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.
EARLY YEARS CASE STUDY LIBRARY
THE SOUNDWAVES NETWORK
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 Setting Four, BristolWorking together on The SoundWaves Network Programme in Bristol
Eliza Wylie and Amy Hardwick at Setting Three, SomersetLessons Learnt in Lockdown
Bill Roberts working in Bristol, July 2016A ukulele project based in a deprived area of Bristol working with a group of 3 year olds.
Vicky Meadows working in BristolWorking with children with language delay, poor social and emotional development and vulnerable families
Emma Hutchinson working in ExeterDeveloping language in young children from multi-cultural families
Joanna Harvey working in FromeHow can music support Social Communication for 2-3 year olds (particularly children with EAL and SEND)
Richard Hughes working in DevonMark-making and sound making simultaneously
Richard Tomlinson working in DevonHow can a creative approach to music support positive engagement and communication?
Rachel Thame, Ahoy Project, working with Naval families in Plymouth.How can creative music making build resilience and encourage expression for military families with under 5s in the Plymouth area?
Liv McLennan working in SalisburyTo what extent can music enhance communication?
Ann Stott and Emily Garrod working in CornwallTo what extent can music support communication in an early years setting?
Richard Hughes working in DevonHow can we support musical play?
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.
Richard Hughes working in SomersetHow can we support the development of children’s reflective thinking?
Lucy Lean working in SomersetThe effects of creativity on speech and language?
Bizzikids Nursery with Deborah WestmancoatThere is no wrong or right. How can we build the confidence of children and adults in art making?
Hannah Lefeuvre working in SomersetTo explore the role of adults in creative, imaginative and playful activities?
Peter Margerum working in SomersetIt is the process of creativity that is more important than the end result in impacting on children’s brain development and learning?
Peter Margerum working in SomersetHow can having an artist at Blackbrook support staff to help children express their creativity?
Howard Vause working in SomersetHow can we develop children’s and adult’s creativity through technology?
Lucy Lean working in SomersetHow to use an artist to meet the childrens needs to express themselves creatively in a continuous provision model?
Hannah Lefeuvre working in SomersetExploring simple ways of unlocking staff’s imagination in order to develop children’s creativity?
Little Wellies Cathedral SchoolTo what extent does an artist impact on an Early Years Practitioner’s views regarding creativity (and the end product?)
To request these case studies in a different format or for any other inquiry please contact Early Years Co-ordinatior Ruth Copping.
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The SoundWaves Network is an innovative and exciting Early Years Music Network for Early Years practitioners, child-minders, Early Years settings and InspirED schools.More info
An innovative digital and creative online and offline adventure, helping the children of Taunton prepare for Big School.More info
Taking place over two-years, Hopper brought specially created theatre shows into, pre-schools, nurseries, theatres, libraries and children’s centres, focusing on children from less advantaged areas.More info