Keep on Talking (KOT)

Provided by the Children's Services Department

Keep on Talking (KOT)

What is Keep on Talking?

Keep on Talking is a project which has been launched in Hampshire to build on the success of the Every Child a Talker programme (ECAT).

What are the aims of Keep on Talking?

  • To strengthen children’s language development from birth to five
  • To identify children at risk of language and communication delay and support them as early as possible.
  • To engage parents in promoting their children’s language development.
  • To equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively support children’s language development in their setting.


These web pages contain extracts and links to the document Every Child a Talker: Guidance for Early Language Lead Practitioners (first instalment).

Please note that since the change in Government in May 2010, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) no longer exists. At this time all related websites are still accessible but have been archived. The second and third instalments are available from: