Make Some Noise believes music making can never start too early.

From birth, children can relate to rhythm, tone and pulse, responding to music with keen attention and movement.

Not only is music great fun for children, but it also helps develop motor skills, speech, note pitching, rhythm, counting, turn taking, and listening skills. Music is proven to improve parent to child bonding too.

Make Some Noise’s Early Years music programmes train nursery practitioners, childcare workers, parents and musicians to feel confident in leading music activities with babies and children.

Who we work with

Looked After Children

Military Family Welfare

Young Mums & Dads

Pre School & Nurseries

Working with highly experienced and renowned early years musicians, Make Some Noise delivers high quality music programmes in childcare settings. Partners include Children’s Centres, Local Authority Early Years Childcare Units, Private, Voluntary and Independent Nurseries, Music Education Hubs and Music Service.

Experienced musicleaders offer engaging and interactive music sessions in a nursery setting over a few weeks, combined with training workshops for staff and parents. Staff or carers are then supported to lead activities, with observation and mentoring.

Activities include songs, clapping games, free expression with instruments, and movement to music. In most cases, instrument packs are supplied for the nurseries involved, so it doesn’t matter what level the nursery is at, only their passion in embedding music to develop their children.

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This project has really helped me compose music, and with my singing. It helps boost your confidence in all elements of music. I got involved because I wanted to widen my range of singing, instead of just staying with pop music.

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Working with young people in difficult circumstances is not always easy, but the effect these projects have on their lives is immeasurable. These projects transform lives.

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SoundProof at CEDARS pupil referral centres was well targeted and very successful. The leaders worked well with some very vulnerable children, emotionally, behaviourally and socially disaffected.

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Get in touch

If you want to help Make Some Noise make a difference for the young people you work with then call us on 01785 278 454 or email on