Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Julie Hetherington

Why not come and join us for our Summer 2024 term!

HELLO! My name is Julie and I'm your local TinyTalk teacher for South West Birmingham and North Worcestershire.
I am mum to my own TinyTalkers Katie (now 15) and Ellis (now 10)
It was taking Katie to signing classes when she was a baby that made me catch the baby signing bug! I took her from 3 months old and was amazed that by
around 5/6 months, she was recognising some basic signs and started signing independently from 7 months. From then on she signed and then talked non stop and her speech / vocabulary as a result have been amazing due to the early ability to communicate with her!
I really believe that baby signing has reduced her frustration and she has been a pleasant, talkative and characterful child as a result :)

Ellis has been signed to since he popped out and as a result, he appeared to start to recognise the sign for Milk from only a few weeks old and amazingly did his first sign at just 9 weeks old!! At 16 months old he was using over 50 signs and attempting new signs / sounds every day. By his 2nd Birthday he had over 150 signs, could count to ten + and was using new words all the time. Eventually he reached 250 signs and beyond! It was fascinating second time around, signing much earlier with a child, how fast he seemed to develop in comparison :)

My classes are great fun and are a great chance to meet other adults - remembering it is as important for you to socialise as it is for your baby!
They are a mix of signing, singing, fun sensory activities, music, props, instruments (for fun as well as for getting a good rhythm going!),books and much more. All that combined with playtime and refreshments too for a total of an hour.

Everyone is welcome, so why not come along and see what we are all about!

Booking enquiries can be made below or why not pop over and "Like" my Facebook Page! Find me under TinyTalk SouthWest Birmingham & North Worcestershire.

I am looking forward to taking you on your signing journey!

Meet Julie...

Children:Katie - 15 years old and Ellis - 10 years old

Location:Northfield B31, Bournville B30, Hawkesley B38

Favourite Sign:Monkey :) Always makes me laugh!!

Qualifications:BCom, ACA, FCA, AQ and most importantly being a mum!

Favourite Film:Dirty Dancing and Despicable Me!

Pet Hate:People promising to do something and not doing it!

Secret Passion:I always wanted to be a Haven Funstar!

I most admire:Mums! It is the hardest job in the world!

I love baby signing because:it's the best job in the world! I get to meet lots of lovely babies/toddlers/adults each week & have lots of fun. Who wouldn't want to communicate with their baby from as early an age as possible! :)

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Our current classes:

Newborns

Online class

Monday, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Holloway Hall Community Centre Holloway, Ley Hill, Northfield B31 1TT

£7.00 per family per class
Note:Bookings are are open for babies who will be 12 weeks or less at the start date (Adjusted for prematurity.) Courses run each half term. Course cost for 6 weeks is 42.

Baby Signing

In-person class

Monday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Holloway Hall Community Centre Holloway, Ley Hill, Northfield B31 1TT

£7.00 per family per class
Note:Classes are 7 each, payable half or full termly in advance. You can join at any time subject to places being available.
Limited
In-person class

Thursday, 11:10am - 12:10pm

Allens Cross Community Centre 24 Tinkers Farm Road, Northfield Birmingham B31 1RH

£7.00 per family per class
Note:Join at any time. Payable full or half term in advance. Parking is available throught the gate to the right of the building.
Limited
In-person class

Thursday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Northfield Baptist Church Bristol Road South Northfield Birmingham B31 2NQ

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are 7 each equivalent, payable full or half termly in advance. You can join at any point during the term as long as spaces remain.
Full

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Bournville Social Club 91 Maryvale Road Bournville Birmingham B30 2DN

£7.00 per family per class
Note:7 per class equivalent, payable full or half termly in advance.

Toddler Talking

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In-person class

Monday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Holloway Hall Community Centre Holloway, Ley Hill, Northfield B31 1TT

£7.00 per family per class
Note:Classes are 7 each, payable half or full termly in advance. You can join at any time subject to places being available.
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In-person class

Thursday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Allens Cross Community Centre 24 Tinkers Farm Road, Northfield Birmingham B31 1RH

£7.00 per family per class
Note:Join at any time. Payable full or half termly in advance. Parking is through the gate to the right hand side of the centre.
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Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Bournville Social Club 91 Maryvale Road Bournville Birmingham B30 2DN

£7.00 per family per class
Note:7 per class equivalent, payable full or half termly in advance.

Special Offers

  • FULL & HALF TERMLY PAYMENTS AVAILABLE!:
    Understanding how tight money can be at the moment, you are able to pay for classes either full termly OR half termly in advance.
  • JUST 7 FOR A TRIAL CLASS!:
    Fancy doing baby or toddler signing but you would like to see what it is all about first? Why not join us for your first class for the single class price of 7 to see how great it really is! Enquire under the relevant class link. Please note that terms & conditions apply and offer may be withdrawn at any time.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 03 June - 15 July
  • Dates next term:
  • 09 September - 25 October
  • 04 November - 13 December

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