Do you have a child in the setting I am in right now? Please get in touch if yes. Say hi. Get involved. You are the most important person in your child’s life.  Music Moves will be so much better for your child if you are part of it.

Music Moves On

Ongoing project work with two year olds and families in North Tyneside

1:1 musical play opportunities

Musical play

singing together, hands on experience of high quality instruments, exploring sounds

Movement play

two year olds need to move. Development movement play supports their need to explore a full range of movements in a fun, safe environment. We will use lycra, scrunchies, bodies and celebrate the unique energy of two-year-olds

Live music

I play the flute, and a small amount of ukulele and djembe drum. The children will have opportunities to listen to these instruments.

Animal assisted work

Lesley will bring golden retriever Heidi in to play and learn with us, and possibly even her hens. Lesley is a speech and language therapist, so all she does is backed up by sound working knowledge of how to best support children's communication skills

I am currently based in North Shields, working with two year olds and families. I am in the setting from January – July 2023. Please come and say hello if you see me. If your child is in this nursery, please get involved. You are your child’s primary educator. I will be working with parents/carers all the way through.

Child leads

Music Moves starts with the child. I am working alongside those who care for them. 

What I actually deliver depends on the unique child or children in front of me in that moment. 

My ethos

adults learn together

“I won’t stop myself from having a go at things because I don’t want to be judged or fail”

Practitioner

“The caregiving and gentleness children practise with the animals can help them to understand friendship behaviours.”

Lesley Forrester, Animal Assisted Activities

“I won’t stifle genuine enthusiasm by saying how to do it

Practitioner

“I won't expect everyone to “join in”. I won’t fill in the silences” practitioner