"I speak French and want my daughter to learn too, so Baby Bright Eyes is ideal for us."

Nicky King, Entrepreneur and Mum.

latest news

We’re up for an award!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

We’re very excited to announce that we have been nominated for the prestigious ‘What’s On 4 2017 Kids Awards!

WhatsOn4KidsAwards

These pioneering awards were launched in 2007 to celebrate the UK’s best activities, class leaders, party providers, places and activity-based products for children – as nominated and voted for by the experts – parents, carers and parents-to-be.

A record number of nominations and registrations were received this year, and we are delighted to announce that Baby Bright Eyes is a nominee in the ‘Best Independent Activity for the Under 5s – North’ category which means we will now go through to the national voting stage!

We’d love the chance to go through to the finals, but to do that we need your support. Please, please spare a minute to vote for us here – https://www.whatson4littleones.co.uk/award-voting.asp

Oh and don’t forget to spread the word!

Love from Team BBE x

We’re recruiting…

Monday, August 15, 2016

If you’re passionate about languages and love working with children, then we want to hear from you.

Baby Bright Eyes is expanding, and we’re on the lookout for experienced French and/or Spanish tutors who would love the opportunity to introduce a language to babies and toddlers in and around South Yorkshire.

You must be fluent in your language, fantastic with kids (and pretty good with parents too!) and your own transport is a distinct advantage.

You’d be leading a couple of sessions per week at first, around your schedule, although we’d expect your hours to grow fairly quickly if you want them to.

Interested? Email sam@babybrighteyes.co.uk with your CV and a quick introduction. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

Special offers!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

When it comes to learning a second language, the younger the better.

Baby Bright Eyes is specially designed to introduce babies and toddlers aged 0 – 4 to either French, Spanish or Italian in a friendly, fun class setting.

Language is communicated through playing, singing and simple games – it’s stimulating, varied and perfect for energetic little people.

Special offers

We’re currently running two very special offers for new Baby Bright Eyes customers.

1. Enjoy a free taster – want to try before you buy? No problem! Just choose a class that suits you and contact us to request your free session.

2. Buy 5, get 2 free – get your first 2 classes absolutely free when you register for a block of 5. Just choose a class that suits you and enter code BBE2FREE when booking.

We hope to see you in class very soon!

 

 

 

Free new year taster sessions

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Learning a new language is a popular new year’s resolution for many. With Baby Bright Eyes you can learn something new at the same time as enjoying a fun activity with the little ones. Interested in Baby Bright Eyes language classes but want to try before you buy? Okay then!

Throughout January, you can come along to any of our Baby Bright Eyes classes, absolutely free, so you can see what it’s all about.*

If you like it, you can stick with us and book on to the remaining classes in the term, but you’re under no obligation to do so.

How to book

To reserve a free taster spot, just take a look at the available classes, and email sam@babybrighteyes.co.uk with your name, the name and age of your child/children and your preferred class.

We hope to see you in the new year!

*Limited to one free taster class per customer.

 

 

 

 

 

New sessions for 5-8s!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

At Baby Bright Eyes HQ we’ve been very busy developing a new set of classes aimed at children aged 5-8!

Languages are now part of the curriculum at Key Stage 2. A Baby Bright Eyes class is the perfect way to introduce a second language prior to starting Key Stage 2. Remember, when it comes to learning languages, the earlier the better, so why wait until age 7?

If your child has already moved into Key Stage 2, our classes can be the perfect complement to what they’re learning in school, increasing their confidence and making sure they’re having lots of fun with languages!

Our 5-8 sessions are held in French, Spanish and Italian, and take place during the week after school hours. At the moment they are running in Sheffield only.

The sessions will begin as soon as we get a minimum number of children registered on each one. So please register your interest by emailing sam@babybrighteyes.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Free resources for schools!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

How is your school celebrating this year’s European Day of Languages? If you need a helping hand with your lesson planning, please feel free to download and copy the Word/PDF resources below (for in-school use only).

Spanish

Mascotas – complete our fun activity and learn some new Spanish words for pets!

Feelings – Todo sobre mí – Can you complete our word search and learn new Spanish words for different feelings?

French

Papillon – colour in our magnificent butterfly and learn the French words for your favourite colours!

Nombres – check out our fun work sheet to help you memorise numbers from 1 – 10 in French!

Italian

Canzoni – download our Italian song sheet and practice singing some simple new songs in Italian!

Il Podere – take a trip to the farm and learn the Italian words for farmyard animals with our fun activity sheet!

We hope you enjoy using these resources in your school. Why not contact us and let us know how you got on?

To request more information about Bright Eyes language sessions in your school, please click here to complete the form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to expect when you come to Baby Bright Eyes

If you’re thinking about booking a Baby Bright Eyes class, here is a short guide to what you and your little one can expect.

1. A warm welcome

Our groups are small and friendly, and although the age range of the children is fairly big (0-4) we find almost without exception that they feel confident and relaxed in our classes. We recruit our tutors on the basis of their people skills as well as their language ability – they are energetic, friendly, engaging, and, where possible, will respond to the needs of each individual child.

2. A mix of English and the second language

We understand that many of you won’t have any prior knowledge of the language you and your child will be learning – and that’s absolutely fine! We don’t have a fully immersive environment. That is to say, our tutors speak a mix of English and their language, so you’ll always know what’s going on!

Most of our songs are sung first in English and then in the target language. In many cases we will alternate, singing one verse of a song in English and then in the second language. By singing it in English first, it’s easier to identify which words correspond in the other language.

3. Lots of singing!

Speaking of songs, you can expect lots of them when you come to Baby Bright Eyes. Singing is a brilliantly effective way to learn a new language – at any age! Depending on your child’s age, you’ll find that it won’t be too long before they start singing along. And if they haven’t yet reached speaking age, you can be confident that it’s all still going in.

6. Games, music, books and activities

Singing isn’t all we do! We like to play simple games and activities, and read short bilingual story books too, to capture the children’s attention* and ensure the classes are varied and engaging. The Bright Eyed band is a popular element of every class, when we get out our musical instruments and make lots of noise together!

* but don’t worry if their attention wanders. It’s inevitable that they will want to get up and explore from time to time. They’ll still be listening, and taking it all on board.

5. Toys, puppets and props

In order to help all those new words sink in, the children can play with a variety of toys and props while we sing and talk about the objects in question. It could be anything from a train to a ball or even a picnic set!

Our puppets are the highlight of every session. The children adore our little puppet family – almost as much as they love Georgie! But more about him in class!

6. Ideas and tips

Language learning doesn’t stop at the end of the class – what you do at home will really make a difference, and we will help you reinforce what you’ve learnt by equipping you with song sheets, vocab builders and activities to try at home.

 

 

Free tasters available!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Wow, is it really February already? Time really does fly when you’re having fun – and when you’re busy writing loads of great new Baby Bright Eyes sessions!

We’ve been hibernating throughout January, creating some fab new sessions in Spanish, French and Italian, on topics like shapes and colours, counting and being happy and healthy.

With a little help from Georgie the gecko, Tom, Elsa and the gang, you and your little ones can learn lots of new words and phrases in your chosen language.

The new block starts next week, and our classes are as follows:

Mondays – French at 10am / Spanish at 11am (both at Kiddicare in Parkgate)

Tuesdays – French at 10am at St John’s Church in Ranmoor, Sheffield

Thursdays – Italian at 11am at Banner Cross Methodist Church, Sheffield

Fridays – Spanish at 9.30 / French at 10.30 (both at Banner Cross Methodist Church, Sheffield)

Classes are booked in blocks of 5, and you can book online at www.babybrighteyes.co.uk. Alternatively, we can email you a Paypal payment request or you can pay by cheque in class.

New customers are of course very welcome to come along for a free taster session. Please email sam@babybrighteyes.co.uk to book your place.

Hope to see you in class!

 

Happy new year!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

This year, why not try something new with the little ones? Baby Bright Eyes offers a bit more than your average baby and toddler group. We sing, play, tell stories and get active – all in another language!

Research shows that when it comes to learning a second language, the earlier the better, and the benefits of bilingualism stay with you for life.

For a fun introduction to Spanish, Italian or French, come along to Baby Bright Eyes. Choose and book a class here, or email sam@babybrighteyes.co.uk to request a free taster session.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Buon natale! ¡Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Nöel!

Merry Christmas to all our customers, friends, family and followers. Thank you for all your support in our very first year – it’s been a rollercoaster ride to say the least, and a lot of fun!

As a token of our appreciation, here is a little festive treat for you. The French version of Jingle Bells has different lyrics to the English one we know and love, but is sung to the same tune.

Vive le vent, vive le vent,
vive le vent d’hiver
qui s’en va sifflant, soufflant
dans les grands sapins verts.

Vive le temps, vive le temps,
vive le temps d’hiver
boules de neige et jour de l’an
et bonne année grand-mère.

Keep an eye on the website, as we’ll be giving away a free Christmas craft next week!