Shirley Metherell, MBE
It is with profound sadness, we announce our founder, Shirley Metherell MBE, has passed away.
We help young deaf children learn to listen and talk!
We are the UK's largest single provider of education services for babies and preschool children with hearing loss.
We provide Ofsted 'Outstanding' nursery services at our Family Centre in Hampshire and online support through our innovative Let's Listen and Talk programme.
We provide a wide range of services to offer deaf children the best possible start in life from birth to five years.
Through all of our services we aim to help young children with hearing loss learn to listen and talk.
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We are delighted to announce that The Elizabeth Foundation has been accredited by the leading children’s communication charity I CAN as an Early Talk Specialist Level Service – their highest level of accreditation.
Shirley and David Metherell set up The Elizabeth Foundation in 1981 to help preschool deaf children learn to listen and talk. During 2021, we will be marking the first 40 years of the charity’s work in a variety of ways.