Note Weavers CIC is a community of learning for early years music within which early years practitioners, musicians and educators can be empowered through collaboration with each other and find support to develop their practice appropriately thus improving access for children, families and communities to quality musical experiences.

Note Weavers was incorporated as a Community Interest Company in May 2019 achieving its aim to build an organisation to:

  • support early years educators, music practitioners & researchers, connecting, collaborating & enabling (the development of) quality music practice for the benefit of children, families & communities.
  • facilitate a programme of projects in local settings, supporting practitioners, exploring pedagogy, researching and the developing new approaches, sharing impact & driving change at local, regional & national level.
  • support musical activity within local Early Years and community settings, working with Music Services, Music Education Hubs and other Arts Organisations to promote quality music making with young children, support reflective evaluation and the sharing of good practice.

As a collaborative community, Note Weavers aims to have a lasting impact on the music education experiences of young children in the North West and offer exciting opportunities to build partnerships and make a difference.

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Music in the Early Years: Demystifying SEN/D

Sunday 12th September, 10am -12pm   £15 This session is suitable for all early years practitioners and music leaders working with young children. Led by music therapist Georgina Roberts, this online session will explore: the joy of working with children who have SEND The challenges young children face and ways to overcome them Tips on resources…

Funding opportunities: Bursaries for CME:EC course

Note Weavers is inviting expressions of interest from Early Years Practitioners and Early Years Music Practitioners in the North West region who are interested in studying for the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators: Early Childhood (CME:EC) qualification at the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC). Funding from Youth Music means we are able…

Press Release: Music to our Early Ears!

Note Weavers CIC have been awarded £30,000 by Youth Music using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England to support early years music education in the North West of England and beyond. This new programme of work, ‘Talking Regions’, will support early years educators and music practitioners at several levels.  New local…

Songs for a Busy Bee

MCEP Creative Curriculum Partnership We are excited to be part of this Manchester Cultural Education Partnership (MCEP) initiative which sees cultural organisations paired with education establishments across Manchester, aiming to embed creativity within the school curriculum.  For this project, Note Weavers were paired with the Hospital School based at Manchester Children’s Hospital to develop a…

Music in the Outdoors with Sally-Anne Brown

Sunday 9 May 2021, 10.00-12 noon   £15 Preparing & using outside spaces for music sessions, from fields to concrete playground   Sally-Anne will cover: some of the challenges of delivering music outside and how to overcome them resources and musical activities which can be used in the outdoor environment This session is suitable for all…

Songs, Rhymes & Story Times

with Children’s Librarian & Early Childhood Music Specialist Ben Lawrence Sunday 16 May 2021, 10.00-12 noon   £15 Picture books are some of the most useful and powerful tools for engaging children in the Early Years. This highly practical session led by Children’s Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence will explore ways to combine…

Connecting Threads: Sharing Practice

  This national Connecting Threads Network event will explore project working – successes, challenges, impact & potential   Come & find out about two Youth Music funded early years projects that have been taking place in the the North West Bring your own ideas to a discussion about the potential for future collaborative work &…


 Updated 31st December 2020

Musical Learning & Progression in the Early Years

2 part online training workshop            with Zoe Greenhalgh Sunday 28 February & 7 March 2021, 10-12am     £30  **Please note that attendance on both dates is essential **   Zoe will look at ways to support young children’s musical development using joyful approaches that engage both children and adults in…

Connecting Threads – The Big Sing!

Thursday 14th January 2021 from 7-8.30pm An opportunity to share your favourite Early Years music material and pick up some fresh new ideas for the New Year. We invite you to bring a song from each of the following categories: ‘Chant-a-rhyme.’ ‘Your favourite prop songs.’ ‘Simple songs that burst with endless possibilities.’ We will have…