Learning Through Work and Play...
Parent and Child Groups are inspired by the insights of Rudolf Steiner regarding what is appropriate and nourishing to the very young child.
There is an emphasis on simplicity, homeliness, repetition, imitation and imagination.
Sessions follow a strong daily and yearly rhythm, reflecting the changing months and seasonal festivals in a simple way.
We welcome children from about six months old up to four years, together with a parent or carer.
Families may attend sessions once or twice each week and may stay in the Parent and Child Group until their child is ready to join the Kindergartens.
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The Kindergartens (3-6 years)
Think of young children and two qualities spring to mind: constant untiring movement and an enviable knack for imitation. Through watching, listening and sensing with their whole being, then trying it out, young children gradually discover themselves and their place in the world.
Kindergarten activities have a rythmical pattern for each day and week, which is very satisfying for young children, providing, as it does, a deep sense of security.
Instead of Monday and Tuesday there may be ‘Baking Day’ or ‘Painting Day’. Singing and circle games, eurythmy, sewing, weaving, drawing, modelling, woodwork, cooking, gardening, walks in nature and plenty of free play are activities that fill the week.
During these activities, the teacher is constantly aware of cultivating the social abilities of the children. Well chosen fairy tales nourish the child’s inner world of feeling and imagination.
The teachers work closely with parents, forming a bridge for the child between home and school from the earliest years.
Due to the Steiner Waldorf philosophy we have been granted certain exemptions from the Government's EYFS framework requirements. To find out more, please click here.
To find out more, or arrange a visit to see our beautiful Kindergartens, please contact us here.