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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Stratford-Upon-Avon, Leamington & Warwick

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    Baby signing in Leamington, Southam, Warwick, Leamington, Stratford & Wellesbourne


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    Sing and Sign classes are the FUN way to learn baby signing!

    Classes are designed to keep your little one entertained whilst you learn signs which will help you understand each other!

    Is your baby 'hungry'? Do they want to go 'home' can they see a 'bird'?

    Without signing, communication (and parenting!) can be a guessing game which leads to frustration on both sides.

    By implementing just a few signs at home you will be amazed at how much your baby can tell you! 


    Classes are available in 3 Stages which are defined by the age of your little one. We recommend that once your baby is sitting unaided they would be suitable for Stage 1. Age ranges are very much an approximation, if you would like further advice on which class to chose then please get in touch! 


    *Babes*  0-4 Months

    *Stage 1* 6-14 Months

    *Stage 2* 14-24 Months 


    Each stage of Sing and Sign has been developed by experts to support your child's natural development. Learning to sign is VERY easy & lots of fun!

    Find your nearest class by clicking the VENUES tab above!



    Your Sing and Sign Teachers

    Jess

    Jess has signed with her two daughters and, as a family, it allowed them to communicate with each other early on.  “I loved that I'd found a class which combined music with something so useful, while also giving us the chance for a play and a chat after each class.  It was so exciting seeing their signs develop, allowing them to communicate both their interests and needs."  Following on from this experience, Jess has trained to run her own Sing and Sign baby signing classes and her lovely manner and passion for signing comes across in the sessions. She is a former primary school teacher and has taught children from different backgrounds, with different needs.  She also runs a toddler group in town.  She enjoys music and when she's not sewing and gets the chance, plays the piano.




    Jude 

    Hi, I'm Jude I run Sing and Sign in South Warwickshire and teach classes in Southam, Leamington & Wellesbourne
    This is me with my little boy Max. We starting signing with Max when he was 6 months old and he picked it up straight away. As a family signing has been such an integral part of our lives. Max rarely cried as he could sign for exactly what he wanted. Our favourite sign was 'help' which he would sign to us every time he couldn't reach something from the toy box or he had dropped his spoon at dinner time! 
    Not only has it helped Max communicate to us, we have been able to educate Max about so much, through signing.
    I truly believe that signing is the best tool you can give your child and Sing and Sign classes offer learning for the grown ups too, which helped keep my brain active in a time when I could barely keep up with the day of the week!
                                                                                                                                        
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    What our parents say.....

     

     I cannot imagine life without signing with her. It helps us so much, not only for day to day things such as asking for food, sleep, nappy changes, etc. but also in play.... reading books, at the park, singing songs etc.“

    "We both thoroughly enjoyed the classes - "eat" and "more" have become very popular at home!"

    "Excellent - we have really enjoyed this term so far and appreciate the sociable tea/coffee aspect afterwards.  Using signs at home.  Thank you - would love to continue next term!"

    "Brilliant mix of signing and music, makes it easier to learn the new signs."

    "Good fun, educational and a brilliant way to spend a hour."

    "Our teacher commanded the class well and achieved excellent rapport with both babies and mothers."

    "The course has really helped Chloe's speech and social interaction.  Thank you - we will miss Sing and Sign every Friday."


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    Sing and Sign Terms and Conditions

     
    By booking your place with Sing and Sign you are agreeing to the terms and conditions highlighted in this document
    Classes must be booked and paid for in advance for the full term.

    Booking system 
    To secure a place in a class, please place your provisional booking online and pay the class fee within seven days There are a number of ways to pay: PayPal, BACS or cheque.  
    Your place cannot be guaranteed until payment has been made in full.
    Once payment has cleared, your place will be confirmed via email. 
    Refunds policy 
    Refunds are available if you withdraw from class in the following cases: 

    1. If you withdraw from classes before the term has started: Full refund will be issued

    2. If you inform me by phone or by e-mail after your first class, but before your second that you no longer wish to continue with your booking. This will be treated as a trial class and your full term fee will be refunded.

    Refunds cannot be given after week two 
    If for any reason a class is cancelled a replacement class will always be offered.
    If you cannot attend the replacement class, the class fee will be refunded to you.

    Attendance/Missed Classes
    If you are unable to attend your booked class on a regular basis, please contact Jude as soon as you can to discuss.We will always try and offer an alternative class that suits your needs better, although please be aware that due to class sizes this may not always be possible. 
    Refunds are not offered for classes that have been missed through no fault of Sing and Sign ie, Doctors appointments, clash in baby's nap time etc.

    Additional Family members & siblings
    Family Members: We do welcome other family members as visitors in classes to see a one-off class. Grandparents, partners etc. Please ask BEFORE you bring family members with you.  It can easily become uncomfortably over-crowded if many parents decide to bring a family member with them.
    Older siblings: We will always make every effort to accept older siblings into classes. If you intend to bring an older sibling to your class, please inform us at the time of booking. In very rare circumstances we may have to decline this offer or limit numbers and this will only be because of health and safety concerns where space is limited. (In the case of numbers being limited, sibling places will be accepted on a first come first served basis) Please note that your children remain your responsibility at all times and parents must be alert to their children's behaviour and safety, especially in terms of the younger babies and that your teacher will approach you if she feels it is not working out.

    Misc

    Mobile Phones: Whilst we understand that it's not feasible for everyone to turn off their phones fully during class time, we would kindly request that they are muted or turned on to airplane mode for the duration of the class.
    Answering a call or even a phone ringing is very distracting and will instantly ruin the momentum of a class.
    Please respect your fellow class mates and step out of the class room if your call is urgent.

    Eating: We kindly ask that during class times there be no food consumption. 
    For the health and safety of all our children, please consider that allergies are common and can be very serious.
    We understand that children will get hungry, in which case we ask that snacks only be produced at the end of the lesson, during the coffee break. 
    At any point during class you are welcome to feed your baby milk or a drink.
    Whilst we don't wish to upset anyone regarding snacks, the safety of the children is always our top priority.
    At the end of each class a 15 minute break is provided at which point we can allow eating.
    This clear guideline is aimed to help parents have a choice as to when their children are exposed to food stuffs. 

    We ask that all relevant medical information be provided at time of booking, this includes allergies and conditions that may cause concern during your lesson. 

    Conduct: In the extreme case were the conduct of an adult caregiver (parent, grandparent, childminder etc) is felt to be threatening or in any way detrimental to the smooth running of the class, you may be removed from the class without notice or reimbursement. 
    The safety of the children and their carers is our top priority and we have a zero tolerance for aggravating behaviour.  Incidents will be reported to the management of the venue which may restrict your future visits.

    Complaints procedure 
    I really hope that you will be delighted with your experience of Sing and Sign classes. I am absolutely committed to you finding that your class meets or exceeds your expectations and that you enjoy your classes enough to recommend Sing and Sign to all your friends!
    However, sometimes things might go wrong and I would like to hear about it. Please do get in touch if you have a complaint or concern. I will always do my best to resolve any problems as quickly as possible and to everyone's satisfaction. If there is any aspect of the course/classes that you are unsure about, please don't be too shy to ask! 


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    Sing and Sign South Warwickshire is fully compliant with the new GDPR 

    Our full Privacy Policy is highlighted below:




    Sing and Sign South Warwickshire Privacy Policy

    Trading name of Sing and Sign Leamington, Southam, Warwick, Stratford & Wellesbourne

    (referred to in this document as SSSW)

     

    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 SSSW via:

    ?    The Sing and Sign website Enquiry Submission Form (www.singandsign.com)

    ?    Information collected from promotional events – Eg. Trade Show

    ?    Book My Class Registration Process,

    ?    Emails (via Gmail account judemeaney@singandsign.co.uk and Mailchimp)

    ?    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 SSSW 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

    SSSW 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 SSSW via the Singandsign.co.uk 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 SSSW within the Sing and Sign franchise. Agreements exist between SSSW and such parties that there must be no further disclosure of such personal data.

     

     

    Your Consent

    By providing your personal data to SSSW via any of the aforementioned routes, you consent to the processing of such data by SSSW 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, SSSW 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 via email host ‘Mailchimp’ 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

     

    Nb. Please note that we use three forms of email communication. Emails from SSSW will either be sent from account: judemeaney@singandsing.co.uk (Gmail) as a direct message from our booking page host (Bookmyclass.co.uk) or via Mailchimp

    By ‘Opting In’ during your Class during summer 2018 you are agreeing to be contacted by SSSW 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 for marketing purposes.  Upon finishing your term/terms with SSSW correspondence from us will largely cease.  SSSW may contact you via email directly from our booking site once or twice a year to ask for support in local awards/competitions or to request a review of your previous classes.  SSSW 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 SSSW stop communication with you then you should contact us as described below.

    WhatsApp Disclaimer

    At your first class you may be asked if you would like to join a class whataspp group. You will not be added to this group without your consent. By consenting to join our Sing and Sign 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.

     

    Mailchimp Disclaimer

    SSSW uses Mailchimp to send communications to all class participants. These include welcome emails with full details of the Booked Course, weekly class handouts, details of course materials and forthcoming courses run by SSSW that are directly linked to your current course, and special or charitable events run by SSSW. Mail Chimp is a secure mailing facility using contact lists uploaded by clients. Lists contain only email addresses, first names and course details and are deleted by SSSW within 90 days of completion of the course. Each Mailchimp email includes an option to unsubscribe from the list, however this will result in the data subject no longer receiving important information about their course. SSSW believes Mailchimp to be a holder of a certified agreement to EU/US and Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks since 2007 and compliant with UK data protection laws including GPDR. SSSW takes no responsibility nor liability for data stored and shared by the Mailchimp company. Their privacy policy can be viewed at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

     

     

    Accessing your Personal Data held by SSSW

    You have the right to ask SSSW 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:

    Jude Meaney

    Sing and Sign South Warwickshire

    13 Northend Rd,

    Fenny Compton,

    Warwickshire,

    CV47 2YZ

     

    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 judemeaney@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 judemeaney@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

    Booking Open - Be QUICK!

         

                               For full details on all classes and to book please CLICK HERE

    We are delighted to be offering classes in new venues across the county and we hope that you will find a class to suit your needs.

    If you have any questions with regards to any of the classes, please get in touch:

    Text/phone 07907351645

    Email: Judemeaney@singandsign.co.uk




    Day Time Stage Location
    Monday AM Stage 2 The Graham Adams Centre, St James Rd, Southam CV47 0LY
    Thursday AM Stage 1 Chase Meadow Community Centre, Narrow Hall Meadow, Warwick CV34 6BT
    Wednesday PM Stage 2 Wellesbourne Methodist Church
    Wednesday PM Stage 1 Wellesbourne Methodist Church
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 St. Margarets Centre, Leamington
    Wednesday AM Babes St. Margarets Centre, Leamington
    Tuesday AM Stage 1
    Tuesday AM Stage 1
    Monday AM Babes The Graham Adams Centre, St James Rd, Southam CV47 0LY
    Monday AM Stage 1 The Graham Adams Centre, St James Rd, Southam CV47 0LY
    Thursday AM Stage 1 Chase Meadow Community Centre, Narrow Hall Meadow, Warwick CV34 6BT
  • Nurseries

    Sing and Sign in Childcare

     

    Does your child attend a nursery?

     

    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 us at the number/email above. 


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