Meet the team!
Hola! I'm Alison and I’m really pleased that a friend of mine (who loved taking her little one to the Whalley group) put me in touch with Kirsty and introduced me to the wonderful world of Bilinguasing!
I didn’t know that groups like this existed and now I’m completely hooked on the songs and can’t wait to run my first group.
I studied languages at uni and have kept my Spanish up in particular by visiting friends I made while living out there. It’s brilliant to find something that lets me combine my love of languages with working with children – something else I really enjoy.
After uni I taught English to children of various ages in Poland and then trained as a speech therapist when I came back to the UK. I now help children with their language skills and support parents and nursery staff to help them too. I’ve always used songs, actions and props when working with kids but Bilinguasing takes it to another level!!!
I’m really looking forward to the new year and starting my first nursery groups!
Hope to meet some of you in the future.
Hola, I'm Jude, mummy to Ruby, 9 months, Darcey, age 7 & Kyle (my step son) age 16.
I'm excited to be joining the team as I believe that children learn so much at an early age & the younger they begin to learn a second language, the easier it is for them to absorb the information.
Throughout my earlier years in childcare, we were very much focused on children 'learning through play' and that's exactly what BilinguaSing allows our children to do. Combining the 'play' aspect with the new language. Parents often wonder if it's worth bringing their babies at such a young age, well I've been attending BilinguaSing classes for several months now with Ruby and every time I sing the songs to her at home, she recognises them straight away. Her face lights up & she begins swaying along (her little way of dancing).
I for one, will continue teaching my children a second or third language. I hope you'll join us on our journey & I look forward to meeting you all at our groups!
Hola! I'm Sarah, and I'm delighted to be joining the BilinguaSing team!
I first heard about BilinguaSing when my youngest child was almost ready to start school...I was more than a little disappointed to feel I'd missed the boat with these classes, so when the opportunity to get involved as a teacher arose I was very excited!
I've had loads of experience of working in education, particularly as a volunteer kindergarten leader and children's yoga teacher. I have three lovely children of my own who have all benefitted hugely from participating in really good quality activities as babies and toddlers.
To say I'm passionate about learning is a bit of an understatement, and I love to share my joy and enthusiasm with other people! I run my own business teaching yoga and mindfulness for kids. I'm also a musician, I've always sung with my children and used music in the group sessions I run.
I've always loved languages, and I've experience with French, German and Spanish... I'm looking forward to having fun in BilinguaSing classes with you soon!
'This is the best activity we do!' - Little Sweet Peas, Accrington.
'Hola! My girls and I go to lots of different types of toddler groups and this is by far the best! Kirsty you do such a good job!' - Leigh – Mum to Bella (3 years) & Poppy (12 months)
'We've been going to BilinguaSing in Skipton for 6 weeks now and cannot speak highly enough of it! Such a lovely fun, friendly group, we always look forward to our Thursday mornings! I have seen Isaac grow in confidence and he's now bobbing along and joining in, seems to really enjoy it. I'm proud to say I've also picked up abit of Spanish too! Definitely recommend joining up! Fab fab fab!! Xx' - Jennie – Mum to Isaac – 13 months
'My son loves this class so much. Kirsty is so enthusiast
'Can't wait to be singing fluently in Spanish it sounds soooo cool - Henry and Hetty love all the props and so do I - Uno dos tres xxx' - Caroline - Mum to Hetty - 7 months
'Wow what amazing classes!! Lyla, Kobi and I experienced bilinguasing today for the first time and it was fantastic!! Lyla has already picked up some spanish words and we been signing along to the CD, her favourite song has to be Ana la araña! Highly recommend these classes, muchas gracias Kirsty x' - Gemma – Mum to Lyla (2 years) & Kobi (15 months)
'My daughter and I have been going every week more or less since the classes started a year ago. We both love them. Kirsty is excellent with all the babies and toddlers and makes every week so fun. My daughter and I get so much enjoyment out of going! We would highly recommend for little ones of any age!' - Kirsty - Mum to Lilly - 16 months
'Evan loves coming. I would definitely take any further children I have. Kirsty is a great teacher!' - Lauren - Mum to Evan - 17 months