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Auslan Baby Sign Classes In Australia

The following list only includes individuals and organisations who provide Baby/First Sign Language courses in Australian Sign Language.
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Do you know a course provide that is not listed?
Be careful!
There are, unfortunately, a number of 'sign language' course providers that are teaching foriegn and even 'made up' sign languages. Some even claiming to be teaching Auslan! If you find a course that is not listed here email us and we will look into it for you. Or if you are a course provider that wishes to be included in this list email us and let us know your details, including your Auslan qualifications and/or expertise and we will be in contact.


Baby Sign Class Providers in the ACT


Course Providers within NEW SOUTH WALES
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Babblebubs

Course Location/s:
Newcastle and Port Stephens
Contact: Nikki Mackenzie and Renee Harley. Email them at admin@babblebubs.com.au or, on Ph : 0424070057 or 0408292737.
Website: http://www.babblebubs.com.au
Other Information:
6 week program with 45 mins per lesson. Small classes. 6 mth to 3 yrs. Learn AUSLAN (focusing on key and communication signs) and how to stimulate communication development. Weekly handouts and a great social opportunity.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $140, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Baby Hands - Northern Beaches Area

Course Location/s:
Baby Hands Institute offers baby sign language classes in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney for bubs-3yrs.
Contact: For class times/cost contact Lena via the website or Email lena@australianbabyhands.com, on Ph : 02 9114 6973.
Website: http://www.australianbabyhands.com
Other Information:
Each class incorporates AUSLAN signs, song, stories, activities and Sammy the Signing Bear to ensure a fun and engaging time for everyone. Classes are offered in community centres, private homes, childcare centres and playgroups.
Average Cost : Per Individual - Unknown, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Baby Hands Institute - Sydney Inner West

Course Location/s:
Sydney Inner West
Contact: Catherine Carrier. Email her at: catherine@australianbabyhands.com or, on Ph : 0410 559 696.
Website: http://www.australianbabyhands.com
Other Information:
A 6 week course designed to introduce you and your baby to the wonderful world of signing. Baby hands classes use songs, stories and activities to teach you basic sign language using AUSLAN.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $15, Per Couple/Concession - $30

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Talking Little Hands

Course Location/s:
Courses and other services are provided in the following shires The Tweed, The Northern Rivers, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley, Coffs Coast and The Macleay Valley Coast and the surrounding areas.
Contact: Kim Davis , on Ph : 0414 616 564.
Website: coming soon
Other Information:
Kim is a C.O.D.A and has been a NAATI Accredited Paraprofessional Interpreter since 1996. Baby/Toddler Sign Classes are 1 x 2 1/2 hour workshop in your home/child care. Workshops are for small groups (8-20 people). No signing experience is necessary.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $40, Per Couple/Concession - $70

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Tiny Hands Talk consultant - Irene Goh

Course Location/s:
Based in Auburn & Parramatta, Irene can provide in house/office/school courses in and around this area
Contact: Irene via email : irene@tinyhandstalk.com or, on Ph : 0420 388 617.
Website: http://www.tinyhandstalk.com.au/
Other Information:
As seen on Chn 10 NEWS, courses are based on international studies. Baby Sign Language is design to reduce frustration, increase IQ and vocabulary in babies and children. Courses are provided in the home/centre for 2+ people, disc for groups of 10+
Average Cost : Per Individual - $35, Per Couple/Concession - $20

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Tiny Hands Talk consultant - Judy Fife

Course Location/s:
Based in Baulkham Hills & Hornsby, Judy can provide in house/office/school courses in and around this area
Contact: Judy via email : judy@tinyhandstalk.com or, on Ph : (02) 9651 6404.
Website: http://www.tinyhandstalk.com.au/
Other Information:
As seen on Chn 10 NEWS, courses are based on international studies. Baby Sign Language is design to reduce frustration, increase IQ and vocabulary in babies and children. Courses are provided in the home/centre for 2+ people, disc for groups of 10+
Average Cost : Per Individual - $35, Per Couple/Concession - $20

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TinySign - Baby Signing Classes

