Trish-Nawacki-MAD-Academy-ReadingWelcome, I am Trish Nawacki. As well as running children’s music and movement classes in the Reading area, I provide sessions for nurseries, preschools, playgroups and children’s centres. MAD Academy specialise in teaching early years music and dance and we are known for our fun and physical approach to learning. Classes are full of singing and dancing, instruments, exciting listening games, different musical styles and rhythms, and stimulating props.

Nursery classes

I work with local nurseries to provide sessions for babies and preschool children from 3 months to 4 years old. Classes are designed for the specific age and developmental stage of the children and activities are aligned to many of the Early Years Learning Goals. Sessions range from 30 to 45 minutes and I can adapt sessions to meet your specific needs.

I provide all the necessary equipment, music and instruments for every class and can also supply you with individual class plans, which highlight the relevant Early Learning Goals covered by each element, to assist your planning and assessment. I would be happy to visit your nursery to give you a taste of what we do with a view to considering us for a regular session. Contact me today to find out more, on 0118 977 0050.

Children’s Centre classes

I also work with local Children’s Centres to run classes for parents and children aged 3 months to 4 years old. Our classes help promote physical development, listening skills, early speech and social skills, as well as providing parent and child with a fun and interactive time together. Classes are popular with parents and can be a great way for them to meet other parent’s in the area. If you would like more information, contact me on 0118 977 0050.

Parties, fetes and events

As well as weekly baby and toddler classes, we can also provide one off sessions for fetes or special events. We are also very experienced at running fun-filled parties, so don’t forget us if you have a party coming up and need an entertainer!


“The kids are enjoying the new educational elements at MAD. The sessions help me greatly with my developmental observations as they cover so many aspects of the EYFS. Keep up the good work!”


“Our two to four year old children love MAD Academy! We have enjoyed our weekly dancing with Trish for almost four years. The sessions cover music, dance and sport with different props provided each week for the group to use. Alongside the singing and music that we cover as a pre-school, Trish provides the ‘Wow’ factor! The session is loud and energetic, fun and stimulating. From the shyest to the boldest child they all join in and learn rhythms, sounds and actions. Their confidence increases and their physical abilities just get better and better. MAD Academy caters for all abilities and stretches our capabilities just enough to increase self-confidence and body awareness. The changes we see in the group from their starting point to leaving for school are incredible. Without even knowing it, the children are learning new skills and how to use different equipment and resources with confidence and ease. Trish’s sessions are always well planned and interesting. If we are celebrating or covering a specific theme then MAD Academy will cover it too. She leads the group with ease and is well loved by all the children. We all look forward to seeing Trish each week. She is fondly known as ‘Treasure’ by the children.”

Nina Hollier