Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Sheffield
Spring Term Classes
Hi, my name is Liz and I am now in my 15th year of running Sing and Sign classes in the Sheffield.
I signed with both my children and loved the fact that we could communicate with one another from a really early age. I am more amazed with it every day as I see how much difference good language skills have made to their transition into nursery and school.
Most of your questions can probably be answered on the other pages of this website, but if you have any other queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
We look forward to meeting you and your baby(ies) soon.
Spring Term Classes - BOOKING OPEN
We won't let a lockdown stop us Singing and Signing with our little ones. Book the Stage 1 or Stage 2 @Home 10-week programme now and you'll be able to learn baby signing in the comfort and safely of your own home. There will also be support Zooms from me and several other franchisees throughout the week. A full list will be sent to you after you book.
For the Spring Term, if it's your first term of Stage 1 I include Gold Membership to the Jessie Cat Club, giving you a number of other resources for a whole year and if you're new to Stage 2, I will upgrade your membership to Premium. This is a gift from me and usually would cost you extra, so there is no discount if you already have it.
Sing and Sign Babes classes (5 week course delivered over Zoom)
I am collaborating with several other Sing and Sign Franchisees to offer Babes classes throughout the week. I will be delivering the classes on Mondays at 12 noon and Fridays at 11.15am, but you can also attend other Babes classes with my colleagues (as many time as you want each week!). A list will be sent to you after you book.
Both the @Home programme and the Babes Zooms started on Monday 11th January. You are welcome to still join, but please note that you have now missed the first week, but don't worry as the classes are purposefully repetitive to help you and your baby learn. With multiple Zooms to attend (as often as you want) it is fantastic value for money.
Come and join in the fun!
Book your place via our online booking system.
You MUST read our (long!!) Terms and Conditions BEFORE booking so you know what will happen in the event of a local lock-down / venue-based classes not running etc.
Need More Information? Read On!
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 5-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!
Although not compulsory, I urge every family to also buy The Jessie Cat Songbook (which you can select in "additional items"). This beautifully illustrated book also contains 2 cds/track download codes so that you can repeat the songs as many times as you like with your baby between classes
This term, I will be running classes via Zoom as well as venue-based classes. I have collaborated with other Sing and Sign franchisees so if you can't make my classes, you can "attend" others during the week.
With Zoom classes, your baby will not be watching a screen. We will create a "baby sandwich" with your baby facing you and away from me on the screen. You will see me on the screen and deliver face to face with your baby. You can even wear a headphone in one ear if you don't want your baby to be distracted by my voice!
I will also create a What's App group to share extra information and so you can enjoy the more "social" side of coming to classes.
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 & bath time, emotions & bedtime. You'll learn over 100 signs related to your routines and also the sort of things your baby may be interested in, such as animals and vehicles. It's no problem coming straight to Stage 1 without doing Babes first (in fact, most people start Sing and Sign at Stage 1).
At the beginning of your course, you will be set up with a year's subscription to Sing and Sign's Jessie Cat Club which enables you to access the following online resources:
• 200+ signs to view in video clips
• 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
• A print-out facility so you can share your baby’s favourite signs with family/nursery
• Our classic ‘Sing and Sign - Baby Signing the Fun Way’ (DVD streamed)
• 2 interactive "Where is Jessie?" games
You will also be able to enjoy our @Home programme, which means you can watch a variety of teachers deliver each week's class. You will be able to watch each class as many times as you like during that week, at any time of day or night! There will also be Zoom support sessions from me and other Sing and Sign franchisees where you can "meet" other Sing and Signers.
You can also choose the @Home with venue-based classes, where you have all the above plus one venue-based class per week. You will need to book on the venue class of your choice (places are limited) and won't be able to swap to a different class once the term has begun.
Please make sure you read our (quite long!) Terms and Conditions BEFORE you book on a class.
It is quite a big step from Stage 1 to Stage 2, so many people come to Stage 1 for two terms before attending Stage 2. However, this is also dependent on your baby's age.
Sing and Sign Stage 2 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!
When you start Stage 2 you will be upgraded to our "Premium" Membership and your renewal date will be extended to a year from that date.
Premium online membership includes:
• ‘More Sing and Sign' - Stage 2 (DVD streamed)
• ‘Have a Sing and Sign Christmas’ (DVD streamed)
• ‘Jessie and Friends’ - interactive game with 17 animal friends
Some people don't hear about Sing and Sign until their little ones are 14+ months old and then wonder if it too late to start. Not at all! It may be more appropriate to come straight to a Stage 2 class, but if you ring / e-mail me we can have a chat about your individual circumstances.
What are the @Home classes?
The online content involves a 30 minute lesson each week for 10 weeks, which you can enjoy with your baby as a ‘home class’ and will remain available all week as and when you fancy.
Online lessons are delivered by a variety of sunny smiling teachers, with all the anticipation of our blue board songs, props surprises from the bag and Jessie Cat will also of course play her games in her inimitable style! Developed in Spring 2020, the @Home programme has already won numerous awards, including "Best Lockdown Adaptation".
The @Home classes are designed for you to do interactively with your little one. Just as in our physical classes, you are the one learning the signs to use with your baby at all times of the day and your baby will enjoy doing the classes with you.
How Much Do The Classes Cost?
5-Week Live Babes Classes (via Zoom) - £25. Option to buy the Songbook (recommended) for £15 which I will send to you.
5-Week venue-based classes - £35. Option to buy Songbook (recommended) for £13 which I will give you on your first day or term (or £15 if you would like it sending in advance).
10-Week @Home with Venue-Based Classes - £80 (including our "Gold" online annual membership if it's your first term of Stage 1 AND the @Home programme)
10-Week @Home only Classes - £50 (including our "Gold" online annual membership if it's your first term of Stage 1 / "Premium" membership if it's your first term of Stage 2 if you don't already have it).
If you haven't attended Stage 1 and want do Stage 2 @Home, please contact me to have a chat about it.
Please note, the Gold and Premium memberships are gifted by me and there is no discount if you already have them.
Please make sure you read our (quite long!) Terms and Conditions BEFORE you book, so you are aware of what is refundable and what is not, and what will happen in the event of a local lockdown / illness etc.
How Do I Enrol?
Booking will open for existing Sing and Signers on Sunday 1st November at 10am and new people on Sunday 8th November at 10am via our online booking system.
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch - email@example.com
Hope to see you at Sing and Sign soon!
Spring Term Venue-Based Classes
These are our probable venues if we are able to return to some venue-based classes in September.
St. Gabriel's Church, Dobbin Hill, Sheffield S11 1GR
Joseph Stone Centre, 9 School Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5EB
Nether Edge / Abbeydale
Common Ground Community Centre, Machon Bank, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1GR
Day Time Stage Location
Nurseries in Sheffield trained in baby signing the Sing and Sign way
Once Upon A Time Nursery
863 Ecclesall Road
If your baby attends a nursery, then it is ideal if the nursery staff understand your baby when he / she is signing to them! Sing and Sign runs an excellent Nursery Affliation Programme to train and develop staff, on their own premises, in baby signing. I work with the nursery to create an individual training session which suits their setting.
Whether you are a parent or childcare provider, please contact me if you would like any further information.
Nurseries in Sheffield Training in baby signing the Sing and Sign Way