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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Greenwich, Lewisham, Rotherhithe

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    Classes and free taster sessions available to book now :)

    Welcome to Sing and Sign classes in Greenwich and Lewisham

    Autumn 2017 term will finish December 12th

    JANUARY 2018 TERM DATES

    January 10th till March 27th

    half term 11th till 18th February 

     

    Bookings for all families will be open on SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER

    so please watch this space for more information and links to book!

     

    In the meantime please find below links to taster classes  We are inviting you to come and visit an existing class, there are only a couple of place per class so only book if you are truly interested in baby signing.

     

     Wednesday 22nd Nov 11.00 at Mycenae House 

     Thursday 23rd Nov 10.00 at Greenwich West comm centre 

     Friday 24th Nov 11.30 at Manor House library 

     Tuesday 28th Nov 10.00 at St Hilda's Church 

     Wednesday 29th Nov 11.00 at Mycenae House 

     Thursday 30th Nov 10.00 at Greenwich West comm centre 

     Friday 1st Dec 11.30 at Manor House library 



     

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    INFORMATION


    Stage 1 classes are great for babies aged from around 5/6 months upwards.

    Cost for stage 1: £105 for 10 weeks.  This includes basic membership

    This streams via the internet onto your phone, tablet or smart TV and last a year 

    'BASIC' Online Membership includes:

    • 200+ signs to view in video clips 
    • *NEW* Two 15-minute films directly supporting our Stage One curriculum,
      one covering songs and signs from weeks 1-4 and one covering weeks 5-10
    • A print-out facility for you baby’s favourite signs to share with family/nursery
    • Our classic ‘Sing and Sign - Baby Signing the Fun Way’ (DVD streamed) 
    • 2 interactive ‘Where is Jessie?’ games
     
    If you prefer the hard copy DVD INSTEAD of the online membership, please say in
    the 'notes' field below and email separately. A stage 1 DVD will be delivered to your
    first class. Please note: You will not have access to all the features above.

    Stage 2 classes are most appropriate for babies who have attended at least one term of stage 1 but this is not essential, and who will be around 14months + at the start of the term (please contact me if you are unsure!).

    Cost for stage 2:    £90 for 10 weeks

    And for those with really new babies! Our lovely Sing and Sign Babes.

    SHORT COURSE FOR BABIES 0-5 MONTHS from the comfort of your own home!

    Sing and Sign Babes are lovely, gentle, fun classes specifically designed for gorgeous new babies. They have been designed with the help of Speech and Language Therapists for babies who are pre-stage 1 Sing and Sign. The sessions include some sensory stimulation along with repetition, anticipation and praise. You will also learn some basic signs to start you on your signing journey and at this stage the aim is to build the framework for effective communication through music and singing and of course to have lots of lovely fun!

    If you are interested in this course please contact us directly singandsigngreenwichlewisham@gmail.com  as this cannot be booked through the booking form.

    You will be amazed to see what your baby can understand and do! 

    PLEASE NOTE OUR AVAILABILIITY FOR BABES CLASSES IS VERY LIMITED Due to Teacher availability

    JANUARY 2018 TIMETABLE Subject to change - guide only

    Monday stage 2  11.30 Telegraph Hill centre Kitto road SE14 5TG
    Monday stage 1  12.30 Telegraph Hill centre kitto road Se14 5TG
    Tuesday stage 1 10.00 St Hilda's Church SE4 2DQ
    Tuesday stage 1 11.00 St Hilda's Church SE42DQ
    Wednesdsay stage 2 10.00 Mycenae House SE3 7SE
    Wednesday stage 1 11.00 Mycenae House SE37SE
    Thursday stage 2 10.00 Greenwich West community centre SE108LA
    Thursday stage 1 11.00 Greenwich West community centre SE10 8LA
    Friday stage 1 10.30 Manor House Library SE14 5TG
    Friday stage 2 11.30 Manor House Library SE14 5TG

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    Rebecca has been a Sing and Sign teacher for about eleven years and she is passionate about baby signing and early communication with babies.

    Her fantastic team, Trish, Kim, Victoria and Catherine are really excited about meeting lots of new families and of course, teaching you and  meeting all your lovely scrummy babies!

    If you wish to know where the classes as a guideline for next term are you can click on venues which gives you up to date information of all the classes that are happening now! This is especially useful for seeing where you can do a catch up class!



    What some mums have said about us 

    "Sing and Sign is fantastic. It has helped me communicate so much with my daughter and her with me and my husband. Even people that are initially sceptical have been really surprised and intrigued to see how well we can communicate as a family. Rachel has a great temperament anyway, but I am pretty sure that through Sing and Sign we have cut out a lot of frustration and tears by her being able to ask for what she wants and tell us how she feels and for us to ask her questions. She has been able to tell me she has a sore throat, ask for drinks, ask for food or to play, all the songs have helped enormously on car journeys and Rachel is very keen on the game "tidy up".... how could anyone object to any of that!?!!  I highly recommend the DVDs which have been a really good support to the classes and a happy way to while away half an hour together on a rainy afternoon. Rachel loves them and it's really helped reinforce the signs for both of us! Most of all Sing and Sign is fun. Now Rachel has started talking more, she is signing less, but the signing has been such a great stepping stone which have encouraged us to "talk" since she was such a small baby that I don't think twice about having a conversation with her. We just carry on with our signing and enjoy it, but I know at least two friends who are now wanting to take it up with their babies because they have seen it in action and think it's so amazing  - so I think that speaks for itself !"

    "When Blake was around 6 months old he was fascinated by my younger deaf sister and I signing to each other. I could see him trying to copy some of the signs himself so it was a very natural decision to take him to sing and sign classes at around 8 months. He loved stage 1 and by the end was signing 'milk', 'bird', 'eat' and 'drink'. We didn't start stage 2 until he was 20 months and a lot of my friends thought I was mad taking him along as he was already talking very well but I wanted him to learn sign language to mainly communicate with my sister but also with other people who might not exactly understand everything he says. We did stage 2 with Rebecca and both loved it. Not only does she have a wonderful voice but she is so passionate about teaching sign language.  Her classes are always well structured and she makes every child in the class feel special with her constant encouragement and endless enthusiasm. Thank you!"

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    Imagine that every time you try something new, all the people around you explode with excitement, wonder and joy, how would that make you feel? Do you think you would try that 'new thing' again? ..... umm yes, I think you would and what if every time you did that 'new thing', those same people, supported, encouraged and brimmed with pride, again, how would you feel?

    This is what I witness when my families see their babies signing. Not only is it early communication through baby signing, but in the process and from a very early age a deep family bond of understanding is forming and I see a baby's confidence bloom and a real deep trusting connection made.

    It gives you an experience of your babies world that you would never have known.

     

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    What can I expect from Greenwich, Lewisham, classes

    GREENWICH & LEWISHAM CLASSES

    Our classes are open to a maximum of 11/12 babies per class, at our discretion.  Classes are approximately 45 minutes long, although you need to allow for it to be up to an hour for a relaxing  (but prompt!) start and finish to the class. We don't chuck you out immediately!   Terms last for 11 classes and start in January, April/May and September.  

    COST/PAYMENT  

    The cost for the term will be £99 if you pay via online bank transfer .  The cost for twins is first child full price, second child half. so cost for twins would be £140  You sign up and pay in advance for the whole term of classes and we do our best to offer you catch up classes if, for example, you miss a class because of a doctor’s appointment/illness. We don’t offer refunds for missed classes or for going on holiday half way through the term.

    WHAT ARE THE CLASSES LIKE?

    Our classes follow the same structure every week, which is something that the babies soon learn to recognise and respond to very positively. It helps them enormously to know/anticipate what's going to happen next.  We introduce new signs each week and we then "spiral learn", so that signs and songs are repeated throughout the term so that you have a fair crack at learning all the songs and signs you wish to.  Our classes include an Introductory Song, A Warm Up session, Signs of the Week, a puppet (from Week 3 onwards), instruments, More Signs (including a recap of previous signs learnt) and a Toy Bag, closing with our "Time to go home" song.  Babies (and sometimes parents and carers!) usually take 2-3 weeks to become familiar with the class structure and the teacher, after which they become increasingly confident and interactive as they learn what to expect. We don't accept new enrolments after week 3 of the term, because the groups have settled and found their unique vibe and the new families often feel like they've missed too many classes and always feel like the "new girls". It's really great fun and we spend time each week individually with you and your baby and making absolutely sure that every baby is involved in the class. 

    OUR TEACHERS ARE 100% COMMITTED TO YOU

    All of our teachers are passionate about baby signing and are very experienced babysigning mummies. We are also passionate about getting to know the families who choose to attend our classes. We all feel it's a privilege for us to get to know so many lovely babies and toddlers (without having to be their mums!).  That's why we have such a high return/renewal rate 

    CAN MY FRIEND COME TOO?

    Yes!  If you have a friend/s with a baby, who may be interested in attending our classes, please ask them to book direct.  Places are only available only by booking in advance, not just turning up on the day. 

  • Venues

    Classes in Blackheath, Brockley, Greenwich, Lee and New Cross

    All Stage 2 classes start at 10 a.m.

    All Stage 1 classes start at 11 a.m.

    Day Time Stage Location
    Tuesday AM Stage 1 & 2 St Hilda's Church SE23 1LA
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 & 2 Mycenae House Community Centre SE3 7SE
    Thursday AM Stage 1 & 2 Greenwich West Community & Arts centre SE10 8JA
    Friday AM Stage 1 & 2 Manor House Library SE13 5SY
    Saturday AM Stage 1 & 2 Telegraph Hill Centre SE14 5TY
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