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…

CPD 2022: Making and collecting resources for early years music activities

Tuesday 25th January 2022 17.00 – 18.30 (online); £15   Songs, props, and associated activities from Sorrel Harty Sorrel will talk about her creation and use of resources, and how they can be used to support and extend songs and musical activities and enrich children’s experience of music. The session will include: 1. Songs/Musical exploration…

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

Tuesday 8th February 2022 17.00 – 18.30 (online); £15   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 in the sessions…

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…

Our Community, Our Future

Our Community, Our Future (OCOF) is the social integration programme for Blackburn with Darwen. This government funded, three year programme has been developed by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council working with a wide range of local partners. Note Weavers have been successful in securing a grant from the Our Community Our Future (OCOF) fund to…

National audit of Early Years Music Activity – Can you help?

At Note Weavers, our Youth Music funded Talking Regions programme is now well underway within the North West and beyond. In the summer, seven regional organisations met as part of the ‘National Conversation’ and this group is now engaged in an audit of early years music activity across England. To this end we invite you to complete…

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…