Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Rachel Kingston De Caires

"" Hi my name is Rach, welcome to TinyTalk Baby Signing classes in Basingstoke.
I am now currently on maternity leave, so please do look at other teachers in the locality that may have classes to suit you...

Could you be a TinyTalk Teacher? The Basingstoke area needs you!

For four and a half years now I have been teaching TinyTalk classes in the local area. It has been a fantastic and rewarding experience
and the business has gradually built up, so that I am now running 3 successful classes in Basingstoke.

Sadly for personal reasons I have decided to sell the franchise, which means I am looking for someone to replace me and build on what I have started. This is a wonderful opportunity for somebody and I am hoping one / some of you may be interested yourselves?
I have loved teaching the classes, and supporting the families who come, and I absolutely love it when some of my experienced TinyTalker’s sign to me during class, for example signing “thank you” when I give them a sticker. Thank you is always an impressive sign for use in-front of families and friends!

Being a TinyTalk baby signing teacher not only includes your baby if you want it to, it is also very social, worthwhile, rewarding (emotionally, intellectually and financially!) and lots of fun! If you are looking for a job that has flexible hours that fits in with family life and term time then maybe it is for you?

TinyTalk look for drive, warmth and a good singing voice, plus you need to be lively, organised and self confident. They also emphasise the importance of having attended TinyTalk classes and having had experience of signing with your own baby (or someone else’s babies!) If you’ve recently started attending TinyTalk and your baby isn’t signing yet, but you have bags of enthusiasm then that’s fine for now too.

Baby Signing is a form of pre-verbal communication which will allows you to understand your baby before they can talk. You will be so thrilled and proud when your baby makes that first sign! Baby signing is also a great way to bond with your baby.
Imagine your baby being able to sign to you what they can see? Did you ever imagine how exciting that bird they can see from their buggy might be to them?

The weekly class lasts for one hour, the first half is the learning, the signs are taught through popular nursery rhymes, songs and poems. I use props and puppets to emphasise the signs and stimulate the babies.
We have a broad range of songs to sing including action songs for variety and excitement for the babies (and the parents!) We also sing quieter gentler songs for calming and baby bonding.

Meet Rachel...

Children:Evie, 5yrs old


Favourite Sign:Snail is cute, and of course bird and duck (because Evie loves them!)

Qualifications:Qualified SENCO, Primary teacher, PGCE in Autism and Education,

Favourite Film:Mary Poppins, followed closely by The Sound of Music!

Pet Hate:Spiders!!

Secret Passion:Performing with local theatre groups

I most admire:All the busy Mummies and Daddies of this world!

I love baby signing because:It gave me the chance to have conversations with Evie, finding out all the little things that she noticed... I also feel very privileged that I have shared that journey with many other families!

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Monday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

St Michael's Church St Michael's Church Cottage, St Michael's Church, Church Street Basingstoke RG21 7QW

£6.50 per family per class
Note:6.50 per family per class

Wednesday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Christ Church Reading Road Chineham Basingstoke RG24 8LT

£6.50 per family per class
Note:6.50 per family per class

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