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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Woodford, South Woodford, Wanstead, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Edmonton

  • About Me

    Essex Mums Awards WINNER 2018

    Hi there and thanks for checking in on Sing and Sign Woodford!

    I guess the first thing to mention is that I am a mum of three who happened to be interested in communicating effectively with my babies, like many of you! I first came across Sing and Sign when I bought the award winning DVD for my first baby.  We loved the songs in and of themselves but then my little girl took us to a whole new level when she started using the signs herself, at 8 months! I jumped on her bandwagon really and she just blew us away with it, I was hooked!  

    I have now been running this fabulous programme for six years in Woodford, Wanstead, LoughtonBuckhurst Hill and Highams Park!  It continues to be an absolute pleasure to see my families enjoying all the benefits of signing with their babies.  We especially love the musical foundations of the programme; using songs (which babies love) to enjoy and support communication during daily routines like mealtimes, changing nappies, bathtime and bedtime, and when exploring our environment like learning about animals, transport, colours and letters.  

    am delighted to have two wonderful teachers, Jenny and Sam, working alongside me and together we have over 190 babies attending each week! Running the classes has been an absolute joy and I count it a real privilege to be sharing the signing journeys of so many babies!  I just didn't realise how attached to them I would become!!!  Make sure you check out our facebook page to see some photos and stories about them! Sing and Sign Woodford

    We have been WINNERS in the Essex Mums Awards for FIVE consecutive years since the Awards launch In 2014.  Winning categories have included Best Toddler Class, Best Class for Young Children, Best Class for Children with a Disability and we have been Runners Up for Best Baby Class, Outstanding Class Leader and Best Christmas Event!  

    I can’t recommend the Sing and Sign programme enough…but don’t just take my word for it, here’s what some of my families say…

    “Just wanted to say a huge thank you for our Sing and Sign course. W and I have loved the classes and our signing has grown and grown. It has been invaluable to help him express and ease his frustrations and W pointing out things that interest him is lovely. We are communicating brilliantly and he is trying to add some sounds to his signs, 'oof oof' is lovely to hear and he's got the bird sign down to a tee too! I would really recommend it to any parent.”  Mummy L & W

    “My daughter and I love the Sing and Sign classes. They are really fun and the signs are easy to learn and remember because of the repetition. M recognises the songs now and her face lights up when I sing them at home. The group is a lovely size so you get to know the other mums/granny's and their babies. Our teacher is wonderful with the babies, and has a friendly teaching style.” Mummy R & M

    "I started taking my daughter to S&S when she was 16 months. The classes are fun, we both enjoy them, but they're also useful, something I didn't really comprehend before starting. She's already signing regularly every day - food, drink, more, help me, please, hot ... And it's not affecting her talking, she's a little chatterbox and picking up new words all the time. I only wish that I'd started her earlier."  Mummy D & E

    "My son LOVES the classes and signs so many words. Started with 'milk' and 'finished' and 'more' which was amazing to him that he could make us understand what he wanted without getting worked up and crying. He can sign so many words now, tons of animals, transport, weather, 'please' and 'thank you', 'mummy', 'daddy' etc... 'sore/pain' has been fantastic for teething pain. As I read before starting classes and have found in our experience, being able to sign has reduced our son's frustration at making himself understood. He speaks more than lots of his friends the same age and I think this is due to him knowing that communication is worthwhile and something to work on as it brings so much joy. Highly recommend these classes."  Mummy J & J

    You can read more Reviews on my facebook page - Sing and Sign Woodford

    For full details on our courses including session venues/times/days/cost and availability, please CLICK HERE where you can also book your baby's space.  Select Special Events to see what TASTER SESSIONS are coming up.  

    For up to date news, why not 'like' our facebook page, Sing and Sign Woodford where you can also see some of our sessions caught on camera! :) 


    I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Syrah 

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  • More Info

    Offering the FULL Sing and Sign Programme from Birth to 2 yrs...

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    Which Course?...

    Sing and Sign Babes is our brand new foundational signing course specifically aimed for younger babies from birth to crawling.  Babes is a gentle introduction to baby signing, naturally delivered through music, song and movement creating a multi-sensory experience for baby and beautiful bonding experience for you... whilst introducing you both to baby's very first signs! You can even register your 'bump' as spaces go fast!

