Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Learning Makaton!


Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Here at Leigh’s nurseries we support every child’s individual needs and using Makaton is one of the ways we achieve this.

Makaton is used alongside speech. It’s easy to learn and is a great communication tool for children of all ages. It can help children express their needs, wants, feelings and interests with others even if they are unable to use spoken speech.

Today we introduced a new weekly session with the children called ‘Happy hands with Harriet’. We practiced the signs we already knew and learned some new ones too. The children we’re so engaged in the session, copying the signs and later using them spontaneously during the day. This gave them a great confidence boost and they are already so excited for their next session!

Lots of love,

Leigh and the team xx

Contact us

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit. We'd love to show you what we do!

Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday