Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Brackley, Bicester, Banbury, Buckingham
Welcome to Sing and Sign Banbury, Bicester, Brackley and Buckingham!
Time to sing and time to sign
Hello! I’m Jo and I’d love to welcome you and your baby to one of my Sing and Sign courses! I’m mum to two girls: Connie (age 7) and Edie (age 4). Connie and I started going to Sing and Sign classes when she was 4 months old and we both loved them. I was a sleep-deprived first-time mum, still shell-shocked having given birth and becoming responsible for a little person who hadn’t read all the parenting books I had! I loved the Babes course – it was a gentle introduction to baby signing and, despite my lack of sleep, I learned many songs and signs to use with Connie in our daily routine.
Why do a Sing and Sign course?
Baby signing can greatly enhance communication between you and your baby before your baby is able to speak. Our baby and toddler courses are a fantastic way to learn this wonderful skill, enjoy quality time with your little one, and make great friends.
Class schedule for the upcoming term
A little bit more about me
As Connie got older and we moved into the Stage 1 and Stage 2 classes, we enjoyed Sing and Sign even more. In fact, when Edie was born, Sing and Sign classes were the only classes I signed up for. The majority of Edie’s Sing and Sign journey was at home during lockdown but Sing and Sign was still the highlight of our week and both girls loved watching the classes – sometimes every day!
Connie didn’t sign much at all whereas Edie was a signing pro, but being able to communicate with both girls before they could speak was amazing. Both started talking very early and haven’t stopped since!!
About our classes
I offer three different courses:
Babes (birth to 6 months)
This is a gentle music and sensory course whose focus is on your interaction with your baby and building a strong foundation for communication. I will teach you some simple but memorable songs and rhymes to enjoy with your baby, and some age-appropriate signs, such as 'milk' in a relaxed and fun environment.
Stage 1 (6-14 months)
From 6 months, your baby is likely to be sitting up and more interested in their surroundings. Stage 1 is our core curriculum and introduces the key principles of baby signing and up to 100 age-appropriate signs in a fun and engaging music class.
Stage 2 (14 months+)
From 14 months, your little one is more and more engaged in the world around them and we teach you signs to help them engage with it, including colours, weather, opposites, and much, much more, all through our wonderful songs!
This short video takes you through the three different Sing and Sign classes:
Please contact me if you are unsure which class would be best for you and your little one.
Come and Join in the Fun!
Day Time Stage Location Monday AM Stage 2 Banbury, Hanwell Fields Community Centre Monday AM Stage 1 Banbury, Hanwell Fields Community Centre Monday AM Babes Banbury, Hanwell Fields Community Centre Monday PM Stage 1 Banbury, Hanwell Fields Community Centre Tuesday AM Stage 2 Bicester, Kingsmere Community Centre Tuesday AM Stage 1 Bicester, Kingsmere Community Centre Tuesday AM Babes Bicester, Kingsmere Community Centre Tuesday PM Stage 1 Wednesday AM Stage 2 Wednesday AM Stage 1 Wednesday AM Babes Wednesday PM Stage 1
Sing and Sign in Childcare Settings
Baby signing in a childcare setting has all the advantages of signing at home plus it helps babies feel more relaxed and confident at nursery.
I'm thrilled to welcome the following wonderful nurseries to the Sing and Sign family!
The wonderful team at Field House are so enthusiastic about using Sing and Sign with the children at the nursery and I'm delighted that they've just signed up to be affiliated with Sing and Sign for another year. Find out more about Field House here: https://childbasepartnership.com/field-house-day-nursery
I was lucky to meet the Cedars team in June. They already used some signs with the children and couldn't wait to start using more... as well as our fantastic songs! Find out more about Cedars here: https://childbasepartnership.com/cedars-day-nursery
What a brilliant and welcoming team at Willows. They were really enthusiastic about signing with the children, and picked up our songs so quickly! Find out more about Willows here: https://childbasepartnership.com/willows-day-nursery
The team at Kiddi Caru in Leighton Buzzard are so enthusiastic. Some of the team are really experienced baby signers and some are new to it, but all of them are really passionate about communicating with the children, and using key word signing to help with this. Find out more about Kiddi Caru Leighton Buzzard here:
I've been working with the team at Little Acorns for some time now. The staff and children are wonderful, and I love my weekly sessions with them. Find out more about Little Acorns Pre-school here:
I'm delighted to welcome back the lovely team at Puddleducks Day Nursery in Croughton and I'm really looking forward to my weekly sessions with them! Find out more about Puddleducks Day Nursery here:
It was such a pleasure to meet the team at Toad Hall Day Nursery. They were all so excited to be implementing the Sing and Sign approach to baby signing with the children in their care. The team had lots of fun putting together their action plan and I know they're already putting it into practice! Find out more about Toad Hall Day Nursery here:
If your baby attends nursery or you work in a childcare facility that would be interested in receiving further information, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07771 550335.
Here's some of the things we get up to in class!