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Additional school places added for NELI 2021/22

Opportunity for state-funded English schools with Reception pupils to receive the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) at no cost this academic year. Limited places available.

What is NELI? Register your school

Already registered for NELI?

Registered schools can review the programme timeline and log in to their school’s account.

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Register your school

Additional places have been added for schools new to NELI to receive the programme this academic year. Limited places available.

Early years children reading at school NELI

What is NELI?

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) is a programme for children in Reception (4-5 years) which has been found to improve children’s language and early literacy skills. The programme involves a trained teaching assistant providing short small-group and individual teaching sessions to around 3-6 pupils for 20-weeks. Robust evaluations found NELI children made on average 3 months of additional progress in language.

Webinars and podcast

If you would like more in depth information about NELI, you can view a recording of one of our webinar briefings or listen to a podcast episode about NELI.