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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Bristol

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    Sing and Sign classes in Greater Bristol - opening a window to your baby's world!

    Welcome to Sing and Sign - Bristol

    I am glad you are thinking of joining our classes.  We look forward to meeting you and your baby soon.  All the information you need is here on these pages so please have a browse... 


    Booking for Spring (January) 2019 is open!  Please click HERE for live availability and to book a place.  You'll see a list of all our classes with spaces right away and with no obligation to book or pay!!

    Term dates: start w/c 14th January; half term w/c 18th February; final classes w/c 25th March.  Scroll down for more info on our classes!


    Be sure to 'like' us on Facebook for up to date info and any tasters we might schedule!  Sing and Sign - Bristol on Facebook


    Sing and Sign at a glance:  (Further info available on the MORE INFO page!)

    Stage Two is at 9.45/10am.

    Stage One is at 10.45/11 (and 11.45/12noon if there is demand). 

    Stage One and Two last 35-45 minutes.  Staged classes meet for 10 sessions each term.  Sing and Sign is a fun class with an emphasis on learning, not a drop in class.  In those 10 sessions, you can learn well over 100 signs.  Cost is £65 for Stage One or Two.  

    Sing and Sign Babes meets after Stage One.  Babes runs for 30-35 minutes.  Babes is 5 weeks and usually offered in the last 5 weeks of our regular term; cost is £25.  


    Our venues at a glance:

    Monday: Bradley Stoke, Portishead, Horfield

    Tuesday: Fishponds, Emersons Green, Redland 

    Wednesday: Westbury on Trym 

    Thursday: Bedminster, Horfield, St George/Hanham, Thornbury

    Friday: Downend, Bedminster  


    My wonderful teachers Gemma, Helen C, Helen H, Jennie and I teach Sing and Sign classes every day in venues throughout the Bristol area.  Becki works hard in the office and on Facebook.  

    More information about Sing and Sign staged classes and Babes can be found on the MORE INFO page!


    Sing and Sign is a wonderful activity to do with your baby.  You learn over 100 signs to help you connect and communicate with your baby.  You will be overjoyed when your baby tells you something through signing - whether it is naming a favourite animal or asking for 'milk' and a bite to 'eat'!  You also get a chance to meet other parents from your area with babies of a similar age.  Your baby will love listening to the singing, playing the instruments and interacting with the other children - and the teacher!  

    And of course, everyone has fun!


    Our courses are usually 10 sessions and follow the school terms, including a half term break.  We recommend that your baby be at least 6 months old at the start of term before joining Sing and Sign Stage One.  My families tell me over and over again how much they enjoy our classes and how beneficial signing has been for them.

    You must book and pay for the course in advance.  When booking, please read the Terms and Conditions for answers to frequently asked questions including information about refunds in case you return to work or withdraw from the class.

     

    Read what one happy family wrote:

    If there is one thing you do with your child, make sure it is Sing and Sign. The session is enormously enjoyable, whilst sneakily teaching your small person lots of skills (tidying up, sharing, communicating, & socialising as well as signing), all hidden within familiar tunes and lots of laughter. I am coming to the end of my third term with my two year old and I will miss it greatly! This has been the friendliest and most lovingly-held space within which L. has flourished greatly. We both leave taking many good friends with us. What a treat it has been to relax and let the teacher take the reigns once a week!

     

    I attended 4 terms of Sing and Sign with my son and loved every minute.  Signing with my baby (not a baby anymore!!) brought much joy to my life.  Signing definitely enhanced his communication and language skills then and we are still seeing the benefits as he progresses through school.  I am told the same again and again by all the lovely families who come through our award-winning baby signing classes.  I became a teacher at first and after 6 years, I bought a franchise to run classes myself. All the teachers have signed with their children and we each bring a love of singing and signing to our classes.  ~Katherine


  • More Info

    About Sing and Sign and Online Membership

    Courses run for 10 sessions over a period of 11, 12 or 13 weeks.  

    Sing and Sign classes are very relaxed and great fun.  You learn signs to help you better communicate with your baby while we entertain with lots of songs, music, props and games. Mums and Dads (Grandmas and Grandpas too!) learn simple signs and gestures to use at home with the babies.  As the babies grow and see the signs and gestures repeated and used constantly with speech, they will be able to use them to communicate with you.  We cover over 100 signs during your first 10-week course all of which are easy to learn and remember using our fun action songs!