Course Location/s:
Mosman and North Sydney
Contact: Emma Kelly via email : emma@tinysign.org, on Ph : 0403 704 691.
Website: http://www.tinysign.org
Other Information:
Classes include a half hour of singing and signing and half an hour of playtime. Classes held during school term time only, call for a no obligation trial. Prices are PER FAMILY PER CLASS
Average Cost : Per Individual - $12, Per Couple/Concession - $12


Course Providers within the NORTHERN TERRITORY

Northern Territory School of Languages

Course Location/s:
Not currently available
Contact: Reception, on Ph : (08) 8985 0905.
Website: http://www.aad.org.au/info/learnsign.php
Other Information:

Average Cost : Per Individual - Unknown, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown


Course Providers within QUEENSLAND

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Baby Hands - Sunshine Coast South

Course Location/s:
Sunshine Coast
Contact: Contact Yuki Worsch-Smith at yuki@australianbabyhands.com, or, on Ph : 0404092712.
Website: www.australianbabyhands.com
Other Information:
Designed for parents and children from birth to 3 years of age, Baby Hands classes are fun and interactive. We learn a number of practical and fun signs in each class, using games,activities, songs and stories to learn.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $120, Per Couple/Concession - $180

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Deaf Services Queensland - Head Office - Baby sign Courses

Course Location/s:
Courses available throughout Queensland, subject to demand, where a minimum of 8 people are interested in participating. Please go to our website for term dates and locations.
Contact: The Head Office : 915 Ipswich Road, Moorooka, on Ph : (07) 3892 8500.
Website: http://www.deafservicesqld.org.au/
Other Information:
Each course runs for 8 weeks, 1 hour per week, covering signs utilised in daily communication with babies and toddlers.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $90, Per Couple/Concession - $150

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HoneyBee Creations

Course Location/s:
Honeybee Creations is a unique enterprise providing training & consultancy services in The Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Contact: Lisa : lisa@honeybee-creations.com Lisa is a deaf, bilingual (spoken English and Auslan) tutor and registered QLD teacher. All classes are presented bilingually in an airconditioned facility with on-site parking and close to transport., on Ph : 0417 831 681.
Website: http://www.honeybee-creations.com
Other Information:
Private tuition, workshops & courses in Auslan for Adults (level 1 & 2), Early Childhood Professionals / Community Workers / Carers, Non-Verbal Communication for Adults, Auslan & Yoga for Kids, Baby Signing. Course costs include colour handouts
Average Cost : Per Individual - $225, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Interpret This

Course Location/s:
Courses are available throughout the greater Brisbane area. Other areas are welcome to enquire
Contact: Toni Crepin, tonicrepin@interpretthis.net, on Ph : 0412 584 132.
Website: http://www.interpretthis.net
Other Information:
NAATI Accredited, Paraprofessional Interpreter between the English & Auslan Languages (in both directions) Basic Auslan Classes - 6 Week Program Baby to Toddler Sign Classes
Average Cost : Per Individual - $105, Per Couple/Concession - $55

Kindersign

Course Location/s:
Capalaba
Contact: Sharon. email her at: kindersign@hotmail.com or, on Ph : 0412 719 772.
Website:
Other Information:
Kindersign is designed to help babies and toddlers communicate. The course runs for 10 weeks, lessons are about 30-40 minutes in duration. The Lessons times are negotiable.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $100, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Lionheart Kids

Course Location/s:
Samford Valley
Contact: Alison Nixon. Email her at: alison@lionhearts.com.au, on Ph : 3289 3513.
Website: http://www.lionhearts.com.au
Other Information:
8 week Baby Sign Language courses. Fee includes take-home materials. Visit our website for current timetables and fees.
Average Cost : Per Individual - Unknown, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Tiny Tots

Course Location/s:
Heatley, Townsville and surrounds
Contact: Ali Cavanagh via email : ali@tinytotssign.com or via mobile: 0421565576, on Ph : 47731473.
Website: http://www.tinytotssign.com
Other Information:
Baby sign courses are provided and designed based on demand and need. PLEASE contact ali to discuss your needs.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $10, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown


Course Providers within SOUTH AUSTRALIA
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Royal SA Deaf Society

Course Location/s:

