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Nurseries & Schools

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Sign2Music is a popular activity for nurseries and childcare settings. You can welcome us for  weekly, monthly or one off themed sessions (eg, Christmas, Easter, Teddy Bears Picnic) or you  may prefer to train your staff team to introduce signing to your setting.

We also facilitates sessions in schools, playgroups and preschools. Signing  is increasingly popular in schools and preschools throughout the UK, as it supports  communication and literacy skills and increases confidence in children. It can also support staff  in behaviour management, reducing challenging behaviour.

Benefits

Signing can bring huge benefits to your nursery, school or preschool and the children in your care:

  • Introduces your staff and children to new fun songs and activities that you can use every day.
  • It offers your nursery, school or preschool a competitive edge as you offer something that few other settings offer. It will make you the first option for the many families who bring their children to Sign2Music classes and sign with them at home.
  • Reduces frustration in preverbal children who are enabled to tell their carers what they want and need.
  • Enhances communication skills and social skills.
  • Helps children with communication difficulties, learning difficulties and speech delay.
  • Builds children's confidence and self esteem.
  • Can help manage behaviour and reduce challenging behaviour.
  • Because it is multisensory, signing helps children grasp complex ideas, such as colours, and numbers. Fingerspelling can help children learn about letters and sounds improve early literacy.
  • Enhances physical, emotional and cognitive development.
  • Supports children for whom English is an additional language.
  • Supports emotional well-being, helping children express their emotions.
  • Enhanced communication supports relationships among children and between children and staff.
  • Complements the Areas of Learning highlighted in the NI Preschool and Foundation Stage Curriculum and introduces children to a second language that is actively used within Northern Ireland.

 

What we offer:

  • Regular Sign and Sing sessions are fun activity sessions, lasting 30 - 45 mins and can focus on a topic of your choice. Sessions include music, puppets, signing, singing, stories, bubbles and nursery rhymes. We can also use a parachute if you wish. You can book a block of weekly sessions, monthly sessions or occasional sessions (for Christmas, Easter, Teddy Bears Picnic, open day, etc). If you book for a number of rooms consecutively we may be able to offer you a discount.
  • Themed sessions focus on seasonal or curriculum linked topics (eg, people who help us, colours, Christmas). These can be occassional or regular.
  • Sessions for assembly or other events like Christmas / Easter parties. These sessions can be tailored to your requirements
  • 8-10 week Foundation Stage Programme for schools. A programme specifically for children at Foundation stage that supports the Areas of Learning in the NI curriculum. This programme was successfully piloted in Windmill Integrated PS through NICIE. The pilot programme was delivered by a Sign2Music teacher in partnership with a deaf colleague.
  • Sessions for afterschools clubs.

 

Sign2Music Affiliated Nurseries, Schools & Preschools

Staff in the following nurseries, schools, playgroups preschools have been trained by Sign 2 Music and use signs in their setting:

 

Rascals Day Nursery

121A Circular Road, Belfast BT4 2GE

Tel: 028 90761333

Email: reception@rascalsdaynurseries.com

Website: http://www.rascalsdaynurseries.com

 

Rascals Day Nursery

1 Summer Meadows Manor, Londonderry BT47 6SE

Tel: 028 7134 7352

Email: reception@rascalsdaynurseries.com

Website: http://www.rascalsdaynurseries.com

 

Rascals Day Nursery

 591 Doagh Rd, Newtownabbey BT36 5RZ

Tel: 028 9034 2600

Email: reception@rascalsdaynurseries.com

Website: http://www.rascalsdaynurseries.com

 

Start Smart Day Care

72 Rockmore Road, Belfast, BT12 7PD

Tel: 028 90248258

Email: info@startsmartdaycare.co.uk

Website: http://www.startsmartdaycare.co.uk/

 

Chatterbox Private Day Care Nursery

75 Bryansford Road, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0LE

Tel: 028 4372 5805

Email: info@chatterboxkids.co.uk

Website: http://www.chatterboxkids.co.uk

 

Footprints Women's Centre

84A Colinmill, Dunmurry, Belfast, BT170AR

Tel: 02890923444

Email: enquiries@footprintswomenscentre.org

Website: http://www.footprintswomenscentre.org/

 

Petals Daycare, Windsor Women's Centre

136-144 Broadway, Belfast BT12 6HY

Tel: 02890235451

Email: windsorwomans@yahoo.co.uk

Website: http://www.windsorwomenscentre.com/

 

Happy Children Day Nursery

48 Main St, Ballynahinch

BT24 8DN

Tel: 028 97560906

E-mail: hello@happychildrendaynursery.com 

Website: http://www.happydaysdaynursery.com

 

Happy Days Day Nursery Comber

48 Castle Lane, Comber

Tel: 028 9187 1737

E-mail: Christine@happydaysdaynursery.com

Website: http://www.happydaysdaynursery.com

 

Happy Days Day Nursery Conlig

71 Main St, Conlig

Tel: 028 9147 2895

E-mail: Christine@happydaysdaynursery.com

Website: http://www.happydaysdaynursery.com

 

Happy Days Day Nursery Donaghadee

27a, Newtownards rd, Donaghadee

Tel: 028 9188 9440

E-mail: Christine@happydaysdaynursery.com

Website: http://www.happydaysdaynursery.com

 

Happy Days Day Nursery Newtownards

119 Frances St, Newtownards

Tel: 028 9182 2339

E-mail: Christine@happydaysdaynursery.com

Website: http://www.happydaysdaynursery.com

 

Dolly Dimples Daycare

Unit 38, Townsend Enterprise Park, 28 Townsend Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT13 2ES

Tel: 02890434623

E-mail: dollydimplesdaycare@yahoo.co.uk

Website: http://www.dollydimplesdaycare.co.uk   

 

Happy Children Day Nursery

Tel: 028 9756 0906

Email: hello@happychildrendaynursery.com

Website: http://www.happychildrendaynursery.com/ 

 

Dundrum Cross Community Playgroup

27, Main Street, Dundrum, BT33 0LU

Tel: 028 4375 1688

Email: dundrumplaygroup@hotmail.com

 

Hart Memorial Primary School, Nursery Unit

Charles Street, Craigavon, Armagh BT62 4BD

Tel: 028 3833 2817

Email: info@hartmemorial.portadown.ni.sch.uk

Website: http://www.hartmemorial.org.uk

 

If you have completed the Signing4Childcare Training and would like to complete an evaluation you can do so here