Alison's Makaton Training

Together All the Way to Success


About Me


I am a Special Needs Teacher with many years of experience. My courses are run in a friendly, fun and open manner.

I can chat with you prior to your attendance so as to offer any support or clarification. I also like to try and tailor courses to meet any specific needs you may have.

If you need any support or just a chat, email me on or call or text me on - 07766232414

To book a course please contact me using these details.

About Makaton 

Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Almost everything we do involves communication; everyday tasks such as learning at school, asking for food and drink, sorting out problems, making friends and having fun. These all rely on our ability to communicate with each other.

With Makaton, signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign.


How It Works

Tutoring Options 


At present I deliver most Makaton Workshops Online using Zoom > Levels - 1, 2, 3, 4. I now also complete Face to Face Makaton Training by Request. Each Level takes 7 hours and are generally run over 1 or 2 days.

However I can run Training over days and times to suit group requests. I also run Taster Sessions by request which takes 2 hours.  

I also complete courses on Makaton Signing for Babies - Train the Trainer. 

Workshops can be arranged to suit individual group needs as regards preferred dates and times. This includes Evenings, Twilight Sessions and Saturdays.


The cost is £77 per person for Levels 1 - 4 (£77 - £79 from November) for each Level). £12 for Taster Sessions and MSB Train the Trainer by request. 

Costs can be negotiated for group sessions.

What's Included 

Each course includes a Participants Manual and Printed Resource Sheets with all of the signs and symbols included. You will receive a Makaton Certificate of Attendance and a one off 30 day free access to the Makaton Premier Membership. You will also receive Support Pre and Post course if wished.  

My set workshops are set over 1 Day or 2 Mornings (unless otherwise agreed) and all you need is your Computer, Webcam and Yourself of course.

Other Information 

I am running a few set courses covering Levels 1-4 over the next months. Below are the dates:

August Level 2 - 23rd (09.00-16.30)

August Level 3 - 25th (09.00-16.30)

August Level 4 - 30th (09.00-16.30)

September Level 1 - 28th (09.00-16.30)

September Level 2 - 30th (09.00-16.30)

October Level 1 - 25th (09.00-16.30)

October Level 2 - 27th (09.00-16.30)

November Level 3 - 9th (09.00-16.30)

November Level 4 - 11th (09.00-16.30)

All Levels can be arranged to suit Participants Needs as regards Dates and Times

Contact me

Alison Cross

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Phone - 07766232414