Reviews

Debbie Level 1 online
27/05/20
It was delivered very well, made you feel at ease and delivered at a good pace.It will really help me communicate with the child I’m working with. Sheila explained everything really well, made sure you understood, made you feel at ease and very friendly
Jane Level 1 online
21/05/20
Sheila was great in her delivery of the course showing sound knowledge, a sense of humour and went at a pace
Jonathan Level 1 online
18/05/20
Keeping the group small made sure the session wasn’t too daunting to a complete beginner! The activities were enjoyable, particularly putting the signs we had learnt into sentences. The constant practice in different ways was an effective way to embed them in my memory. The length of each session was about right too. Sheila was very personable and friendly. Although it was initially daunting to learn what is essentially a new language, Sheila made me feel quite relaxed and the various ways we practised signs was helpful for learning. The format followed a logical structure but felt quite informal at the same time.
Abby Level 1 online
18/05/20
The elements and content of the course were delivered very well and exceeded my expectations. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a course held on Zoom, however I came away from it having enjoyed myself and retaining a lot of the content taught. I found Sheila to be very approachable, knowledgeable and helpful.
Eleanor Level 1 online
18/05/20
Especially considering the training was delivered over Zoom, it was really well led and it was great to be able to ask questions and go off piste where necessary- usually that’s hard to do virtually
Jennifer Level 1 Online course
13/05/20
Sheila was patient and helpful. She obviously knew her stuff and shared her valuable knowledge and experience well....
Moira Level 1 online
21/04/20
I enjoyed the course very much, Sheila was a great instructor
Lena Level 1 online
20/04/20
Sheila had to adapt to new measure of teaching and it was great, Zoom worked well, she put us at ease and watched what we were all doing. I am so pleased I did the course. Sheila was a great teacher, friendly and professional, making the course fun and interesting
Billingshurst Foundation Course
21/09/19
I really appreciated all the opportunities for practice signs and symbols. The sessions were very friendly and non threatening.
Billingshurst Foundation Course
21/09/19
Sheila was engaging, patient and willing to answer all questions. She helped with sign structure when i was unsure.
Billingshurst Foundation Course
21/09/19
Such a fun environment. Sheila made it very easy to learn with games and by chatting to us.
Rainbow Pre-School
12/07/19

Being able to complete the training as a team enables us to put the Makaton into practice straight away. We are all able to start while it is fresh in our minds.
Elan Nursery Steyning
13/05/19
It was the best training we had as a team. It was at the end of a 10 hour working day with children, but all staff enjoyed the training. They all responded well, and from the day afyer Makaton training everyone started to implement it in all the rooms, from baby room to pre-school. A big thank you from me and Elan staff to Sheila.
Nursery Practitioner Worthing
04/03/19
The training was just a taster however I didn't feel the trainer held back. She made me feel she was interested in giving us a great foundation of knowledge on Makaton.
Nursery Practitioner Bognor Regis
27/02/19
I thought the session was really good and the trainer was excellent
Nursery Practitioner East Grinstead
26/02/19
The positive atmosphere and light natured approach to a potentially hard course - it can be hard to learn new skills but it was delivered in such a way that i remember most of it even now a month later
Nursery Practitioner East Grinstead
26/02/19
Handouts were very useful for my work setting. The trainer was very nice and gave a good atmosphere so the learning was fun and interesting, because of this the course and content will be remembered.
Nursery Practitioner Bognor Regis
25/02/19
I was surprised at how much I was able to pick up and remember what was taught, The games were good fun and helped consolidate what I had learned.
Nursery Practitioner Bognor Regis
25/02/19
The trainer made it a light and friendly session which i found helped to take in what was being taught.
Nursery Practitioner Bognor Regis
20/02/19
The lovely lady teaching us made it fun to learn.
Nursery Practitioner Chichester
20/02/19
The trainer was lovely and went out of her way to find signs for things we asked for.
Nursery Practitioner Chichester
20/02/19
I have a greater understanding, being shown if it was wrong but not being pulled up and made a fool of. The training was supportive and understood each persons needs.
Nursery Practitioners Chichester
16/02/19
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Nursery Practitioner Chichester
16/02/19
The instructor was friendly and made learning Makaton easy and enjoyable. She was very approachable and tactile when teaching new signs.
Nursery Practitioner Worthing
05/02/19
The Taster session gave me a good insight into Makaton.
Nursery Practitioner Worthing
05/02/19
It will help me to support the children to communicate more effectively..
Jess from Burgess Hill
27/11/18
My 4 week course with Sheila was fantastic. Sheila is clear when signing and informing us. I was a complete novice before my course and can now confidently use a range of signs in my workplace. Sheila is understanding and patient, never rushing our learning or practising of the signs. I thoroughly recommend learning Makaton with her, you won’t be disappointed!
Jasmine from Burgess Hill
14/11/18
Add testimoHaving just finished a four week course of Makaton from Sheila, I would highly recommend her classes. Informative but relaxed and fun, Sheila made learning and remembering the signs and symbols easy, with the perfect amount of practical work as well as information about the basis of what Makaton is, and how it is used. I would definitely suggest Shelia to anyone wanting to learn Makaton, and I hope to go to more of her courses when she does them!!nial text here...
Angie from Burgess Hill
14/11/18
I've recently completed the Beginners course in Makaton, taught by Sheila, and I've learnt so much!! The group I was in was small, which allowed for plenty of practice and attention from Sheila. The lessons were well planned and taught at a pace that we could all keep up with. Sheila was an enthusiastic tutor, so obviously passionate in sharing her extensive knowledge of Makaton, but fun was injected into each lesson. I have completed the course armed with a new skill that I am excited to be able to put into practice. I can't praise Sheila highly enough, and I look forward to advancing my skills by attending further courses led by Sheila. Highly recommend!
Tina from Burgess Hill
26/10/18
Training was excellent, Sheila is a great teacher, I left feeling really confident.
Emma from Tiggywigs
26/09/18
I recently did a Makaton course with Sheila & it was fab! Sheila is very patient, kind & willing to help us in whatever ways she could. I found this course really beneficial & have already started implementing Makaton. Would highly recommend Sheila & Makaton training!
Samantha from Tiggywigs
24/09/18
We had Sheila do a Makaton course with us, I loved every minute of it, she is such a lovely person and a great teacher. If we had any queries she was so happy to sort them out ASAP. I would recommend her to anyone who asks
Sharon
06/08/18
Sheila has given wonderful support and guidance throughout my time as a childminder. I have attended valuable training sessions with Sheila which are relevant and clear.
Mandy
11/06/18
Sheila has supported me for several years now. She is very friendly and approachable. As a childminder she has helped me through some tough times, always there to offer advice and correct procedures when I have not known what to do. Sheila was also there to guide me through my last Ofsted inspection where I gained an Outstanding grade for the second time. I have also passed several Quality Assured Training modules with Shelia’s help and support.
Chris
04/06/18
Sheila has supported me throughout my time as a childminder, she guided me through the Ofsted process, enabling me to get an outstanding grading . Her support was invaluable
Nicky
21/05/18
Sheila has been the trainer on various training courses I've attended over many years . her training method is clear and steady pace , Sheila is always happy to answer questions clearly and is extremely patient . I particularly enjoyed Makaton