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Makaton Signing for Babies (and beyond)

Currently being delivered via zoom as a 6 week course for parents/carers and children to enhance their communication through using Makaton. Each session comprises of teaching signs/symbols and interacting with children through activities, songs and stories.  There is always time to ask questions at the end of the session and participants are invited to contact Corrine between sessions should they require further advise.

Makaton is a language programme using speech, signs and symbols to enhance communication. The Makaton Language Programme is included in the 'What Works' database, a moderated online library of evidenced interventions that aim to support children's speech, language and communication.

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
Licensed Makaton Tutor and Early Years Teacher
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Makaton Signing for Babies is currently delivered online live via zoom but will be back face to face soon.  Courses are delivered on a regular basis, please get in touch for future dates and booking information. Bookings can be made directly via

Courses are delivered by a fully licensed Regional Makaton Tutor and Early Years Teacher.  Corrine holds a DBS and public liability insurance and has 16 years experience supporting people with additional needs and communication difficulties.

Corrine delivers a range of Makaton workshops including, Level 1-4, Makaton Tasters, Makaton Signing for Babies Train the Trainer, Using Makaton with Singing and Safeguarding workshops.  She is available for group bookings and bespoke play sessions.  In-house training can also be arranged upon request.

Where to go

Bridge Chapel Centre
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. 

*Please note face to face sessions have not yet resumed and all workshops are currently being delivered online via zoom.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Various days and times.
Time of day
Session Information
Book directly via

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.60 per Hour
The 6 week online Makaton Signing for Babies teaches over 100 Makaton signs and symbols through play, stories and songs. The course is delivered by an Early Years Teacher and Licensed Makaton Tutor with 16 years experience supporting babies, children and adults with additional needs and communication difficulties. The cost for the 6 week course is £52.50 and includes emailed course handouts, a posted pocket book of signs and symbols, a certificate and £2.50 booking fee. On going support is on hand via email. Places are limited.


Referral required
Referral Details

All are welcome, no diagnosis needed.

There is no upper age limit and children at an early stage of their communication awareness are welcome to attend with their parents/caregivers/family members.  

Early Years Practitioners are welcome to join without a child.

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 communication needs.

Corrine is based in South Liverpool but families and professionals from all over the country are invited to attend online.

Local Offer


All Makaton workshops are fully inclusive and aim to support those with communication needs, their family's and those that support them.  Workshops are both for family members and professionals.

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