Formed Jan 2013.
Sunshine Sign began trading in January 2013. Our baby and toddler classes have proven to be very popular in Teesside and County Durham. We have created a friendly and fun enviroment for children to develop and learn a lifelong skill.
We have worked closely with Speech and Language Therapists sharing ideas and strategies to enhance early communication in babies and children.
We deliver Adult courses too! Offering British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 and Level 2 which are national qualifications written by Signature Durham. Our courses are delivered by highly qualified deaf tutors. We believe learning from a deaf tutor incorporates culture and beliefs, we are quite a unique learning experience because we also have qualified hearing tutors to support your learning journey.
What We Do.....
Parent & Child...
Why Sign with your child??
Sign Language bridges the communication gap using
hand gestures and facial expressions.
Children develop fine motor skills early in their development, hence signing is so easy to grasp.
Our work is planned following the Early Years Curriculum introducing strategies that will enable you to enhance your childs communication from a very early age! Our youngest signer was 12 weeks....see for yourself in our Sunshine Super Star Gallary!
Our sessions run for 45 minutes and classes are broken down into activities around a topic which changes weekly. Handouts will be given to parents to encourage participation within your own home.
Adult classes 19.1.2018
Sunshine Sign offer bespoke corporate adult training. We will meet with your setting to discuss your requirements and design your training to achieve your aims and objectives. We have a wealth of knowledge in British Sign Language and specialise in Early Years Training.
We offer accredited and non-accredited learning.
In 2018 and 2019 Sarah Prudhoe was nominated for NationalTeaching Awards by Awarding Body Signature in their annual Superstars event. Recognition Sunshine Sign was humbled to achieve.
Our Deaf Awareness courses have been described as “quirky” and “fun” and this we pride ourselves upon. Our aim is to “keep the language alive” and promote the language and the benefits of learning such a life long skill!
Signature Accredited Qualifications – Level 1 & 2
British Sign Language (BSL) was recognised by the government as a language in its own right in March 2003. BSL is the first or preferred language of an estimated 70,000 Deaf people in the UK. BSL is a visual-gestural language, with its own grammar and principles, which are completely different from the grammatical structure of English.
We offer accredited qualifications in British Sign Language Level’s 1 and 2.
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