Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Claire Baker

"" IMPORTANT INFORMATION! In line with Government guidelines relating to social distancing, we are pleased to announce that our TinyTalk Baby Signing and TinyTalk Toddler Talking classes have gone online! Welcome to TinyTalkTV. These are running at the times and days stipulated below but in the comfort of your own home via private Facebook Groups - live and interactive! If you are interested in booking on, please enquire via the class you are interested in below.

I really believed
in sign language for babies. It made logical sense to me, research proved it and my first hand experience at seeing a friend's baby use it successfully before being able to talk was the ultimate proof for me. Add that with a fun activity to take part in with my little one, using my existing BSL skills and getting the rest of the family involved, I decided to sign up to the TinyTalk classes.

We loved it and the real turning point was when Jack went from just understanding the signs, to actually using them himself from when he was around 9 months. By the age of 18mths I had lost count of how many signs he knew (probably most of the 150 TinyTalk signs). I honestly cannot remember a time with him that we weren't communicating with and understanding each other.

Jack is now at school and TinyTalk for him is a distant memory (although he still remembers a lot of the signs and occasionally uses them in songs, when he knows I can't hear him or when showing off to other babies). I believe it has really helped with his speech development and understanding of language.

Fate, opportunity, good timing? Call it what you will but when I got the chance to take on the Nottingham Central TinyTalk classes back in 2011, I decided to pack up my existing job and go for it. I am dedicated to sharing my passion and learning with other families and that's why I believe you'll enjoy these classes.

In addition to my baby signing classes, I now offer our award winning TinyTalk toddler classes. It's that next step for toddlers on the move with songs, signs, stories, games and speech and language activities.

Bookings are now open for our Autumn Term starting w/c 7 September 2020! Whilst plans are afoot to return to our venues, our first half of term will be taking place online. Spaces book up fast - even when we're online! Whether you are coming to the Baby Signing or Toddler Talking classes, you and your little one will learn new skills, have a fun time together and make new friends.

Meet Claire...

Children:Jack (born 2010)

Location:Nottingham Central

Favourite Sign:Penguin

Qualifications:British Sign Language 1

Favourite Film:Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Pet Hate:Cheating

Secret Passion:If I told you it wouldn't be secret!

I most admire:Kate Davies OBE

I love baby signing because:I was able to understand my boy's needs before he could speak. Now it's great to see the joy and pride on other parents / carers faces when their baby starts to sign.

Meet my Mini Teacher, Adele Miles

I first fell in love with the TinyTalk Classes and Baby signing back in 2010 when I attended sessions with my oldest boy Edward. We both loved going to TinyTalk and, having heard all the great benefits of baby signing, I was very keen to give it a go. I will never forget the moment when Edward did his first clear sign of bird in the garden, I turned around and there it was sitting on the fence. At that point my husband and I were hooked and likewise once Edward had received a great reaction to his first sign, he went on to sign more and more. Not only was it exciting each time he signed, but it meant he could tell us what he could see or what he wanted or needed. It was amazing to be able to have conversations before he could speak.

I didnít have to think twice about whether to use baby sign language or attend TinyTalk classes when my little girl Eleanor came along. She has also been a signing superstar and Edward and Eleanor used a combination of sign language and words to talk to each together. I was able to attend TinyTalk Toddler classes with Eleanor. She has absolutely loved them and in addition to learning signs and words, she has also developed some great skills such as how to share, tidy up, wait a moment and how to sit still to listen to a story book or activity.

Both my childrenís speech developed extremely well, which I truly believe was aided by the use of baby sign language which focuses on teaching the sign and the word. Having signing knowledge also allowed my children to sign if they couldnít say or remember the word, reducing frustrations. Having used sign language with my little ones, I cannot image life without it.

