Singing Starlets also provides music and movement classes to many early years environments including large nursery chains, small private nurseries, SureStart and Children’s Centres too. We can offer a free taster session to any childcare settings who are interested in taking on regular sessions. Contact us to check availability for our free taster sessions and we will get back to you ASAP.
The aim of Singing Starlets is to encourage confidence, learning and development through fun and structured music and movement classes. Offering classes throughout your nursery/centre, from the baby room up to the preschoolers, can really add another dimension to your learning and development provision.
Our structured 30 minute sessions have a variety of activities to suit all children’s learning styles and preferences.
If you decide to give Singing Starlets classes a try, you can expect:
- A monthly introduction to new songs that are fun, educational and relevant to the time of year. We recognise that repetition is important for learning, so we practise these new songs for a few weeks, so the children can get really good at them. We also mix in some well-known children songs and nursery rhymes, bring props, visuals, musical instruments, action songs, finishing off the session with the parachute and a song about colours. We then pop some bubbles to practise some eye-hand coordination (and also because it’s fun), before we have a boogie to our goodbye dance.
- Sessions are led by an experienced singer/actor who uses their performance skills to make each class a focused, yet fun experience. The children are entertained with 30 minutes of interactive songs, which they are encouraged to join in with at their own pace and level. Classes are always carefully structured and designed according to age and ability.
What happens in a session?
We begin by singing the Singing Starlets song, where we say hello to the five Singing Starlets characters and do our “Roll our arms and clap the beat” actions. The Singing Starlets represent different musical features, which we sing about in the opening song every week- Sonia is a singer, Disco is a dancer, Rocco likes playing rhythms, Flash plays the guitar and Baby likes to learn through fun.
Babies and Under 2’s sessions:
We use a mixture of upbeat original songs and some of our favourite children’s songs to help children learn and develop coordination. The songs are brought to life using props and puppets, which captivate the children. They enjoy guessing,’who is going to come out of the bag and see them today?’ Singing Starlets is always very popular with the babies and under 2’s.
At this age we like to get the children up and dancing. We will teach them some funky dance routines to some ‘pop sounding’ childrens songs, as well as seasonal and educational themed dances and action songs. These help the children not only learn about coordination, but the content in the songs helps them to learn in a fun and relaxed way. In longer sessions (40-45 minutes), we also do drama. 2-5’s are also often invited to act out characters in well-known nursery rhymes, which they really love. Nurseries often comment how surprised they are that the shyest child wanted to stand up and do some acting in front of his/her peers.
Common features in all sessions include, music and movement, action songs, props and puppetry, musical instruments, parachute and bubbles.
We do not recommend holding classes of more than 15-20 children. However, in certain circumstances, we are happy to discuss combining the under 2’s and 2-5’s classes to suit your needs. If you think this might apply to your nursery, please mention it when booking your free trial class.
As professional entertainers, Singing Starlets would also be a perfect addition to your nursery parties too. We often entertain at Christmas Parties, Graduation Celebrations and Open Days. Regular service users receive a significant discount on our party prices.
We also run after school clubs in performing arts (for children aged between 4-7 years of age). Please visit Starlets Performing Arts Club to find out more.