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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Worthing

  • About Me

    Welcome to Sing and Sign - Worthing area

    Hi! I'm Claire Jones and I run Sing and Sign classes in Worthing and the surrounding areas. 

     

    I started attending Sing and Sign with my eldest son Samuel when he was 6 months old. We both loved the songs and the interactive classes and enjoyed watching the DVDs at home between classes. It was lovely watching Samuel start to sign and from his very first sign "more" you could see he was growing in confidence at being understood and being able to communicate with his family. We even taught a few basic signs to his nursery so they could communicate with him. Samuel started speaking very early and was saying whole sentences before he was 2. I firmly believe this was due to his sing and sign classes. He is now a very chatty 5 year old who started school last September. 

     

    After such a positive experience with Samuel I was eager to start classes with his brother William when he came along 3 years later. Samuel loved being able to come to classes too and help William. I attended stage 1 and 2 classes with William and upon recently finishing with him was sad to end my sing and sign experience. I therefore jumped at the chance to continue with Sing and Sign as a teacher! 


    I am excited to be able to pass on the skills and knowledge to other families and help them communicate with their babies. We have huge amounts of fun in our classes and our 10 week terms enable me to develop genuine, lasting relationships with you and your baby, focusing on helping you to build the early framework for effective communication at home.


    Please feel free to email or call me with any questions and I hope to welcome you to our classes soon.


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  • More Info

    Which Stage 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!

    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 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!
    How Long Do Classes Run For?
    Babes classes run for about 30 minutes  - they are very relaxed. DO come if your baby is asleep - you will still be able to learn lots to take home and use with your baby.
    Stage 1 and 2 classes run for 40-45 minutes with playtime at the end, so we are in the room for an hour.  
    All classes run for 10 week terms with a half term break in the middle
    How Many People Attend Sing and Sign Classes?
    Class sizes are limited to 11 or 12 babies with their parent/carer. 

    I Have Twins / Triplets - How Many Places Do I Pay For?
    Twins/Triplets are welcome and only pay for one place.

    I Have An Older Child - Can They Come Too?
    Siblings are welcome to come to 'help' at Stage 1 & 2 at no extra cost. Older siblings always enjoy the singing and we involve them as much as possible, although we do ask parents / carers to be considerate of the fact that the classes are not aimed at the older child and that they are responsible for not allowing them to run about or dominate the group.  
    Unfortunately, siblings are NOT permitted to attend Babes classes as the babies are so tiny.  If this causes you a problem, let me know and we can have a chat about your individual circumstances.
    If you are bringing a friend's child as well as your own or are a Childminder bringing more than one child, please contact me to discuss your individual situation.
    How Much Does It Cost?
    Babes classes cost £30.00 for a 5-week course
    Stage 1 & 2 classes  cost £65.00 for the 10-week course
    Please note, refunds are NOT available for missed classes, for any reason, however I may be able to offer an alternative class, spaces permitting.

    I Am On Holiday For A Couple Of The Classes.  Do I Still Have To Pay The Full Amount?
    In a word, yes!  Sing and Sign classes operate as a course, not a drop-in and your place is guaranteed each week.  Many people miss one or two weeks because of illness / holidays etc. and they soon catch up as our classes are purposefully repetitive to help you remember the songs and the signs (and babies love routine too).  We also e-mail you handouts to complement the classes.
    One of the lovely things about Sing and Sign is that we keep the class sizes small and you see the same people each week. 
  • Venues

    Classes are held in the following areas

    Steyning

    Angmering

    West Worthing

    Day Time Stage Location
    Friday AM Stage 1 West Worthing Baptist Church
    Friday AM Stage 2 West Worthing Baptist Church
    Friday AM Babes West Worthing Baptist Church
  • Nurseries

    Sing and Sign Affiliated Nurseries

    The New Montessori Pre-School

    The Methodist Church

    Tarring Road

    Worthing

    BN11 4ET

    Tel: 01903 535412 || 07939264728

    Woodstock Day Nursery

    1 Farncombe Road

    Worthing

    Tel : 01903 233655

     

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