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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Bromley, Beckenham, Orpington, Sevenoaks

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    Sing and Sign Bromley & Sevenoaks!

    Welcome to the home page for Sing and Sign Bromley & Sevenoaks!

    I decided to run Sing and Sign classes in this area after attending classes with my eldest daughter and getting completely hooked, so I wanted to share this with everyone.  My professional background was as a Senior Manager in the NHS with a Specialist Community Practitioner and Neonatal Intensive Care background. I had therefore seen in my professional life the enormous benefits of signing with your baby, so was keen to do the same with my daughter.

     

    We absolutely loved class, it was the highlight our week and it was fantastic to be doing a class with her that we actually learned an invaluable skill at the same time.  My daughter Jessica loved signing and communicating her needs to us through signs, and once her speech came, the signs simply dropped away, leaving her with an amazing vocabulary.  We avoided much of the frustration toddlers experience, as she was able to express her thoughts and needs and the confidence she gained from being understood at such an early age has remained with her now she is at school. My youngest daughter Hannah has just started school (Sept 2015) and her signing journey was just as wonderful!

    Tash and I offer Sing and Sign classes in Bromley, Beckenham, Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Sevenoaks. We run 12 classes per week  - Monday to Saturday. Class price £75 for 10 classes.  Twins pay once.

     

    To get the most out of a Sing and Sign class, we suggest your baby be between 6 months to 30 months, however it's never too young to learn about the benefits of baby signing and how to get started, so our introductory sessions are open to babies from birth.  If you would like to be sent information on when these free taster sessions will next be held, please contact us using the form below.  Please note that twins only pay once. 

    Sing and Sign classes are run across the UK and we have won many awards including

    What's On 4 Little Ones Awards:
    2016  Finalist for  "Best Baby and Toddler Development activity"
    2015  Finalist for  "Best Baby and Toddler Development activity"
    2015  Finalist for  "Best Baby and Toddler Development activity
    2014  Finalist for  "Best Baby and Toddler Development activity
    2013  Finalist for  "Best Baby and Toddler Development activity"
    2012  Finalist "Best Baby and Toddler Development activity"
    2011  Finalist "Best Baby and Toddler Development activity"
    2010 Finalist "Best Baby and Toddler Development activity"
    2009 Winner "Best Toddler Development Class"
    2009 Runner-up "Best Baby Development Class"
    2008 Winner "Best Baby Signing Classes"
    2007 Winner "Best Nationwide Activity for Under 2s"

                         To enrol please click here  for our  Autumn 2017 enrolment form

                Please note that to be fair to all, a place cannot be secured without payment.


    ************ Free taster session*************


    Date to be confirmed.

    Please email if you would like to secure a space on this dedicated taster session, as spaces are limited.


     If your baby is too young at the moment or the class you wanted is full, please drop me an email and I will add you to the interest list. You will then receive an email about our forth coming taster sessions, term dates, classes and when enrolment opens.  

             

    If you are not able to attend next term, please don't miss out on the joys of signing with your baby! Most parents who attend our classes like to also get our DVD for home use and this is an ideal way to learn our approach and enjoy the songs and main content of class before a place comes free. Please use the link in the menu on the left to visit our on-line shop for details on how to order.   DVD's, CD's and books can also be purchased in class from your teacher and are a great way to get the extended family involved.

     

    Please contact me  BY EMAIL USING THE ENQUIRY BUTTON ON THIS PAGE. I look forward to hearing from you soon!  Please note as a busy Mummy of two young girls I may take a several days to respond.  If you do not get a response, please email me back, as sometimes emails bounce back or hit spam boxes. Thank you x.

    Karen

  • More Info

    Autumn Term starts w/c 12th Sept - 3rd Dec ...enrolling now!

    Classes are very relaxed and good fun and you are welcome to feed or change your baby at any point. We keep class sizes small (around 12 per class) so you and your baby can enjoy the social aspect of class, whilst learning the signs.  Classes run for between 45-60 mins.

