Talking Regions: The National Conversation Evaluation Report

The National Conversation formed part of the Note Weavers Talking Regions project which was funded by Youth Music and involved regional organisations from across England coming together to talk about early years music practice and provision.  Now that this phase is complete, Note Weavers CIC would like to share the evaluation report written by Sally-Anne…

SEND creative music making sessions at Bolton Central Library

Note Weavers Directors Georgina and Sorrel have been delivering a series of music sessions, working on behalf of Bolton Libraries and Museums Service. The family sessions were for early years children, and children with special educational needs and disabilities and were located at Bolton Museum and Smithills Hall. All the sessions had a multi-sensory focus…

CPD 2022: What makes a music session in the Early Years?

Saturday 30th April 09.30-11.00 (online); £15 **please note change of date & time** Vic Holmes shares the findings of her masters dissertation research and explores how these can be applied on a practical level. This session will explore: Challenging expectations/concept of what an early years music session looks like Working in partnership with practitioners both…

Developing resources with the BBC

  Over the past few months Note Weavers Directors Sally-Anne Brown, Vic Holmes and Zoe Greenhalgh have greatly enjoyed working with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra’s Digital and Learning team to develop their Musical Story of the Gingerbread Man, a short film for children with a series of associated activities for early years and key stage…

Early Years Music Practitioner Register for North West England

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CPD 2022: Exploring Musical Development Matters with Nicola Burke

Tuesday 5 July 16:00 – 17.30 (online), £15 This session will explore Musical Development Matters, a free guidance that is available to download from Early Education. The course not only introduces participants to the guidance but also demonstrates how easily music can be incorporated into any early childhood setting without practitioners needing any previous musical…

Songs, Rhymes & Storytimes

Ben Lawrence Children’s Librarian & Early Childhood Music Specialist Saturday 14 May 2022, Online,  09.30-11.00   £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 songs and…

Twigs, Tunes & Tyres: Making Music Outdoors

Tuesday 15 March 2022, Online  17.00-18.30   £15 Sally-Anne Brown Following her highly popular session last year, Sally-Anne Brown returns to explore ways of working musically in outdoor spaces. This session will look at: some of the challenges of delivering music outside and how to overcome them resources and musical activities which can be used in…

Working with Home-Start to support parent-infant mental health

Musical Connection is a joint project developed though partnership between Trafford, Salford and Wigan Home-Start and Note Weavers. The Home-Start charity helps families with young children through challenging times, using a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support. “Musical Connection” will offer support to parents during the critical first 1001 days of their…

Developing the North West workforce

Note Weavers is delighted to support four North West early years music practitioners to study for the Certificate for Music Educators: Early Childhood (CME:EC) Level 4 qualification at The Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) as part of our Youth Music funded Talking Regions project.  The successful applicants for this bursary started the course…