Makaton Friendly Status award for Barley Close Nursery
The team of staff in Meerkat class are delighted to have been awarded the Makaton friendly status award by the Makaton charity. The staff have received training in using signed communication to help support the understanding and communication of the children within the nursery. Makaton is 400 words taken from British sign language. Staff use Makaton throughout the session but particularly during stories and singing. Using Makaton also enables children who are learning to communicate to express their needs and wants. Receiving this award is a real achievement for the team and means that people looking for places to go where communication is supported, will be able to see Barley Close listed the charity's website. If anyone is interested in learning more about the benefits of Makaton, come and speak to one of the team.