    As a general rule, Stage 1 classes are great for babies aged from 6 months upwards. Stage 2 classes are babies around 13 months to 2.5 years of age who ideally have attended at least one term of stage 1.

    We know babies don't like to stay still, so we don't expect them to! They are welcome to roam around the room if they want to - they will still be learning (you'd be surprised how much they can learn whilst wandering!) When Jessie Cat, instruments or the prop bag appear they soon come back! At the end of our music session the toys come out! Your teacher is available to answer any questions that may not have already been answered in class.

    We learn all the signs through our easy to learn action-songs. Don't worry if you can't sing ... you don't have to be able to and the babies don't mind!

    The cost for the term is £75.00. Due to limited numbers per class you will need to book and pay prior to term starting. (Early booking is advisable).  Payment is by cash, BACS or cheque with your completed enrolment form (contact me for the details).  

    If you cannot attend your own class for any reason, you are welcome to attend any of the other classes of the same stage that week, as they all do the same topic.  You do not need to let me know, just introduce yourself to the teacher, so they can welcome you.

     

    Just of few comments from our Parents Evaluation forms and online survey.


    I think Karen is a really fantastic teacher with lots of enthusiasm and patience! My daughter loves her classes.

    8/12/2016 3:03 PM

    Very good at remembering names very enthusiastic

    7/10/2016 6:32 PM

    This was our final term of s&s after doing 4 terms with my eldest and 4 with my youngest. I was hugely sad to say bye to Tasha as she is one of the main reasons both my boys are so confident and especially my eldest is a wonderful speaker. She is an inspiring and enthusiastic teacher! Thank you so much! X

    7/7/2016 1:49 PM

    This was our second term of Stage 2 with Tash. We had a fantastic time learning to sign, we are sad that it has come to an end!

    7/6/2016 2:24 PM

    My daughter and I thoroughly enjoy the class with Karen. The class size is perfect for my daughter as its not so overwhelming and she has got used to the setup and of course Karens lovely singing and signing. We love sing and sign

    7/6/2016 5:33 AM

    We love our classes and are seeing lots of signing progress with our baby already

    7/5/2016 8:40 PM

    We are so sad to have completed our sing and sign journey - 6 terms, we will miss it greatly. Karen was such an excellent teacher - kind, caring and full of enthusiasm, we will miss her too! Sing and sign had been the best investment we've made so far regarding our son's development. I'll recommend it to everyone I know with a young baby or toddler!

    7/5/2016 7:55 PM

    Tash is always lovely. My baby loves her.

    7/5/2016 5:39 PM

    Max was memorised by Tash and really enjoyed the classes. Tash was an excellent teacher and made sure all the children were engaged, happy and excited. Thank you Tash.

    7/5/2016 3:58 PM

    Excellent class. Tash Tash is wonderful, my son adores her. Really helpful words and songs learnt. Fantastic thank you.

    7/5/2016 11:23 AM

    Tash has a fantastic energy and makes the children really engage even when they are tired or hungry!

    7/5/2016 10:48 AM

    Brilliant teacher and great class, thank you

    7/5/2016 10:25 AM

    Natasha was brilliant! Really enthusiastic and warm. We've really enjoyed our second term.

    7/5/2016 10:25 AM


    (Autumn term, Sept - Dec 2015)

    We absolutely love Sing and Sign and I cannot recommend it highly enough.  Watching my daughter progress from using one sign (dog) , to having the confidence to communicate a multitude of animals, actions and feelings is amazing!  It has been highly rewarding for both of us and I am very much looking forward to seeing how my daughter advances during stage 2.


    Sing and Sign has really helped my daughter to communicate.  I find she is less frustrated than other toddlers of her age who cannot sign, Soo is a wonderful teacher and very knowledgeable.


    My daughter has been talking since she was one and is a parrot at 16 months and I am sure Sing and Sign has paid a part in this. The classes are educational and fun and Natasha is lovely.


    Our teacher was excellent. She made every baby feel special. Also, my grandson picked up signs for milk immediately. Have booked for next term.

    We loved it! Tash is great and my daughter loves her. Sing and Sign is definitely a highlight of our week and I like how the children can freely crawl around and enjoy all aspects of the class. Thank you for a great term!