Contact: , on Ph : (08) 8223 3335.
Website: http://www.deafsa.org.au/main/overview.html
Other Information:
There are a series of courses (Talking Hands 1,2,3,4 + 5) Each course runs 6 weeks, 2hrs/wk
Average Cost : Per Individual - $110, Per Couple/Concession - $88


Course Providers within TASMAINIA

Sara Phillips, Signing Presenter and Speech Pathologist

Course Location/s:
Courses are available in Hobart and surrounding areas
Contact: sara_phil@netspace.net.au (email preferred) or phone on Tues / Thurs only, on Ph : 6223 1968 .
Website: http://
Other Information:
Have fun learning to use AUSLAN signs with your baby in songs, chats, stories and play and boost their language development at the same time.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $30, Per Couple/Concession - $28

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TAFE Tasmania,Launceston

Course Location/s:
Courses provided at Alanvale Campus situated in Launceston
Contact: Contact Glenda Edmunds for information, on Ph : (03) 6336 2722.
Website: http://www.tafe.tas.edu.au/institute/index.htm
Other Information:
Diploma in levels 3-4 For 40 wks over 3 yrs. Prices below refer to costs per module
Average Cost : Per Individual - $101, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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TAFE Tasmania.Hobart

Course Location/s:
Courses will be held at Hobart TAFE
Contact: Contact or Maureen Kershaw for more infomation, on Ph : (03) 6233 7906.
Website: http://www.tafe.tas.edu.au/institute/index.htm
Other Information:
The TAFE offers Certificate 2 and a diploma Course is offered as well ,modules 1-5,Courses will be held Feb-March.The courses are 63 hrs each module, Prices below refer to cost per module
Average Cost : Per Individual - $101, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown


Course Providers within VICTORIA

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Baby Hands - Whitehorse

Course Location/s:
Classes scheduled in Mitcham and Vermont. Classes available in other locations on request.
Contact: Call Amanda or email me on amanda@australianbabyhands.com; or, on Ph : 03 9517 7967.
Website: www.australianbabyhands.com/baby-sign-language-classes/locations/whitehorse-vic/
Other Information:
Have fun communicating with your baby. Learn baby sign language in a fun and social atmosphere, incorporating Auslan signs into games songs and stories. Learn over 60 signs in each course - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced courses available.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $100, Per Couple/Concession - $180

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Baby Sign Time

Course Location/s:
Courses are usually held in Fairfield, however can be made available in other locations, subject to demand.
Contact: Terri Anderton, Speech Pathologist, MSPA, HANEN certified, on Ph : (03) 9443 8043.
Website: http://www.babysigntime.com
Other Information:
Programmes runs for 3 weeks (2 hour sessions) and costs $120 per person, or $180 per couple for the whole 3 sessions. Bookings are essential. You can pick up a booking form at any library branch, or by calling Terri
Average Cost : Per Individual - $120, Per Couple/Concession - $90

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Hey Dee Ho - music for tinies

Course Location/s:
Godfrey Street Community House,9 Godfrey Street Bentleigh
Contact: Cathy Beckham, on Ph : 0419 350 001.
Website: http://www.heydeehomusic.com.au/showpage.php3?id=23
Other Information:
'Sing and Sign with Hey Dee Doo is run together with THE AUSLAN COMPANY, as a 6 week course designed to teach basic signs relevant to toddlers and preschoolers">
Average Cost : Per Individual - $90, Per Couple/Concession - $170

I can't wait to communicate

Course Location/s:
Courses held in Yarrawonga, Bundalong, Wangaratta, Shepparton and surrounding areas
Contact: I Can't Wait to Communicate! - Angela , on Ph : 0429 868 122.
Website: http://
Other Information:
Introductory Workshop ($55) & 5 wk course ($95) available. Fun with songs, themed lessons, interactive classes. Workshop materials inc
Average Cost : Per Individual - $55, Per Couple/Concession - $55

Rosanna Fire Station Community House

Course Location/s:
232 Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna
Contact: Clases are held on Tuesday mornings for advanced and Thursday evenings for begginers contact Michelle Gunn, on Ph : (03) 9458 1935.
Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~rfsch/
Other Information:
AUSLAN - Beginners & Advanced Courses include finger spelling, basic vocab and daily communication, numbers + colours. Courses run for 9 weeks, 2hrs/wk
Average Cost : Per Individual - $81, Per Couple/Concession - $72

