Early Years Workforce Development

Early Years Workforce Development
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Early Years Workforce Development

Sound Explorers

Our Early Years Workforce Development programme is called Sound Explorers.

Through Sound Explorers we support all aspects of child development through interactive activities including singing, movement, percussion and games, with a particular focus on early years children with SEN/D.

Alongside the direct benefits Sound Explorers has for early years children, we work alongside early years settings to embed music and sound activity and exploration into the culture of the whole setting. We do this by modelling activities and environments, sharing ideas, resources, training, mentoring and building the confidence of the early years team.

Sound Explorers aims to

  • increase children’s social interaction and self confidence.
  • improve children’s concentration, memory and developing creativity
  • improve children’s communication and sensory development
  • increase confidence and practical knowledge of staff in early years settings to facilitate music for children including those with SEN/D.

Sound Explorers was first delivered in partnership in 2021 and 22 with Plymouth Music Education Hub, Plymouth City Council (Education, Participation & Skills), Woodfield Primary School and Greenshoots Preschool and the University of Plymouth.

Do you have any questions?

Contact us if you have any questions about our Sound Explorers programme, we will be more than happy to help you!

What people say about Sound Explorers

Testimonials

M definitely sings more at home now and is becoming more expressive when doing so…the sessions are definitely increasing her confidence around music

Parent Sound Explorers

Since H has been doing Evolve, he enjoys making stories into songs and even every day life into songs too….he is a very theatrical soul and watching the staff pick up on and encourage this taught me a lot, such as going along with, watching and copying what he wants to do with an instrument rather than always teaching what I/society perceives as ‘the right way.’ This has allowed his confidence to grow tenfold.

Parent Sound Explorers

Meet your music leaders

Music Leader

Beth Vleminckx

Music Leader

Jude Cummins

What people say about Sound Explorers

Testimonials

M definitely sings more at home now and is becoming more expressive when doing so…the sessions are definitely increasing her confidence around music

Parent Sound Explorers

Since H has been doing Evolve, he enjoys making stories into songs and even every day life into songs too….he is a very theatrical soul and watching the staff pick up on and encourage this taught me a lot, such as going along with, watching and copying what he wants to do with an instrument rather than always teaching what I/society perceives as ‘the right way.’ This has allowed his confidence to grow tenfold.

Parent Sound Explorers

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