    We keep the class sizes small (around 11/12 families per class) so you and your baby can enjoy the social aspect of the classes too.

    Classes last for about 35-45 minutes with a bit of play time with age-appropriate toys.

    Sing and Sign is definitely a learning class and so we hope you will come ready to join in!


    Fees

    The cost of a ten-week term is £65. Payment is by bank transfer or posted cheque.  Payments must be received before class unless there has been a prior written agreement.  

    You only pay one fee if you have twins.

    Places are taken very quickly for the Stage One classes and I operate strictly on a first come first served basis, so please book early if you are keen to attend.

    You need to book and pay for the course in advance.  Please read the Terms and Conditions for answers to frequently asked questions and information about refunds in case you need to withdraw from the class.


    **If your preferred course is full please still get in touch with me at katherineamor@singandsign.co.uk to go on the waiting list in case a place becomes available.  In some cases, additional classes may be added at your preferred venue so please join the waiting list and I will get in touch if a new class opens up.**


    Not sure which class to choose?

    BABES:  Using our magic ingredients of music and singing, you’ll learn how to stimulate your young baby’s brain development using eye contact, repetition, anticipation, gesture and of course peek-a-boo with Jessie Cat, as well as learn some basic signing.

    Sorry, no older siblings are allowed in Babes.


    STAGE ONE: These classes are ideal for babies 6/7mths +.  Classes are great fun and ideal if you have little or no signing experience.  The Stage One curriculum covers babies’ basic routines such as meal times, bath time, nappy change and bedtime.  It also offers additional signs to do with babies’ interests such as animals, vehicles, toys etc.  There are over 100 signs covered during Stage One.  It is recommended to complete 2 terms of Stage One; you will find that as your baby develops you will pick up more relevant signs in the second term.  There are many families who have come back even for a 3rd term of Stage One.


    If your baby is too young to join us, please email me at katherineamor@singandsign.co.uk to join the interest list for the following term.  It is best to contact me to go on the interest list if you are very keen as places get booked up quickly in our Stage One classes. 


    STAGE TWO: These classes are great for toddlers aged 14 months +.  By now your child will have completed two terms of Sing and Sign (some exceptions will apply) and may be starting to toddle or even run about, possibly even attempting their own conversation with a few speech sounds and words.  You both know the routine of the classes and many signs.  Well, now the fun really begins.  Not only do we have new concepts and signs relevant to their increasing interests and awareness but also they have the opportunity to move around with the music and become an active participant in class.  Through fun songs, the curriculum covers colours, the weather, simple counting and we even have a great song for helping with potty training!  Also you’ll be able to learn the phonetic alphabet, which is a big advantage when your child is ready for school.  Your baby is learning at a fast pace so we recommend attending 2 terms of Stage Two.  Even as speech starts to come, signing is so beneficial as it helps you understand those first garbled words!


    If your child is old enough to attend Stage Two but you haven’t done any signing please email me at katherineamor@singandsign.co.uk as it might be possible for you to go straight into Stage Two.


    SING AND SIGN ONLINE: THE JESSIE CAT CLUB for LEARNING AT HOME 

    The Jessie Cat Club Online offers you portable, streamed access to our resources via the internet. You can use your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop or even a smart TV. Now your baby can be entertained by our award winning DVD or play peek-a-boo with our class mascot, Jessie Cat, at any time of the day (or night!) anywhere you choose!

    Access is on 1 device at any one time.  Subscriptions are valid for 1 year from the start date.

    There are two different levels of access.

    'BASIC' Club Membership - cost £15 through me - suitable for Stage One

    (40% cheaper than the website price)

    - Stage One ‘Sing and Sign - Baby Signing the Fun Way’ (video film/2001) 

    - *NEW* Two 15-minute films directly supporting our Stage One curriculum, one covering songs and signs from weeks 1-4 and one covering weeks 5-10

    - 200+ signs to view in video clips 

    - A print-out facility for favourites signs

    - 2 interactive ‘Where is Jessie?’ games


    'FULL' Club Membership - cost £30 through me - suitable for Stage Two - best value!!

    (25% cheaper than the website price).

