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  • External Assessment
  • Early Years Target Group
  • N/A Guided Learning Hours


This qualification builds confidence in speaking and listening for Early Years children, and it helps them reach communication and language goals as stated in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage for England.


Early Steps - Step 1 (Speaking Together)

Greet the examiner together at the beginning, and thank him / her for coming when you finish. 


Join in a group action‐rhyme or song led by your teacher, keeping together all the way through. Show the Examiner how to join in too.

Examples of Joining‐In games to practice:  

If You’re Happy and You Know it;  

Old MacDonald Had a Farm;  

I’m a Little Teapot;  

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes  

The Wheels on the Bus;  

Incy Wincy Spider;  

This Little Piggy Went to Market;  

The Grand Old Duke of York


Listen to a story read by your teacher and join in the sounds or repeated phrases or chorus.

Examples of stories to read and join in:  

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Not Now, Bernard

Peace at Last

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