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Early years quality framework (Music)

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A quality framework for use in music-making sessions working with children in Early Years settings.

Posted: 05/09/2019

Category:Early Years

Youth Music Network have  launched an Early Years version of our quality framework for work with babies and young children. (PDF) 

Youth Music’s quality framework is flexible and can be used for any kind of music-making project. However, the criteria might look different in different kinds of settings.

Early Years music-making is a key priority for Youth Music. We recognise the unique potential of musicmaking to help shape the musical lives of all children aged 5 and under, giving them a positive start at an early age.

The Early Years version of the Youth Music Quality Framework has been produced following feedback from grantholders as well as consultation with academics, music leaders and other experts in Early Years music-making. In this version of the framework we have made some changes to make it more suitable for an Early Years context, with acknowledgement of the unique differences and challenges that are specific to working with this age group.

Follow the link below to download the framework. 

Early Years version of our quality framework

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