Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Gayna Sandeman

"" Baby sign language classes, toddlers,sensory,baby group, tactile, books, reading, Music, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Montrose, Forfar, Fettercairn, Edzell, Inverbervie, Marykirk,Arbroath, Brechin, Stonehaven, Carnoustie, St Cyrus, Laurencekirk, Newtonhill.

Hello my name is Gayna and I run the Angus & The Mearns TinyTalk franchise! We currently have classes in Laurencekirk, Montrose, Newtonhill, 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.

By 20 months my first child 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!

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 Toddler Talking classes focus much more on developing early speech, encouraging important pre school skills such as listening and turn taking. The classes are very physical, loud and lots of fun!

Meet Gayna...

Children:Annaļs 1 year, Munro 3 years, Logan 8 years

Location:Angus & The Mearns

Favourite Sign:More, it's been a favourite with all my children!

Qualifications:Studying an MSc in Digital Marketing, 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!

Meet my Mini Teacher, 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 Newtonhill, Stonehaven, Forfar, Inverbervie & Brechin see class details below! If you are interested in attending please email brianac@tinytalk.co.uk .

Meet my Mini-Teacher, Sarah Carnegie

Sarah is a wonderful, bubbly, child centred lady who is a perfect addition to TinyTalk Angus & The Mearns. Here's why Sarah 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 .

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Limited

Monday, 10:00am - 11:00am

St Vigeans Parish Hall St Vigeans Arbroath DD11 4RD

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £33.00

Monday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

OAP Hall Chapel St Forfar DD8 2AB

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £33.00

Tuesday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Stonehaven Scout Hut Mill of Forest Rd Stonehaven AB39 2LW

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £33.00

Tuesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Webster Theatre 64 High St, Arbroath DD11 1AW

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £33.00
Limited

Wednesday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Borrowfield Community Centre Newhame Road Montrose DD10 9EZ

£5.50 per family per class
Note: Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £33.00

Wednesday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Bettridge Centre Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Stonehaven AB39 3UL

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £33.00

Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Guide Hall Yeaman Street Carnoustie DD7 7AW

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre-pay only in 6 week blocks £33.00

Wednesday, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

St Andrews Church Hall St Andrew's Street Brechin DD9 6JB

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £33.00

Thursday, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

The Herd Centre Town Head Inverbervie DD10 0PX

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £33.00

Friday, 9:45am - 10:45am

The Venue 84 High Street Laurencekirk AB30 1BJ

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £33.00

Toddler Talking

Limited<>

Monday, 10:00am - 11:00pm

OAP Hall Chapel St Forfar DD8 2AB

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £39.00

Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Stonehaven Scout Hut Mill of Forest Rd Stonehaven AB39 2LW

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £39.00

Wednesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Borrowfield Community Centre Newhame Road Montrose DD10 9EZ

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £39.00

Wednesday, 11:00am - 12:00am

Bettridge Centre Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Stonehaven AB39 3UL

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £39.00

Thursday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The Herd Centre Town Head Inverbervie DD10 0PX

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre pay only in blocks of 6 at £39.00

Friday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Venue 84 High Street Laurencekirk AB30 1BJ

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £39.00

Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

St Andrews Church Hall St Andrew's Street Brechin DD9 6JB

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are pre book only, 6 week classes £39.00

Special Offers

  • Free Taster class at Newtonhill*:
    FREE taster on 30 May (*for customers new to TinyTalk), with the opportunity to receive 10% off the class fee by booking into the block that day.

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