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‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ 🐻 A Makaton Signed Story by Alfie @SarahTheMakatonTutor

‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ 🐻 A Makaton Signed Story by Alfie @SarahTheMakatonTutor

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Makaton for ‘SUMMER HOLIDAY’ ☀️😎🥵🏖

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Makaton for ‘BAKE’ 🧁

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Makaton for ‘JOKE’ 😆

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A very warm welcome and I look forward to helping you progress with your Makaton journey, whatever stage you're currently at.


My Makaton journey started when I had my son Alfie back in 2014.

Alfie has DS (Down Syndrome).  I conducted lots of research into language programmes to assist and enhance his speech development and communication and discovered the amazing world of Makaton!


I started with 'Makaton Signing for Babies' and then progressed onto Mr Tumble, Dave Benson Philips and the fabulous  Signing Hands. 

My passion for Makaton was ignited as I saw first hand the fantastic effect it had on Alfie.  Enabling him to have a voice and relieving his frustrations, caused by lack of verbal communication skills.  It allowed him to be included within his school and be able to communicate with staff and his peers.  It has also really bought his speech development on.  

This then lead to me deciding that I wanted to progress further with Makaton so signed up to do my

Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 Workshops.

In October 2021 I started 'Makaton With Alfie:  What's It All About Alfie' across all the major social media sites, were Alfie and I post daily Makaton Sign videos in order to spread awareness for Makaton far and wide. 

The next natural step for me was to do my Makaton Tutor Training, which I successfully completed in September 2022.  I want to enable as many people across as many settings

and environments as possible to be able to

'Talk Makaton' so I set up 'Sarah The Makaton Tutor'.


I am a freelance Makaton Tutor who can deliver training in 3 distinct formats

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Face 2 Face (F2F)

I can offer Face 2 Face (F2F) training.

This can either be in your own venue or at an off-site hired venue.

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Online Session

I can offer Online training via Zoom.

This allows greater flexability to fit training around your life commitments.

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Bespoke Training

I can offer Bespoke training to suit your settings unique requirements.

Please contact me direct to discuss further.


I offer the following Makaton Workshops as well as any Bespoke training you and your setting require

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Booking & Delegate Participation 
Terms & Conditions

  1. The total price shown for a Workshop has already been agreed to cover the cost of the entire Workshop and cannot be re-negotiated.

  2. Makaton Workshops delivered by 'Sarah The Makaton Tutor' are subject to a minimum of learners.  Courses will be assessed for viability 2 weeks before the advertised start date.

  3. Workshops are non-refundable.  Please make sure you can attend before booking.  Instead if you cannot attend your originally booked Workshop you will be offered a transfer place on an alternative Workshop date

  4. Where one or more named delegate is/are unable to attend the Workshop, you may send someone else in their place(s).  Part-refunds will not be issued for non-attendees.

  5. Should the course be cancelled by 'Sarah The Makaton Tutor', you will be given the option of a full refund or offered a transfer to a rescheduled date.  This transfer offer will however only be valid for 1 year after the original date of the course.  If in that time you do not find an alternative date, or you do not attend your agreed Workshop, you will not be offered any more alternative transfers.

  6. No refunds or transfers will be given where there is a failure of delegate's technology.

  7. Delegates must be 16 years old or over.

  8. Where a Workshop comprises of multiple sessions then delegates must attend all sessions to receive their Certificate.

  9. If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, you must email the name, email address and mobile number of the person taking the place at least 24 hours before Day 1 of the Workshop. 

  10. The timings of the Workshops are precise in order to fit in everything that is required for that particular workshop.  Delegates who persistently arrive late, leave early or are not 100% focused during the workshop have a disruptive effect on other delegates and will not be tolerated, and may even be asked to leave the workshop without any refund being offered.


Additional Terms & Conditions for Online Workshops:

  1. Each delegate has to virtually attend via their own laptop / computer.  Multiple delegates using 1 laptop / computer is not permissible.

  2. It is the duty of the delegate to ensure their technology is of high enough requirements to be able to attend Workshops.  For example, a stable internet connection, working video, speakers and microphone.

  3. It is preferred that either laptops or computers are used and not mobile phones.

  4. Absolutely no driving whilst attending an Online Workshop.

  5. Wherever possible it is ideal for you to be located alone in a quiet room where you will not be disturbed by small children, family members or work colleagues, so you can focus 100% on the Workshop.

  6. Ensure you join a few minutes ahead of the start time of the Workshop to ensure your technology is working correctly.

  7. To have the Workshop manual and resources sent to you by 'Sarah The Makaton Tutor' to hand and ready to use.

  8. Whilst on the Workshop delegates should ensure that they are positioned in front of their camera so that their head, upper part of torso and hands are clearly visible to all at all times.


Additional Terms & Conditions for Organisations:

  1. All Workshop booking invoices to be paid in full within 7 days of the start of the Workshop.

I have wanted to learn Makaton for ages so I was really pleased to do the Level 1 Workshop with Sarah.

The manner & pace in which she delivered the course really made the learning fun & I now want to progress further with my Makaton journey.

Fiona Hand

Sarah made my Taster session of Makaton really fun.  

I definitely want my organisation to progress to a Level 1 Workshop as I can see the benefits knowledge of Makaton has in our setting to promote inclusion.

Noreen Stewart

I do now some Makaton but I haven't used it in such a long time that I wanted to refresh my knowledge to ensure I was doing it correctly.

Doing the Taster session with Sarah has allowed me to explore further my love of Makaton & to look into doing more workshops as my workplace would really benefit from it.

Geraldine Bryce


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