• Primary Schools

    Teachers’ feedback on training

    “With such a vast programme, I only expected a very basic introduction, but the trainer covered a lot of material and was really adaptive and catered to our various needs.”

    “It was great to have the opportunity to ask specific questions relating to my projects within the context of general course information.”

    “Very knowlegable. Explained things well and used industry experience.”

    “Good balance between theory and practical with real life examples.”

    “Despite feeling absolutely exhausted at the start, I had a brilliant time and am now full of ideas and inspiration for creating a radio play with my class.”

    “The course was very well prepared with a good selection of audio files and materials to work with.”

    “Very organised and informed”

    Teachers’ feedback about children

    “Seanine pitched the talk at the correct level for the children who have continued to talk animatedly about the visit.”

    “I though it was well organized, friendly and extremely interesting and informative for both children and adults. I enjoyed the fact that children from different age groups were asked to answer questions, therefore making every child feel involved.”

    “It was very hands on and great for children to learn how sounds of all different sources are very expressive.”

  • Nurseries & Children’s Centres

    Early Years Management

    “I commissioned the courses for my Early Years staff as I had seen how effective and well received they were with parents in our centre. My staff gained many new ideas and the confidence to use music and storytelling in their setting and continue to use it as part of their regular practice. I would highly recommend it.”
    Bolu Heather, Daubeney Children’s Centre Manager

    “The programme has been very successful. The workshop leader is extremely well organised, reliable and has excellent communication with the centre so we always know exactly what to expect.”
    Marie Kerrigan, Morningside Children’s Centre Manager

    “The standard of teaching and organisation was very high and the results were very impressive.”
    Masha Guyard, Ann Tayler Children’s Centre Community Development Worker

    Early Years Staff

    “The session was fun, informative and an eye-opener – How simple it is to make an imaginative story come to life and also different every time.”

    “Brilliant. Very interesting and well delivered.”

    “I’m using the Pirate story sack that I made a lot. The children really love it and I use sound effects like coconut shells for the pirate’s wooden leg. It’s perfect for kids who don’t speak very well.”

    “Definitely useful. Very, very helpful”

  • Nannies & Professional Child Carers

    Testimonials

    “I am much more confident with reading and singing. I don’t look at it as a chore anymore. It is fun! I only read five minutes two or three times a week before. Now I read for twenty minutes each time.”

    “I enjoy losing myself and creating the characters. It is nice to be creative and imaginative. I read more to them as it is more fun than it used to be. They are enjoying the stories now – they are really engaged.”

    “It was lovely and I would recommend it to everybody.”

    “It was really fun and enjoyable.”

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  • Parents & Carers

    “I am much more confident with reading and singing. I don’t look at it as a chore anymore. It is fun! I only read five minutes two or three times a week before. Now I read for twenty minutes each time.”

    “We read ten times more now. They are more confident with books now. They will sit and flick through them. They don’t watch TV as much, at all. We have become a lot closer. My daughter who is two, now wants to read. They are wanting more books.”

    “I enjoy losing myself and creating the characters. It is nice to be creative and imaginative. I read more to them as it is more fun than it used to be. They are enjoying the stories now – they are really engaged.”

    “It was lovely and I would recommend it to everybody.”

    “It was really fun and enjoyable.”

    “For parents this is an extra way to bond with their children and make reading more fun.”

    “I was quite shocked at the improvement. The youngest one would never sit still. He wasn’t interested and would throw the books around. Now he brings books to me to read. We do it everyday and they are much better at doing their homework.”

    “We never used the library. Now we use it weekly. I was reading daily for 30 minutes, now we read daily for an hour. The children like to copy what I do and make up little plays afterwards, based on the stories.”

    “I was amazed. I didn’t think it would work with my two boys, but after only one session when I sit on the lounge with a story book they turn the TV off by themselves and come and snuggle up with me.”

  • Libraries

    The Sound Futures Storytelling and Music training is popular with librarians delivering Under 5’s storytelling.