Jelly Beans Day Nursery are proud to use Makaton with the children on a daily basis. We teach children the signs for every day language including please and thank you. These signs and symbols are used throughout the day by staff and children alike. The signs we are use on a regualr basis are displayed in the reception area of the nursery as well as in each room. When visiting the nursery make sure to have a look at the signs that are beinig used. Signs are added periodically throughout the year.

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What is Makaton?

Makaton is a language programme that uses signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language. The signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. The name is derived from the names of Margaret Walker, deviser of the system, and of Kathy Johnston and Tony Cornforth, who provided Walker with information.

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