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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Portsmouth, Hedge End, Fareham

  • About Me

    Welcome to Sing and Sign Portsmouth and Fareham!

    Hi, I'm Tracy and I run Sing and Sign in Portsmouth, Fareham and the surrounding areas. 

    I started Sing and Sign classes when my eldest daughter was 5 months old. She loved the music and Jessie Cat was a firm favourite. As a family we began signing as much as we could with our daughter and the results were fantastic! Initially, she was able to understand us better and then once she started to sign herself, the joy in her face, when she could tell that she was making herself understood, was magic!

    I firmly believe that not only did signing mean we avoided the potential tantrums, due to the frustration of not being understood, but that her speech developed earlier as a result. When my second daughter came along, the whole family signed along with her, having already seen the benefits with my eldest. It was lovely to watch my two little girls being able to communicate with each other.

    Having seen the benefits of Sing and Sign first hand, I was keen to help other families enjoy similar experiences, so became a Sing and Sign teacher. I currently teach Sing and Sign two days a week and the rest of the week I work in schools across Southampton as part of their language Intervention team, supporting children with their speech, language and communication needs.

  • More Info

    About Our Classes

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    Here at Sing & Sign we aren't going to let COVID-19 get in the way of teaching you baby signing 

    So it is my pleasure to announce the launch of Sing and Sign @HOME.

    What is it? I hear you say...

      • 10 structured, 30 minute, age appropriate classes to enjoy over a 10 week period. Each week covering a theme and gradually building your signing knowledge 
      • Sing and Sign @Home is not 'live'. Meaning you can stream the class any time of the day, as many times as you like for a whole week with no lagging or sound glitches. 
      • You will be supported via weekly advice on the theme of the week using live Zoom 'S&S Recaps' where you can ask questions, get advice from me and connect with other parents or you can use our WhatsApp group where you can ask questions, get advice from me and connect with other parents 
      • Something we intend for you to DO with your child - not just a film to watch on screen. Get down on the living room floor and ENJOY quality time together! 
      - 200+ signs to view in video clips 
      - A print-out facility for repeated sheets of various favourites
      - Award winning Stage 1 ‘Sing and Sign - Baby Signing the Fun Way’ (video film) 
      - 2 interactive ‘Where is Jessie?’ games
      - 2 brand new additional films supporting the themed week signs. 
      Stage 1 - up to 14 months 
      Stage 2 - 14 months+

      'GOLD' Online Membership is included:

      So what do you need to do to take part?

      Make sure you know how to access the Internet on your chosen device. Be that your TV, tablet, laptop or phone. Access will be through the Sing & Sign Website 

      Book onto the course here: www.booking.singandsignportsmouth.co.uk 

      That's it!

      The 10 week course is £40 and is open now to new, existing and previous customers. 

      Nothing is going to stop us bringing the magic of our award winning Sing and Sign classes to you this year!

      Keep Calm and Sing and Sign!

      Love Tracy and Jessie Cat 




      Babes is for 0-6 months and is a gentle, sensory class, designed to focus on the key elements of good communication with babies, such as eye contact, repetition and anticipation. We also start to use some initial signing. This is all done through music, using songs, instruments, toys and props.

      Stage 1 is for around 6-14 months. Each week we introduce a new theme, for example, bath time, then look at signs that are associated with the theme. This is a fully interactive class using simple, catchy songs to help parents remember the signs and give the babies a whole lot of fun, using instruments, props and toys. Each week you will be sent an email handout, to remind you of the key signs of the week.

      Stage 2 is for around 14-24 months. As with Stage 1, we introduce a different theme each week, progressing to letters using phonics and colours amongst many others. We also focus more on social skills, encouraging babies to share and use manners. This is a lively class, where babies are not only signing, but now starting to fully use their voices too. Each week you will be sent an email handout, to remind you of the key signs of the week.



      Gift Vouchers

      Great for baby shower, birthday, Christmas or christening presents.

      These can be purchased for either a full term or for an amount of your choice. Contact singandsignportsmouth@hotmail.co.uk or use the enquiry form to arrange.


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    • Venues

      Here are the current classes in your area

      Our Spring 2019 term is open for booking now, with the following classes...

      Please note that some of these classes may already be full, please check our booking system for availability


      Day Time Stage Location
      Tuesday AM Stage 2 Whiteley Community Centre
      Tuesday AM Stage 1 Whiteley Community Centre
      Tuesday PM Babes Kiddi Caru Nursery, Whiteley
      Wednesday AM Babes Eastney Methodist Church
      Wednesday AM Stage 1 Eastney Methodist Church
      Wednesday PM Stage 2 Eastney Methodist Church
      Wednesday PM Stage 1 Eastney Methodist Church
    • Nurseries

      SING AND SIGN IN LOCAL NURSERIES!

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      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 complimentary 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.

      Local Nurseries which have enjoyed Sing and Sign Affiliation include :

      Kiddi Caru Day Nursery, Whiteley Tel : 01489 571941

      Kiddi Caru Day Nursery, Basingstoke Tel: 01256 397779

    • Gallery

      Baby Signing the Fun Way!

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      Images supplied by Rare Moments Photography-www.raremomentsphotography.co.uk

    Just a few of the awards and honours Sing and Sign has received

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