Welcome to the Early Years Case Study Library

If you work within Early Years and the Arts as a practitioner, artist or setting you might like to access Take Art’s wealth of case studies that will give you plenty of ideas and steer on how to increase creativity in your work and get the best outcomes for the children.

Please download our various Case Studies from the Elements and The SoundWaves Network projects below.



The Soundwaves Network Case Studies

Soundwaves Network is an early childhood music education programme incorporating a strong element of training for the current and future early childhood workforce in the South West.

Below are some key Case Studies from the project.

Roger Luxton and Eliza Wylie at St Paul's Nursery School, Bristol

Working together on The SoundWaves Network Programme in Bristol9.26 MB PDF

Eliza Wylie and Amy Hardwick at Willow Set Pre-School, Stoke St Gregory

Lessons Learnt in Lockdown11.32 MB PDF

Bill Roberts and Knowle West Children’s Centre in Bristol, July 2016

A ukulele project based in a deprived area of Bristol working with a group of 3 year olds.3.87 MB PDF

Emma Hutchinson at Flying Start Children's Centre, Exeter

Developing language in young children from multi-cultural families529.92 KB PDF

Richard Hughes at St Peter’s Primary School, Budleigh, Devon

Mark-making and sound making simultaneously1.98 MB PDF

Richard Tomlinson at St Peter’s Primary School in Budleigh Salterton

How can a creative approach to music support positive engagement and communication?1.5 MB PDF

Liv McLennan at Salisbury City Children’s Centre

To what extent can music enhance communication?1.65 MB PDF

Richard Hughes at Bluecoat C of E Primary School, Torrington

How can we support musical play?10.99 MB PDF


Elements Case Studies

Elements was a practical action research programme of Early Years' creativity, that took place in different settings across Wells and Taunton between October 2016 and April 2017. Six multi-disciplinary artists were placed in reception and pre-school settings across Taunton and Wells.

As part of this project the artist and setting worked together to carry out a Case Study based on a pre-determined research question.


To request these case studies in a different format or for any other inquiry please contact Early Years Co-ordinatior Ruth Copping.

earlyyears@takeart.org | 01460 249450

  • 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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  • ProjectAlfred the Mouse Goes to School

    An innovative digital and creative online and offline adventure, helping the children of Taunton prepare for Big School.

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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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