Musical Development Matters (MDM)


Musical Development Matters in the Early Years,  a free downloadable resource written by Nicola Burke to complement the English, Early Childhood framework, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The overall purpose of Musical Development Matters is to support practitioners, teachers, musicians and parents to see the musical attributes of young children and to offer ideas as to how they can support and nurture children’s musical development by offering broad musical experiences.

Musical Development Matters is available as a free download:

At the Nursery World Show Nicola discussed a number of ways in which musical provision in the early years can be improved to account for the individual child, as well as the importance of varied musical experiences.