Kate Maines-Beasley

Early Years Music Making

Since she started the project, we've been able to talk about different children more. It has celebrated her being an individual, and me being able to understand that and communicate about that. It's been fantastic.

Parent about her three year old child (who took part in one of Kate's projects)

Kate was excellent and made everybody feel comfortable. She delivered clearly and I’ve come away with great understanding. She was friendly as well as professional and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. She was very enthusiastic and explained everything well.

Early years practitioner, Howdon Nursery (about Kate's CPD in Makaton)

As a result of this training I will use music more than twice per day, every day! I will support each child with their own music competency

Nursery manager

The music project has supported her speech, her speech is definitely progressing. She loves the music and singing, even if she can’t pronounce all the words to the songs she attempts to, so is practising her speech sounds

Early years practitioner, Battle Hill Childcare Nursery (about a child)

I enjoyed trying new songs and adapting them to my own strengths, using more singing as well as dance. I have been able to catch and the children’s attention for longer than ten minutes and have been at child height to help my working practice. I will continue to improve my practice by trying new activities weekly

Early years practitioner, Battle Hill Childcare Nursery

We had lots of stimulating fun, enjoyed action songs and the tactile scrunchy in a delightful, positive and encouraging environment led by an expert musician- Kate. Thank you.

Parent, September 2014