The Lullaby project

The Lullaby project

The Lullaby Project uses music to support emotional wellbeing and confidence building in children and their parents, as well as the confidence of staff in their approach to music making.  Outcomes include supporting key skills like language development and building successful relationships between schools and parents through active and regular engagement with music. 

Learning Areas:
Music, Speech and language, Attachment, Parental engagement with vulnerable groups, Staff development.

Target Groups:
Schools, Children’s Centres, Nursery’s,  Families, Community Groups, EAL, SEN, Adopted & looked after children

Target age:
Parents and early years (older children on a case by case basis) 

What we do

Our Musicians will work with up to 15 families in your setting to compose special bespoke songs for each of the children involved. They will run weekly music making settings for a wider group of children and adults in your setting.

Groundswell Arts will also offer a half day of training for your setting to support the staffs development in their own music making. Focusing on parental engagement, bespoke music making, and inclusion.

For more information, please read the ‘Lullaby Report’ by Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury University

‘Music specialists engage well with families and their children, sharing families’ stories through the writing of personal ‘lullabies’. This is furthering children’s strong sense of belonging, celebrating the uniqueness of each child, and contributing to their developing self-confidence and self-awareness. As a result, children are highly successful learners, able to work independently or with others successfully’
OFSTED report for Woodlands Park Nursery 2018