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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Chelmsford, Braintree, Billericay, Dunmow & Brentwood

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    Sing and Sign across Chelmsford, Braintree and Dunmow

    Come and see why we were voted BEST TODDLER GROUP 2015 by ESSEX MUMS 

    Bookings are OPEN! Click here to see availability 

    Email: martinebrockman@singandsign.co.uk

    FREE TASTER SESSIONS. CONTACT US for more information.

    Our classes are open to babies from birth, as soon as you feel you would like to get out with your baby and enjoy some music together while learning how to really make the most of early communication. We will offer a free trial session, availability permitting. Our Summer term has just started but we have a handful of spaces in a few classes. CLICK HERE to see availability and/or to book a place. Or you can  EMAIL US  for more info. We offer three types of class :

    Babes -  our new pre-Stage 1 curriculum for the youngest babies (under 7 months) is a gentle music and sensory class with a strong emphasis on communication and building the foundations of great communication

    Stage 1 - our core curriculum award winning class for 6 - 18 months

    Stage 2 - continue the fun with your toddler 14 months plus, as speech develops 

    Signing with my son has proved so rewarding.  Not only do I enjoy it, he finds it fun and is already communicating things to me before I have even noticed.  He'll tell me that he can hear a plane or see a bird or that he would like me to open his water cup for him; so it's useful as well as great fun.  The time that I spend with him teaching him and interacting with him is invaluable to him and to me.

    He loves the music too and it seems to calm him down knowing what's happening next when I sing "Change your Nappy" or "Splishy Splashy, Splosh."  He gets so excited about his bath time now and signs "wash" every time he sees the bathroom!

    When he started to sign "more" at 9 months, it was so exciting for me and he's surprising me from day to day with a new sign that I didn't know he knew! He has realised just how interesting his hands are and Mummy's hands too!   Not only does he communicate with the signs, but he says the words too with beautiful pronunciation.  Babies are so clever they can hear the sound, see your hands AND see your mouth moving too.

    I have found myself fascinated by just how quickly children pick up the signs as a means to understand as well as communicate back, and I look forward to being able to lessen the frustration of misunderstanding between my baby and I as he gets older.

    The Sing and Sign classes combine music and fun with an education which proves invaluable for you and your little one. 

    My experienced team of teachers - Kelly, Dina, Liz, Katy, Jo and I offer Sing and Sign classes in venues across Chelmsford, South Woodham Ferrers, Brentwood, Billericay, Braintree and Gt Dunmow.  We offer classes on every day of the week but places go fast as many parents have already discovered the benefits of signing with their baby and are joining our Babes courses to get them started nice and early! (Please note for twins - one child goes FREE!) 

    You can contact us by phone (07739 832059) or FOR A QUICKER RESPONSE, BY EMAIL martinebrockman@singandsign.co.uk.

    Thank you for your interest and I look forward to meeting you and your little one soon!

  • More Info

    My Classes

    Sing and Sign is a programme that grows week-by-week with you and your child and is divided into 3 Stages:

    Sing and Sign BABES - This is a brand new multi-sensory music programme for babies from birth to 7 months. Our aim is to help you build the framework for good communication with your baby.  It is a 5 week term designed as a precursor to Stage 1 Sing and Sign.

    Stage 1 - It is recommended that you and your baby attend two terms of Stage 1 classes in order to consolidate and learn a total of 120 signs.  Babies learn through repetition so attending two terms helps you to establish good signing habits as well as letting you learn the lyrics of the songs written especially for theSing and Sign programme.  You will be given a 12 page guide to signing in your first class for Stage 1 and the choice to book a second term is entirely yours.

    Stage 2 –If you’ve enjoyed stage 1 and want to continue, you’ll be ready to join More Sing and Sign – Stage 2, offering a more mobile, physical class with another two curriculums of additional songs, signs and actions for older babies and toddlers, backed up by another 10 page guide to signing.  This stage includes teaching colours, letters of the alphabet, opposites, good manners and much more besides.

    All classes last roughly 30-40 minutes, are very relaxed and great fun!  Feel free to do whatever you feel comfortable with and don’t feel you have to keep your baby on your lap – let them roam if they want to.  If a venue allows, we will provide Tea/Coffee and the chance to socialise at the end of the teaching session so you may want to allow an hour out of your day.  If the room is not carpeted, we do have individual mats/rugs but please feel free to bring your own cushion to sit on if you’d prefer.  Nappy changing and breast or bottle feeding during the session is fine, or you can do it away from the group if you’d prefer.  Bring any drinks and small snacks your baby might need.  Be advised that baby changing facilities and kitchen facilities vary at each venue and are not always accessible if they’re adjacent to a room we’re not booked into. 

    Due to limited numbers per class you will need to book and pay prior to the term starting (early booking is recommended).

    Some Mum’s like to familiarise themselves and their babies with some of the music and signs before term starts.  Details of how to purchase our DVD and/or CD can be found on my booking form.

    To book please go to:

    https://www.bookmyclass.co.uk/singandsign/?FID=76

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Venues


    Day Time Stage Location
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 Pickles Playhouse, Witham
    Thursday AM Babes South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall - Small Hall
    Tuesday AM Stage 2 Hutton Community Centre
    Tuesday AM Stage 1 Hutton Community Centre
    Monday AM Stage 1 Broomfield Village Hall, Chelmsford
    Monday AM Babes Broomfield Village Hall, Chelmsford
    Thursday AM Stage 1 South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall - Small Hall
    Monday AM Stage 2 Broomfield Village Hall, Chelmsford
    Thursday AM Stage 2 South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall - Small Hall
    Wednesday AM Stage 2 Pickles Playhouse, Witham
    Friday AM Stage 1 North Springfield Parish Centre
    Monday AM Stage 2 St.Barnabas Church Hall
    Monday AM Stage 1 St.Barnabas Church Hall
    Monday AM Stage 2 Keene Hall, Galleywood
    Monday AM Stage 1 Keene Hall, Galleywood
    Monday AM Babes Keene Hall, Galleywood
    Monday AM Stage 1 Keene Hall, Galleywood
    Tuesday AM Stage 2 South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall - Small Hall
    Tuesday AM Stage 1 South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall - Small Hall
    Tuesday AM Babes South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall - Small Hall
    Wednesday AM Stage 2 Keene Hall, Galleywood
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 Keene Hall, Galleywood
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 Keene Hall, Galleywood
    Wednesday AM Stage 2 Blackwater Leisure Centre, Maldon
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 Blackwater Leisure Centre, Maldon
    Friday AM Stage 1 North Springfield Parish Centre
    Friday AM Stage 2 North Springfield Parish Centre
  • Nurseries

    Does your child attend a nursery?

     

    Does your child attend a nursery?

    Sing and Sign now has an excellent Nursery Affiliation Programme which will train staff on their own premises at a time to suit all.

    We will teach staff a selection of signs, tailor made to the nursery's individual requirements and design an Individual Action Plan to inspire staff and make signing fun and easy to incorporate.

    Following training, the nursery will receive a Certificate of Sing and Sign Affiliation together with ongoing access to our signing resources and a complimenatary package of products.

    If your baby attends nursery or you know of a childcare facility that would be interested in receiving further information, please do pass our details on, or contact us at the number/email above.

    Local Nurseries which have enjoyed Sing and Sign Affiliation include :

    KIDDI CARU WRITTLE, CM1 3SS Tel: 01245 421341

    KIDDI CARU CHELMSFORD, CM1 1GP Tel: 01245 505 323

    BUTTERFLIES MONTESSORI SCHOOL, BRENTWOOD, CM14 5LF Tel: 01277 200642 


     

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