Thame mum speaks to nation about combining family life and work

Shelley Ensor from Little Signers Club
Shelley Ensor from Little Signers Club

A THAME-BASED business was featured on BBC One last Sunday.

Shelley Ensor, a local mum and founder of Little Signers Club, was on the Politics Show discussing the challenges faced by parents, and particularly mothers, who chose to set up their own companies.

With the term ‘Mumpreneur’ being granted dictionary status last week the topic was very current.

Little Signers Club was established in February 2010 and has successfully managed to establish its baby signing business in the last 18 months.

Shelley, who established her company in February 2010, said: “My primary goal with setting up Little Signers Club was to provide affordable working solutions for parents who did not want to return to their previous employment.

“Being a licensee for Little Signers Club offers parents an opportunity to realise a significant income with fewer working hours and much more time spent at home with their small children.”

Baby signing is the use of gestures to help babies and toddlers communicate before speech begins.

Little Signers Club provides baby signing classes throughout Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. According to Shelley, signing is a great introduction to communication for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

For more information about joining Little Signers Club or baby signing classes contact or log on to the website at