How can you spend EYPP funding to most effectively meet children’s needs in the current climate?
Supporting the wellbeing of practitioners and parents must continue to be a priority for assuring the wellbeing of children. Most importantly we need to prioritise children’s self-regulation skills and emotional wellness. However, we mustn’t forget that children need to be prepared for school next September and we need to find ways to do this that are fun, active, uplifting and can involve parents and home activities as well.
At Boogie Mites (BM), we believe that daily, creative, music-making opportunities can achieve all of these post-pandemic priorities. Not only does it have the potential to significantly boost children’s mood, social skills and cognitive development, but it’s also great for equipping parents with mood-boosting activities to enjoy at home with their children.
Neuroscience studies provide evidence of the power of effective, active, music-making to boost children’s development in the early years, particularly in the foundations for literacy and maths. Research suggests that music and movement in the early years (EY) could be the key to closing the attainment gap.
In recent years, many EY settings have chosen to spend their EYPP funding on our School Ready Music Programme. They receive practitioner training and resources that can be used in the setting and for parent engagement sessions.
“I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Boogie Mites to anyone caring for children in the early years. The extensive learning outcomes for children that it offers, makes it very good value for money. I believe it should be an essential piece of ‘toolkit’ within the industry.”
Emma Berry, Manager, Scamps Pre-School, East Worthing
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Pre-school settings must consider how best to support their pre-schooler’s literacy and maths foundations as well as boosting wellbeing. Their EYPP funding must be directed to meet this challenge.
How can we help?
- Online self-paced training and programme packs
Read more about our School Ready Literacy Programme
Read more about our Maths Programme
Read about the launch of our online, self-paced training packages for Boogie Mites core programmes here
- Online or onsite live practitioner training
You can add a live online or onsite training to launch the programme for your team, this can help practitioner motivation, confidence and enthusiasm to get started and to embed in daily practice.
Contact [email protected] for more information.
“I have just finished the start of the Minis training course! I love it 😊 Tasha is amazing, very engaging, knowledgeable and obviously passionate about delivering the training which shows. I enjoyed listening to the science behind it, I think this knowledge is good for them to know and understand. I’m so glad I got to watch it and have access to everything because I feel I can support with some questions practitioners may have, but I think the Facebook group is a great tool because as Tasha has said people can ask questions, share ideas etc and that gives people no excuse for not knowing or getting involved!” – Linzi Lown, Professional Development Specialist, Grandir UK, Kiddi Caru Nurseries.
- Online themed training evenings
We are offering six themed training evenings in the first quarter of 2022, presented in collaboration with Early Years Consultants. More information and online booking can be found via our recent blog.
We also support parent involvement via online sessions and resources to enjoy with their children at home. The parent programmes can be purchased by the setting or by the parents directly.
Email [email protected] for information or to organise a parent involvement project exclusively for your setting/nursery group or for any other enquiries. We would love to work with you to enhance the music provision at your setting, boost wellness and development for staff, children and parents through music in 2022.