Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Danielle Caga

Hello, my name is Danielle and I'm the new teacher in TinyTalk baby signing classes in Harborne, Quinton, Bearwood & Selly Oak.

I had been signing for around 38 years as I grew up with a deaf cousin. I have continued to complete my BSL signing levels and have currently completed level 6 part one. I have worked with nurseries and schools for many years. My previous occupation was a teaching assistant within a school for deaf
children. I worked there for almost 10 years but left to have my first child.

Miylah is 6 years old has learnt to communicate with both the hearing and deaf world and continues to make amazing progress. She is a confident little girl and loved attending our classes. However she is now at school but her learning hasn't stopped there. When Miylah started nursery there was a deaf girl who has bilateral cochlear implants. Miylah noticed and used her skills to communicate and engage her to play. Miylah also supported her teachers when they wanted to learn new signs. Currently at school she continues to use her signs showing her teachers and friends.

I also have another little girl Anaiya-Rose who is now 3 years old. The process of using BSL around begun as soon as she was born and she already able to communicate her wants/needs using BSL along with her spoken language.

After deciding not to return to my current job I found that there was opportunity for me to run some TinyTalk classes within a local area as the teacher was leaving. I feel my knowledge of sign language, previous training in childcare and being a new parent would be a great start to becoming a TinyTalk teacher.; and fast forward 4 years later and Tinytalk is still a passion of mine. But my learning has not stopped there. In September 2021 I started another job as a BSL interpreter supporting a young lad in his college years. This enables me to continue using my BSL skills to support the deaf community as well as supporting babies to find their voice.

My classes are an hour long, starting with a mixture of floor based, seated and standing songs, learning some core BSL signs with supporting visual aids where possible, followed by songs/ stories to incorporate the newly learnt signs into and then out come the musical instruments! This is followed by a lovely sensory activity before we get the toys out and parents can have some social time with a cuppa and biscuit ;) (Slightly changed due to COVID-19)

Good communication is key to a happy and healthy baby and subsequently builds a great relationship between parent and child.

Please get in touch with any questions and I look forward to helping your babies reach their signing potential!

If you have any questions about baby signing or if you'd like to come along to a class just get in touch. Why not check out my page on Facebook TinyTalk Harborne, Quinton & Bearwood.

Meet Danielle...

Children:Miylah 6 Years Old & Anaiya-Rose 3 and half Years Old.

Location:Longbridge

Favourite Sign:Forever

Qualifications:BA Hons in Early Years, BSL levels 1- 6

Favourite Film:Little Mermaid and The Goonies

Pet Hate:Nail biters

Secret Passion:Gymnastics

I most admire:My parents! Being one is hard work but amazing!

I love baby signing because:It helps babies communicate when they don't have a voice and watching them achieve signs. Also showing awareness for BSL its an amazing language.

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

In-person class

Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Quinborne Community Centre Ridgacre Road Birmingham B32 2TW

£7.00 per family per class
Note:Classes are priced at 7 per Class and payable termly in advance
Full
In-person class

Thursday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

West Smethwick Park Pavilion West Park Road Smethwick B67 7JJ

£0.00 per family per class
Note:Classes are funded by Sandwell - https://bookwhen.com/book4changes/e/ev-s1ou-20240118123000
Limited
In-person class

Friday, 9:45am - 10:45am

St Gregory's Hall Wigorn Road (Lightwoods park end) Bearwood Birmingham B67 5HQ

£7.00 per family per class
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