Sing & Sign

Many parents are now signing with their babies and looking for childcare which can offer the improved level of communication their baby is enjoying at home.

We are pleased to report that the Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery & Pre School staff  under the guidance of Laura Sines, Branch Manager, have undertaken training and have now become a comprehensive Nursery Affiliation Programme member of Sing & Sign ( which helps staff make the most of communicating with the little ones in their care and are introducing baby signing in our baby and toddler rooms.

Sing and Sign benefits the adults too!

Carers themselves benefit from the greater understanding and lessening of frustration that baby signing can offer and our nursery staff find it easy to adopt some simple signs.

As babies find added comfort in the reinforcing of routines and familiar words it can make a rewarding difference!

We will be introducing lots more signs to our daily routines over the next few days and weeks.

The toddlers are now signing more everyday, such words as “please” and all their animal signs and our Preschool are learning their colors, today having learnt to sign “purple”.

We are currently trying to capture some of the children signing and will be posting regular pictures to this page and our News Feed.


It’s our plan to update this page regularly with signs for our parents to learn or practice what we have learnt and taught each day!

If you would like a fact sheet or more information please speak to Laura at our Earl Colne nursery office and she would be pleased to assist.

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