Learning Through Work and Play...

“It has outstanding provision and outcomes in the Kindergarten”

“The quality of provision for EYFS is outstanding” 

School Inspection report 2012

Parent and Child Groups  (6 months to 4 years)

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.

Click here for Parent & Child Application Pack

 

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.

The Kindergarten Teachers create an environment that is beautiful and homely. The room is warm and inviting with baskets of simple, natural objects and fabrics; the simpler the toy, the greater the scope for imaginative play. The importance of creative play for fulfillment in later life is fully recognized.

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.

To find out more, or arrange a visit to see our beautiful Kindergartens, please contact us here.