they make great strides in developing their vocabulary. The children I’ve observed in Chatterbugs sessions demonstrated huge enjoyment in their learning, and they were clearly fully engaged in what they were doing. The Chatterbugs Manual will provide schools with an invaluable resource to meet the needs of young children who need extra support in developing their communication skills." 

– John Dewhurst, School Leadership Consultant

"The combination of well-structured and lively activities, good use of song, visual and physical cues and small groups mean that children, including those with English as an additional language, make very good progress."

- Cathy Twist, Director, Education & Learning, London Borough of Lambeth

Available dates:

Wednesday 27th Feb 2019 | 9am - 1pm

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 | 9am - 1pm

Wednesday 1st May 2019 | 9am - 1pm

Wednesday 5th June 2019 | 9am - 1pm

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 | 9am - 1pm

Wednesday 11th September 2019 | 9am - 1pm





Chatterbugs SLT Briefing

Kingswood Primary School (Upper Site)

188 Gipsy Road


SE27 9RD

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