Family Learning

Music workshops provide a great opportunity for joint learning and bonding for parents and pre-school children. Working with Family Support experts from several local authorities as well as with Children's Centre Managers and Outreach Workers, Boogie Mites have developed a range of courses which aim to:

  • Increase opportunities for EarlyYears families to participate in active music making 
  • Increase parent understanding of the EYFS
  • Increase parent understanding of how they can use music to support the 3 Prime areas
  • Increase home music making activities
  • Increase opportunities for Signposting to other courses

Boogie Mites has been an amazing opportunity for my little girl, it has aided her learning in a variety of areas and boosted her social confidence.  She gets very excited about coming every week. Mum, Keepsake Children’s Centre, Portchester, Hants 


The Family Learning workshop was wonderful and having the CD at home is a REALLY BIG help. My daughter especially loves her shaker, it was a lovely idea for them to make instruments for themselves. Dad, St Cuthbert’s Children’s Centre, Portsmouth


Boogie Mites have run many Family Learning funded music workshops for Mums and preschool children in Portsmouth Schools, Children Centres and Community Centres. The sessions are fun and encourage parent participation and shared enjoyment of the music and activities. The children are introduced to new vocabulary, rhyming words, rhythm, counting, sorting, teamwork, physical coordination, dancing and role-play in these lively and well structured sessions which keep the children and adults stimulated throughout. Jacqui Lawrence, Adult & Family Learning Manager, Portsmouth

Boogie Mites' original songs and creative music activities have proved to engage even the hardest to reach families with feedback being very positive. We include a craft element in most courses, so that families can work together to create a 'Song Sack' of instruments and props to use at home, in conjuction with a Boogie Mites Parent CD pack. Click on the links below to find out more about our Parent Education Courses.

6-10 Hour Courses

2 Hour Taster sessions

Evaluation Tools


The courses are a great way to get families involved in a fun activity over a number of weeks and offer a friendly and supportive environment in which parents can learn about other opportunities for progression. We currently work with Children's Centres in Portsmouth, Hampshire, Surrey, Southwark, Lambeth, Bexley and Barnet. To talk to us about running Parent Support Courses at your setting,  please click here