    We've absolutely loved every single sing and sign class with Karen, this was our 4th term and my son has just thoroughly enjoyed every second.  Karen has such a wonderful way with every baby and makes each one feel so special. She's been absolutely inspiring, and I don't have a single negative to say.

    We love sing and sing and we love Karen. She is full of energy and gets the babies really involved. Great class. Great teacher


    (Summer term, April - July 2015)


    " We have absolutely loved Sing and Sign, it is the best baby class we have done and I recommend it to everyone".

    "Sing and sign has made such a difference to our lives".

    "Thank you for another lovely Sing and Sign experience".

    "This class has been fantastic in developing not only my daughters vocabulary but also her confidence and movement.  There is an ethos of inclusion and enthusiasm".

     


    (Winter Term Jan-March 2015)

     

    "Sing and Sign has definitely been our favourite class we have attended and we will be sad to finish."

    "My daughter signs and talks so confidently and it is because of this class and wonderful teacher."

    "Very enjoyable and stimulating".

    "We love this class and recommend to everyone!"

    "My daughter loves S&S, she asks for Tash constantly and surprises me with signs she has picked up, unbeknown to me.  An invaluable course, we will be back".

    "We really enjoy this class, it is our favourite of the week.  Soo has a lovely manner and presents the signs in a natural way, that makes it easy to pick them up".

    "We really enjoy Sing and Sign and look forward to coming every week!"

    "Tash is an amazing teacher, so full of life, really friendly and helpful.  All the babies love her!  Brilliant course."

    "Karen is a fantastic teacher - lovely with the children and so respectful."

     

    (Summer term, April - July 2014)

    "Fantastic!!!  Amazing communication with babies and toddlers - friends are amazed at the signing!"

    "Fantastic, highly recommended"

    "Sing and Sign is the one class I would 100% do again if I were to have another baby.  People always compliment my daughter on how well she talks and I sure this is because of Sing and Sign."

    "Sing and Sign is brilliant, my son and I love it and would recommend it to anyone"

  • Venues

    Classes in Bromley, Beckenham, Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Sevenoaks

    Enrolling now for our Winter 2018 term!  Please get in touch ASAP to secure a space.


    Each term is 10 weeks long at a total cost of £75.  Twins pay once.

    To enrol simply complete and enrolment form and return with a cheque to secure a space.  Cash or bank transfer can also be arranged.   Unfortunately to be fair to all, spaces cannot be given without payment.

     

    Winter term availability - (starts 9th January - 24th March, Half term w/c 12th February)


    TUESDAY - St Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Petts Wood, BR2 8AT

    Stage 2:- 09.45am   Places available

    Stage 1: - 10.45am  Places available

    Stage 1: - 11.45am  Places available


    WEDNESDAY - Christ Church, 40 Lubbock Road, Chislehurst, BR7 5JJ

    Stage 2: - 09.30am  Places available

    Stage 1: - 10.30am   Places available


    THURSDAY - The ParkLangely Club, 44a Wickham Way, Beckenham, BR3 3AF

    Stage 2:- 9.45 am   Places available

    Stage 1: - 10.45am   Places available


     

    THURSDAY - The Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UP 

    Stage 2:- 9.45 am     Places available

    Stage 1: - 10.45am     Places available


     

    FRIDAY - Bromley Parish Church, Church St, Bromley, BR2 0EG

    Stage 2:- 9.45 am      Places available

    Stage 1: - 10.45 am   Places available


    SATURDAY- Bromley Common Village Hall, Hastings Road, Bromley Common, BR2 8NZ

    Stage 2:- 9.30 am     Places available

    Stage 1: - 10.30 am  Places available

     

    Class details last updated 10th November 2017

    Please email me for up to date class availability or for any queries.  Please note, we welcome late starters, so if term has started, it is not too late! Please get in touch!


     

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    Sing and Sign Bromley are currently not linked with any Nurseries in our Boroughs. If you are a nursery and would like to become affiliated, please contact me for more information.

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