Early Years

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Take Art is passionate about Early Years creativity and works hard to provide opportunities for Somerset under fives and their families to enjoy arts experiences of the highest quality. We also work across Somerset and the South West providing networking, training and teaching opportunities for EY practitioners and settings. 


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Current Projects


  • ProjectThe SoundWaves Network

    The SoundWaves Network is an innovative and exciting Early Years Music Network for Early Years practitioners, child-minders, Early Years settings and InspirED schools.

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  • ProjectLittle Big Dance

    Little Big Dance is a major three-year national initiative created by South East Dance in partnership with Take Art, DanceEast and Yorkshire Dance, with more than £371,000 investment from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

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  • ProjectHopper

    Taking place over two-years, Hopper brings specially created theatre shows into, pre-schools, nurseries, theatres, libraries and children’s centres, focusing on children from less advantaged areas.

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  • Contact the team

    earlyyears@takeart.org | 01460 249450 


    Gina Westbrook
    Director of Early Years Creativity
    gina@takeart.org

    Caroline Barnes
    Deputy Director of Early Years Creativity
    caroline@takeart.org

    Jane Parker
    Early Years Arts Manager / Soundwaves Network Project Manager
    jane@takeart.org

    Nadine Griffiths
    Early Years Learning Coordinator
    earlyyears@takeart.org