Laois and Offaly Childcare Workers!

Music Generation Laois, in partnership with Laois Offaly Education and Training Board, are interested to find out whether you would consider taking part in a FREE online course on early childhood music (babies and very young children), during the current lockdown:

‘Tuning into your babies and very young children’ – A series online Early Childhood Music training sessions with Jane Parker and Nuala Kelly

  • 6 week online course, 2 hours weekly
  • Free of Charge
  • Practical and interactive
  • For anyone who wants to improve their skills and knowledge in early childhood music education
  • Times – TBC, to have an input into when this course will take place (mornings/ afternoons/ evenings) complete the online form (below)

Further Details:

All young children arrive in our settings are spontaneous creative music makers. As facilitators, we don’t need to start from scratch when we ‘do’ music, but support, reinforce and extend what our little music makers can already do.

The sessions will provide an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in delivering simple singing games, rhymes and instrumental work with babies and very young children.  We will also look at ways of encouraging musical play, supporting it through adult interactions with children, and ways settings can celebrate children’s musical achievements.

Participants will:

  • Gain skills in learning the most appropriate rhymes, simple songs and activities to develop babies’ and very young children’s musicality
  • Develop skills to notice and support babies’ and very young children’s music-making in all areas of your setting
  • Watch and discuss babies’ and young children’s spontaneous music making and look at ways adults might play creatively with them
  • Discuss theoretical information to inform and support our practice, with a brief over-view of musical development of babies and very young children and the benefits of music making in the early years


To be equipped with a rationale for why musically playful activity is beneficial in helping to achieve positive outcomes towards all areas of learning.


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