Steiner Inspired Parent & Child Group
For parents/ carers and children 0-5 years old
Our sessions are gentle, structured for you and your child/ren and are 2 hours in length. Our welcoming groups allow your child to develop and socialise in a reassuring family atmosphere. Imagination and creativity are nurtured through free play with simple toys and natural materials. We share traditional, seasonal songs, and a healthy snack. Parents and carers can come together to share experiences, learn new skills and support each other through the highs and lows of parenting. It’s an excellent way for parents to experience Steiner Education from the roots up.
Sessions run either inside in our cosy and homelike playroom or outside in our natural garden. We try to provide a calm, unhurried and peaceful atmosphere whilst understanding that children need to use their bodies and voices, a lot, with much energy, and loudly.
The mood of the session is intended to be informal, providing a warm, safe, child-centred space for children and their parents to relax and play together. Play takes up the majority of the session. There is always an activity, such as bread baking, painting or seasonally inspired crafts. There is always something for your child to do, even if it is only to cut the string or dab the glue. Your child will most likely need your attention, particularly in the first few weeks, so don’t feel pressured to join in the activities, before you are both ready.
After play & crafts, we tidy away, wash hands and enjoy a drink and a snack.
The session concludes with ring time, seasonal songs and a short puppet show.
To help us maintain a harmonious atmosphere, please do not bring toys or food from home (baby food is fine). A changing mat is provided.
The group is not a “drop in” session, rather families are asked to book a place. This enables a known group for both children and parents, enabling support and friendship to grow. Sessions are run during term times.
Practical information for Parents/ Carers attending sessions can be found here.