Creative movement artist Skye Reynolds led a 5 month residency project at Hillend Children’s Centre in Greenock which aims to explore the impact consistent creative movement sessions has on the children, parents and staff.

Hillend is an integrated setting in Greenock, offering childcare for children aged 2 – 6 and placements for children with Additional Support Needs from birth to aged 3.

Moving Matters involved parents and carers to support positive shared playful experiences that they can continue to explore at home.

Staff Feedback: “All the children in the Snowdrop room seem to have responded positively to the creative movement sessions by showing increased interaction and vocalization. They are expressing themselves in new ways that seem completely natural and comfortable, expanding their play, their trust and their understanding.

I find it difficult to explain the positive feelings that I feel after taking part in these sessions. The children are so relaxed and calm and the response and interaction between the children and the staff really feels fulfilling and satisfying. It has been unexpectedly emotional… Generally the children are very involved with their own interests, sometimes we don’t expect hem to take to part in new activities but they have responded so naturally that it has been fantastic to share this time together.”