With the arrival of autumn, the little ones settle into a new term of adventures at their nurseries, preschools and childminders. This means busy times for our Early Years team - Jane, Jennie, Nadine and Ralph - who are working with musicians, artists and performers planning meaningful creative experiences to support their development.
The early years - the first 5 years of life - is a key period that fundamentally shapes futures. We know that creative engagement can play a powerful supporting role during this time. That is why we invest so much time and energy in working with the early years sector to provide stimulating and effective opportunities for children to enjoy.
Through music, performance or artistic engagement we aim to support children and the people working with them to foster improvements across identified key development areas, such as communication and language, personal, social, emotional and physical development.
Read on to find out what opportunities we have coming up for children aged 0-5 and the special people in their lives.
Watch A Live Theatre Show
Let’s Play Messing Around is a new show that has just been written specifically for little ones. It's a fun show about two children meeting and learning how to co-exist, play together, understand others’ and their own needs. It also explores their creativity and the ways in which they express themselves artistically.
See it on 8 October at The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea. For further details and to book click here.
We are delighted to share that our Making & Believing project has arranged for this show to be performed within a number of settings across Somerset, Derby and Surrey. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further dates coming soon!
Attend Our Online Evening EYFS Music Training
If you are an early years practitioner or interested in the musical development of young children, then our Introduction to Early Years Music course could be just right for you.
Dispelling the fear of ‘I’m not musical’ and teaching you simple ways of engaging with young children and babies through the joy of music, this online course runs for 6 weeks from Monday, 10 October, in the evenings.
Join tutor Jane Parker from the comfort of your own sofa as she guides you gently through a musical adventure. Jane is an early years music specialist and tutors at The Centre for Research in Early Childhood.
For further information and to book on this subsidised course visit this link.
We can come to you!
If you would like a theatre company to visit your setting, or artists/musicians to work with your staff and children, get in touch. Our Making & Believing and SoundWaves Network SW projects are grateful to our wonderful funders - Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Youth Music - who make it possible for us to offer exciting and life enhancing experiences at an affordable cost.
To join us in sharing the joys and benefits of creativity contact email@example.com.