Music and Cultural Captial

£30.00 Inc VAT

Join Early Years Consultant Donna Townsend to consider ideas for ensuring that educators are equipped with the training and resources they need to support children to develop the cultural capital they need for future success.

This webinar will be held on Monday 16th September 2024 at 7-8:15pm


In 2019 Ofsted introduced the word Cultural Capital to the early years workforce. The Early Years Inspection Handbook explains it as children being given the knowledge they need for future success (Ofsted,186, 2024).

The conversation around cultural capital has mostly been around the children, but maybe we should be focusing more on equipping educators with the skills, knowledge and confidence that they need to provide children with this foundation of cultural capital?

With regard to music experiences, confidence and knowledge, educators may not have had exposure to a rich and varied music education themselves, indeed they may have had bad experiences that make them think they are not musical. Our co-presenter, Early Years Consultant, Founder of 3 Little Wishes, Donna Townsend discusses this subject with Tasha.

By equipping staff with a love and confidence for taking part in/leading active music making, by providing the neuroscience evidence, a wide range of music genres and activities, we are adding to their job satisfaction as well as providing children with a foundation for musicality, and the cross curricular cognitive benefits of daily music practice. And we are using a tool for learning about the world that is fun and memorable.

Tasha will cover two Boogie Mites songs that you can trial with the children, to observe their response, the effect on mood of children and staff. An action song about Australia and a steel drum song about tropical fruit.

You will have access to a recording of the session for one week after the live date.

Course Details

Date: Monday 16th September 2024
Time: 7pm – 8:15pm
Where: via zoom (details provided after purchase)
Cost: £30 per person (including VAT)

Digital Resources

Boogie Mites song resources will be available for you to access via our CustomerHub:

  • Australia
  • Sweet Papaya
Course Tutors

Donna Townsend has worked all over the world in a variety of roles. She has written curriculum, designed and delivered training and been part of an advisory team for government ministers. Donna is an ex-Ofsted inspector and offers various services to support early years settings in England and overseas.

Tasha Bretten has been working as a Boogie Mites teacher and trainer for 2 years following 13 years as a Primary School Teacher working across all year groups, with a passion for supporting children’s literacy and musical development. Tasha is a trained opera singer but having said this she is first to say: “ You don’t have to be a trained singer to lead Boogie Mites. You can do it!”


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