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Early Communication Group Programme

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this programme has been suspended. We will update this website page as soon as it is available again.

The Early Communication Group programme helps children with communication and language delay to develop their listening, attention, understanding and speaking skills. It also helps parents and carers to develop their confidence in supporting their child’s communication at home.

The child’s communication will have been assessed as being delayed by at least 6 months in listening and attention, understanding and speaking and the referrer will have provided evidence that they would benefit from this type of programme. Children will have had a referral to a speech and language therapist or to a paediatrician due to concerns about their development, but may not have been seen yet.

 Please read the leaflet on this page for full details.

Who to contact

Merton Children's Centres



This programme runs at Steers Mead Children's Centre

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Weekly 90 minute sessions for up to 12 weeks

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
0 Per course


Age Ranges
For children from two years and two months to the start of Reception year at school and their parents
Referral required
Referral Details

If you think that this programme may be helpful for you, please speak to your health visitor, speech and language therapist or another practitioner who is working with you and your child. If your practitioner has any further questions about this programme, they can get in touch with our team by emailing

Practitioners can download an Early Years Services referral form from the children’s centres website page

Last updated: 13/07/2020
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