COVID-19 Update: I am currently running electronic classes as live Facebook videos, due to the current situation. I may run next term as electronic classes or a mixture of electronic and face to face, depending on the situation. Please do get in touch for more information!
Hello, my name is Rose and I live in Walthamstow. I have two boys, Rana aged 7 and Maqil, born in January 2018. I started teaching baby sign classes in the local
area in September 2014. When my oldest was a baby, I was amazed to find out that babies can communicate with their hands before they can speak. I have signed with both my boys for over a year each and we got so many benefits, I wanted to share baby signing with other parents in my local area.
Please see below testimonials from class attendees:
"I cannot speak highly enough of Rose & baby signing - it's been revolutionary! Edie has taken to it like a duck to water & my family have all found it so enjoyable & useful, enhancing our relationship with her. Her communication skills have definitely helped with reducing frustrations. Particularly around communicating her needs with food, drink, sleep & play!" - Faye
"I, but especially my baby, love going to Rose's signing class. Rose presents the songs and signs in a happy way and Luca reacts more and more enthusiastically to it. So the babies learn by having lots of fun." - Natalie
Please see below testimonial from a nursery manager (where I give classes):
"I am a huge fan of baby signing and have been using this method of communication for approximately 10 years now. You have to use it to believe it, in all the nurseries I have managed I have always gone back to tiny talk and implemented these sessions and here are a few reasons why.
enhance communication skills
relieve frustration for both staff and babies/children
aids children EAL and SEND
teaching of another language in its own right
All of the above have made a massive impact on how children develop, when I first took on the nursery that I currently own and manage, the behaviour was poor. Since March when Rose started completing the classes. the children have developed their skills to have positive interactions with each other and are able to communicate with each other." - Natasha, nursery manager
Please be in touch to book a place at one of my classes or to book classes / training for a nursery.
NEW CLASS FOR 2020! I am delighted to announce that I will be starting classes at the Leyton Children's Centre (Queens Rd, Walthamstow) in January 2020. In conjunction with the children's centre, there will be a set number of reduced rate spaces at these sessions. For more information about eligibility, please contact Shirin Hassan on 020 84962442.
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Children:Rana - 5 and Maqil born Jan 2018
Favourite Sign:Bubbles - it's fun!
Qualifications:Degree in History and Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies
Favourite Film:Too many to choose from
Pet Hate:I hate bigotry and ignorance
Secret Passion:Language (though it's not really a secret) - I love French, Spanish and sign language
I most admire:People who stand up for what they believe in
I love baby signing because:It is a window into babies' minds. Signing brought us closer to both of our children and allowed them to express themselves from a really young age.