It is fantastic that I now have the opportunity to share my passion by being a TinyTalk teacher. I will be delivering the TinyTalk baby signing classes in Bakersfield and Dunkirk

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Limited
In-person class

Monday, 10:00am - 11:00pm

St Judes Church 405 Woodborough Road Nottingham NG3 5HE

£6.00 per family per class
Note:Pre booked block bookings only. One off price will be added for a TinyTalk Class Kit Bag.
Directions:St Judes is on the corner of Woodborough Rd and Lucknow Dr, opposite Sainsbury Extra. There is a large car park. If you're catching the bus, you'll need the no.45 (sky blue line).
Full
In-person class

Monday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

St Judes Church 405 Woodborough Road Nottingham NG3 5HE

£6.00 per family per class
Note:Pre booked block bookings only. One off price will be added for a TinyTalk Class Kit Bag.
Directions:St Judes is on the corner of Woodborough Rd and Lucknow Dr, opposite Sainsbury Extra. There is a large car park. If you're catching the bus, you'll need the no.45 (sky blue line).
Full
In-person class

Tuesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Sherwood United Reformed Church 1 Edwards Lane Sherwood Nottingham NG5 3AA

£6.00 per family per class
Note:Pre booked block bookings only. One off price will be added for a TinyTalk Class Kit Bag.
Directions:The Sherwood URC is situated just behind The Manor pub off Mansfield Road, Sherwood.
In-person class

Tuesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Top Valley Community Centre Unit 6, Top Valley Way Nottingham NG5 9DD

£6.00 per family per class
Note:Pre booked block bookings only. One off price will be added for a TinyTalk Class Kit Bag.
Directions:The Community Centre is located next to Top Valley Tesco. The L11 bus stops outside
Full
In-person class

Wednesday, 10:15am - 11:15am

St Mark's Woodthorpe De Vere Gardens Woodthorpe Nottingham NG5 4PH

£6.00 per family per class
Note:Pre booked block bookings only. One off price will be added for a TinyTalk Class Kit Bag.New class launches 25 April 2018
Directions:Follow De Vere Gardens to the end in to the Church car park. TinyTalk is in the building on the left opposite the Church (small hall)
Online class

Thursday, 9:30am - 10:30am

Pirates Play Centre Rowley Drive Sherwood Nottingham NG5 1GD

£4.00 per family per class
Note:These prices reflect our current TinyTalkTV online classes. Block bookings only.
Directions:Access via Hucknall Road through Kelham Drive only (no access from Haydn Rd). If you're catching the bus you'll need the number 17 (brown line) - Leonard Ave stop
Online class

Friday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Tattershall Drive The Park Nottingham NG7 1BX

£4.00 per family per class
Note:These prices reflect our current TinyTalkTV online classes. Block bookings only.

Toddler Talking

Full<>
In-person class

Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sherwood United Reformed Church 1 Edwards Lane Sherwood Nottingham NG5 3AA

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Pre booked block bookings only. One off price will be added for a TinyTalk Class Kit Bag.
Directions:The Sherwood URC is situated just behind The Manor pub off Mansfield Road, Sherwood.
Limited<>
In-person class

Tuesday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Top Valley Community Centre Unit 6, Top Valley Way Nottingham NG5 9DD

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Pre booked block bookings only. One off price will be added for a TinyTalk Class Kit Bag.
Directions:The Community Centre is located next to Top Valley Tesco. The L11 bus stops outside
Limited<>
In-person class

Wednesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

St Mark's Woodthorpe De Vere Gardens Woodthorpe Nottingham NG5 4PH

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Pre booked block bookings only. One off price will be added for a TinyTalk Class Kit Bag.
Directions:Follow De Vere Gardens to the end in to the Church car park. TinyTalk is in the building on the left opposite the Church (small hall)
Online class

Thursday, 10:45pm - 11:45pm

Pirates Play Centre Rowley Drive Sherwood Nottingham NG5 1GD

£4.00 per family per class
Note:These prices reflect our current TinyTalkTV online classes. Block bookings only.
Directions:Access via Hucknall Road through Kelham Drive only (no access from Haydn Rd). If you're catching the bus you'll need the number 17 (brown line) - Leonard Ave stop
Online class

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Tattershall Drive The Park Nottingham NG7 1BX

£4.00 per family per class
Note:These prices reflect our current TinyTalkTV online classes. Block bookings only.

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  • 02 November - 11 December

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