Boogie Mites have continued to adapt the way they reach nurseries and families through the pandemic. In July 2020 we took part in the online NMT Agenda event, making a video for the Agenda, little did we know that it would be the first of many videos we would be making over the next 6 months!
Online training and learning has soared across the world as the pandemic forced us all to look to new ways to connect with people and share good practice.
Here is a clip of our video which we made for the event, identifying three key reasons why investment in music provision is so important for early years settings in the pandemic environment, now more relevant ever:
Our Practitioner Training
Boogie Mites have been training early years practitioners to lead our music programme in-house for 12 years. We have enjoyed leading regular inset training days, Saturday and evening team sessions, cluster training for groups of settings and delivering sessions at conferences. We offer a team building, uplifting training group experience. Trainees leave buzzing and enthused to introduce the new songs and music activities the very next day. It’s a practical music-making session, no sitting down for hours or taking notes, it’s a singing, dancing, get on the floor and bang your drum type session!
‘Excellent. Very interactive, physical, great resource, super ‘feel good factor’ for everyone taking part. It will have an impact on all areas of learning.’ Martine Horvath, Sussex early years advisor.
Our first online training was launched in January 2021, we then reviewed and assessed how each element of the training support went. We received evaluations from these trainees after completing their course at the end of February, we were excited to hear their feedback. The feedback was great, it turns out you can build an online community of trainees, motivate and enthuse them to motivate and enthuse their teams, and introduce a whole new programme of music in a way that meets the needs of each setting and each child.
Some of the lovely feedback we were given:
‘Our music sessions were stale and a bit flat, theses boogie mite sessions have really improved our music, with the reassurance we are meeting the letter and sound requirements. Such good value!’ Kirsty Winwood, Rainbow Nursery, Staffs.
‘This course has really given me the opportunity and tools to bring music back into the classroom with purpose. Learning through music now has a completely different meaning for me.’ Kirsty Bard The Lake House Nursery Bristol.
‘I have found the resources provided to be excellent, giving lots of ideas on how to extend and expand activities. The songs and music are original and catchy, and I love the fact that I am helping the children to advance educationally in such a fun and enjoyable way!’ Paula Ariel, Little Stars Nursery, Staffs.
A busy year ahead, in April we are starting online courses covering Boogie Mites School Ready and Teenies Programmes. You can see more information and book online here: https://boogiemites.co.uk/online-practitioner-training-2021/
Bespoke training courses and NMT offer
We can work with nursery groups or large settings to create private courses for their teams, where an online platform can offer team building interactions and support through the course as well. To reflect our long-term relationship with NMT we would like to offer NMT followers a 20% discount on training and programme pack bookings made during April 2021 for projects to be delivered this year.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss an exclusive online course or bespoke project for your team, quoting NMT 20% discount.