Upbeat Families sessions for Forces families with pre-school children has increased participation in Early Years Music making, supporting development of skills across the EYFS prime areas of learning and development and strengthened family attachment ensuring relationship resilience through participation in creative musical activity.


The success of the group has seen a large population of Nepalese families join and families have requested a second session to run during the week. Stafford Barracks has undergone a significant change in personnel and seen an increase of Nepalese families to the site. With no Nepalese Welfare officer on site, families being supported have language as a barrier to engagement.


Our previous Upbeat Families sessions have enabled these families to be engaged, music and songs breaking down barriers to engagement where other services have struggled.


The sessions are free, funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. They take place at The Dixon Centre, The HIVE, Tedder Road, off Beaconside, Stafford on Tuesday mornings 10.00 – 11.00am.