Hello, Anne, would you love to explore listening more in your early years setting? 

 Experience different styles of music

Quality listening for both live and recorded sounds

Explore many different areas of learning and development

How can I help?

The NEW online training course 'Musical Discoveries: Listening in the Early Years' will take you through how you can get the most from many different listening experiences.  It will give you the knowledge and understanding so that you easily implement listening ideas throughout your day, from sounds in the environment to expressive movement to recorded music.

Giving you great value for money with step-by-step help that is for anyone who works with children from 2 to 5 years.

Your training will take place on this secure website with your own private login. Where you will be able to complete the online training on a device and a place that suits you: be that a smart phone, tablet or computer in a comfy arm chair or at a desk.

It is available NOW!

There are two options to do the training:  'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training', or Yearly Membership of Early Years Music Ideas  All options are self study so you can decide at what pace you wish to complete it. 

If you choose 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training' you will be able download the PDFs and MP3s for your own use, and re-visit the training website whenever you like, as often as you like.

With Yearly Early Years Music Ideas Membership, as long as your membership is active, you can revisit the videos as often as you like and download the PDFs and MP3s to keep for your own use. PLUS many other benefits!

Musical Discoveries: Listening in the Early Years Online Training Course will include:

We will cover...
  • Why it is important for children to have different listening opportunities.
  • The children's learning and development that may be seen when experiencing live and recorded sounds.
  • The different types of listening activities
  • Music activity ideas to support your understanding of how focused listening can help with learning and development.
  • My Musical Discoveries Toolkit

You will be able to select suitable listening activities to help develop the children's skills and learning in your setting.

A Completion Certificate

PLUS.... There is the opportunity to:

  • On the order page, to sign up for 1 month's FREE access to a selection of activities from the resource 'Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years'. After the 1 FREE month, the subscription will be £9.75; there's no contract, the subscription can be cancelled at any time.
Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training


Per Trainee for Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training

You can download the PDFs and MP3s to keep for your own use.

It’s self-study, so you can do it at your own pace and you can watch the videos whenever you like, as often as you like.


Included with Yearly Early Years Music Ideas Membership


first year then £8 a month thereafter

As long as your membership is active:

You can download the PDFs and MP3s to keep for your own use

It’s self-study, so you can do it at your own pace and you can watch the videos whenever you like, as often as you like.


You gain access to five other popular online training courses.

100s of activity ideas

A NEW mini training guide each month

and lots more ...

Get this training for FREE

If you have paid for 12 months access to 'Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years' or you have had membership for over 12 months, you will automatically be able to gain access to this training on the NEW EYMI 2 to 5 years website.

Don't have access to Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years yet? Sign up NOW for 12 months access and you will automatically gain access to the training.  Click here to find out more about signing up >>>https://www.musicintheearlyyears.com/early-years-music-ideas-2-to-5 <<<

Access is on the NEW Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years website and available for as long as your membership is active

Does my training help?

Yes! Here are a few comments from my other online training course:

Parachutes, Lycra and Friendship Ring “I wrote down some new songs to me but as you was talking I found myself thinking of all the different songs we use daily and how we could use them.  The short demonstrations were really good just enough to point you in the right direction of how to use it with the children.  Made me realise just how many different benefits there are to using them and in my head was really thinking of a lot of children whom would benefit in different ways. I in particular work with children with sen so some really good ideas here and some really simple .” Zoe

Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers “It was useful to expand on what I would normally do for singing with the children. Never really thought about using soft toys or even scarves while singing.
Such a nice, gentle and laid back approach to training. Felt very informative without overloading me. Plenty of wonderful resources too.” Glenn. Little Peanuts Day Nursery

The Singing Box “Very useful, it helped me think about how to choose songs and how to build up from singing to adding movement and props to develop ideas. The templates are very useful for planning and providing links to nurseries to show how you plan your singing time.” Alison Wynne

Musical Elements: “I enjoyed the fact that everything was explained simply so that if you were learning about music for the first time you could understand everything.” Jenny Hughes

Music and the 7 Areas of Learning: “This training has again shown me how important music is in the Early Years, it is a vital part of learning and development. I will be using so much from this course, I can't wait to try some of the songs with my nursery class." Becca

Music and Schemas: “I really enjoyed all the different types of recorded songs. Such a variety and has given me new fresh ideas. I was looking for a friendship ring for months and thank you for the link, I purchased one. I like that I will be able to go back into the training to go over ideas as my group develops. It was quick and easy to go into each video and you have a lovely voice so could watch all the videos one after the other. I also like that they were quick and straight to the point. It has also given me great ideas for resources. I think that having a training that is detailed but quick means you don't skip parts and being a visual learner watching the video and seeing the info underneath was great for me.” Rachel Kirkpatrick. Rose Wellbeing Therapies

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:

How do I access the training?

Very easily! As long as you have access to the internet on a device (phone, tablet or computer) you can access the training. All the training is done on a secure website. Once it has launched you will be allocated a username and password. 
Then, click on the link for the secure website, enter your login and password that’s it you can start your training! Super easy!

- Can I share the training with other early years colleagues?

Each training place purchased is for an individual to watch and work through.

That person CANNOT share their login details and the training material in electronic or printed format: e.g. videos, workbooks, checklists.

- Can I do the training if I run an under 5s children’s business?

Yes, the training and activity ideas you are free to use to teach young children. However, they are for your own use.  THEY CANNOT BE USED FOR YOU TO TRAIN OTHERS FOR FINANCIAL GAIN OR BE ADDED TO A FRANCHISE CURRICULUM

I'm worried about entering my payment details online, how do I know it is safe?

My website is secure as can be seen by the padlock symbol in the address bar: Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 13.13.26.png

All payments are done securely through Stripe; your payment details are never disclosed.

If I change my mind after purchase, can I get a refund?

This is a digital product and is delivered immediately after purchase therefore under UK law doesn't fall under the 14 day 'cooling off' period.  This means that you won't get a refund 

Will the resource show demonstrations with groups of children?

Sorry no, for child protection reasons this is not possible.

How long will the training take to complete?

There are around 2 hours and 6 minutes of bitesize videos included in the training.  It will vary from person to person and it is self-study so that you can work at a pace that suits you.

A little about me…

I started teaching music to the under 5s in 1998 as a qualified primary teacher and was also the school Music Co-ordinator.  After a break from teaching, to look after my own little people, I setup Musical abc in 2008 to teach music to the under 5s.  I have worked with many children and have gained and developed fun ways to help children explore music.

In 2015 I started creating music training for early years professionals through ‘Music in the Early Years' and  have helped over 1000 early years practitioners with music in their early years setting

Anne (B.Ed (hons))

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Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent our products and their potential. The testimonials and examples used are exceptional results, don’t apply to the average purchaser and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation.