​Makaton Sing and sign ​

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Almost everything we do involves communication; everyday tasks such as learning at school, asking for food and drink, sorting out problems, making friends and having fun. These all rely on our ability to communicate with each other.


And the earlier children start to communicate the better.  Which is why we train our staff to use Makaton in all our nurseries.  

We start when babies start with us.  Makaton is predominately used in our baby rooms where babies are unable to speak words.  We continue through toddler room to to pre-school so that all children can communicate with us in some way, even if their language development is slow.  Makaton helps promote early language skills and encourages all children to sign if they would like a drink, want more to eat, are tired or just to say hello or goodbye. 

All children will be emersed into a world of language, speech and sound from birth, and the earlier they can respond to us, the less frustration they will encounter and the happier they will be.  


You will probably have already seen Makaton in use on the "something Special" programme with Mr Tumble.  Come and see it being used with our babies.  And it is very special indeed to see our children signing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer at our Christmas concerts.  

​"Working with parents towards the best start in life"

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