About Musical Mums

Now in its 10th year, Musical Mums is a highly successful initiative which started by working with teenage mothers and has now been extended for mothers up to 25 years old. Musical Mums creates a welcoming environment and promotes positive interaction between mums and their children through music. The weekly sessions involve music creation and singing, encouraging the children to respond in a positive manner to the music and to the sounds of their mothers’ voices. The sessions offer the mothers and their children the opportunity to create positive bonds, learn together in a fun environment, gain new skills and confidence and make new friends.

Sessions also offer opportunities for signposting to guidance on healthcare, housing, education, training and employment opportunities as well as access to additional social activities such as baby swim sessions. This signposting is made possible by working in partnership with Connexions, SureStart, Bumps2Babes (the local midwifery service) and other partners with a wealth of information and advice. Through these partners the project is able to have a greater impact, encouraging mothers to participate in other activities and providing support and guidance. Involvement in additional signposted activities continues to demonstrate far-reaching benefits for younger mothers’ educational and working lives, along with their emotional wellbeing and that of their children.

Free music sessions for
younger mums and their babies

Every Tuesday, 1.00-2.00pm
Wesley Chapel, Harrogate

Tailored to young mums and babies, Musical Mums is a series of action-packed 45 minute sessions including loads of fun activities to develop confidence, creativity and coordination. It doesn’t matter if you’re not musical/can’t sing/haven’t done music before – come along and play and you and your baby will have a great time!

Musical Mums is a great opportunity to make new friends and bond with your baby whilst having a positive effect on your child’s development. Best of all, it’s still FREE! We also reimburse travel expenses if you need to take the bus to get to the sessions (just show us your bus ticket). PLUS, for every 10 sessions you attend we’ll give you a free £10 Early Learning Centre voucher! There’s time at the end of every session too to have a drink, a biscuit and a chat.

I never used to sing with my kid because I felt a bit daft, but now we’ve learnt loads of songs and actions and it’s really fun. I try and carry it on at home too, she stops crying when we sing!
Young Parent
Thank you very much for running the Musical Mums sessions. Me and my son have really enjoyed it so far, so a big thank you.
Young Parent