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VicDeaf

Course Location/s:
Courses throughout Melbourne
Contact: For information on our upcoming Baby Sign Courses visit our website or e-mail auslan@vicdeaf.com.au Or contact Vicdeaf on: Fax: 9473- 1122 TTY:9473- 1199, on Ph : (03) 9473 1111.
Website: http://www.vicdeaf.com.au
Other Information:
Courses available for "Baby Signers" in Auslan, and in more advanced AUSLAN. Each course usually runs over 8 weeks, at regular intervals.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $150, Per Couple/Concession - $130


Course Providers within WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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Baby Hands - Albany

Course Location/s:
Great Southern Region - Kojonnup, Katanning and down to Albany.
Contact: Contact Karina Cove via email: karina@australianbabyhands.com or, on Ph : 0439200696.
Website: http://www.australianbabyhands.com/baby-sign-language-classes/locations/albany-wa/
Other Information:
A Fun, educational and social based course. Spend quality time with your child while learning sign. Classes are divided into beginner and advanced and go for 1hr. Each includes singing, learning new signs, games, Sammy the Signing Bear and social time.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $18, Per Couple/Concession - $18

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Signing Hands

Course Location/s:
Perth and surrounding areas. Current classes available at High Wycombe, Beechcoro, Melville, Swan View, Riverton and Mt Claremont. Other areas also available.
Contact: Debbie Bundock : debbie@signinghands.com.au, on Ph : 0437 803 978.
Website: http://www.signinghands.com.au
Other Information:
Signing Hands offers a range of courses (8 wks) are for parents/carers and babies. Signs are introduced through stories, songs, rhymes and play. Older siblings are most welcome too. One-on-one courses are also available!">">
Average Cost : Per Individual - $125, Per Couple/Concession - $125

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Simple Signs

Course Location/s:
For course information,contact Samamtha,
Contact: Samatha Bachofen,(speech pathologist). Also please discuss course pricing as additional family members are at no extra cost., on Ph : 0414 521 244..
Website: coming soon!
Other Information:
Samantha Bachofen provides signing courses on beginner and baby sign ,stage 1 and 2, stage 3 coming soon. Also provides 1-to-1, small group and larger parent/ caregiver workshops available
Average Cost : Per Individual - $65, Per Couple/Concession - $65

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South East Speech Pathology

Course Location/s:
Esperance WA and surrounding communities
Contact: Lynda, local speech pathologist with 10 years of signing background, who runs the courses, on Ph : 0416203563.
Website: http://www.signswap.com.au/SignSwap/BabySignCourses.asp#WA
Other Information:
Workshops run over 4 sessions (each lasting 1 hour, $25 each or $90 for 4 if paid up front), covering over 50 useful signs. Maximum of 8 participants per class. Bring your baby and have fun, singing, playing and sign
Average Cost : Per Individual - $90, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Spot On Speech

Course Location/s:
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Contact: Debbi Young, Speech Pathologist, email: spotonspeech@bigpond.com or , on Ph : (08) 9022 9428.
Website: http://
Other Information:
4-week baby sign courses are offered for parents of babies 6-12 months. Bring your baby, learn over 50 useful signs, play, sing and have fun!
Average Cost : Per Individual - $90, Per Couple/Concession - $90

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Therapy Central

Course Location/s:
We are located in Geraldton
Contact: For forver information contact Kathryn Fitzgerald or Amanda Jackson, on Ph : (08) 9921 4487.
Website:
Other Information:
We offer 6 week baby sign courses for parents and babies 6-18 months ,as well as an evening work shop for parents of babies from birth
Average Cost : Per Individual - $100, Per Couple/Concession - $45

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WA Deaf Society

Course Location/s:
Courses are held throughout WA, subject to demand
Contact: , on Ph : (08) 9441 2677.
Website: http://www.wadeaf.org.au/
Other Information:
The Introduction to the Deaf Community and its Language course is a 12 hour interactive workshop aimed at increasing awareness of the rich and complex language and culture of the West Australian Deaf community. First Sign workshops are also available
Average Cost : Per Individual - $65, Per Couple/Concession - $65



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