    Stage One most suited to babies between the ages of 6 months and 16 months.  We introduce over 80 first signs that will help baby to communicate their first wants, needs and likes! Signing with Sing and Sign is so easy as our signs and songs flow so naturally into your daily routines! 

    Stage Two is designed for babies who have completed two terms of Stage One OR are between 16 months and 2 years of age. We begin to introduce some more advanced signing knowledge to support their ever increasing vocabulary and love of learning.  Colours are a favourite as well as phonics and exploring sounds to help them master new words every day...

    For full details on our course timetable including session venues/days/times and cost, please CLICK HERE where you can also reserve your baby's space.  If you are unsure which course is right for you, feel free to drop me a line on syrah@singandsign.co.uk.  

    • SUMMER TERM 2019 - Book your baby's space now! ... BOOK MY CLASS
    • AUTUMN TERM 2019 -  

      Please add your name to the Autumn Term Waiting Lists to receive a priority offer on the class of your choice when I open for bookings in July. You can even register 'bump'!

       Join the Waiting Lists Here!


      Courses are currently 10 weeks long and cost £80 (Babes Fees include the supporting CD/Songbook).  

      Courses must be pre-booked and fully paid for in advance.

      For more information, feel free to drop me an email on syrah@singandsign.co.uk

       

      Alternatively, book your baby's space NOW through our online booking service at BOOK MY CLASS

      I look forward to hearing from you soon!  

      Syrah 

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      Kidstop Creations Ltd* Privacy Policy

      *‘Sing and Sign Woodford’ and ‘Sing and Sign Kings Hill’ is a Trading Name for Kidstop Creations Ltd
      Syrah Martin is the Data Controller for Kidstop Creations Ltd


      Introduction

      This policy describes how we collect, use and look after the information you provide us.  Our Privacy Policy only relates to personal data collected and stored by Kidstop Creations Ltd via:

      • the Sing and Sign website Enquiry Submission Form,

      • Book My Class Registration Process,

      • Emails,

      • Printed Class Registers,

      • Phone Call

      • Social Communication including Facebook Messaging and WhatsApp

      • Printed GDPR Consent Forms for Summer Term 2018 participants

      The Data Protection Act 1998

      At Kidstop Creations Ltd we look after your details carefully. We adhere to the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and we are seeking to become compliant with the new GDPR policy coming into being from 25th May 2018.

      Use of Personal Information

      Kidstop Creations Ltd collects data under the Legal Basis of “Performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, or to take steps prior to the entering into a contract at the request of the data subject.” as well as “Consent” of the data subject. Personal information provided to Kidstop Creations Ltd via our website enquiries form, booking site, facebook pages, email, class register and telephone contact including WhatsApp will be used for the purposes outlined below.

      • Administering a space on one of our Sing and Sign courses

      • Communicating supporting resources for our Sing and Sign courses

      • Fulfilment of orders for Sing and Sign Resources requested by the data subject including Online Membership

      • Communication about forthcoming events and offers including Charitable fundraising

      • Communication pertaining to future Sing and Sign Resource Orders and future Sing and Sign course bookings which would be of direct interest to the data subject

      • Using social apps such as WhatsApp to enabling a social network between Sing and Sign attendees with the specific consent of each data subject

      • Processing personal data for the above purposes may entail sharing your information with employees and colleagues of Kidstop Creations Ltd within the Sing and Sign franchise. Agreements exist between Kidstop Creations Ltd and such parties that there must be no further disclosure of such personal data.

      Your Consent

      By providing your personal data to Kidstop Creations Ltd you consent to the processing of such data by Kidstop Creations Ltd as described in this Privacy Policy. During Summer Term 2018 you will be asked to manually ‘Opt In’ via Class Registers in accordance with new GDPR policy introduced from May 25th 2018.  Online Registration Forms will be updated following Manual Opt-Ins. From Autumn Term 2018 Consent will be gained through our online registration process. You can alter your preferences as described below.

      Use of Data and Opting - In

      During your time with Sing and Sign, Kidstop Creations Ltd will make contact with you via the means listed above in the following ways:

      We will send you communications relating to your Sing and Sign course as follows:

      • Booking In Offer Emails and Payment Reminders

      • Pre-Term Welcome Emails and invitations to subscribe to our Online Membership

      • Weekly Handouts by email directly relating to the content of our signing curriculum

      • Invitations by email to join our Termly Class Order for Sing and Sign Resources and payment reminders where appropriate

      • Future Term Booking notice by email and payment reminders where appropriate

      • News, reminders, updates by WhatsApp if the data subject has opted in

      • Urgent changes to session times/parking issues/venues etc by WhatsApp if the data subject has opted in

      • Fundraising appeals once or twice a year to current class participants via email and WhatsApp where the data subject has opted in.

