Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Colchester
Welcome to Sing and Sign Colchester
Hello Colchester mums and dads, the lovely Cheryl is moving on to exciting new challenges and that means we are looking for a new teacher for the Colchester area. Could that be you? If you'd like to hear about the opportunity please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you!
Thank you Cheryl and all her lovely work for us, we will be sad to see her go!
A very happy “Hello!” from Sing and Sign Colchester
Firstly let me introduce myself - my name is Cheryl and I have been teaching Sing and Sign for 2 years now. I began as a teacher and in November 2018 I bought the Colchester Franchise.
Taking the big step to buy a Franchise is one of the scariest and most rewarding things I’ve ever done - coming second to giving birth to my son!
Working with the babies always brings a smile to my face and I feel a great sense of pride when I see them signing back.
I often have messages from parents who have filmed their little ones signing at home and the job satisfaction is second to none I’ve experienced before.
How did I discover Sing and Sign?
I went to Sing and Sign classes with my son, James.
He is almost 5 years old now and is my only child. It is thanks to him that I am writing this.
When James was born it was a very traumatic birth and it caused me to suffer from Post Natal Depression as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - both of these made it extremely difficult to bond with him and I really struggled.
I booked onto Sing and Sign classes as I had studied performing arts, particularly singing when I was at college and I felt I would enjoy the music - I was absolutely right! Singing to my son made everything feel better.
I remember an occasion when I was at my mum’s house and she was telling me to talk to him and I thought “what do I say to a baby?” - I no longer had to worry because I sang to him instead, then I began to
sign to him too and soon it was all coming naturally.
When he started signing back to me - “More” being one he used a lot, especially when eating - I was absolutely amazed that it had worked.
Even now when I know that it works I still get so excited when I see a baby’s first signing attempts - They really are so very clever!
Without Sing and Sign I fear that bonding with my son would have been an even longer process and I’m so glad that I went when I did.
I’ve had such a fantastic 2 years in Colchester, getting to know lots of babies, mums, dads, nans, nannies etc - the best part is watching them grow!
I’m now at the stage where the babies that I taught in my first term are sending along their younger siblings and I’m honestly always so excited to meet lots of new families.