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Makaton Signing for Babies and Beyond

A 6 week course for parents/carers and children to enhance their communication through using Makaton. Each session comprises of teaching signs/symbols to the adults, engaging children in activities and song and time to talk. 

Makaton is a language programme using speech, signs and symbols to enhance communication.  Research has shown that it can help both babies typically acquiring language and those that need a little extra help.  Makaton can help babies, children and adults with a range of communication and learning needs including Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Down Syndrome, where English is an additional language, following strokes or dementia and where there are difficulties with understanding, processing or expressive language

Who to contact

Contact Name
Corrine Lloyd
Contact Position
Regional Makaton Tutor

Makaton Signing for Babies and Beyond courses currently run from Crosby and Garston on a Monday as a rolling programme.  The next 6 week course commences on 2nd March 2020.  Please get in touch for future dates and booking information. 

Courses are delivered by a fully licensed Regional Makaton Tutor and Early Years Teach with DBS and public liability insurance with 14tears experience supporting people with SEND.

Where to go

Bridge Chapel Centee
Heath Road
L19 4XR

There is a large free car park and the building is fully accessible.  There is cafe on site and baby changing. 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday 1.15pm Garston
Time of day
Session Information
Makaton Signing for Babies Bridge Chapel Centre in Garston. Training can be delivered in-house and can be tailored to the setting. I also deliver Makaton Workshops for adults only covering the full core vocabulary
Makaton Taster sessions
1:1 in the home and Makaton choirs.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£7.50 per Session
The six week course is £45 which includes snacks and a certificate from The Makaton Charity. Alternatively there is an option to take home a pocket book of signs and symbols from The Makaton Charity at a cost of £55 for the six week course. Courses are to be booked in full and are not currently offered on a pay as you go basis, although I occasionally run Stories and Songs with Makaton play sessions.


Referral required
Other notes

All ages and needs are welcome and successes will be celebrated within the group. 

This course is open to babies from birth to pre-school and children both with and without any communication difficulties are very much welcome.

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