      • Social stories/shared articles relating to our work via WhatsApp where data subjects have opted in

      By ‘Opting In’ during your Class This Term you are agreeing to be contacted by Kidstop Creations Ltd for the reasons detailed above. If you do not ‘Opt In’ before May 25th, your contact details may be removed from our system and you may miss out on valuable information pertaining to your Sing and Sign course.  

      We do not pass your details to third parties.  Upon finishing your term/terms with Kidstop Creations Ltd, correspondence from us will largely cease.  Kidstop Creations Ltd may contact you by email once or twice a year to ask for support in local awards/competitions.  Kidstop Creations Ltd will keep your data for up to 7 years unless it is specifically requested to be removed from our systems.  If at any time you want to alter your preferences or request that Kidstop Creations Ltd stop communication with you then you should contact us as described below.

      WhatsApp Disclaimer

      By consenting to join our Sing and Sign/Kidstop Creations Ltd WhatsApp groups you are consenting to the Terms and Conditions provided by WhatsApp including the WhatsApp Privacy Policies and we take no responsibility nor liability for data stored and shared by the WhatsApp company. By requesting your telephone number to be stored on a phone belonging to The Director or any employee of Kidstop Creations Ltd you understand that WhatsApp have access to that Contact Number regardless of whether you join a WhatsApp class group or not. Once your Sing and Sign course/s have been completed, staff will/may delete contact numbers from staff phones at any time during the data retention period specified above or at the request of the data subject as specified below.

       

      Accessing your Personal Data held by Kidstop Creations Ltd.

      You have the right to ask Kidstop Creations Ltd in writing, for a copy of all the personal data held about you. This is known as a 'data subject access request'. Upon request, we will collate the data requested and send it to you within the 30 day maximum period as stipulated by GDPR May 2018.

      Please apply in writing to:

      The Director

      Kidstop Creations Ltd

      21 Goldings Close

      Kings Hill
      Kent

      ME19 4BE

       

      Verifying, updating and amending your personal information

      We aim to keep your records as up-to-date as possible. If, at any time, you want to verify, update or amend your personal data or preferences please contact us in writing at the above address or by email on syrah@singandsign.co.uk.

      You can also opt-out of future communications at any time by writing to at the above address or by email on syrah@singandsign.co.uk

      Please allow up for 10 working days for us to amend your details.

       

      For more information on GDPR please visit:

      https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/


    • Venues

      Spaces FILL FAST...Book Yours Today...

      For full details on our courses including venues/days/times/cost and availability please CLICK HERE where you can also reserve your baby's space.  

      To hear up to date news on tasters, events, new venues and bookings, please find and 'like' us on facebook - Sing and Sign Woodford

      Alternatively, for more information, please email me at syrah@singandsign.co.uk.  

      Day Time Stage Location
      Tuesday AM Babes Loughton Baptist Church
      Monday AM Stage 2 The Woollard Centre, Buckhurst Hill
      Monday AM Stage 1 The Woollard Centre, Buckhurst Hill
      Tuesday AM Stage 2 Loughton Baptist Church
      Tuesday AM Stage 1 Loughton Baptist Church
      Wednesday PM Stage 2 Woodford Baptist Church, E18
      Wednesday AM Stage 1 Woodford Baptist Church, E18
      Wednesday AM Babes Woodford Baptist Church, E18
      Wednesday PM Stage 1 Woodford Baptist Church, E18
      Thursday AM Stage 2 Highams Park Baptist Church
      Thursday AM Stage 1 Highams Park Baptist Church
      Thursday PM Stage 1 Wanstead Baptist Church
      Thursday PM Babes Wanstead Baptist Church
    • Nurseries

      Proud to be working with...

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      Sing and Sign 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, or contact Syrah on 07834 728 415. 

      Local Nurseries which have enjoyed Sing and Sign Affiliation include

      Highams Park Children's Nursery and Pre-School, a Bright Horizons Nursery

    • Gallery

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

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