Early Years Foundation Stage


Physical development has been rightfully elevated in the EYFS revised structure. MovementWorks provides specialist Early Years Developmental Dance Movement® (DDM) Programmes. Appropriately crafted for any early years setting sessions take the form of various dance-based games and activities which link to early learning goals.

(Read about our scientifically validated research)

The programme, grounded in rigorous academic research was informed by Montessori pedagogy, which puts the child at the centre of learning while the role of the teacher is to guide children in their learning without becoming an obstacle to allow the child to develop at their own unique pace. Teachers also demonstrate and model learning activities whilst providing freedom for the students to learn in their own way

Sessions are designed to develop the specific co-ordination and control which will help the children prepare for school and learning; they are not focused on traditional technical dance achievement or steps and are therefore appealing to both boys and girls and support development of skills which create the ideal foundation for the physical and rhythmical awareness and control necessary to excel in any physical activity.

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Watch this interview excerpt on the positive impact of the MovementWorks DDM® programme as an early intervention for children with ASD

Excerpt from Ask The Expert Guest Webinar for Early Arts U.K.
“Can Dance Help Children to Become School Ready?”

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We work extensively across Greater London with: 

  • Children's Centres
  • State Schools
  • Independent Schools
  • Privately/Group run nurseries
  • Montessori settings
  • Specialist settings (visit our SEND page to read more)
  • Charity groups
EY - CherryLi
EY - First Steps
EY - LEYF Burgess
EY - LEYF Camberwell Grove
EY - LEYF New Cross
EY - LEYF Playhouse
EY - Puddleducks
EY -Skylarks

If you would like to see how a DDM® session works in action please get in touch with us and we will do our best to accommodate you. Alternatively we can bring an intro session directly to your setting.

As well as our physical face-to-face sessions we can also provide virtual online sessions that are complemented by our Online Pre-recorded library – so our reach is truly global.

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Contact us about fundraising initiatives and partnerships.

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