Nurseries + EYFS settings
Do you want music and singing to be a regular part of children's learning in your early years setting? Providing a rich musical environment is an essential part of early years education as it helps the brain to develop to support all areas of learning. Music boosts children's experience across the curriculum and is powerful in the enjoyment which it provides.
The Voices Foundation can:
Help you to give every child in your setting a musical start
Train your teachers and practitioners with the confidence and skills to lead singing
Help to place singing at the heart of your EYFS curriculum
Provide accessible handbooks and resources to support classroom singing and music-making
The Voices Foundation works in a number of state and independent nurseries and early years settings across the country offering music training for all staff. Our approach to improving musical learning through the side-by-side development of teachers and pupils is unique. We can work with your staff over the course of a year, or provide one-off training sessions. Training is bespoke and is tailored to the needs of staff.
Training could include:
- Twilight, half day and full day training sessions for your whole staff
- 1-2-1 or small group training for key staff
- Teacher mentoring, modelling and coaching with children participating
- Practical ideas and tools for teachers to put into immediate use in the classroom
- Specialist early years music handbook with song resources, curriculum links, assessment and planning
Our training improves teacher subject knowledge so that they have the confidence to deliver a playful music curriculum through song, instruments, movement and listening using high-quality resources such as books, props, puppets and instruments. Teachers will be introduced to a range of songs and associated games and activities which harness children's creativity and development. A CPD programme with your staff will provide them with the tools to deliver varied and engaging music activities which enable all to participate.
To find out how we can support your nursery or early years setting today please email Deborah Guest (Learning Manager) or call on 020 7520 1430
“The INSET training was great with lots of useful ideas and songs that the staff have taken back into the classroom. Staff feel they are able to plan exciting and motivating lessons which will inspire them. The children have benefited enormously from this and are now using musical terms when exploring musical instruments”.
Deputy Headteacher, Bayonne Nursery, Pre-School & Children’s Centre