Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Samantha Whitaker

"" 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 2 1/2 years and of course I have signed with her too. She can sign well over 200 signs and can have a conversation about pretty much anything!
Signing has created such a lovely bond between my daughters as the eldest is keen to teach my little one everything she knows. Even at the age of five she is still 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.
Classes will be coming to Alfreton, Ripley and Ilkeston in September 2018.

Meet Samantha ...

Children:I have two girls, 2 and 5 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:

Baby Signing

Monday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Powtrell Community Pavillion Pavillion Court, West Hallam Ilkeston DE7 6JY

£6.00 per family per class
Note:If you book the full 12 week term, you only pay the price of 11 classes.
Limited

Tuesday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Alfreton Community Hall 3-5 Mansfield Road Alfreton DE55 7JJ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:If you book the full 12 week term you pay for only 11 classes.

Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Waingroves Methodist Church Waingroves Road Ripley DE5 9TB

£6.00 per family per class
Note:If you book the full 12 week term, you only pay the price of 11 classes.
Limited

Friday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Trefoil House Dale View Ilkeston DE7 4NA

£6.00 per family per class
Directions:Parking at the venue, 7 minute walk from Ilkeston market place

Toddler Talking

Limited<>

Monday, 9:45am - 10:45am

The Powtrell Community Pavillion Pavillion Court, West Hallam Ilkeston DE7 6JY

£6.50 per family per class
Note:If you book the full 12 week term, you only pay the price of 11 classes.

Tuesday, 11:30am - 12:30am

Alfreton Community Hall 3-5 Mansfield Road Alfreton DE55 7JJ

£6.50 per family per class
Note:If you book the full 12 week term, you only pay the price of 11 classes.

Thursday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Waingroves Methodist Church Waingroves Road Ripley DE5 9TB

£6.50 per family per class
Note:If you book the full 12 week term, you only pay the price of 11 classes.

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Trefoil House Dale View Ilkeston DE7 4NA

£6.50 per family per class
Directions:Parking at the venue, 7 minute walk from Ilkeston market place

Special Offers

  • New baby?: :
    Congratulations on the birth of your little one! As a special gift, you can attend my classes, free of charge until they are 6 weeks old. T&Cs apply.
  • 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 50% off the total toddler signing term.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 04 November - 20 December

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