Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Lambeth & Wandsworth
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A Warm Welcome to you...
... and many thanks for visiting my page.
Now booking for the summer term starting 25th April
Also available is our award winning class@home option which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home or anywhere with an internet connection and each class is available for a full 7 days to watch whenever you like and however often you like. Access to class@home is free to anyone booking a venue or online Saturday class
My Name is Kim Golson and I have been involved in baby signing for the past 15 years with my son and daughter and as the partner of another Sing and Sign Franchisee.
I am passionate about baby signing and having the opportunity to share with you these early communication tools, which will make such a difference to you and your baby.
Classes are aimed at teaching baby signing in an entertaining and illuminating way to families who are seriously interested in improving two-way communication between parent and child and who are committed to getting the most from our award-winning, enjoyable and stimulating course of classes.
To maximise your baby's enjoyment and to consolidate your learning I have included additional items with your booking depending on which stage you book. For Babes you will receive a Jessie Cat song book and for Stage 1 and 2 you will get either Gold membership for a year or an upgrade to that membership (Premium) to include additional videos for you and your little one to enjoy together.
See a short video clip of me talking to deaf umbrella here.
If you cannot find the answer to your question here...
... please look at the other pages. The More Info tab will cover many FAQs you may have, and the Venues tab will show where venues are and when classes are running. For full class details just click on the Book Now tab which will take you to the booking site where full details of current available classes to book can be viewed.
As the saying goes ‘Keep calm and Sing and Sign'!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which Class Should I Attend?
We have 3 different "stages" of Sing and Sign which have been developed specifically for your baby's developmental stages.
Sing and Sign Babes classes are for 2 to 7 month olds with their parent / carer. This gentle class explores themes such as eye contact, gesture and anticipation together with lots of cuddles, tickles and some simple signs; all building the framework for good communication and brought to you using our magic ingredient - music!
Sing and Sign Stage 1 is ideal for babies from 6 months old up to around 14 months old and their parent / carer. Themes include basic signs, nappies & bathtime, emotions & bedtime. You'll learn over 100 signs related to your routines and the sort of things your baby may be interested in, such as animals and vehicles.
It is quite a big step from Stage 1 to Stage 2, so many people come to Stage 1 fortwo terms before attending Stage 2. However, this is also dependent on your baby's age.
Stage2 is great when your little one is 14+ months, moving about and probably starting to talk (although every baby is different, so there's no hard and fast rule!) as it is more active and interactive. Themes include weather,opposites, colours and the phonetic alphabet, together with simple counting songs, turn taking, sharing and of course, lots of fun!
How Long Do Classes Run For?
Babes classes run for about 30 - 40 minutes.
Stage1 and Stage 2 classes run for about 40-45 minutes.
How Many People Attend Sing and Sign Classes?
Class sizes are limited to 11 bookings in most venues
I Have Twins / Triplets - How Many Places Do I Pay For?
Twins/Triplets are welcome and only pay for one place for twins or one and half places for triplets. If you are a childminder and have two babies from different families, then a place for each child must be booked and paid for.
I Have an Older Child - Can They Come Too?
It is possible but please discuss with Kim before booking
How Much Does It Cost?
From January 2022
10 week Babes course £100 or @home £75 including the Jessie Cat songbook
Stage one and two classes @home package (includes complimentary Gold or premium membership) - £50
(10 week term) Live over zoom (includes @home package) - £85
venue based classes (includes Live over zoom and @home package) - £115
When you've filled in the booking form online you will be asked to select a payment method; the only option is to pay by card online. On completion of your booking you'll be sent an automated confirmation so you know your booking has gone through. If you do not receive a confirmation email your booking has not been successful. Please book again.
I Am on Holiday for A Couple of The Classes. Do I Still Have to Pay the Full Amount?
In a word, yes! Sing and Sign classes operate as a course, not a drop-in and your place is guaranteed each week. Many people miss one or two weeks because of illness / holidays etc. and they soon catch up as our classes are purposefully repetitive to help you remember the songs and the signs (and babies love routine too). You also have our @home to watch whenever and wherever each week for 7 days so even if you cannot make your venue based class you won't miss out.
Can I Attend a Taster?
I have not got any tasters paned at present due to Covid restrictions but you can watch a taster video of our @home classes by clicking here
How Do I Enrol?
Details of all the classes available can be viewed by clicking on BOOK NOW. Just select the class you are interested in and book a place.
Please read my Terms and Conditions before booking; revised March 2021
Classes are available in the following areas
o St Barnabas Clapham Common, Clapham Common Northside, London, SW4 9SW
o Balham Baptist Church, 21 Ramsden Road SW12 8QX
o The Vestry, Holy Redeemer Church, Churchmore Road, London SW16 5UZ
o Yogarise Streatham, The High Parade, 24-26 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1EX
And classes direct into your living room with either our award winning Class@Home program or a zoom package
Day Time Stage Location Monday AM Stage 1 & 2 Balham Baptist Church Monday AM Babes Balham Baptist Church Monday PM Stage 1 & 2 St Barnabas Clapham Common Wednesday AM Stage 1 Holy Redeemer Church Wednesday AM Babes Holy Redeemer Church Thursday PM Stage 1 Balham Baptist Church Friday AM Stage 1 Yogarise Streatham Friday AM Babes Yogarise Streatham Saturday AM Stage 1 & 2 Full classes over Zoom Saturday AM Babes Full classes over Zoom
See our affiliated nurseries and read how we could help your nursery too!
Our Sing and Sign Nursery Affiliation Programme is effective, efficient, good value for money and highly regarded by the nurseries that have completed the training.
Baby signing is an invaluable tool to use with children, particularly in multilingual communities, and it offers many benefits and rewards, for children and staff alike.
Please do contact me if you'd like to include your Nursery Setting in the Sing and Sign Nursery Affiliation Programme. I will inspire your staff to become proficient signers - and you, your staff, your parents and most importantly, the children entrusted to you will reap the benefits the early pre-verbal communication brings.
You can contact me through the Enquiry form below, or email me directly using the link on the right hand side of the page.