Makaton Signing For Babies

What is Makaton Signing for Babies?
Makaton Signing for Babies is a fun, easy way to learn to sign with your child. It is a series of sessions run by a qualified Makaton Tutor supported by volunteer helpers. The trainer and most of the volunteer helpers all have a child with Down Syndrome and have used Makaton with their own children. Signs are taught using a variety of games, activities and songs with lots of repetition. Parents and children learn over 100 Makaton signs.

Where and what time?
Makaton “Signing for Babies” sessions are held on

Friday mornings in term time 10:00am -12:00 at
Seacombe Children’s Centre
St Paul’s Road 
CH44 7AN 

What is Makaton?

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate. It is widely used with children and adults who have communication difficulties.   For more information about Makaton go to

Who can attend Sundowns Makaton Signing for Babies sessions?
Babies and pre-school children aged 0-4yrs who have Down Syndrome along with their parents/carers , pre-school brothers and sisters, other family members. Other adults i.e.nursery staff, child-minders, family friends who wish to use Makaton with the child who has Down Syndrome.


Booking a place 
For more information or to book your place on a course please contact :-Libby Potter Makaton Local Tutor 07702023731 or email or phone 0151 647 8888


Sundowns currently offering Zoom sessions weekly via Zoom (every Thursday morning) To join in contact details above