Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Catherine Woodmore

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Wouldn't it be great if your baby could tell you what they wanted?

Imagine - No more guessing if they are hungry or thirsty, too hot or too cold, if their teeth are hurting or they just want a
hug from mum or dad - maybe they haven't seen them all day?

Well now, with TinyTalk Baby Signing - you can!

Babies have the capacity to acquire & use vocabulary to communicate through sign, long before they can speak - you just need to teach them how!

Is your toddler getting frustrated with not being understood? Is their speech not decipherable yet? Help them communicate successfully, & ensure they can be understood by teaching them to sign to support their speech development - reducing frustration for both of you.

And with TinyTalk Baby Signing Classes and TinyTalk Toddler Talking & Signing Classes you can combine this with a fun filled session that both you & your little one will love!

We offer weekly classes in venues around Cardiff & Caerphilly, where you can learn how to sign with your baby. Our 30 minute sessions are great fun, delivered by enthusiastic & passionate teachers, who will teach you everything you need to know to start successfully signing with your little one. Then enjoy 30 minutes of chat & refreshments during social time, while your babies play & socialise too!

*** AUTUMN TERM***
The timetable is listed below & starts w/c 10th Sept 18 - mid Dec. Click below to find out more info or to book a term or half term or, click 'book now' to book a taster session. Taster sessions are £6.50 & give you a great chance to find out some more about us & see how you both get on!

WHAT MAKES TINYTALK THE CLASS FOR YOU?
- a different theme each week keeps it interesting for both of you
- British Sign Language signs mean you are learning the UK's 4th biggest language & a new skill, keeping your mind stimulated too!
- top tips & handy hints each week ensure you are confident in using your new skill - enough to teach the rest of the family!
- multi-sensory activities each week stimulate & develop baby's senses; they are good fun too!
- lots of chances to practice signs while singing all those nursery rhymes from your childhood; make some new memories with your baby!
- Signing removes that frustrating guessing game where you just don't know what your baby wants = less tears for both of you
- babies from birth - c.18/24m
- toddlers from c.18m - 3yrs

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We hope to see you both soon!
Catherine, Sandy & Nicola x
PS We endeveour to reply to all enquiries within 48hrs, but please check your spam folder or contact us directly at catherinew@tinytalk.co.uk

Meet Catherine ...

Children:Between us Chloe, Imogen, Georgia & Olivia!

Location:Cardiff & Caerphilly County Borough

Favourite Sign:Turtle - it's so cute!

Qualifications:We are multi-skilled between the 3 of us, being parents helps us understand the frustrations & joys!

Favourite Film:soppy romcoms - Love Actually, Notting Hill etc!

Pet Hate:How long it takes to get out the door in the morning (with a child!), and how much stuff is needed!

Secret Passion:Christmas - is that sad?!

I most admire:Mummies that make it to the end of the day - still clean!

I love baby signing because:it has made my daughter so confident & articulate because she has been able to make herself understood from such an early age. Signing (& singing) helped us avoid tantrums & frustration :)

Meet my Mini Teacher, Sandra Curtis

Hi I’m Sandy, mum to 2 beautiful daughters including TinyTalker Georgia who is 25 months old.

I decided to use baby sign language with Georgia having heard about the amazing results, I just couldn't believe how fantastic it would be that she could communicate with me. I was absolutely sold on the idea and started attending Catherine's classes. She did her first sign "milk" shortly after joining.

I have found signing invaluable, as it has really helped Georgia who has severe food allergies to understand and accept that she cannot have certain foods from a very early age and eased her frustration as she was able to sign what she wanted, needed or could see. She’s a happy, very energetic girl and I believe that this is in part due to the fact that she can communicate well with us and be understood. She loves to sign with her big sister (Imogen 7, who has taken a keen interest in learning sign) and they have such a special bond because of it.
Georgia is constantly amazing me by using signs and some I haven’t used that much with her – and by how quickly she is now picking them up, she is now signing 160 signs!. It has been absolutely magical experience being able to communicate with her from such an early age. An experience I am really sad to have not had with Imogen.
One of my favourite signing memories with Georgia when she was 15months old after an afternoon with Nana, during bedtime cuddles with me she was able to sign to me that they saw a butterfly in the garden and it was sat on a flower, so precious that she was able to share with me what she was thinking about.
I feel very passionately that every parent should be given the opportunity to learn these fantastic skills.

