Makaton training for childcare

Makaton – Early Years Taster Workshop

This Taster workshop is specifically designed and tailored for all Early Years Professionals. It provides an introduction to what Makaton is and who it is valuable to use with, focusing on a fun and easy way to learn to sign with babies and children aged 6 months – 5 years.

Using Makaton signs is valuable for a child’s communication skills and language development.  It encourages expressive language and also a child’s comprehension of language.  Signing is also beneficial to use with children who have EAL (English as an Additional Language). It gives people the opportunity to learn and use approximately 55 signs and symbols too!

This fun and interactive session also provides individuals with the opportunity to discuss ideas on how Makaton can be used and to reflect upon their own communication skills too.

Participants receive handouts covering the vocabulary they have learned and general information regarding further Makaton training and resources.

So why not have a go and learn how to sing and sign favourite Songs and Nursery Rhymes, and enjoy all the benefits of signing with children and / or babies – at the same time giving  children  a head start!


  • Describe the purpose and benefits of using Makaton within own roles
  • Use 20 concepts in symbol and sign from the Makaton Core Vocabulary
  • Use a further 15 concepts in symbol and sign relevant to their own environment and needs
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Course information:

Awarding body:
Licensed Makaton Regional Tutor
Course duration:
3 hours
Course location:
Face to face / online zoom / SCORM package / e-learning / blended learning

Who is this course for?

Anybody working in Early years / primary schools. Bespoke 90 minutes courses can be created to include social care, police or Early Years that just want a shorter session and reduced symbols etc. During a 90 minute taster you will learn approx. 30 signs. 20 standard signs and 10 signs bespoke to your company / industry. Price available upon request.

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