Nikki Makaton Tutor

Nikki Makaton Tutor


It’s and here’s a fab little quiz by fellow tutor Nikki Makaton Tutor to test both your Makaton symbol knowledge and your book title knowledge πŸ“š Enjoy 😊
Our Christmas Sign along was this evening and it was so lovely to get in the festive spirit with this bunch! We ended by having a go at Merry Christmas by Ed and Elton, it's a great song and quite a challenge to sign, even when it's kept simple! Thanks to you all for having a go, even when I couldn't keep up with it!😁
Nikki Makaton Tutor Makaton Tutor Kris Wilfred Jenkins Maisie and Me Little-Kim Lovell Rachel Donne-Davis Alina Homecare - Disability Support Nikki - Makaton Tutor Astrid Gilmartin and those who I can’t tag cos it won’t let me! 😍
So cute Ms Maisie loves sleeping bunnies 🐰🐰

Nikki Makaton Tutor
Here’s a little movement song to get you going today - signed here by fellow tutor Nikki Makaton Tutor 🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰 Enjoy!
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So many fake accounts being set up at the moment, and unfortunately we have had a fair share of them too. Please be really careful and do not accept their friend requests. We would never ask you for money, or ask you for your personal details. And we do not do cash give-away competitions etc! These accounts are fake. Please REPORT them, and block them. Thanks as always for all your support. X

This is my page with my beautiful girl, my tutor page is Nikki Makaton Tutor πŸ’—

I am a qualified and licensed Makaton Tutor based in North Somerset.

Operating as usual

Photos from Nikki Makaton Tutor's post 16/09/2023

Lovely workshop today - Level 1 at Springboard Opportunity Group πŸ™‚. Great signing and lots of laughs too! Had a lovely day with you all, hope you enjoyed it ! πŸ’—

Jaqueline Wilson: Juggling motherhood with writing & her fave character 15/09/2023

OMG OMG OMG!!!!πŸ’— Im so proud I could actually POP!
So yesterday I received a lovely email out the blue from a lady from the PR team for author Dame Jacqueline Wilson! She said that Jacqueline's new book 'The Best Sleepover in the World' is DEDIDICATED TO ME & LUCINDA !!!! πŸ˜±πŸ’— And would I like a copy !!! πŸ˜±πŸ’—
She went on to say that this new book features a charector who is a Makaton user, and that Jacqueline learnt Makaton for the character by watching our YouTube channel !!! πŸ˜±πŸ’— Ours! ME & MY GIRL!!!!! MY LUCINDA! πŸ˜±πŸ’—
I cant even begin to tell you how proud of Lucinda I am! πŸ’— We have been doing our little videos to help spread awareness of Makaton since she was about 4!, way before I was even a tutor and she is just AMAZING in them.
I have had some lovely messages from people over the years - from things like how they've watched quietly in their homes & its gradually given them the confidence to sign along with the video at their breakfast table, to how their child signed for the very first time by copying Lucinda on a vid! And these have been so so so amazing to hear - and now THIS!!! My baby girl is changing the world! πŸ˜πŸ’ƒ
I hope one day she understands the kind of impact she has had, she literally is AMAZING!! I am so proud of her! πŸ’—
So yesterday I'm all blubbering over the email πŸ€£πŸ’— and then I find this!!!! πŸ˜±πŸ’—
In this Netmums podcast with Jacqueline Wilson she actually mentions us!! πŸ˜±πŸ’— The way she talks about Lucinda is so lovely and I literally cry every time I play it ! (If you don't have time for the whole interview but are intereated she talks about Makaton from about 29 minutes in). Im literally blown away! πŸ˜±πŸ’—

πŸ’— The Makaton Charity πŸ’—

Jaqueline Wilson: Juggling motherhood with writing & her fave character Welcome back to a brand new series of The Netmums Podcast. In this episode, hosts Wendy and Alison are joined by the creator of the much-loved characters Tracey Beaker and Hetty Feather.

