Using Makaton with Singing

Event code EYC 20/106 
Event description Using Makaton with Singing is a fun and easy way to learn to use signs with singing for young children. Signing and singing have been shown to encourage the development of communication and language skills and are beneficial for vocalisation, confidence, social skills, emotional development, well-being and self-esteem. Using Makaton with Singing is designed for those with no prior knowledge of Makaton and is suitable for early years practitioners, parents, teachers and classroom assistants working with young children. You will learn up to 100 signs and have fun practising them in songs adapted for different levels of ability.
The course is divided into four lively practical sessions covering:
• What is Makaton
• Tips for Signing
• Developing skills through signing and singing
• Using Makaton in my setting.
Each participant will receive a manual which includes all the signs and symbols learnt on the training, plus a Makaton certificate. 
Training objectives On completion of this workshop you should:
1. have a basic understanding of Makaton
2. understand how Makaton can be used with singing
3. understand how to facilitate choices using symbols and signs
4. understand that songs can be adapted to suit the differing abilities of individuals or small groups
5. be informed about other Makaton workshops and courses, access to signs, symbols and resources
6. be informed about additional resources that can support session content 
Subject areas Equality and Inclusion / EYFS General
Target audience
Childminder - Eligible / Childminder - Prospective / Childminder - Registered / Childminder Assistant / Children Centre - All Staff / Children's Centre Creche Worker / Children's Centre Volunteers / Deputy Head / Deputy Manager / Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Setting Manager / EY Teacher / EY Teaching Assistant / Foundation Stage Leader / Holiday Play Scheme Managers / Holiday Play Scheme Practitioners / Nursery Teacher / Playworker / SEN Co-ordinator / Team Leaders
target audience
Qualification level
The Cornwallis Suite, Maidstone Masonic Centre, Cornwallis Suite, Courtenay Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6LF
Location Maidstone
Training Provider The Education People - EYC Equality and Inclusion
Admin contact Victoria Parker (
Louise Grayson
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 0
Funding information 20% VAT will be added to the event charge at point of Invoice.

There is an additional charge for the manual of £6.50 which will be included on the event charge invoice.
Start date Thursday 30 January 2020
Times 18:30-21:00
Number of sessions 1