Jellybeans Music was created in 2007 by Elizabeth James, a classically trained musician, Montessori teacher and mum of 3 boys. She wanted to build a business that fitted perfectly around her growing family and share with the world both her love of music and the positive benefits of singing together.
It has always been and remains a family business since the moment her eldest son, came up with the name while he was eating a huge plate of pasta, her middle son reached up and added the arms onto the initial drawings of the beans and her youngest son tested out all the equipment and songs. They have all grown up with Jellybeans Music but continue to contribute 'bright' ideas and all have their own very special beans.
Our classes provide high quality, early music making experiences for babies, small children and their adults. Indeed, ensuring that adults both enjoy and benefit from class and feel supported in their parenting journeys is very important to the business.
All classes are carefully planned using the key aspects from the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum, reinforcing the child’s communication, language and literacy skills alongside their personal, social, emotional, mathematical, physical and creative development.
Our classes are high energy and very interactive for both child and adults. In 2012, we won a prestigious Netmums award naming Jellybeans Music, Rutland's favourite Preschool class and we were finalists in the national What's On awards in 2011 and 2012 and shortlisted in the Mum and Working awards in 2011 and in 2019 we reached the Finals of Leicestershire & Rutland's favourite Childrens Businesses' in the annual Muddy Stilleto Awards
Meet Elizabeth, Chief bean
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