About Music + Movement

Music + Movement classes began in April 2000 and have been successful from the outset reaching over 1500 children per week. Music + Movement was founded by Helen Battelley who trained at LAMDA, UTD and ISTD. After graduating spent seven years living and working in Spain where she discovered a passion for Flamenco. Since then Helen has worked extensively with young children.

All Music + Movement staff are fully trained and qualified dance/drama professionals, who have gained experience in both performing and choreography. It is also vital to possess that extra special quality when working with toddlers and pre-school children. All Music + Movement teachers either have children of their own or have spent many years working with young children.

Music + Movement follow Safer Recruitment in line with Safeguarding Children. All staff hold Full Enhanced CRB forms and First Aid Certification. Prior to each setting a Risk Assessment is completed and a copy kept on file. All staff are aware of our Health and Safety Policy and Child Protection Policy.

Our classes reach into all the aspects of children’s physical and psychological needs in an exciting, captivating and friendly environment. The activities covered will build self-confidence, social awareness and group interaction. Music + Movement is an ideal foundation for budding theatrical stars while providing a rich atmosphere for imaginative and stimulating play.

In order to maintain the quality of our tuition and services provided, evaluation forms are distributed at the end of each term to all parents. All comments are evaluated and where possible changes are made to incorporate improvements and suggestions made by parents.

Disabilities and Special Needs

Music + Movement welcomes children with disabilities and special needs. Our classes are held in large halls with good wheelchair access and facilities. Music, Dance and Drama can give:
  • children with visual impairment the opportunity to have physical contact with instruments, artifacts, spaces and movements
  • children with hearing impairment the opportunity to experience sound through vibrations and rhythm through movement
  • children who cannot communicate by voice the opportunity to respond to music in different ways, such as gestures and dance.
Please fell free to discuss your child’s individual needs with us, preferably in advance.

Equal Opportunities

Music + Movement believes all children have an equal right to education and learning through play. We endeavour to provide a caring environment where every child regardless of gender, race, colour, religion, disabilities or social background will be treated equally.

Aims and Objectives

DCSFs (Department for Children, Schools and Families) EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (Statutory September 2008) which identifies clear Learning and Development requirements as outlined in the ‘Early Learning Goals’ (see below). It is a distinct stage and important both in its own right and in preparing children for later schooling. Music + Movement classes are run in accordance with the foundation stage curriculum.


Career Opportunities With Us!

Do you have Dance/Performing Arts Experience?
Would you like to work flexible hours?
Music+Movement are always looking for energetic, and passionate people to work within our team.

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