Making music with your baby is a great way to help develop their brain, build their language skills, and offers a unique and fun bonding experience for you and your little one.

In 2019, the Southend YMCA and a team of local mums and dads were successful in winning funding from our Resilience, Ideas and Innovation Fund for the Umbilical Chords project – a weekly term-time music group for children aged 0-2 years of age within A Better Start Southend wards. The sessions are led by a qualified Early Years Practitioner, as well as a Music Tutor, and will offer an exciting and fun group session centred around making music, and sharing playtime as a family. No experience is necessary for these sessions, and all equipment will be provided.

For more information, contact the YMCA team on These music groups are not to be missed and will be booked up fast, so get in touch to secure your spot!


  1. Rebecca Harman says:

    Please can you advise when and where the Umbilical Chords music group will be? How much are these classes?

  2. Better Start says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks for your message. Please contact Tom on to find out more about dates and times and to book on. The classes are free 🙂

    Best wishes, ABSS

  3. Better Start says:

    Hi Rebecca

    Please contact Tom on to find out more about dates and times. These classes are free! 🙂

    best wishes, ABSS

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