Early years

InspirED Early Years work is led by Take Art, providing training and networking opportunities for Early Years practitioners and teachers and the highest quality creative experiences for the under fives and their families across all art forms.

Focusing on creativity for the under fives, our offer is open to participating schools as well as pre-school settings across the county. We are collaborating with the new Early Years Teaching Centres and Early Years cluster groups on this.

Early Years works collaboratively with colleagues locally, regionally and internationally to explore and enhance young children’s creativity and wellbeing. We offer training and mentoring opportunities for artists and early years practitioners alike and have initiated ground-breaking research of national significance. Using the arts we want to develop the potential of all small children in Somerset to be strong and purposeful, and to encourage parents to be competent partners in their children’s play.

We also offer strategic support and brokering to enable funding opportunities for Somerset’s under 5s and their families to experience excellent art.

Use the InspirED contact page to get in touch, or go to the Take Art website for full details of the current programme.