Angus & The Mearns
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Baby Signing Classes from TinyTalk
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Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of Gayna Sandeman
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Baby sign language classes, toddlers,sensory, tactile, books, reading, Music, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Montrose, Forfar, Fettercairn, Edzell, Inverbervie, Marykirk,Arbroath, Brechin, Stonehaven, Carnoustie, St Cyrus, Laurencekirk.

Hello and welcome to TinyTalk Angus and The Mearns! My name is Gayna and these are my TinyTalkers Logan, Munro & Annaļs. We currently have classes in Laurencekirk, Montrose, Stonehaven Arbroath, Forfar, Inverbervie, Brechin and Carnoustie!

I worked with adults with profound physical and learning disabilities for 9 years. During this time I learnt to sign and saw the ability for clients who had no verbal skills to communicate ensuring their needs and wants were understood. This was unbelievably rewarding.

Whilst on maternity leave I was offered voluntary severance and it seemed like a wonderful opportunity for a change of career. TinyTalk fitted the bill perfectly, I could work around my son using my skill set in another very rewarding way.
The youngest babies to sign at my classes are Nathan and Eliza who both signed 'milk' just before they were 4 months old! By 20 months Logan could sign well over 100 signs, sometimes constructing little dialogues using signs! What I love especially is that he made specific vocalisations for each word he signed as if he was trying to say the word too!

I am thrilled to have won the award for The Top TinyTalk Teacher as nominated by Families 2012-2013 and The Top TinyTalk Teacher as nominated by Teachers 2012-2013 & 2014-2015. I have also been a finalist for Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5's category in What's on for Little Ones Awards 2014,2015 & 2016 one of only 5 teachers in Scotland and Northern Ireland!
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In each of our 1 hour baby signing classes...

You and your baby will learn a number of baby signs for useful everyday words and phrases - allowing you to talk to your baby for the first time by baby signing.

You'll spend time singing favourite nursery rhymes & action songs, engaging in sensory activities and story time!
Apart from learning baby signing, your baby will also have time to play with a variety of toys - whilst the mums/dads/grannies/carers relax with coffee and chocolate biscuits!

Signing with your baby can help baby communicate before verbal speech reducing frustrations. Baby signing encourages verbal speech.

Our fantastic fun Toddler Talk classes focus much more on developing early speech.

Mini Teacher 1: Briana Carey
Briana loved attending TinyTalk with both her children so it was a natural step for her to become a TinyTalk teacher! Here is what Briana says: "TinyTalk has given both my children the power of communication at such an early age, which has solidified our relationship and helped them feel less frustrated. I'm so excited to become a TinyTalk mini-teacher and help other mums and babies become even more connected!!"
Briana currently offers classes in Laurencekirk, Montrose, Forfar, Inverbervie & Brechin see class details below! If you are interested in attending please email brianac@tinytalk.co.uk .

Mini Teacher 2: Sarah Carnegie
Sarah is a wonderful, bubbly, child centred lady who is a perfect addition to TinyTalk Angus & The Mearns. Here's why Sarah has decided to become a TinyTalk teacher :

"Coming from a nursery teaching background with over 10 years experince I am very familiar with developmental stages of babies and young children, having heard about signing classes from parents who attended TinyTalk Classes I could see the signing skills in action, sparking my interest then.
When I started attending Gayna's classes with my own daughter I was HOOKED! The class was full of fun, with exciting signing songs, movement, sensory play and socialising time, both Kelsey and I had fantastic time, and quickly learnt the benefits of communication skills at such a young age. Her communication and language development rapidly grew with many signs (over 90) now under her belt she can clearly request things or tell us about the world around her. When the opportunity arose to become a TinyTalk teacher I jumped at the chance to share this experience with more families."
Sarah currently offers classes in Arbroath & Carnoustie see class details below! If you are interested in attending please email sarahca@tinytalk.co.uk .



Our Classes
Day: Monday  
Class Type: Toddlers Class
Time: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Location: OAP Hall
Chapel St
Forfar DD8 2AB
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Price: £6.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Day: Monday  
Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: St Vigeans Parish Hall
St Vigeans
Arbroath DD11 4RD
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Price: £5.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Day: Monday  
Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 11:15am - 12:15pm
Location: OAP Hall
Chapel St
Forfar DD8 2AB
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Price: £5.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Day: Monday  
Class Type: Toddlers Class
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: The Venue
84 High Street
Laurencekirk AB30 1BJ
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Price: £6.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Day: Tuesday CURRENTLY FULL 
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Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: The Venue
84 High Street
Laurencekirk AB30 1BJ
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Day: Tuesday  
Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Community Centre
Marketgate
Arbroath DD11 1AT
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Price: £5.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Day: Wednesday  
Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 9:45am - 10:45am
Location: Borrowfield Community Centre
Newhame Road
Montrose DD10 9EZ
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Price: £5.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Day: Wednesday LIMITED PLACES  
Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: St Brides Hall (known as Boys Brigade Hall)
39 Maule Street
Carnoustie DD7 6AB
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Price: £5.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Day: Wednesday  
Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: St James Episcopal Chrurch
Arbuthnott Street
Stonehaven AB39 2JB
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Price: £5.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
Day: Wednesday  
Class Type: Toddlers Class
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Borrowfield Community Centre
Newhame Road
Montrose DD10 9EZ
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Price: £6.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
Day: Wednesday  
Class Type: Toddlers Class
Time: 11:15am - 12:15am
Location: St James Episcopal Chrurch
Arbuthnott Street
Stonehaven AB39 2JB
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Price: £6.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
Day: Thursday  
Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Borrowfield Community Centre
Newhame Road
Montrose DD10 9EZ
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Day: Thursday  
Class Type: Toddlers Class
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: The Herd Centre
Town Head
Inverbervie DD10 0PX
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Price: £6.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Day: Thursday  
Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Location: The Herd Centre
Town Head
Inverbervie DD10 0PX
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Price: £5.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Day: Friday  
Class Type: Toddlers Class
Time: 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Location: St Andrews Church Hall
St Andrew's Street
Brechin DD9 6JB
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Day: Friday  
Class Type: Baby Signing Class
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: St Andrews Church Hall
St Andrew's Street
Brechin DD9 6JB
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Price: £5.50 per family per class Click here to pre-book classes
 
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Contact Us

E-mail:
gaynas@tinytalk.co.uk

Mobile:
07946 328267

 
Teacher Facts
Gayna Sandeman:
Children:
Annaļs 7 months, Munro 2 years, Logan 7 years
Location:
Angus and The Mearns
Qualifications:
BSL 1, HND Health & Social Care, HND Hospitality Management
Favourite Film:
The Fisher King
Secret Passion:
Amateur Dramatics and Cleaning (though it's not so secret!)
I most admire:
People who never give up!
I love baby signing because:
It works!
 
Term Dates
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This Half-Term:
29 May, 2017
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07 July, 2017
 
 
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