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Nursery Starter Kit – 10 Instruments

£71.00 exc VAT

£85.20 inc VAT

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Age 3 - 9

  • Instruments 10
  • Players 10
  • L 20cm x W 28cm x H 28cm
  • Stock: 9
Quantity Discount (%) Price (exc VAT)
1 - 2 £71.00
3 - 4 3 % £68.87
5 - 9 5 % £67.45
10+ 7 % £66.03

This set contains the following items:

Product Quantity

1x Djembe Drum 5.5" diameter, 25cm high, carved, wood

1x Animal Clacker - Early Years

1x Chime Bar - 1 note, stainless

2x Animal Tambourine - Early Years

1x Frog Scraper - Medium - Early Years

1x Egg Shaker - Medium - 7cm, Early Years

1x Egg Shaker - Large - 9cm, Early Years

1x Ocean Drum - 8in (20cm) diameter, painted

1x Kenari Shaker - Early Years

1x Wooden Drum Stick / Beater - Small (15cm)

1x annA rydeR's Music Cards - set of 10

1x Basket - Large - 31cm, bamboo

1x WIF - Nursery Starter Kit

1x Good Practice Guide

1x Taking Care Card

1x Basket Security Tag / Warning Label

1x Basket Label Nursery Starter Kit

Full Teaching Support Included

The Nursery Starter Kit was a finalist in the 2013 Nursery World Awards, competing against the very best early years equipment. This is a great starter kit for child minders and small nurseries and it’s also perfect for use at home with children of 3 years and over. There are 10 instruments packed inside a handy storage basket, so it’s easy to keep tidy and won’t take up valuable space. The instruments included are a variety which include a drum, shakers, a scraper, a chime and a clacker – made of wood, metal, skin and natural materials so that the sounds they make are all different and will interest children.

N.B. For Early Years settings please note:

A. Our products are musical instruments, not toys, and should always be used under the supervision of responsible educationalists and carers and not left with children under 3 years of age to play with by themselves.

B. Please follow the simple “Good Practice” guidelines set out in the “Traditionally” section below.

For SEN settings: please put a note with your order to indicate that it’s needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

The EAN of this product is 5060344031059

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What's included

Please note that for reasons of stock availability we may need to make the occasional substitution of the more minor pack components. If so, we’ll always ensure suitability/equivalence and we’ll always clear any significant changes with you in advance.

How to Play

This kit is a great introduction to the variety of sounds these types of percussion instruments make. Offering this basket of instruments to a small group of children to explore themselves will introduce them to discovery of sounds, textures, shapes and sizes. A medium-sized djembe is included either for the children to play or for you to lead or guide a group – the djembe is a demonstrative instrument so children can follow your lead!


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.


Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.

Thank you for sending the wonderful instrument set to my grandchildren, which is much appreciated by all. I have no hesitation in recommending both you and your instrument kits.

Daphne Roach

Everything arrived safely and my son is thrilled with his nursery starter kit and has had many hours of fun with it!

Joules Roach
Patch of Sand

We did receive our drums, thank you, and the children are enjoying them. We will be placing another order for some larger drums in the next week or two.

Amanda Anakie
Little Elms Beckenham

The toddler group I bought the instruments for were thrilled with the instruments, the kids love them as do the adults, I would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for musical instruments. Thank you

Alice Short

All arrived safely and are much used by the staff and children on a daily basis thank you.

Margaret Lloyd
Margaret Lloyd Playgroup