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Seeds Creative

As part of our commitment to reflective practice and developing new approaches to early years work, we offered our practitioners the opportunity to apply for a bursary to support them in carrying out a small-scale piece of work on a topic of their interest.      

As part of the work, the practitioners completed a short report in order to share their learning and a series of podcasts which are available below.

Seeds Creative 2021


Being Child-led in Online Early Years Music Sessions - Lucy Drever

Using early years drama to give students ownership, agency, and opportunities to participate in decision making and expand creativity - Katie Lovell

Love in Action: exploring mindfulness practice for artists in service - Raph Clarkson and Martha Wright 

Seeds Creative 2019

Including Quiet Children in Early Years Foundation Stage Music - Cathleen Cheshire

Adding Music to the Process of Helicopter Stories - Penny Osmond

Using Popular Music in Early Years Education - Ellie Rashid

All provision was offered to participants free of charge. Work was carried out under the Creative Futures Practitioner Conduct Agreement and Ethical Policy and ethical procedures and concerns were discussed with Vanessa Stansall, Creative Producer.  


Cathleen Cheshire - Podcast
00:00 / 14:24
Penny Osmond - Helicopter Stories Podcast
00:00 / 29:19
Ellie Rashid - Pop Music Podcast
00:00 / 23:56
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