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Welcome to
Talent 25

Exploring creative activity with babies in Leicester

Talent 25 is a long-term action research programme, stretching over 25 years. The first 4 years begin by working with early years’ children and their families offering free cultural and creative activities.

Babies should be aged between  3 and 12 months when they start activities – activities will be accessible, local, relevant, regular, social and enjoyable.

As part of our pilot project, all participating families will get up to 4 years of free opportunities to take part in music, stories, messy play, movement and other creative activities, giving children the chance to have fun and express themselves, and families a chance to bond and spend quality time together.

Our research focusses on early years’ children and their families – beginning to understand the interventions needed to increase opportunities and engagement at the earliest possible point.

BBC Radio 4 visited Talent 25 in March 2020 to hear from our team, our families and some of the creative practitioners taking part- you can listen to the feature here.

© De Montfort University 2020


Am I eligible?

You can take part in Talent 25 if you have a baby aged 1 or under and you live in certain parts of Leicester.

Check your postcode here to see if your address is eligible:

Watch our film to find out more