Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Sheffield
Summer Term Classes - More "Babes" Classes Starting in June
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.
Summer Term Stage 1 & Stage 2 Classes - 10 week term
Last chance to book this term's @Home Only programme - running from 3rd May for 10 weeks. (You can access the first lesson until late on Sunday night, so it's not too late to book).
Please book via our online booking system
Venue-Based Classes (for fuller venue details click on the "Venues" tab at the top of this page)
All Summer Term Stage 1 and Stage 2 classes are now underway.
The only space we have is at a Stage 2 class on Thursdays at 2.15pm in Abbeydale. If you're interested in that class, please get in touch.
All other Stage 1 and Stage 2 classes are full - sorry!
Sing and Sign Babes Classes (up to 6 month olds) - 5 week term
w/c 7th June to w/c 5th July
Booking isn't yet open for these classes but you can register your interest on our online booking system and I'll contact you nearer the time.
Wednesdays at 11.15am in Nether Edge (S11) with Jo
Fridays at 11.15am in Greystones (S11) with Jo
You can also register your interest in our Autumn Term classes via our online booking system. It really helps me to plan where and when to run classes (and also how many to put on). I will let you know when the classes are finalised and as a "thank you" you can have priority booking. If you are currently on the Summer Term classes, you do NOT need to register your interest as you will automatically be notified.
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
If you would prefer to attend a Babes class via Zoom, please contact me and I can arrange for you to attend one with one of my colleagues.
Sing and Sign Stage 1 is ideal for babies from 6 months old up to around 13 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 1-5 and one covering weeks 6-10
- 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!
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.
For the Summer Term the venue-based classes have been adapted to be Covid-secure. These measures include reduced class sizes, social distancing, no prop / musical instrument sharing, extra time & cleaning between classes, signing to backing-tracks rather than full singing.
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 £15.50 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 £15.50 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?
Please book 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!
Summer Term Venue-Based Classes
Common Ground Community Centre, Machon Bank, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1GR
St. Gabriel's Church, Dobbin Hill, Sheffield S11 1GR
Joseph Stone Centre, 9 School Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5EB
Shirley House, next to St. Andrew's Church, Psalter Lane, Nether Edge, Sheffield S11 8YL
(We will be using the large room on the left as you enter the building, to enable social distancing, rather than the smaller one we usually use).
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