Music Education Hubs have historically only been funded to deliver activity/provision that starts from 5 years old, meaning that the Early Years Foundation Stage has sat outside any central funding. The revised National Plan for Music Education (2022), recognises the importance of music in the Early Years and includes seven desires and goals for the development of music practice in this area. You can access information HEREwhich outlines the seven desires and goals along with possibilities regarding the implications of the goals/desires and suggestions as to how these can be realised. With this in mind we have updated our guidance for Music Hubs (See below).
Developing Early Years Provision across Music Education Hubs: A Practical Guide
Click on the image above to download
"Developing Early Years Provision across Music Education Hubs: A Practical Guide" for free. Updated Oct 2022.
We are delighted to share our updated guidance document that we have written to offer support and guidance to Music Education Hub (MEH) leaders regarding the development of their Early Years (EY) Music provision. It explains the EY sector and landscape, and offers information, questions and considerations to support leaders to develop their own strategies. We do not intend to prescribe what any MEH should or should not offer, but we hope this document can act as a point of reference for information containing useful tips, information and suggestions to support each MEH to navigate their way through early years and the possibilities that this brings.
“The guidance helps to remind us to consider all the key stakeholders when planning an EY strategy and how to best engage with the existing activity. It can be quite easy to think in terms of the delivery of activity (and therefore income streams) rather than considering what already exists and where the gaps are in terms of knowledge, training etc.
I think it also helps to provide clarity on how we envisage a progression pathway into primary education and therefore how we can also support in the EY years.”