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NURTURING THE HEARTS AND IMAGINATIONS
OF EARLY YEARS PROFESSIONALS

Welcome! We're so happy you're here.

We know you appreciate the importance of music and the power of creative play in a child's development and wellbeing ... but does planning and leading music activities feel a little daunting?

Maybe you're keen to offer more guided music and socio-dramatic play experiences ... 
but need better strategies to keep children engaged and not parkouring off the walls!

Perhaps you'd like to deliver a quality research-based music, language and literacy arts curriculum ... 
but you're overwhelmed and don’t know where to start?


We're here to help!

At Music & Story Play we provide lesson plans, resources, training and a magical big-hearted community to help you deliver amazing music and story play experiences ... even if you think you're not musical.

LET'S GET STARTED!

I'm a teacher

I'm a TEACHER

I'm a director

I'm a DIRECTOR

I'm a librarian

I'm a LIBRARIAN

I'm a parent

I'm a PARENT

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Meet  Nadia

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF MUSIC & STORY PLAY

An early years music and literacy educator (with over

25 years experience), a published picture book author and

award-winning children's songwriter, Nadia Sunde is also one of Queensland’s most celebrated and beloved children’s

theatre writers and performers.

The 'idea seed' for Music & Story Play was planted during

her university studies as she became aware of how many of her cohort were feeling overwhelmed by the idea of planning for and leading music and dramatic play learning experiences. 

Nadia believes that music and story are among the most 

powerful and loving ways we can support a child's language

and literacy development, as well as nurture the

bonds between adult and child. 

Nadia is passionate about providing Early Years Professionals with the practical tools, skills, confidence and inspiration to

bring their own music and socio-dramatic play curriculum

to life in big-hearted and dynamic ways!

YOU WORK WITH THE BRIGHTEST SPARKS IN OUR UNIVERSE. 

LET US REKINDLE THE CREATIVE SPARK IN YOU.

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Our Mastery
Program

"Nadia's warmth, humour
and passion are contagious.
I highly recommend her
consultancy services to any
Early Years Professionals
looking for inspiration."  
S. Saint-Claire (M.A. Ed)
Co-Director Burleigh Heads Kindergarten.
"I cannot recommend
Nadia and her program
highly enough for anyone who
wishes to discover how music,
story and creative play can
nurture a child's development."  
Jemma Armstrong
Early Years Music Educator
& 'Hootabelle' from Giggle & Hoot

GROW YOUR CONFIDENCE, SKILLS AND TOOLKIT WITH OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES.

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The Playful Heart Club

Our membership program takes care of ALL your
Music & Story Play curriculum needs. 


Each month we provide you with:
easy to follow lesson plans; bite-sized video tutorials; downloadable music & resources; a nurturing online community; and all the support you need to bring a

quality music and language-rich dramatic arts 

curriculum to life with confidence and ease!
 

IMAGINE THE JOYS OF A NEW MUSIC & STORY PLAY LESSON PACK DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX EVERY SINGLE MONTH!

Nadia's New Book

AVAILABLE NOW!

And enjoy listening to the story below...

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Twinkle the mouse standing in front of his book
"I HAVE NEVER SEEN OUR CHILDREN AS HAPPY AS THEY WERE DURING NADIA'S VISIT. SHE WAS AMAZING!" 

TEACHER LIBRARIAN - WHITES HILL COLLEGE

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Don't miss out on your FREE download of 30 song and rhyme flashcards!