Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Samantha Whitaker

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After seeing my nephew at around the age of one year recognising and signing animals while looking at a book with his mum I was amazed. I had spent many years working with babies in private nurseries but never been able to converse the way I was observing my sister with her son. It was incredible. From that point onwards, I knew as soon as I had my own children I would sign with them.
So in 2012 when
my daughter was born I had no hesitation in attending my local Tiny Talk class. We joined when she was 3 months old and by 6 months she was able to sign milk and amazing everyone by signing nappy whenever she needed to use the potty. She was dry day and night by 16 months, sometimes waking in the night to let me know by signing she needed a wee! Then she would go straight back to sleep.
My youngest is now just turning 6 years and of course I have signed with her too. At the age of 2, she could sign well over 200 signs and could have a conversation about pretty much anything!
Signing has created such a lovely bond between my daughters as my eldest was keen to teach my little one everything she knows. Even at the age of nine she is still interested in learning new signs. I believe signing has helped them both to speak, they started talking from a young age and they never stop!!!
Signing not only eases frustration but also gives us an insight into our babyís minds. My nephew would often sign cake at breakfast time, so although he didnít get his cake. His mummy knew why he was sad and could distract or comfort him appropriately.
When the opportunity arose for me to become a Tiny Talk Teacher I jumped at the chance. Itís not often you can bring your daughter to work and know they will be benefiting from it educationally as well as making lots of new friends and having fun.
I hold classes in Ilkeston, Morton and Waingroves so why not come along and join the fun with me. They are all held in person in lovely bright rooms with parking.

The book now option will take you to my booking form, if joining part way through a term please check the price before making payment.

Meet Samantha ...

Children:I have two girls, 4 and 7 years old.

Location:Alfreton, Ilkeston and Amber Valley

Favourite Sign:Hippo

Qualifications:British Sign Language Level 2. BTEC in Early Years.

Favourite Film:Hunger Games

Pet Hate:Lying.

Secret Passion:Cake, cake and more cake!!!

I most admire:my grandma.

I love baby signing because:it is amazing that such a small person can communicate their needs by using their hands. And the look of achievement when they have managed to get that message across is priceless.

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Our current classes:

Newborns

Monday, 12:45pm - 1:45pm

AUTUMN TERM - Trefoil House Dale View. Ilkeston DE7 4LD

£45.00 per family per class
£45.00 for this term's classes
Note:6 week Newborn workshop will be held in Ilkeston this term on Mondays - 13th June - 18th July.
Directions:Turning for Trefoil House is next to Stanley Close. Parking in car park or the road outside.

Baby Signing

In-person class

Monday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

AUTUMN TERM - Trefoil House Dale View. Ilkeston DE7 4LD

£7.50 per family per class
£97.50 for this term's classes
Directions:Turning for Trefoil House is next to Stanley Close. Parking in car park or the road outside.
In-person class

Tuesday, 10:15am - 11:15am

AUTUMN TERM - Morton Village Hall Main Road Morton, Derbyshire DE55 6GS

£7.50 per family per class
£97.50 for this term's classes
In-person class

Friday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

AUTUMN TERM - Trefoil House Dale View. Ilkeston DE7 4LD

£7.50 per family per class
£97.50 for this term's classes
Directions:Turning for Trefoil House is next to Stanley Close. Parking in car park or the road outside.

Toddler Talking

In-person class

Monday, 9:45am - 10:45am

AUTUMN TERM - Trefoil House Dale View. Ilkeston DE7 4LD

£7.50 per family per class
£97.50 for this term's classes
Directions:Turning for Trefoil House is next to Stanley Close. Parking in car park or the road outside.
In-person class

Tuesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

AUTUMN TERM - Morton Village Hall Main Road Morton, Derbyshire DE55 6GS

£7.50 per family per class
£97.50 for this term's classes
In-person class

Friday, 9:45am - 10:45am

AUTUMN TERM - Trefoil House Dale View. Ilkeston DE7 4LD

£7.50 per family per class
£97.50 for this term's classes
Directions:Turning for Trefoil House is next to Stanley Close. Parking in car park or the road outside.

Special Offers

  • New baby?: :
    Congratulations on the birth of your little one! Come and join me at my Newborn workshop. 6 Week course in a relaxed atmosphere, gently easing you into the world of baby sign while making some new friends.
  • Baby and toddler: :
    Can't decide between attending the baby signing classes with your 0-18mth old or the toddler classes with their older sibling? Do both! If you sign up for a full term of both the baby and toddler classes, then you will get 25% off the total baby signing term.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 02 September - 13 October
  • 31 October - 16 December

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