- to increase your knowledge and understanding


Clare Seymour and the Musicbuds Team

A novel and effective way of learning!

Dot-sized doses of actionable diversity-learning
for you and your 3-7-year-olds 

Thoughtful diversity facts, information, resources and activities

Maybe you're not sure where to start when it comes to diversity, or who you can confide in about those embarrassing gaps in your knowledge...

Join us now!


A Professional, Parent or Carer
interacting with 3-7-year-olds

You already know just how important it is to develop positive diversity-awareness
in young children

However, you might not know that by developing your own diversity awareness, you'll end up benefiting from so many other positives along the way:

  • You'll create impact to those around you - by rising to the challenge of really understanding the issues surrounding diversity awareness at a deep level
  • Your confidence will develop and grow as you become more knowledgeable about diversity, and more understanding and respectful of the issues around it
  • You will develop your own diversity expertise which will elevate you from being a novice to being a role-model in diversity-awareness
  • You will become an exemplary practitioner - one who understands the importance of reflection and transforming theory into practice

Bite-size dots of diversity awareness

Being diversity aware is a positive lifestyle choice.

It doesn't mean you have to study for hours on end.

It's more about 'living' what you learn - making it actionable and meaningful, every minute of every day!

Or maybe you do know something about diversity,
but you're not sure how to apply it to your own setting...

The fact is, many adults know that diversity awareness is something they should be developing in their 3-7-year-olds, but they struggle...

they need help in transforming the 'what' it is that they know
into an effective 'how' to do it successfully with children

...this is where we can help!

Here are just some of the reasons that
professionals, parents and carers
have shared with us
which explain why they are reluctant to admit
that they're not sure of the best way to go about
developing positive diversity awareness in their children...

Maybe you feel the same?

And to be honest, many of us feel just like you!


Join our community and discover a safe space for all your diversity concerns...

Everyone who interacts with 3-7-year-olds has experienced difficulties around knowing how to speak, behave and act when it come to promoting diversity awareness positively.

It's difficult for all of us!

What makes this easier to manage, is:

1. Becoming more skilled and knowledgeable about all the elements   that go into thinking about diversity
2. Being able to recognise, identify and accurately name these aspects
3. Understanding how these aspects affect young children's   developing diversity awareness
4. Then being able to relate this learning into practical behaviours       and strategies that will help you and your children long into the future


The Diversity Dots method


Clare Seymour and the Musicbuds team

Become an inspirational diversity practitioner

Study as much or as little as you want at a time and in the ways that suit you best.
You might like to work straight through all the dots a particular diversity topic has to offer, or you might like to pick and choose just one or two specific dots to learn about, such as child-development and diversity-awareness, or how to deliver and share fun songs that encourage positive diversity-awareness in your 3-7-year-olds

The Diversity Dots method


Clare Seymour and the Musicbuds Team

This isn't so much a training programme as it is a complete guide to how to live your life whilst promoting positive diversity awareness in everything you do.

Yes, you'll learn about all the important aspects of diversity awareness: you'll be able to relate them effectively to your own setting and you'll develop the skills you need to reflect on it all.

You will design a meticulous, step-by-step Diversity Policy that will resonate with your own context and that you will be able to use for a long time to come.

 And you'll build and rehearse strategies to deal with those challenging diversity situations we all find ourselves in sometimes.

More importantly though, as you implement all your learning in practical ways, you will have a much deeper understanding of yourself, your peers, and the children in your care.

The end result? You will become an inspirational practitioner and a positive diversity influence in every aspect of your life.

This course has been accredited as meeting the standards required for CPD accreditation.

You will find the course is clearly laid out, with easy-to-follow bite-size lessons, and with a variety of multimedia resources to suit a wide range of learning styles.

Explore our curriculum below.

The Diversity Dots method

is the first programme of its kind to...


See how you can map 3-7-year-olds increasing diversity awareness on to their developmental stages through our 'development dots'. Learn how you can support them with this process.


Study at your own pace online. A 'dot' of diversity knowledge, offered in an easily digestible form, will soon having you moving from that uncomfortable place of not knowing to becoming an expert in how to promote diversity effectively!


Professionals, parents and carers all interact with children differently.
You're the expert at that.
We simply aim to enhance your diversity knowledge and show you how you can apply it in real life!


We have worksheets that support you to take simple steps into the world of diversity awareness and ideas and suggestions of how to share your new-found knowledge with your children. All the information you need all in one place.


