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English as an additional language

Being bilingual or multi-lingual has many advantages. A child's home language is part of their identity; it is a connection to their family, community and culture.

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework (1:7) states that:

'For children whose home language is not English, providers must take reasonable steps to provide opportunities for children to develop and use their home language in play and learning, supporting their language development at home'.

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Relevant resources

The importance of home language leaflet is also available in the following languages: