Suzie spent many years as a professional performer starring alongside famous personalities in roles such as Frenchie in Grease opposite Shane Ritchie, Sally in Me And My Girl with Gary Wilmot and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream alongside Hugh Bonneville and Hermione Norris. She was also a cabaret headliner on some of the world’s biggest cruise lines, principle girl in numerous pantomimes up and down the country, and has recorded albums for West End productions as well as appearing on TV and radio broadcast.
She teaches drama and music at a selection of schools, directs and produces musical productions and coaches workshops and scholarship preparation classes.
Suzie set up and continues to run Suzie Songtime which is a music company for the under 6’s in the community and within nursery and school curriculums and this gives her all the skills and experience she needs to create engaging and exciting sessions for our families with special needs.
Suzie is fully DRB checked and most importantly she is Mummy to Archie, Erin and Jimmy!
Clare is a qualified primary school teacher and has worked with children for many years, including as a children’s librarian in school and public libraries.
Whilst she was on maternity leave with her first child, she took a short course in baby signing which she really enjoyed using with her older son. This experience inspired her and now she uses Makaton every day with her second son who has severe learning difficulties and is non-verbal.
When Clare wanted to find a suitable pre-school music group for her boys, she found Suzie Songtime. This led her to meet and collaborate with Suzie to create Suzie Sings & Signs.
Clare is passionate about the massive benefits of using simple signing to support communication in children with additional needs.
She is now trained to Makaton advanced professional standard, which has helped her to gain the skills needed to bring signing into the Suzie Songtime experience.
As a mother of a child with SEND, Clare understands what parents are looking for in activities for their children. So beneath the friendship, fun and laughter of Suzie Sings & Signs, there is learning, stretching and developing taking place.
She is fully DRB checked and Mum to Lucas and Joseph!