Early Years CPD Training and Consultancy
Music + Movement have been delivering early years dance and movement education for over 17 years. Our children’s workshops combine adult and child initiated learning using practical, creative and inspirational ideas. Our unique syllabus specialises in delivering cardio vascular work out, incorporating role-play, expression, movement, and music. Our highly practical workshops are designed to give practitioners/teachers the confidence to deliver inspiring and creative dance based lessons. The sessions show how dance and movement can make strong links with all aspects of the curriculum (Early Years). Creative planning can elicit excellent responses and engage pupils by using a range of stimuli to inspire learning and learners.
“Helen was fantastic, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject. The course was extremely fast paced and I really enjoyed the amount of practical work we did. I would definitely recommend this course to fellow PE teachers and Early Year’s practitioners.”
“I had an amazing time, was great to do training that was so hands on and practical. I found it liberating!”
“The EYFS course was so practical and inspirational I have implemented the ideas into my setting already, thank you”
“The Baby Music and Sensory Play Course was great, it helped all of us to understand babies developmental needs and it gave us confidence to make up our own songs!”
“It was great to look at CLL through dance and movement thanks for all the great ideas!”
Music + Movement: The Early Years Publication
The Healthy Debate Show Radio Interview
Healthy habits and physical activity in early years. Helen Battelley and Salimah Panjwani discuss topics like movement, nutrition and parents contribution in early development. Listen on Health Radio UK.
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We incorporate a wide music spectrum into our workshops ranging from classical, world to modern contemporary music. We create expressive and creative workshops enabling the children to draw on ‘their imaginations’ resulting in a ‘child-centred’ approach to learning. Children will learn space and body awareness, gain confidence in their work, learn expressive dance movement and develop social and emotional skills whilst experiencing a variety of equipment and music genres.
“My daughter has been taking lessons with M+M since she was 3 and has absolutely loved every minute of it. She has performed with such confidence and has had such fun, it has been a joy to watch. Helen is a great teacher, the kids love her and so do we, and music and movement have provided two brilliant kiddies parties for us, Thank you Music + Movement!
“I think every early years practitioner should attend your course as part of their initial teacher training as it really brings home how important Physical Development is, how it can inspire young children’s imaginations and contains so many practical ideas to take away…practitioners really need to start thinking outside the box and teach stories and number through PE, rather than having them sitting down and listening/doing flash cards.
The links are also useful. Great to see you have videos on YouTube too. ”
‘Rhythm International’ is an exciting new collaboration project incorporating the skills of Helen from Music and Movement and Ollie from Beat Goes On. Rhythm International is a unique blend of body percussion, instrumental percussion, movement, rhythm and dance education.