10 point Guides from Aberdeen City EAL Service – can be downloaded here:

Toolkit-for-Diversity-in-Pre-School.pdf (332 downloads)   “This ‘toolkit’ aims to help schools create and sustain a welcoming and inclusive environment for pupils and parents from all backgrounds and ensure equal access for all”  produced by Education Support for Northern Ireland.

Information for parents about helping babies and young children learn skills for talking – multi-lingual leaflets in Arabic – Czech – French – Polish – Punjabi – Somali – Urdu – English

Tips for Talking

These Tips for Talking factsheets developed by I CAN have been translated into a number of languages:

Arabic.pdf (58 downloads)
Gujarati Hindi /upload/ppoint/9 hindi.gif
Punjabi Urdu
Welsh /upload/ppoint/welsh.gif English


Polish – English Communication Tool – a list of translated phrases which a Nursery might use on a day to day basis with families to help communicate the daily routine.

Education Scotland – information about teaching EAL pupils 

Teddy Talk: Supporting EAL children in nursery school. This is a structured language development programme for EAL pupils in nursery schools. It covers many topics. Available on Highland EAL Service Website.
EAL Support Pack for Nursery Schools:   A variety of resources for supporting EAL learners in Nursery school from Highland EAL Service

World Stories is a collection of short stories including traditional tales and new short stories from around the world both in English and other languages.   It has audio files.There is also a teachers’ section which show the grammar and vocabulary contained in the stories.  There are also ideas for lesson plans .  Languages available are:

AkanAlbanian,  ArabicBengaliCantoneseDanishEnglishFilipinoFrenchGermanGreekGujaratiHindiJavaneseKannadaKoreanMandarinPashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiSomaliSpanishTamilTurkishUrduWelshYorubaZulu

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