Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Edinburgh

  • About Me

    Welcome to Sing and Sign Edinburgh!

    Hi I'm Catherine and I run Sing & Sign classes in Edinburgh (east and central)!

    ***Register interest for the Spring term HERE***

    for info on the different stages and prices see the 'more info' tab above.

    Christmas Party Sessions 11th-16th Dec

    NOW OPEN for booking (select "Special Events" on the booking page)

    Introductory sessions at Joy Tots.

    This lovely baby-inspired café/shop is now hosting regular introductory Sing & Sign classes. Try a Sing and Sign class and find out more about how baby signing can help your baby communicate BEFORE speech.

    Next introductory class dates: Wed 15th Nov, Wed 13th Dec

    Go to the booking page and select 'special events' from the class menu.

    About me...

    When we joined our first Stage 1 Sing and Sign class in 2011, I had no idea how important baby signing would become for us. My son who was 8 months old at the time, loved the music and the social feel to the classes and I learned loads of new songs and signs. Classes were fun but it wasn't until my son was around 13 months old and began signing back to me that I realised the true value of what we had been learning. It was so wonderful being able to have little conversations with him and of course there were huge practical benefits too as we were all able to make ourselves better understood.

    I love teaching baby signing and being able to share my passion for Sing and Sign with new families in Edinburgh. I am very lucky to be a small part of such an exciting time in these families lives. I really hope you feel inspired to come along, find out more about Sing and Sign and try baby signing in your family.

    About the classes in Edinburgh... 

    Sing and Sign classes follow a ten-week curriculum covering all the signs you need to know for day to day life with your baby or toddler. There are three different age-appropriate stages available - for more information on the different Stages and course costs see the "more info" tab above. Click the 'Book Now' button at the top right of the page to view timetable, to join a waiting list or book a space.

    Catherine Rennie

  • More Info

    What classes are available? 


    for babies from 2 months to around 7 months old. – A lovely gentle class for the youngest age group aiming to build the foundations for good communication. The class is relaxed, gives you lots of time face to face with your wee one, plenty of cuddle time and is the perfect place to begin your baby signing journey 


    ‘Stage 1’

    for babies from 6 months to around 18 months – Covering lots of different themes relating to your babies world, we use songs, rhymes, instruments, toys and props in a fun, relaxed class. Babies love the fun and the music while adults effortlessly learn all the signs they need for day-to-day life with their baby.


    ‘Stage 2’

    for toddlers from around 14 months to 2 years and beyond! – This class covers themes such as colours, phonics, manners, even using the potty! Designed with inquisitive and energetic toddlers in mind.


     When and where?

    The Sing and Sign programme follows a ten-week curriculum and I teach three terms throughout the year roughly following the school terms.

    Spring term begins in January

    Summer term begins late April

    Autumn term begins early September

    Classes are currently running on Mondays in Leith, Wednesdays in Marchmont, Thursdays in Portobello, Fridays in Marchmont and Saturdays in Stockbridge 

     How Much?

    Stage 1/Stage 2: Each 10-week term costs £68 per family 

    'Babes': These classes can be booked as a 10 week term for £52. These classes can be joined at any point throughout the term (subject to space). In this situation a shorter payment block will be arranged. Please contact to arrange. 

    Anything else?

    I limit the number of families per class to around 11 depending on the room. This keeps classes small, friendly and relaxed but it does mean places are limited so book early! 


    Send me an e-mail or give me a ring if you have any further questions or you'd like to be added to the waiting list for any future classes.


    Follow the link below to my online booking facility

  • Venues

    Classes around Edinburgh...

    Mondays - Pilrig St Paul's Church on Leith Walk

    Wednesdays - Marchmont St Giles Church just off Marchmont Road

    Thursdays - Portobello and Joppa Parish Church

    Fridays - Marchmont St Giles Church just off Marchmont Road

    Saturdays - Stockbridge Church in Stockbridge

    Regular introductory sessions held at Joy Tots Café on Ferry Road.  This welcoming, baby-inspired venue is full of gorgeous hand printed clothes, keepsakes and gifts as well as serving great coffee and having a cosy baby play space. The Sing and Sign introductory sessions held here monthly are great fun and good opportunity to try out a Sing and Sign class. Go to the booking page and select 'special events' from the class menu to see the timetable. more info can be found on the Joy Tots Website.

    Day Time Stage Location
    Monday AM Stage 2 Pilrig St Paul's Church
    Monday AM Stage 1 Pilrig St Paul's Church
    Monday AM Stage 1 Pilrig St Paul's Church
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 & 2 Joy Tots
    Wednesday PM Babes Marchmont St Giles Church Halls
    Wednesday PM Stage 1 Marchmont St Giles Church Halls
    Thursday AM Stage 2 Portobello and Joppa Parish Church Halls
    Thursday AM Stage 1 Portobello and Joppa Parish Church Halls
    Thursday PM Babes Portobello and Joppa Parish Church Halls
    Thursday PM Stage 1 Portobello and Joppa Parish Church Halls
    Friday AM Stage 2 Marchmont St Giles Church Halls
    Friday AM Stage 1 Marchmont St Giles Church Halls
    Saturday AM Stage 2 Stockbridge Parish Church
    Saturday AM Stage 2 Stockbridge Parish Church
    Saturday AM Stage 1 Stockbridge Parish Church
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