About The Best Start Club
Our passion at THE BEST START CLUB is to give each child the best possible start in life. We do this through the multisensory learning of Baby Signing, gestural communication with speech, and Kindermusik, the world's most respected name in musical learning for children.
Our Baby Sensory Music and Signing programmes, all age appropriate, are packed with musical exploration, singing, dance, movement and fun activities. It’s a multi-aspected learning process for the child, incorporating physical, emotional, cognitive, language, social and musical growth. It’s more than just learning sensory music and baby signing, it’s about the whole child. With signs and gestures sourced from British Sign Language (BSL) and Irish Sign Language (ISL) the babies soon recognise, then use key words and activities impacting their new lives. The medium allows the incorporation of many developmental opportunities in ways that are easy to take up at home including orientation, co-ordination, movement, gentle massage and “the 7 ‘clingy periods of the first year’ and so much more.
With the addition of new concepts and challenges along the way, each age appropriate program acts as a stepping stone to the next paving the way to a musical journey that can last many magnificent years.
We've had the great pleasure of teaching many 1000s of children in our classes and workshops since we started. We have had the privilege of seeing their progress from just a few weeks of age to going to nursery and watched their development as they learned to sign, speak and discover their musical abilities.
Started by Iris in 2005 in local halls in Hertfordshire, UK and brought home to Ireland 2014. She started in Ireland in school and then in January 2017 she began teaching in halls in Galway.
Autumn 2023 has brought big changes with Iris handing over the classes to wonderful Aoife who has been very warmly welcomed by all the families. She's a real natural with both the parents and the babies and toddlers so a very safe pair of hands.