Baby Signing In YOUR Nursery
Nursery and Childcare Facilities
The Best Start Club provides a unique training programme to nurseries and childminders. Many have chosen us to provide their staff with training to enable them to confidently teach their pre-verbal babies and toddlers to sign. Many families express their concern whether it is worth signing if baby is going to nursery in a few months? Others ask for a list of nurseries who do sign. My first response is always that starting signing is always beneficial. I understand the need to reinforce the good start already undertaken. Our programme allows nurseries and childminders the ability to continue this early start or offer an additional benefit to parents seeking it. By continuing, at nursery, what the family does at home, the infant adjusts better to nursery. Therefore, those facilities offering baby signing provide a more valuable service to the families.
What We Offer
We will provide you with a 1 1/2 to 2 hour workshop for all your staff and a further extended personalised programme for your team following this. We have successfully introduced Baby Signing to many nurseries in Stevenage, Hatfield, St Albans, Hitchin, Cheshunt, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn and Welwyn Garden City, Stansted Abbotts, Watford, Aldenham, Shenley and Radlett, Hertfordshire and continue to provide support.
We can also provide a weekly or bi-weekly 40 minute signing and singing session for the babies and toddlers at your centre. Alternatively, we can provide a weekly Kinder Musik nursery programme which can include baby signing.
To book your workshop or organize a meeting to discuss your specific requirements please contact Iris Powell on: 07771 766067 or email:
The Benefits Of Signing In Childcare Settings
The child can better communicate what it needs
The caregiver can better understand the child
The children can communicate with each other
Promotes co-operation in the children as they understand instructions more clearly
When children or babies know that those around them are trying to understand them they cry much less and this creates a much quieter childcare centre
Less frustration - less biting and hitting and generally better behaviour
Helps children with special needs integrate better
Great tool to have for a Childcare facility as more and more families are requesting this as an option
"We have signed with the children in our child development centre for years. They are using the signs regularly and it is very rewarding and exciting to see them effectively communicate with us."
Casandra Hulse - Lead teacher of the infant program in a Childcare Facility, Alaska - Source Baby Signs Dr Linda Acredolo and Dr Susan Goodwyn