Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... West Edinburgh
Welcome to West Edinburgh Sing and Sign!
My name is Sine (pronounced Sheena) and I am the Sing and Sign teacher for the West of Edinburgh
I am also a mummy to Reuben (5) and Sarah (3) and I first learned about Sing and Sign when my nephew (now 12) started the classes. I was amazed at how such a small baby could effectively communicate and the pleasure it brought him and his mum.
I couldn't wait to enrol my baby Reuben in the classes and we both adored the whole Sing and Sign journey. I have loved watching both my children master signs and see their delight in being able to communicate with me. I'm passionate about the positive impact that Sing and Sign can have on any family and want to share my knowledge and passion with others, through these fun and interactive classes.
I am running classes across the west of Edinburgh and I would love to welcome you and your baby to one of our courses. View Timetable Here
SPECIAL SUMMER 2019 CLASSES CLICK HERE TO BOOK (Find under Special Events / Tasters)
AUTUMN 2019 CLASSES NOW OPEN CLICK HERE TO BOOK
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What classes are available?
for babies from 2 months to around 7 months old. – A lovely gentle class for the youngest age group aiming to build the foundations for good communication. The class is relaxed, gives you lots of time face to face with your wee one, plenty of cuddle time and is the perfect place to begin your baby signing journey
for babies from 6 months to around 15 months – Covering lots of different themes relating to your babies world, we use songs, rhymes, instruments, toys and props in a fun, relaxed class. Babies love the fun and the music while adults effortlessly learn all the signs they need for day-to-day life with their baby.
for toddlers from around 14 months to 2 years and beyond! – This class covers themes such as colours, phonics, manners, even using the potty! Designed with inquisitive and energetic toddlers in mind.
When and Where?
The Sing and Sign programme follows a ten-week curriculum and I teach three terms throughout the year roughly following the school terms.
Spring term begins in January
Summer term begins in April
Autumn term begins early September
THEMED SUMMER SPECIALS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING - BOOK A CLASS NOW (Find under Special Events / Tasters)
Classes are individually bookable and take place during July and August. These are suitable for all babies aged around 3-30 months and no prior signing knowledge is necessary.
AUTUMN TERM NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING - BOOK A CLASS NOW
Autumn Term starts on 9th September and runs until 22nd November.
There are no classes on w/c 14th October as this is our half term holiday.
Stage 1/Stage 2: Each 10-week term costs £75 per family and includes weekly learning resources.
'Babes': These classes can be booked as a 10 week term for £76 or a 5 week term for £38 (including wonderfully illustrated Jessie Cat Songbook with 2 downloadable CDs to support your learning at home). These classes can be joined at any point throughout the term (subject to space). In this situation a shorter payment block will be arranged. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
Special Summer Sessions: £8.00 - £9.00 per family per class
Christmas Party Sessions: £10 per Baby / £15 for twins, including a gift. £3 extra for older siblings
I limit the number of families per class to a maximum of 12 (normally smaller) depending on the room. This keeps classes small, friendly and relaxed but it does mean places are limited so book early!
Send me an email or give me a ring on 07595 037976 if you have any further questions or you'd like to be added to the waiting list for any future classes.
Terms and Conditions
You can view the full Ts&Cs here. These will also be sent to you when you join a class.
Venues across West Edinburgh
I have classes in venues across West Edinburgh on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
All the venues have buggy / wheelchair access and parking on-site or nearby.
Weekly classes take place in:
- St Stephens Comely Bank Church, Comely Bank
- Colinton Mains Community Centre, Colinton Mains
- St Thomas Church, Corstorphine
- Queensferry Parish Church, South Queensferry
- COMING SOON: Bright Horizons Nursery, Cramond
Watch out for special classes at:
- Craigies Farm, South Queensferry
- Gorgie City Farm
- Turtle Dove Play Cafe
Day Time Stage Location Monday PM Stage 1 & 2 St Thomas's Church Monday PM Babes St Thomas's Church Friday PM Stage 1 & 2 Queensferry Parish Church Friday AM Stage 1 & 2 Colinton Mains Community Centre Tuesday AM Babes Dean Bowling Club, Comely Bank Tuesday AM Stage 1 & 2 Dean Bowling Club, Comely Bank Tuesday AM Babes Queensferry Parish Church
Working With Nurseries
By the time many infants start at nursery, they have mastered baby signing as a strong means of communication with their parents. Being able to continue this form of communication with the child has its obvious benefits, not least providing a strong selling point to prospective clients.
I am currently working in partnership with Bright Horizons Nursery Cramond and am keen to develop more around West Edinburgh. If you run a nursery and would be interested in hosting Sing and Sign classes on-site or would like to become a 'signing nursery' by affiliating to Sing and Sign, then please get in touch.
If you are a parent and would like your child's nursery to be a Sing and Sign affiliated childcare provider, then please do let me know and I'll make contact with your nursery.
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