Best Group or Class for Children with a Disability


What is baby signing? Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like milk, more, change nappy or tired will help your baby communicate!

Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy because they make it fun to learn! Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech.

Developed with the help of Speech and Language professionals and recommended by experts, Sing and Sign is Britain’s longest running and best loved baby signing programme. Sing and Sign offers a variety of ways to learn :

In a class: Attending a weekly Sing and Sign group with other parents and babies.
At home: With Sing and Sign Books, CD’s and DVD’s which babies love to watch!
Online: Access their extensive Members dictionary of baby signs.
Each session includes roughly half an hour of singing and signing and ample social time for tea or coffee (venue facilities may vary) while your baby plays and makes friends. As well as many familiar and original songs, toys, props and pictures are used to inspire your baby’s interest and illustrate the signs. Sing and Sign participants sing about going to the park, mealtime, bath time and bedtime and other things to capture your child’s imagination like animals and vehicles. These are the signs babies love to use!

Sing and Sign hold classes across Essex – find your local class here.

Highly Recommended: Little Heroes ASD Support

Little Heroes ASD Support Group is a parent led support group for families of children who are on the autistic spectrum.  Helen and Kim met on a professional level when Kim’s son Alfie was in the early days of receiving an official diagnosis of autism back in 2011.


Highly Recommended: Butterflies Club
Activity Clubs for children with disabilities across Essex. Our club sessions are hall based sessions where the children take part in various activities such as arts and crafts and social skills are supported to grow into friendships. We also support all children to increase their level of independence at a level suitable for their maturity and ability.


Highly Recommended: Go Bananas Autism/SEN Friendly Session 

Our autism and SEN friendly sessions are designed to provide a calm and relaxed atmosphere ideal for those children who would love to come to Go Bananas but the noise and activity of a usual day would be too much for them. The centre is closed and only open to those who have pre booked onto the session and numbers are kept to a minimum.


2018 Winner: Sing and Sign

2017 Winner: Baby Sensory

2016 Winner: Sing and Sign
2015 Winner: Sing and Sign
2014 Winner: Springfield Gymnastics Club

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