Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Julie Hetherington

"" PLEASE NOTE - due to Covid-19 and Lockdown #2, my "in person" venue classes will have to revert to online for the time being. The good news is that we have been running online since Easter so are well placed to keep providing all our usual TinyTalk fun! Subject to government restrictions, I hope to gradually phase the "in person" venue classes back in as soon as possible from December 2020 / January 2021.

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 12!) and Ellis (now 7!)
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. It is fascinating this time around, signing much earlier, how fast he seemed to be developing :)

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.

Feel free to explore the website tabs for more information on baby signing, classes, feedback, photos and much more!

I look forward to taking your and your little one(s) on their signing journey.

Meet Julie...

Children:Katie - 12 years old and Ellis - 7 years old

Location:Southwest Birmingham and North Worcestershire

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

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

Favourite Film:Dirty Dancing (has to be!)

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

Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

ONLINE LIVE STREAM NEWBORNS www.facebook.com/TinyTalkSouthWestBirminghamandNorthWorcestershire TinyTalk TV B31

£6.00 per family per class
Note:This is a 6 week course for babies who are aged from birth - 12 weeks old (age adjusted if premature) at the start of the course. Course cost is 36.
Directions:This is an online LIVE Stream class via private Facebook Group.

Baby Signing

Online class

Monday, 10:00am - 11:00pm

ONLINE LIVE STREAM #1 - in place of Holloway Hall Class Holloway Hall, Ley Hill Northfield B31 1TT

£6.00 per family per class
Note:6 per family per class payable half termly. You may join at any point during the term pro-rata. Pay as you go available on request.
Directions:THIS IS AN ONLINE LIVE STREAM CLASS
Online class

Thursday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

ONLINE LIVE STREAM #2 Class - in place of Northfield Baptist Church Class www.facebook.com/TinyTalkSouthWestBirminghamandNorthWorcestershire TinyTalkTV B31 2NQ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:6 per family per class payable half termly or in blocks of three weeks (1-3, 4-6, 7-9 & 11/12/Xmas) You may join at any point during the term pro-rata. Pay as you go available on request.
Directions:These Classes are online via private Facebook Group.
Online class

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

ONLINE LIVE STREAM #3 - in place of Bournville Social Club Class www.facebook.com/TinyTalkSouthWestBirminghamandNorthWorcestershire Bournville Social Club TinyTalk TV B30 2DN

£6.00 per family per class
Note:6 per family per class payable half termly or in blocks of three weeks (1-3, 4-6, 7-9 & 11/12/Xmas)
Directions:THIS IS AN ONLINE LIVE STREAM CLASS

Toddler Talking

Online class

Monday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

ONLINE LIVE STREAM #1 - in place of Holloway Hall Class Holloway Hall, Ley Hill Northfield B31 1TT

£6.00 per family per class
Note:6 per family per class payable half termly. You may join at any point during the term pro-rata. Pay as you go available on request.
Directions:THIS IS AN ONLINE LIVE STREAM CLASS
Online class

Friday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

ONLINE LIVE STREAM #3 - in place of Bournville Social Club Class www.facebook.com/TinyTalkSouthWestBirminghamandNorthWorcestershire Bournville Social Club TinyTalk TV B30 2DN

£6.00 per family per class
Note:6 per family per class payable half termly or in blocks of three weeks (1-3, 4-6, 7-9 & 11/12/Xmas) You may join at any point during the term pro-rata. Pay as you go available on request.
Directions:THIS IS AN ONLINE LIVE STREAM CLASS

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 3.00 FOR A TRIAL CLASS!:
    Fancy doing baby or toddler signing but you would like to see what it is all about first? Whilst we are in an ONLINE environment due to the Coronavirus, why not join us for your first class for half price - just 3 - to see how brilliant it really is. Enquire under the relevant class link. Trial classes for those classes that return to venue are limited as to whether any spaces remain - contact me for more details. Please note that terms & conditions apply and offer may be withdrawn at any time.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 02 November - 11 December
  • Dates next term:
  • 11 January - 12 February
  • 22 February - 01 April

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