The Best Start Club Hemel Hempstead

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The Best Start Club


Download our class schedule / booking form for January - March 2010


Our passion at THE BEST START CLUB is to give each child the best possible start in life. We do this through the multisensory learning of Baby Signing, gestural communication with speech, and Kindermusik, the world's most respected name in musical learning for children.

Baby signing, singing and music classes and workshops across Hertfordshire – St Albans, Ware, Hertford, Redbourn, Harpenden, Hatfield, Stevenage, Berkhamsted, Watford, Welwyn Garden City and Hemel Hempstead.

Baby signing classes with a full music and movement programme developed by the worlds leading provider of music and movement classes.

The Best Start Club team are passionate about giving children the best possible start in life. Their team have all either signed with their own child or come from a child care or teaching background.

Due to the popularity of these courses it is recommended that you book early.

Baby Signing Courses:

0-8 Months - Introduction:
This gently paced course introduces the first stages of signing. How to sign, what to sign, and when? We will also look at what to expect on the way and learn to recognise your baby's signing attempts. Our focus is on parent and child beginning to understand each other.

Themed classes support routines and subjects that attract and support younger babies. The class includes a gentle massage of baby, calming for both mum and baby, also settling the atmosphere for the class. By using sensory exploration, rhymes, songs and a special bonding time, your baby’s growth and development are stimulated and all of his senses engaged.

9 - 18 months - (Stage 2 and Stage 3)
Estabishing Communication (Core Programme)
These programmes seek to support baby's eagerness to learn, communicate and be better understood. Its finer developed motor skills make signing easier and allow us to introduce other fun activities including instruments, rhythm, listening skills and movement complimented by lots of music and songs.

18 months - 3 years - (Stage 4)
Discovering Music, Rhythm and Language (Progressive)
Can you sound like an elephant or hop like a bunny? Encouraging your child to discover an enchanting musical world builds confidence, self-control & communication. Singing, rhyming & object identification foster language skills, supported by signing. Creative movement to various musical “moods” develops balance, timing & spatial awareness. Listening & turn-taking encourage blossoming social skills. Building on the previous courses we now consolidate their understanding of signs and speech.

2 - 4 Years (Stage 5)
ABC Music and Me - Helping 2 to 4 year olds develop pre-literacy and language skills through a child's most loved ritual: music and story time. ABC Music & Me supports the early childhood standards and requirements for the "Foundation Stage Profile (FSP)".

Introductory Talks and Workshops:
The Best Start Club offers free introductory talks to all groups of six or more families across Hertfordshire.

Nursery and Childcare facilities:
Following work in a number of nurseries in Hertfordshire, The Best Start Club has created a program to suit all your needs. Let them teach you the skills so that you can provide baby signs as part of your program. Please call them to arrange a presentation and an opportunity to discuss your specific requirements.

Baby Massage:
Classes available throughout Hertfordshire: Watford, Berkhamsted, Radlett, Shenley, London Colney, Hatfield, Ware, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden and Redbourn.

New classes start every 5 to 6 weeks
Redbourn / Harpenden: Village Hall, Redbourn Mondays 1.45pm
St Albans: Yoga Hall, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans. Mondays 12.45pm and 2.00pm
St Albans: (scroll down to end of page for our Drop-In Club) Charles Morris Community Hall Tyttenhanger, St Albans. Wednesdays 9.45am, 10.45am, 11.45am, 1.00pm and 2.00pm.
Hemel Hempstead: Gadebridge Community Centre, Rossgate, Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 3LG Tuesdays 1.30pm
Berkhamsted Venue to be confirmed Wednesdays 2.00pm and 3.00pm


Iris Powell
01707 886830
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