Early Years Provision


(Early Years)

Soundpots is a programme of creative music-making for young children aged 0-5 years.

Through a mixture of adult and child-led activities, our skilled Early Years Music Practitioners nurture children’s musical skills and understanding of rhythm, pulse, pitch, listening and playing together. These musical sessions provide many opportunities for interaction, creative play, listening and focusing attention, awareness of rhythm and rhyme and developing self-confidence – all vital in supporting communication and language development.

Support and training is also given to Music staff, Early Years Practitioners and parents/carers to develop their skill set and confidence in sharing songs, rhymes and musical play with their children, using a range of engaging activities and resources. City Music Service was delighted to win the Primary/Early Years Music category for Soundpots at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence in 2017.

Evaluation Report 2020-23 (PDF)

“The Soundpots sessions have been absolutely brilliant and have made such an impact on our children. The difference we have seen in the 10 weeks is incredible. We targeted children with speech and language delay or other profound SEN and they have all made progress in their own individual ways! I would not hesitate to recommend Soundpots to my colleagues or other schools. The Music Leader’s manner with the children is so nurturing and inclusive. She ensured that everyone could participate in the session regardless of their learning delay.“

EYFS Leader, Ball Green Primary School