Photos from Better Communication Bristol's post 14/09/2023

Oh we do have fun at MakaClub! Here is me & Nic Better Communication Bristol getting into the swing of things! Lovely pirate theme tonight ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day next week! πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸ¦œ


This event from North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together Forum looks fabulous! πŸ™‚

⭐⭐IT'S HERE!!!⭐⭐

🎫🎟️The official release of tickets for 'A Day of SEND'🎟️🎫

Click the link below to find your tickets, the event programme and even a map of the settingπŸ‘‡πŸ˜²

⚠️⚠️Make sure you order a 'Sign-in To The Event Ticket' first and then browse the many training workshops and sign yourself up!⚠️⚠️


Yesterday was World Sepsis Day, and The Makaton Charity have made a free resource for it πŸ™‚

Today is and it is vital to raise awareness.

We have free Awareness resources that include an information leaflet and poster, both with Makaton symbols, which outline the symptoms to watch out for.

Sepsis Leaflet:
Sepsis Poster:

For more information on the development of these resources, please visit:


Makaton Level 3 - Online (Zoom)

Still time to book on to my next Level 3 workshop! Please note you must have already completed Level 1 & 2 to do this workshop.

For details of all my current workshops please click here -

Or to book in-house training please email - [email protected]

Makaton Signs - for Starting / Going back to School 🏫 13/09/2023

Makaton signs for School! 🏫
I've been asked if our video could be shown in their school and if it was available on YouTube instead - yes it is ! πŸ™‚
And yes I can also be booked for in-house training if your setting are looking for this! πŸ™‚

Makaton Signs - for Starting / Going back to School 🏫 Lucinda & I are sharing with you some signs that we think may be helpful for school !


Makaton Taster Session - Halloween Theme! πŸŽƒ - Online

This is a perfect workshop for beginners. No previous experience needed. Lots of useful vocabulary for every day communication, and also 12 Halloween themed concepts too!

All workshops are available here (new Taster for Christmas added too!) -


Guess the sign!
What do you think Lucinda & I are signing?!

There's a Bear! 🐻 - Nick Cope - Signed with Makaton 09/09/2023

There's a Bear - Nick Cope - Signed with Makaton 🧸

I've not signed a new song for too long now, I must sort that out! Here is one I did a while ago by the fabulous Nick Cope. Sharing again today as its National Teddy Bear Day! 🐻

There's a Bear! 🐻 - Nick Cope - Signed with Makaton There's a Bear! 🐻- by Nick Cope - signed with MakatonI do not own the rights to the music, all credits to the original artist - please check out his amazing...


Face to face Level 1 & 2 in Weston super Mare πŸ™‚
Training is at Boost Academy with me & Joy G Makaton Tutor πŸ™‚
Suitable for professionals / parents / carers πŸ™‚
We can also be booked for in-house training at your workplace πŸ™‚ Just pop us an email! ([email protected] / [email protected])

For more info & to book the F2F Level 1 or 2 at Boost please click here -

Giraffe & Friends Start School - Susan Guy - Book signed with Makaton 04/09/2023

Giraffe & Friends Start School - by Susan Guy - Signed with Makaton πŸ™‚

A reshare of a signed story I did a year or two ago! 🏫

Giraffe & Friends Start School - Susan Guy - Book signed with Makaton Giraffe & Friends Start School - Written by Susan Guy - Signed with MakatonA lovely book for a child starting school! Thank you to my brother for putting tog...


Anyone feeling a bit frazzled from the summer hols?! This one's for you! 🀣.Parent to child....! Can you work out what it says ?!

(I promise I have not said or given this to my child! Just for fun!!! 🀣)


Lots of Makaton training options! I can be booked for training in your work place πŸ™‚
I also have public workshops both face to face & on Zoom! πŸ™‚
Please email - [email protected] πŸ™‚
Public workshops are advertised here- πŸ™‚


Makaton Taster Session - on Zoom

Just a few spaces left !

No experience needed - perfect for beginners, and for anyone who is a parent of a young child / or professional working in early years

Booking here -

Photos from Nikki Makaton Tutor's post 01/09/2023

Back training today at one of my favourite places to train! Aurora Foxes / Foxes Hotel in Minehead πŸ’—
Two more groups did their Level 1 today with me, and the other group with Joy G Makaton Tutor
Really lovely day and everyone was fantastic! πŸ™‚
Already looking forward to next time πŸ™‚


Lovely day today doing Level 1 with Bridgwater & Taunton College πŸ™‚
Do you know what they are all signing? They all picked a sign from Level 1 !
Everyone was fabulous! Happy signing! πŸ™‚


Makaton Signs for - Starting School / Back to School 🏫

Lucinda & I thought we would share some signs that you may find useful for school ! πŸ™‚ She loved doing this and knew exactly which signs she wanted to show! πŸ’—

There are some free school resources to download on The Makaton Charity website too - so worth checking those out too!


Thank you to all the people who entered my Makaton International Awareness Day competition! My girl has selected a winner! πŸŽ‰

Happy Hours Nursery in Yatton ! πŸ™‚


Today is Makaton International Awareness Day! πŸŽ‰
So, I thought it would be nice to share our MakaStories below in the comments!... Anything at all - maybe something like...
- Do you have a story about how Makaton has helped someone / you / made the difference?
- Has someone inspired you?
- Someone's first sign?!
- Favourite resource?
- Fave signed story?
- Have you visited a place out in the community on your summer days out where they've signed to your child?
- What is your favourite sign?!
- Share an idea of how you use symbols!
- A funny Makaton story?!
- Fave song to sign along to?

Anything! πŸŽ‰


To help spread awareness today, on The Makaton Charity - Makaton International Awareness Day - we have put together this little video !

Thank you to Alex for this idea for spreading awareness, for including us and for putting this video together!

See if you can show someone a new sign today!

Let's spread Makaton awareness !

This video features myself Nikki Makaton Tutor / Makaton with Lucinda , Makaton Tutor, Melodysigns , Angela Rodger, and North West Makaton Training who are also Makaton Tutors. And to tutor Nic Better Communication Bristol who would have liked to have taken part but is in hospital with her son.


Makaton International Awareness Day! πŸŽ‰

28th August (Tomorrow! Who knows one day from another in the summer hols hey! 🀣) is The Makaton Charity !

Are you celebrating?! See if you can show someone a new sign tomorrow πŸ™‚


Well done to these fabulous people who did their Level 2 with me this weekend! Do you know these signs they are signing?!

Everyone was brilliant! Looking forward to seeing some of you for Level 3!


Makaton school themed symbol pebbles !

Do you know these symbols? And can you sign them?!

We will hide these for others to find!



To celebrate next weeks 'Makaton International Awareness Day' I am running a competition for one North Somerset setting / organisation to win a ⭐ FREE 2 HOUR MAKATON TASTER SESSION! ⭐ (for up to 15 people) !!

To be in with a chance of winning please nominate yourselves in the comments!

Me & my girl will pick a winner at random on Makaton International Awareness Day - Monday 28th August 23 πŸ’—

Feel free to share this post! Let's spread Makaton awareness!

(Open to North Somerset settings / organisations / businesses only πŸ™‚)


Thank you to all these amazing people for giving up your Saturday morning to do a Makaton Taster with me! You were all brilliant! Can you work out what they are all signing?!
Always lovely to see people give up their time especially in the holidays to learn new skills to benefit the lives of their children or those who they support. And it is my favourite way to spend a Saturday morning!


Makaton for Pig πŸ–

Watch to the end for Lucinda doing the sign all by herself πŸ’— with some of the super cute piggies at Court Farm Country Park πŸ–. We had a lovely family trip there the other day! Lucinda loved the pigs, and a chicken called Bluebell, and she really enjoyed feeding the lambs and goats. Lovely place to visit! πŸ™‚

Photos from Nikki Makaton Tutor's post 18/08/2023

Nice little free activity πŸ’—
Spiderman was treated to a picnic in the garden and Lucinda & I matched food items to their symbol πŸ™‚. Little picnic set was a freebie on the front of a magazine a while back and hand drawn symbols. Nice way to learn some new signs too πŸ™‚

It's Mine! - Rod Campbell - Signed with Makaton 17/08/2023

It's Mine - Rod Campbell - Book signed with Makaton

Anyone off to the zoo during these summer holidays?! Lots of handy signs from Lucinda & I in this book! πŸ’πŸ¦’πŸπŸ¦πŸ§ΈπŸ…πŸŠπŸ¦œπŸ˜

It's Mine! - Rod Campbell - Signed with Makaton It's Mine! - Written by Rod Campbell - Signed with Makaton πŸ…πŸ˜πŸ¦’πŸŠπŸ»πŸπŸ’πŸ¦œπŸ¦A new signed story ready for this years World Book Day! πŸ“šSee if you can join in...


Makaton for Sunflower 🌻

Local people - I definately recommend a little trip to Puxton's Sunflower Farm at Puxton Park Tourist Attraction - free to get in and its beautiful! 🌻 Maybe sign Sunflower whilst you are there! Here is me & my girl doing just that ! 🌻🌻


Guess the sign! πŸ™‚
What do you think me & my girl are signing?!


Fantastic group this weekend for Level 1! Everyone was brilliant! They all picked a sign to do for the photo - do you know what they are signing?!
Thank you all for giving up your weekend to learn Makaton!

Makaton for 'Hot Air Balloon' 10/08/2023

Makaton for Hot Air Balloon

Anyone at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta ?! Here is the sign for Hot Air Balloon from me & my girl !

Makaton for 'Hot Air Balloon' Makaton for 'Hot Air Balloon' If you live around the Bristol area you may have seen some of these in the sky yesterday at the Fiesta Fly Past! Covid-19 may h...


Looking forward to my coffee in the morning!
Very excited about my new mug! πŸ’—β˜•
From The Makaton Charity -


Makaton for To Drink

The other day I shared a post showing the new Makaton mugs from The Makaton Charity ! Mine arrived today! β˜• A perfect opportunity to do this sign today with my girl ! πŸ’—
Available here -


Looking forward to today's story session with Follow Your Dreams Charity - think our caterpillar is getting hungry ! πŸ›

Videos (show all)

There's a Bear - Nick Cope - Signed with Makaton
What are you doing for Halloween?! πŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‘»πŸŽƒWhatever you are up to we hope you have  Happy Spooky Halloween! πŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‘»πŸŽƒ#Makaton...
Congratulations to Norville Opticians Keynsham who have just achieved their Makaton Friendly status! πŸ‘πŸ‘I know first hand...
Today is World Poetry Day! Here is a little poem called Love - from me & my girl!#Makaton #WeTalkMakaton #WorldPoetryDay
Rainbow Colours Song 🌈 - AJ Jenkins - Signed with MakatonA beautiful little song which only has a handful of signs - mak...
Great Taster Session this morning for Rednage Primary School on behalf of The Makaton Charity. Forgot to take a pic, so ...
Giraffe & Friends Start School - Susan Guy - Signed with Makaton A lovely little book for any little ones starting schoo...
It is Makaton International Awareness Day on Sunday 28th August. Have you coloured in your Makaton flags yet?! (They are...
The Big Big Sea - written by Martin Waddell & illustrated by Jennifer Eachus - Signed with Makaton
The Big Big Sea 🌊 - written by Martin Waddell & illustrated by Jennifer Eachus - Signed with MakatonThis book is signed ...
Goat Goes To Playgroup - by Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharratt - Signed with MakatonMy girl loves this book πŸ’—#Makaton #WeTa...
Happy Easter everyone! 🐰