Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Worthing
Welcome to Sing and Sign - Worthing area
SPRING 2018 TERM DATES
8/01/18 - 23/03/18
(Half term 12/02/18 - 16/02/18)
I'm Kelly Gibbs. I have been teaching baby signing in the Worthing area since April 2007.
Sing and Sign was a big part of family life when my children were little, I had been a nanny before having my own children and had seen the frustration when little ones can’t make themselves understood.
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.
Classes are aimed at teaching baby signing in an entertaining and illuminating way to families who are seriously interested in improving the two-way communication between parent and child. I absolutely love introducing families to the delights and rewards of signing with their babies.
Not sure which "stage" to book? Click on the "More Info" tab above. There you will also find lots more information about cost etc.
If you are seeking a music entertainment class once a week, then these classes are not for you! To get the most out of our classes requires your commitment at home to using the signs at home with your baby. If you are committed to doing this and to attending every class possible (I offer free catch up classes where space permits, should you miss a class), then baby signing IS for you and I am excited about the prospect of introducing you to this most enjoyable and beneficial learning experience.
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 £55.00 for the 10-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.
Classes are held in the following areas
Day Time Stage Location
Sing and Sign Affiliated Nurseries
The New Montessori Pre-School
The Methodist Church
Tel: 01903 535412 || 07939264728
Woodstock Day Nursery
1 Farncombe Road
Tel : 01903 233655