chatta Course


  • Immediate impact on children’s speech and language development
  • Effective practitioners to give children the best possible start
  • Strong partnerships with parents and carers
  • Full ongoing implementation training and support

Course Outline

Overview of the role of spoken language

Evidence and research

Technology and language

The unique chatta approach

Practical activities leading to oral narrative competence

Activities for all subjects and levels in every early years setting

Supporting children with special educational needs

Implementation and Review

Action Planning

Next steps: Ensuring Impact


chatta is an accessible and flexible approach which supports play based learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage and links experiences to a continued process of language development. The approach and resources feature powerful elements which also support:

Pupils with special educational needs

Pupils who speak English as an additional language

The cycle of planning, observation and assessment

Progress in reading

Progress in writing

chatta was developed by Teach Early Years columnist Chris Williams and award-winning classroom technology consultant David Andrews. chatta is based on innovative classroom practice in hundreds of schools and nurseries across the UK.

Feedback (National Association of Head Teachers Course):

The day exceeded my expectations. Very interesting and infectious. Very inspiring!
Zoe Nicholson, North Frodingham Primary School
Inspiring day. The chatta app is so easy to follow and I feel very confident to be able to share training with staff back at my school. Chris is excellent, there was a good balance of information and humour, he was approachable and up to date with current learning.”
Kate Percival, Driffield Infant School
The day was very informative, and that the speaker’s style, knowledge and delivery was fantastic. It’s lovely to have EYFS and SEN expertise together."
Kelly Wiles, Sandal Castle Primary School
For additional feedback from Early Years practitioners, headteachers, and SENCOs click on this link:
chatta in Partnership with NAHT Yorkshire

Who should attend:

  • School Leaders
  • EYFS Co-ordinators
  • Special Needs Co-ordinators
  • Early Years Teachers
  • Nursery Teachers and Practitioners

This course includes:

  • Full training linking theory, evidence, practice and outcomes
  • 12 month licence for online access to training for colleagues
  • Welcome pack which includes printed/online access to chatta Guide, Staff Training and App Users Guide.
  • Online access to training workshop resources for parents/carers
  • Printed/online access to 20+ Early Years Projects
  • chatta App for iOS/Android tablets
  • Helpline for Practical/Technical Support
  • Half termly review and implementation support
The Chatta course is available for nurseries and schools. It can also be delivered to Multi Academy Trusts, clusters and networks. See our Advanced, Premium and Custom training package area for further information.