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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  • ProjectMaking & Believing

    Making & Believing takes cross-artform artist participation residencies and specialist early years theatre shows directly into early years settings, working in partnership with staff to offer rich experiences for children. This action research programme, funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is led by Take Art and delivered in partnership with Derby Theatre and Surrey Arts.

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  • Contact the team

    earlyyears@takeart.org | 01460 249450 

    Jennie Loader

    Making & Believing Project Manager


    Jane Parker

    The Soundwaves Network Project Leader


    Nadine Griffiths

    Early Years Learning Coordinator