Hi! We're Becky, Louise & Ruth,
Welcome to Signing Babies, Signing Toddlers and Signing Talkers
in Hitchin and Letchworth, Hertfordshire

 

As part of The Signing Company, we teach Signing for Babies, Signing for Toddlers and Signing for Talkers at Oughton Children's Centre in Hitchin, York Road Children's Centre in Hitchin, The Secret Garden in Hitchin, Bluebell Childrens Centre in Hitchin, Mrs Howard Memorial Halls in Letchworth and LimeTrees Childrens Centre in Letchworth. You can also attend some of my summer holiday classes, see my timetable below for more information.

Sign language is an inspirational communication tool that has been used by Deaf people for centuries. So many people say that they are captivated when they see sign language being used, and that they would dearly love to possess this skill. The Signing Company was born out of desire to make this skill accessible to all, from babies to 101. We believe that even with the most basic signing knowledge, everyone has the tools to communicate more effectively in everyday life.  Moreover, when learning occurs in a fun and stimulating environment, then positive learning takes place.

 

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Signing Babies with Becky, Louise & Ruth

 

Our Signing Babies classes give you the opportunity to communicate and bond with your baby, through specially created songs and nursery rhymes, fun activities and bubbles!  We also have props including Signing Sam and Poppy the Mouse! Each session is based on a theme so you and the little ones are able to learn essential signs.

 

 

Signing Toddlers with Becky, Louise & Ruth

 

As your child begins to develop speech and discover new words, Signing Toddlers explores and focuses on new key vocabulary to encourage their budding communication skills.

 

These Signing Toddlers classes give you the opportunity to expand on vocabulary through puppets, songs, fun activities and bubbles. We cover listening and turn-taking skills, emotional vocabulary, and much more.

 

 

 

Signing Talkers with Becky

 

Signing Talkers classes broaden your child’s confidence, listening and communication skills in preparation for preschool or nursery.

My classes focus on phonics, story-telling language, emotional vocabulary, basic math language and more. Including our ever-popular songs with Signing Sam, new easy to follow songs and not forgetting bubbles!
 

 

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Your Local Signing Company Teachers

Becky

 

I am a native sign language user through proudly growing up with my twin sister who is profoundly Deaf. I am moderately Deaf. We used home signs to communicate as children and were introduced into the world of British Sign Language when we were 11 years old. This changed our world of communication forever.

I became a mum to 2 amazing children Jake, 10yrs and Summer, 7yrs. Being a signer, I was keen to do signing classes with Jake and so signing classes was a thing we did together. This made me realise the importance of signing with children and ignited my desire to become a signing teacher! My daughter Summer came along and through signing, our communication abilities were astonishing!

 

Up until I had Summer, I worked in London as a Support Worker for the Deaf and gave up work in London as it was no longer financially viable – a classic scenario many parents face! This is when I come to realise that I could really do something with my sign language abilities and so I began running my classes in Hitchin and Letchworth. I had the joy of having Summer with me at my own classes! She was my little side-kick, enjoying and signing to the songs. They are both still signing now, especially when it comes to spellings from school!

I have been running baby and children's signing classes in Hitchin and Letchworth for 7 years along with running workshops and birthday parties too. I have loved every minute of it. I feel very privileged to give the gift of communication to families. This is why I started The Signing Company


British Sign Language (BSL) is a strong element in our lives, having used it all my life with my twin sister. I am NVQ level 4 (now level 6) in BSL trained.

 

To find out more about Signing Babies, Signing Toddlers and Signing Talkers classes in Hitchin and Letchworth, Hertfordshire please contact me:

 

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Louise Day

 

I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with Becky and everyone else at The Signing Company. With my 6 years of attending these classes with Becky and working towards my BSL Level 1, I look forward to being able to share this wonderful world of communication with local families. I can’t wait to get stuck in!

I first used signing during my teenage years when volunteering on a children’s play scheme during the school holidays and I have also used it on and off since then in my primary teaching career which has spanned the last 17 years. I think that being able to communicate in this way is a fantastic skill to have had as a young adult and I feel that this was the start of my signing journey.

 

I am a mum of two lovely boys - Charlie, 6 years and Jasper, 8 months. I began signing with Charlie when he was 5 months old and attended many courses of Signing Babies and Signing Talkers with him. I would look forward to each week’s session and we absolutely loved every minute; learning new signs and having great fun with signing, singing, music, stories and much more. I believe that signing certainly helped Charlie with his communication and his speech developed very well at a young age. He has always been able to explain and express himself well. I now attend classes with Jasper and I am really enjoying being back. This time round, it is wonderful for not only us as parents to be able to communicate with our baby boy but also to see his older brother relishing in the fact that he can sign to his younger sibling and talk to him in this way. We have all already enjoyed our first Golden Moment with Jasper when he signed ‘Daddy’ for the first time when sitting in his high chair one day! What an amazing feeling!

I really look forward to being able to combine my teaching skills with my love of baby signing in such a positive and fun way and share this wonderful skill of communication with everyone who attends my classes.

