Speech and language CPD

Children’s SLT – Contact Us

If you have concerns about your child’s Speech and Language Development, you can contact our service in the following ways:

We run weekly Early Years Telephone Drop Ins, for each area. Parents/ carers of Early Years children can use this telephone advice service to speak to a speech and language therapist.  You do not need to book, please just call the telephone number for your area. If the number is busy, please try again later. Please note, this service is term-time only.

Please see days/ times below:

Area Day Time Telephone Number

East and Central Bristol


Tuesday 9:30am – 12:30pm 0300 125 6904
South Bristol Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm 0300 125 6279
North Bristol Thursday 9:45am-12:15pm 0300 124 5832

Weekly Early Years Telephone Drop Ins – Posters

SLT Early Years Telephone Drop-ins – E&C Bristol 2020
SLT Early Years Telephone Drop-ins – North Bristol 2020
SLT Early Years Telephone Drop-ins – South Bristol 2020

General enquiries

  • Call the Speech & Language Therapy Telephone Advice Line on 07825 016 335 on Wednesdays from 9- 12 – throughout the year (excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Email the team at slt@nhs.net

Online videos for families (and professionals):

Please watch our short You Tube videos, subscribe and share with families that you visit, on your website/ social media, more coming soon!


 Confident Communicators

Part 1: The Communication Pyramid
Part 2: Language Development, step-by-step
Part 3: Getting Ready for Language
Part 4: Let’s Get Talking

Speech Sounds: Sorting out Sounds – coming soon on the same YouTube playlist, please subscribe!


Speech and Language Therapists work across Bristol, providing services as outlined in the Service Level Agreement between Bristol Early Years and the Community Children’s Health Partnership, NHS.  The main aim of the service is to further up-skill practitioners and increase parental understanding and involvement in their children’s speech and language development.

Please visit our other pages using the links below:


Cpd for Early Years Practitioners

Family Support

Family Support

EY Speech and Language Team

EY Speech and Language Team

Top Tips and Resources

Top Tips and Resources

Refer a child for SLT assessment

Refer a child for SLT assessment

For Advice, Information and Support on specific difficulties/ concerns:

 The British Stammering Association

National Autistic Society

GOSH NHS – Advice about supporting a child’s healthy voice.

GOSH NHS – Advice about supporting children with selective mutism

Useful Resources

Bercow: Ten Years On

Children’s Speech & Language Therapy

The Communication Trust – includes videos to share with families/practitioners.


Talking Point – The first stop for information on children’s communication.

The National Literacy Trust  – National Literacy Trust website with ideas/support for parents.

The Communication Trust – A coalition of not-for-profit organisations which support speech, language and communication needs.

ICAN  – Children’s Communication Charity.

Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit 

Speech, Language and Communication contacts

Karen Heverin

Carly Lines