Talking Matters – an education initiative seed funded by NEXT, is celebrating its own first 1,000 days.

The initiative shines the light on the power of talk in the early years , the first 1,000 days of life, Founder Alison Sutton says back and forth or ’serve and return’ talk with babies and toddlers literally shapes their brain and has a huge impact on their future life chances.

In this video Alison explains the initiative’s own journey in the project’s first 1,000 days, what it has achieved and what are the next steps.