I look forward to welcoming you and your little one to TinyTalk.

Meet my Mini-Teacher, Nicola Lewis

Hello, I'm Nicola and I joined the team after taking my daughter Olivia to Catherine’s classes. Olivia is now 15 months old and absolutely loves signing. She can tell me when she wants milk, a drink, food, and more, which is so so useful as it takes away any uncertainty.

My favourite sign has to be *mummy*. It absolutely warms your heart when you can see that they know who you are. She can say ‘muma’ now, but still signs along as she’s saying it.

There was one moment where I realised baby signing really could be life changing. At around seven months Olivia had been eating strawberries when she started to gag. I thought nothing of it at first as she did that quite a lot, but then something didn’t seem quite right. She signed for milk, so I tried to breastfeed her - but she couldn’t latch. She kept trying and trying, all the while signing *milk* *milk* *milk* but she just couldn’t do it. I knew something was wrong so we treated her as if she was choking, and up came half a mushy strawberry!! If she hadn’t been able to tell me that she really did want milk, I probably would have thought that she was just playing. Instead we managed to stop her partially blocked airway from getting any more serious and I am eternally grateful to Catherine and Tiny Talk for that!

At the lessons you will have so much fun whilst learning a life skill for your family, you really can’t beat it!

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Monday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Bethel Chapel, Caerphilly 47-53 Nantgarw Road Caerphilly CF83 3FB

£6.50 per family per class
£6.50 for this term's classes
Note:Suitable for babies on the move! c.9/10m - 18m cruising, crawling, walking.
Directions:Coming down the hill towards the town centre - the church is on the left hand side just down from Morgan Jones Park & the library, next to the Caerphilly Players hall. Or, coming up from the town centre, go past the castle on your left and the Picadilly pub on your right, just as the road bends round to the left you will see the Caerphilly Players hall, turn right directly after that into a lane next to the church and then into the car park. The turn into the lane from either direction is quite tight, so please take care
Limited

Monday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Bethel Chapel, Caerphilly 47-53 Nantgarw Road Caerphilly CF83 3FB

£6.50 per family per class
£6.50 for this term's classes
Note:Suitable for 'non-movers' - babies yet to crawl or walk birth-c.9/10m.
Directions:Coming down the hill towards the town centre - the church is on the left hand side just down from Morgan Jones Park & the library, next to the Caerphilly Players hall. Or, coming up from the town centre, go past the castle on your left and the Picadilly pub on your right, just as the road bends round to the left you will see the Caerphilly Players hall, turn right directly after that into a lane next to the church and then into the car park. The turn into the lane from either direction is quite tight, so please take care
Full

Tuesday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Morganstown Village Hall Heol Syr Lewis Morganstown, Nr Radyr CF15 8LE

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Baby class suitable from birth - c.18m.
Directions:Come off the A470 for Taffs Well/Pentyrch, & take the Radyr exit off the roundabout. Follow this road past The Laurels nursery, straight over the mini roundabout, past offices, past Pughs Garden centre (on your left). Straight on at the traffic lights. Short way past the traffic lights, watch for the 'village hall' sign. Turn right, up the hill, veer round to the left, keep going towards the bungalows. The village hall and free car park are just round to the left and down the hill. More specific directions can be emailed to you.
Full

Tuesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Llandaff North Community Centre Hawthorn Road East, Llandaff, Cardiff CF14 2LR

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Baby class suitable from birth - c.18m
Full

Wednesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Bethany Baptist Church Heol Llanishen Fach, Rhiwbina, Cardiff CF14 6LA

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Baby class suitable from birth - c.18m
Directions:From A469 Thornhill Road, turn onto Heol Llanishen Fach by the traffic lights & row of shops including Sainsbury's Local & Greggs. To get to car park behind church, take 3rd right from Heol Llanishen Fach into Heol Uchaf (just before the Spar & Post office) & then 1st left by the fencing, drive down this lane to enter the car park. For on street parking, find a spot along the road, the church is set back from the road by the row of shops containing the Post Office. Enter round the back of the church. From Rhiwbina - turn off Heol-y-Deri onto Heol Llanishen Fach by the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (not far from the Heath Vets group). Continue along Heol Llanishen Fach, you will see the church with zig zag roof, set back from the road just before the row of shops. Turn left after the Post Office, then left again to access the car park.
Full

Thursday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Tesco Extra Community Room Excelsior Road, Cardiff CF14 3AT

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Baby class suitable from birth to c.18m/2yrs.
Directions:Located off the A48 in Cardiff. Not far from A470 & Heath Hospital.
Limited

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tonteg Community Centre Main Road Tonteg, Pontypridd CF38 1ND

£6.50 per family per class
£6.50 for this term's classes
Note:Baby class suitable from birth - c.18m.
Directions:Tonteg Community Centre is located opposite Tesco Express on the Main Road, and has a free car park behind the community centre. More specific directions can be emailed to you

Toddler Talking

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Monday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Bethel Chapel, Caerphilly 47-53 Nantgarw Road Caerphilly CF83 3FB

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Suitable for toddlers c.18m - 3yrs.
Directions:Coming down the hill towards the town centre - the church is on the left hand side just down from Morgan Jones Park & the library, next to the Caerphilly Players hall. Or, coming up from the town centre, go past the castle on your left and the Picadilly pub on your right, just as the road bends round to the left you will see the Caerphilly Players hall, turn right directly after that into a lane next to the church and then into the car park. The turn into the lane from either direction is quite tight, so please take care
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Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Morganstown Village Hall Heol Syr Lewis Morganstown, Nr Radyr CF15 8LE

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Toddler class suitable from c.18m - 3yrs.
Directions:Come off the A470 for Taffs Well/Pentyrch, & take the Radyr exit off the roundabout. Follow this road past The Laurels nursery, straight over the mini roundabout, past offices, past Pughs Garden centre (on your left). Straight on at the traffic lights. Short way past the traffic lights, watch for the 'village hall' sign. Turn right, up the hill, veer round to the left, keep going towards the bungalows. The village hall and free car park are just round to the left and down the hill. More specific directions can be emailed to you.

Tuesday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Llandaff North Community Centre Hawthorn Road East, Llandaff, Cardiff CF14 2LR

£6.50 per family per class
£6.50 for this term's classes
Note:Toddler class suitable from c.18. - 3.5yrs
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Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tesco Extra Community Room Excelsior Road, Cardiff CF14 3AT

£6.50 per family per class
£6.50 for this term's classes
Note:Toddler class suitable from 18m/2yrs to 3.5yrs
Directions:Located off the A48 in Cardiff. Not far from A470 & Heath Hospital.

Special Offers

  • Swap classes so you never miss a session!:
    At TinyTalk we know that life with little people is not always straight forward, so if you can't make your normal session, then swap to another one! We have baby sessions running 5 days a week & Toddler sessions running 3 days a week, so you never need to miss a class!
  • Taster Sessions!!!:
    Would you like to find out some more about us, & see how you & your little one get on, before signing up? Well contact us to arrange a taster session. Come along for a one off session to the class of your choice (space permitting) for just £6.50, then you can decide if you would like to sign up for a term or half term :) Email Catherinew@tinytalk.co.uk

Our term dates

  • Half-term 1:
    10 September - 26 October
  • Half-term 2:
    05 November - 14 December

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