What our teachers say...
Comments from Sing and Sign franchisees across the UK ...
Vesna Guzina - Islington & Chelsea "I am one of the lucky ones, proud to be a Sing and Sign franchisee. Sing and Sign has been one of the most amazing journeys and adventures with my children. But it didn’t stop there! As a Sing and Sign ambassador, my journey continues. Each morning I wake up with a smile, full of pride, looking forward to meeting new parents and their babies eager keen to find out more about this very special way of communicating and bonding with their little ones.
Julie Warriner is a teacher and mother of two who runs Sing and Sign classes in Bedfordshire ..."I am now in my eighteenth year of running my Sing and Sign business and I love it - it doesn't feel like work! The training manual tells you everything you need to know and for anything else Head Office is only a phone call or email away, plus there is a Teachers' Forum online where you can get tips and advice. I would recommend the franchise to my friends - in fact, I have!”
Rachael Thomson, Shrewsbury "I've owned my Sing and Sign franchise for nearly eight years now and I can't imagine myself in any other job! I've worked hard to grow from two days a week to classes every day. I came to Sing and Sign with my own little girl when she was around 9 months old - she could tell me everything about her little world, amazed and surprised me. Since I've been teaching Sing and Sign, I've come to realise that ALL babies and toddlers are truly amazing and they know much more than we think they do. I love being able to share my skills with other local families, from parents to grandparents to carers and key workers in nurseries - everyone gets so much from learning to sign together. The Franchisee support network is so reassuring and supportive - there's never a question that goes unanswered and there's never a stupid question. Sing and Sign has given me the chance to grow my own confidence and be able to spend time with my little girl and family through these early years. For that opportunity, I am truly grateful"
Elle-Louse Howe - North Devon "Every class fills me with joy. I love seeing how the babies develop their communication skills as the term progresses. How, over the weeks, they learn to listen through anticipation during our instruments section, for example. It never ceases to amaze me when they sign. Knowing that Sing and Sign classes are enriching peoples’ lives and empowering families with a life changing skill means that I look forward to going to work every day and I leave on cloud nine!"
Vicky Rogers (South London) says: "Helping mums, dads and carers to communicate with their babies is one of the most rewarding jobs I can imagine. I am part of their lives during some of the most formative years and the signing stories the parents tell you are truly inspiring. I have taught young children for over 14 years and moving into teaching Sing and Sign has been a very natural progression for me. I have the stimulation and fun of teaching with the flexibility to work the hours that suit me and my young family. Running your own business is hard work but I have loved every minute of it."
Katy Bovaird (Harlow) "I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of all the families I've taught, who so often tell me what a massive part of their families' lives Sing and Sign has been. Personally, my own children were able to benefit in every way possible from S&S, from the linguistic advantages right through to the enhancement of our emotional bond. Secondly, S&S has given me the opportunity as a franchisee to run my own flexible business around my family with such success, meaning that I can be mummy at the same time as earning my keep and thereby keeping my independence."
Leese Mott (Staffordshire) "We started our Sing and Sign journey thirteen years ago, and we are so very glad we did - it has truly enriched our parenting experience. Sing and Sign is simply the best way to learn baby signing. I now have parents telling me what a huge difference S&S has made to them - I am proud to be a S&S teacher. It's a joy being a part of the Sing and Sign family."
Pippa Jenkins (Stratford upon Avon) I am so proud to be a part of this fantastic company and have gained so much as a family through signing together and personally through meeting wonderful parents at class! After six years I couldn't imagine doing anything else - thank you, thank you for launching such an amazing programme - it still feels very special!
Sarah Glover (Exeter) "Thank you so much for giving me a chance to be a part of Sing and Sign. Finally I found a reason to go to work, what a wonderful and fulfilling way to do it. I miss it on the days that I don't teach!
MIchelle Chalmers (Horsham) "I never could have dreamed when I started coming to your classes with my baby daughter in Brighton that I would be writing this message today to you as a franchisee of your very successful business. What a success you have made! You have helped so many babies over the years whether in your classes, via one of your franchises or via your DVDs/CDs. Thank you as a mum, and as a woman with a business."