Sounds of Intent in the Early Years (SoI–EY)!

SoI-EY explains how young children (aged 0-7) develop musically, and sets this out in a large circular framework. It gives ideas for activities suited to children at different stages of musical development, and provides a simple way of recording their achievements [profile sheets can be downloaded upon registration and login]. SoI-EY is fully inclusive and is suitable for all children, irrespective of their abilities and needs.

The dedicated online resource for Sounds of Intent for children and young people with complex needs is always available at:

SoI-EY was developed as a joint initiative of;

The dissemination of SOI-EY is being led by Soundabout, a leading UK music education charity to use music and sound to unlock the potential of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autismIt is being rolled out across England by the charity - Jacqui Malone.

The research phase of the project was supported by Eastwood Nursery School: Centre for Children and Families, the University of Roehamptonand the Amber Trust.