A practical and interactive online six-week Zoom course is for anyone who wants to improve their skills and knowledge in early years music

The popular course is once again led by Jane Parker and is part of Take Art’s Early Childhood music programme SoundWaves Network SW, funded by Youth Music.

Past course attendees said:

I have loved this course! My understanding of the importance of music for early years has grown no end. I would definitely recommend it to any of my practitioners if the opportunity arose again. Thank you. (EYFS Pre-School Manager)

Thank you for such a rich, engaging and useful course. Each week I have taken away something that I can practically use within my setting. (Reception Class Teacher and Acting Headteacher)

Thank you so SO much. It has really inspired me to connect with children musically. I have learnt so much over the 6 sessions and have loved the practical songs, opportunities to practise together and understanding the purpose/why along with information, videos/real life examples. I feel I have left with a wealth of resources to use and share with staff in my setting.   Thank you again, you are amazing! (EYFS Lead and Teacher) 

This 6-session evening course is a fantastic opportunity for someone in your EYFS setting to learn how to develop musical activities.

The course aims to cover:

  • Confidence in delivering simple singing games, rhymes and instrumental work
  • Musical play and how to support it through adult interaction
  • Celebrating children’s musical achievement. 

The course aligns with the Prime Areas of Learning so will provide a strong grounding in musical approaches that link to age appropriate expectations.

Who is this course for? 

  • EY practitioners / EYFS teachers / childminders
  • Students 

Training Course Details and Prices

£20 – Full time students / unemployed

£35 – Early Years practitioners / EYFS teachers / childminders / Music Practitioners

£50 – Everyone else  

Proof of eligibility will be requested for those booking a place on a reduced fee.  

Everyone is welcome to apply although please note there are limited spaces on this six-week course and priority will be given to those working or studying within the South West of England. This course will be repeated again over the next 12 months for those in other areas that are part of SoundWaves Network SW consortium Youth Music programme.

Each session will be recorded just for those booked on the course and the private recording will be available for a week after each session. Attendees will also receive a handout at the end of each session.

Training Session Dates

Wednesday 1 November 2023 | Wednesday 8 November 2023 | Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Wednesday 22 November 2023 | Wednesday 29 November 2023 | Wednesday 6 December 2023