Membership

Makaton at your fingertips... 24/7

Membership gives you 24/7 digital access to all the symbols and signs within the Makaton Vocabulary. With video tutorials, the support of a vibrant online community, and the ability to download your favourite content for easy offline access, Membership is the essential partner for your Makaton journey.

Why join?

Never be lost for words

  • Search and view Makaton signs, symbols and video tutorials
  • New content added weekly to progress your Makaton journey

Quickly find your go-to signs and symbols

  • Fast access to key signs and symbols in your personal favourites box
  • Download favourites to your phone for easy offline access

MakaChat - The help you need when you need it

  • Gain new friends and support in our vibrant online community
  • Ask the experts, Makaton Tutors are online to answer your queries

Have fun and learn with full access to the Makaton Library

  • Useful everyday communication tools and practical Wordlists
  • Enjoy Activities, Games, Video Signed Stories and Signs for Songs  

Broaden your experience with free attendance to Exclusive Member Events

  • Meet like-minded people and build on your Makaton knowledge
  • Choose the best events for you from a wide range of options

Share the benefits, spread the cost

The Makaton Library is a brand-new digital platform that provides Members with fast, easy access to Makaton signs and symbols - plus video tutorials, activities, games, songs, and stories. As a Member, you can access the Library anytime using your phone, tablet, or computer, and download go-to content directly to your device.

Group Memberships enable you to share the benefits with friends, family, or colleagues and practise your new signing skills while enjoying a group discount.

Beginner or expert, choose your plan

All Members enjoy the support of expert Makaton Tutors in our online community, MakaChat. Here you can ask questions, meet like-minded people, and get the support you need to progress on your Makaton journey. We also organise free Member Events and webinars.

New to Makaton? Standard Membership gives you access to 1,500+ signs, symbols and video tutorials, everything you need to communicate in everyday situations.

Premium Members gain full access to 40,000+ signs, symbols and video tutorials, enabling communication in a broad range of scenarios and settings.

Individual

One login

Standard Membership

1,500+ sign, symbol and video files. Perfect for beginners and everyday users of Makaton.

£5.99 monthly
£60 annually

Premium Membership

40,000+ sign, symbol and video files. Choose Premium to continue and progress your Makaton journey

£9.99 monthly
£100 annually

Buy

Friends & Family

Four logins

Standard Membership

1,500+ sign, symbol and video files. Group discount for beginners and everyday users of Makaton.

£8.99 monthly
£90 annually

Premium Membership

40,000+ sign, symbol and video files. Discount for groups continuing their Makaton learning journey.

£11.99 monthly
£130 annually

Buy

Teams

Four logins

Standard Membership

1,500+ sign, symbol and video files. Group discount for beginners and everyday users of Makaton.

£8.99 monthly
£90 annually

Premium Membership

40,000+ sign, symbol and video files. Group discount for professionals using Makaton in the workplace.

£11.99 monthly
£130 annually

Buy

“I have been really impressed with how easy it is to search for a word, and to quickly find a symbol, sign diagram and video of the word I need. The fact that I can open on any device and am not limited to one under a restricted licence is brilliant. I can look up a sign on any devices we have to hand at the time… Thanks Makaton Charity for developing such a fabulous resource.”
Tiffanie, Makaton Member
“I am really enjoying my Membership!  It is so useful to have all the signs and symbols just at my fingertips and I love that I can log on from my phone when I am out and about if I need to quickly check a sign - so handy!”
Lucinda, Makaton Member

Frequently Asked Questions

If I take Standard Membership, can I upgrade to Premium later?

Yes, Standard Members can upgrade to Premium at any time for just £40. (Tip: It works out cheaper to start with Premium, rather than upgrade from Standard).

What vocabulary topics are included with each membership type?

Standard Membership includes access to signs, symbols and video tutorials from the Core Vocabulary and Makaton Signing for Babies, over 450 concepts for everyday communication. Plus Core Resources, Free Resources, Member Events, Reports and Guides, and Research.

Premium Membership includes everything that comes with Standard Membership plus Animals, Food and Drink, People (work, leisure and  public services), Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE), Transport and Vehicles, Living and Learning, Additional concepts, and Sex Education.

Further topics will be added to Premium Membership over the next 12 months, including: Bereavement, Games, Christian worship, Christmas, Electricity safety, Fitter Feet, Social care, Going to the dentist, Health Communication, Journey planner, Makaton for Maths, Make and Do, Nursery Rhymes, Performing Arts, Road Safety, Singing Hands books of signs, Summer games and international sports events, The Mental Health Act (sections 2 and 3).

I'm planning to attend Makaton Training, do I need Membership as well?

Membership complements and enhances training. With 24/7 access to symbols, signs and video tutorials plus a supportive online community Membership is designed for the duration of your Makaton journey.

Can Group Members access the Makaton Library at the same time?

Yes, each group member has unique login and can access the Makaton Library anytime using one of up to four registered devices (eg work computer, home laptop, tablet and phone).

Why do I have to pay for Membership?

The Makaton Charity operates as efficiently as possible, carefully controlling costs and expenses.  We do not receive Government funding or rely on donations. The charges we make for services reflect production costs and enable us to maintain the highest standards in the governance and development of the Makaton Language Program.  This method of financing means we are robust and well placed to continue to support all those who benefit and rely on Makaton for their communication needs.

If I take out Membership will I still need to attend Makaton training?

If you prefer to learn at your own pace, in your own time, and in your own home then membership is a great way to begin and continue your Makaton journey.  For those new to Makaton, we still recommend training. In training, you learn with other people, share your experiences, receive feedback on your signing and symbol work and benefit from practising with others.

 

Annual Membership models are a 12 month subscription paid annually. Pay Monthly Membership models are a minimum 12 month subscription which can be cancelled at any time upon completion of the initial 12 month subscription. The money we receive through our Membership subscriptions support the Charity to curate, develop and expand the use of the Makaton Language Programme. The Charity is committed to enabling all who need Makaton to access the signs and symbols. If you have some great ideas on what you would like to see available within the membership, please let us know: membership@makaton.org

All Makaton Membership types are classified as Informal Supporter Members of The Makaton Charity, where Supporter Membership is defined as an ‘informal membership’, who may be called a ‘member’ but who are not a company member of the Charity entitled to vote at general meetings.