 

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Ruth

 

I have always been interested in sign language and communication; whilst at university I took a taster session in sign language, that turned out to be makaton, this led to myself and two others founding Leeds University Union Sign Language Society in 2007; fundraising for various hearing related charities, learning and teaching British Sign Language (BSL) informally and arranging for an annual accredited BSL level 1 course.  Since then it's grown into one of the most highly subscribed societies and has widened to running the level 2 course as well as other activities....  After university I stayed in education, working as a secondary school teacher, Deputy Head of Year and then Head of Year at a London school for 8 years before leaving the high demands of that job to focus on raising my family.

 

I came across The Signing Company whilst I was pregnant and started Becky's classes once my little one was 5 months old.  Now 2 years later we both still use sign to communicate with each other alongside speech and particularly enjoy the musical, social and sensory aspects of the classes and sing-signing along to the songs at home.  Signing definitely helped with our early communication; it also naturally removed the frustration young children have when they struggle to express their needs or wants.  I think signing with children and babies, and their parents, is a great step towards both bridging the gap between understanding and speech as a child grows and in widening the use of British Sign Language (BSL) so that more people are aware of and can use at least some basic BSL with people living within their community.  

The opportunity to work with The Signing Company came at the same time I was starting to look for some part time work locally that was more compatible with raising a young child.  Here was a chance to combine my teaching skills with the signing classes I love and to share this with others, what more could I ask for?!  I am pleased to be building on the vocabulary from my existing BSL Level 1 qualification and I am excited to share BSL locally; helping families to learn and enjoy using this communication skill, both infants and adults alike.

 

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Class Timetable 

 

Autumn Term 2018 Classes

All current classes are running until week ending 6th December.

We do still have few spaces available in the Autumn Term on a select few of our classes and if you would like to find out availablilty to join sooner than later then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Spring Term 2019 Classes 

Class Type Signing Toddlers & Signing Talkers
Venue St Marks Church, St Marks Close, Lancaster Avenue, Hitchin,SG5 1UR
Teacher Becky Reynolds
Class Day/Time Monday AM – 14th January - 25th March 2019
Signing Toddlers: 09:30am - 10.15am
Signing Talkers: 10.30am - 11.15am 
Details Half Term: 18th February 2019
10 week courses (Blocks of 5 weeks and 5 weeks)
Cost

£6.00 per session x 11 weeks. Siblings half price. Payable upfront to book your space.

 

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Class Type Signing Babies (2 sessions avaliable)
Venue St Marks Church, St Marks Close, Lancaster Avenue, Hitchin,SG5 1UR
Teacher Becky Reynolds
Class Day/Time

Monday PM - 14th January - 25th March 2019
Signing Babies: 13.00pm - 13.45pm OR 14.00pm - 14.45pm

Details Half Term: 18th February
10 week courses (Blocks of 5 weeks and 5 weeks)

Cost

 

£6.00 per session x 10 weeks. Siblings half price. Payable upfront to book your space.

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Class Type Signing Babies (2 sessions available)
Venue Walsworth Road Baptist Church, Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SP
Teacher Louise Day
Class Day/Time

Tuesday AM - 15th January - 26th March 2019

Signing Babies: 9.45am - 10.30am OR 11.00am - 11.45am

Details

Half Term: 19th February

10 week courses (Blocks of 5 weeks and 5 weeks)

Cost £6.00 per session x 10 weeks. Siblings half price. Payable upfront to book your space. 
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Class Type Signing Toddler and Signing Babies (2 sessions available)
Venue The Secret Garden, 10 Sun Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1AE
Teacher Becky Reynolds
Class Day/Time

Wednesday AM -16th January - 27th March 2019
Signing Toddlers: 9.30am - 10.15am
Signing Babies: 10.30am to 11.15am OR 11.30am to 12.15pm

Details Half term: 31st October
11 week courses (6 & 5 weeks blocks)
Cost

£6.00 per session x 11 weeks. Siblings half price. Payable upfront to book your space.

 

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Class Type Signing Talkers, Signing Babies (2 sessions available) & Signing Toddlers
Venue Mrs Howard Memorial Halls, Norton Way south, Letchworth, SG6 1NX
Teacher Becky & Ruth
Class Day/Time

Thursday AM - 17th January - 28th March 2019
Signing Talkers: 9:30am - 10.15am (with Becky)
Signing Babies: 10.30am to 11.15am (with Ruth)
Signing Toddlers: 11.30am to 12.15pm (with Ruth)

Signing Babies: 12.45pm to 13.30pm (with Ruth)

Details Half term: 1st November
10 week courses (Blocks of 5 weeks and 5 weeks)

Cost

 

£6.00 per session x 10 weeks. Siblings half price. Payable upfront to book your space.

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Start your own signing classes!


Have you had an amazing experience in signing with your child and would like to share the gift of communication with others. Are you finding that your normal working hours are just not suiting your parent lifestyle or would like a little something to earn a small income? Are you looking for a rewarding, exciting business that you can fit around your family?

Here at The Signing Company, our teachers have the flexibility to work from as little as 2 classes a week to as many as 15 classes a week! Our signing programme allows you to run your own classes to suit your lifestyle. There are packages available for the Signing Babies, Signing Toddlers and Signing Talkers programmes allowing families to stay with you from around 5 months until they are ready to go to school and return with siblings.

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