There are a lot of strident voices out there. We prefer a gentle, supportive approach. We meet you where you are on your journey and offer you the 'dots of knowledge' you need to address those concerns with confidence and enthusiasm!


By taking one small, regular, dot of diversity-knowledge at a time, you'll be amazed at how quickly you become knowledgeable, confident, enthusiastic and inspirational in your interactions with all those around you - children and adults alike! 

"...If we’re truly serious about dismantling racism, we have to figure out a way 
to both analyse and study the structure of racism, while also providing a pathway for individuals to dismantle that very structure that we’re seeking to eliminate.

Some people would call this idealistic, I don’t think it’s idealistic.

I think it’s the world that we should be focused on creating
Ibram X Kendi  (Author of 'How to be an antiracist')

  So let's talk content...  

This module contains 6 short lessons (averaging about 6 minutes each) which introduce you to all aspects of the course, the learning platform, and the course-structure. You have part 1 of the accompanying workbook to download and are given lots of support to find your way around all the wonderful features of our course content. 

This module contains 6 short lessons (averaging about 6 minutes each) which introduce you to all aspects of the course, the learning platform, and the course-structure. You have part 1 of the accompanying workbook to download and are given lots of support to find your way around all the wonderful features of our course content. 

Module 2 looks in depth at how a sense of identity develops in ourselves and in those around us. It looks at some of the societal influences on our identity development, by demonstrating, through some real-life examples, how damaging growing up in a monocultural society can be.

This module digs deep into diversity and bias. It’s examines the definition of micro aggressions and explores research into unconscious bias. It’s a challenging but very rewarding module.

Module 4 is a case study in diversity and musical creativity.  It shows how, when we blend different cultures, personal styles, and ways of learning together, there is the possibility of coming up with something that is rich, powerful, engaging and absorbing - something that goes beyond boundaries...

This module also serves as the halfway point in the course and as such we hope it offers an alternative perspective and way of thinking about diversity

Module 5 looks at diversity and stereotyping in depth. It explores the definitions of stereotype and stereotype threat, and it relates these terms to real life examples. The content of this module serves to show us the ways in which we may all be slightly prejudiced towards others without even realising that this is the case...

Module 6 takes the idea of diversity and bias but looks at it now from a societal level. It introduces the terms Institutional Bias, and White Privilege, and also Intersectionality. This is another powerful and quite challenging module which serves to inform and support your learning, whilst also encouraging you to come to your own conclusions about where you stand when choosing to use these often contentious issues and terms.

There is a change of focus in Module 7. In order to 'do the work' when it comes to understanding and promoting positive diversity awareness, we need to self-reflect in both depth and detail. In order to do this, we need to understand clearly what empathy is, and how it develops in our 3-to-7-year-olds. Once we have done that, then we look at a learning model which helps us to map our own stages of learning about diversity awareness to date.

Module 8 (part one) takes the learning from Module 7 another step further, by looking back at the whole course and reviewing what obstacles may be present around us, that inhibit our own positive diversity awareness. We continue being mindful and we consider positive diversity-strategies that we can rehearse, applyl and use within our own settings and contexts.

Module 8 (part two) ties all our learning, together with all the independent thoughts that we have noted throughout the course in our accompanying workbook. We now encourage all our course participants to develop and design their own diversity policy. This is a simple document with a few bullet points to remind, support and publicise the ways in which we are now going to promote positive diversity awareness in our own setting. From this momentous day forwards...

In order to support your learning through this course we have a number of video guides to help with such things as; adding text to a PDF document, or downloading a zip file et cetera. These video guides are designed to support and enrich your learning. Rather than wasting time, and experiencing any frustration on trying to navigate the technical issues behind the course, we have every technical aspect mapped out for you! We are always happy to create more video guides to support you as you travel through the course..

Clare Seymour

Dr Clare Seymour

Clare has spent much of her professional career (over 30 years) in international settings. Part of her Doctoral research involved exploring the often hidden aspects of institutional racism. As a result she has a longstanding interest in, and passion for, promoting positive Diversity.

In addition to school music-teaching, Clare also has over 10 years' experience working as an international music examiner - an understanding and respect for Diversity is so crucially important in every aspect of her practice. 

In her work as a music-education consultant for the BBC she has completed several song-writing commissions for the 3 - 7 age group and loves the way she can weave pedagogical integrity and diversity awareness together through enjoyable and engaging songs.