    - All the above benefits of 'BASIC' access PLUS…

    - Stage Two ‘More Sing and Sign' (video film)

    - ‘Have a Sing and Sign Christmas’ (video film)

    - ‘Jessie & Friends’ - interactive game with 17 animal friends


    If you purchase Basic access, you can upgrade, at any time, to Full access within the year for £15.  Yearly renewal of any subscription - Basic or Full - is £15. 

    To take advantage of joining The Jessie Cat Club please email me and I will give you details of how you can make payment.  Once payment is received, I will set up access for you.

    You will receive an email about how you can start enjoying the programme.  


    Our Privacy Notice

    Sing and Sign - Bristol is committed to protecting your privacy.  Katherine Amor on behalf of Sing and Sign - Bristol acts as Data Controller and Processor; Russell Harrison on behalf of Zebranet acts as Data Controller for Sing and Sign - Bristol.  Both Sing and Sign - Bristol and Zebranet are registered with the ICO.

    Sing and Sign - Bristol may collect data so that we can respond to your messages, understand your needs and offer you the right class or product.  We do this through various means: our website enquiry form, emails, taster sessions, Facebook messages and comments, texts and phone calls.  

    So if you ask us to contact you, we will do so with relevant information at the relevant times by email or phone. 

    Zebranet collects data through the BookMyClass registration process when you book on to one of our classes.  Sing and Sign - Bristol will use this data to ensure you are in the correct class as well as to contact you with relevant information.  Contact will be via email primarily but also occasionally through phone and/or text if the information is more urgent. 

    Our communication will be about your agreed class.  This could include: booking notice, payment reminder, booking confirmation, venue information, handouts about the class content, notice of cancellations or delays, ordering and fulfilling orders of resources and rebooking for future Sing and Sign courses.  

    When you finish your term/terms with Sing and Sign - Bristol, correspondence will largely cease.  We will always ask for your consent before adding you to our contact database (consent will be part of your booking process).  With consent, we may periodically send promotional emails about fundraising, new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.   With consent, we may contact you by email very occasionally to ask for support in awards/competitions.

    Sing and Sign - Bristol will keep your data for 7 years unless you specifically request it to be removed from our systems and Zebranet.  Sing and Sign - Bristol will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. 

    You have rights relating to our storage and use of your personal data including:  

    · The right to be forgotten - where you can ask us to to delete all personal data relating to you.

    · The right to object - you can say no to certain data use such as profiling for marketing purposes.

    · The right to rectification - you can ask us to have incomplete data completed.

    · The right of access - you have the right to know what data is being processed and how.

    Please request any of the above in writing to Katherine Amor, Sing and Sign - Bristol, 6 Bayswater Rd, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0BN

    You also have the right to raise a complaint with the ICO if you are unhappy with the way we have collected, stored or used your personal data. 

    Please inform us of any changes to your contact information so we can keep our records up to date.  If at any point, you prefer not to receive any further e-mails, please let us know using the UNSUBSCRIBE instructions at the bottom of every email.  


    Have a question?  Please get in touch:  katherineamor@singandsign.co.uk

  • Venues

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    Day Time Stage Location
    Monday AM Stage 1 & 2 Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke
    Monday PM Babes Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke
    Monday AM Stage 1 & 2 Portishead Youth Centre
    Monday AM Stage 1 & 2 Horfield Methodist Church
    Tuesday AM Stage 1 Emersons Green Village Hall, Emersons Green
    Tuesday AM Stage 1 & 2 Fishponds - All Saints Church
    Tuesday AM Stage 1 & 2 Redland Park United Reform Church
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 & 2 Westbury Baptist Church
    Thursday AM Stage 1 & 2 Horfield Methodist Church
    Thursday AM Babes Horfield Methodist Church
    Thursday AM Stage 1 & 2 Bedminster Methodist Church
    Thursday PM Babes Bedminster Methodist Church
    Thursday AM Stage 1 & 2 St. George - St Aidan's Church Hall
    Thursday AM Stage 1 & 2 Thornbury - Turnberrie's Community Centre
    Friday AM Stage 1 & 2 Downend Folk House at Lincombe Barn
    Friday AM Stage 1 & 2 Bedminster Methodist Church
  • 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 :

     

    Abacus Day Nursery, Emery Road, Brinslington Tel : 0117 9772868

     

    UWE SU Halley Nursery, Frenchay, Bristol Tel: 0117 3286290

     

     

     

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