Now then, how shall I introduce myself? The children see me come and say: ‘Hello Mrs Kiddleydivey!’ Or the staff in a care home say: ‘Oh, it’s Kiddley Diddley time!’
Neither of those are my name ;-) I’m Heddi Oldham and I started working with Kiddleydivey in September 2016. And what an absolute delight it is.
I’m a single Mum of two fabulous children, aged 11 and 9, so I needed to find a job that would fit within school hours and was flexible.
My background is Primary School teaching and I’m also a trained organist and have always loved singing. On top of that, I love interacting with people rather than sitting in an office all day.
You see… the answer was Kiddleydivey!
The number of times I see a change in people is absolutely amazing. To me, it is hugely important to give every resident and child a personal greeting. I try and remember their names. I sit with them for a while, before we even start the session. Then, when the music starts, and we do our exercises and have a joke and a laugh, you can see people wake up, get excited, feeling very proud when they know the answer to a question about a song. It is just so rewarding. We often join hands for our last song, and people start to look at each other and look after each other. Their mood can change just within a session and sometimes staff don’t want me to go!
I provide sessions for elderly in care homes as well as educational, fun music sessions for little children in and around High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Reading & Wendover. If you are in any doubt or your location is not listed, please feel free to contact me below or email KiddleydiveyUK at info@Kiddleydivey.co.uk.
If you’d like to see it in action for yourself, do get in touch!
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