Our sessions are gentle, structured for you and your child and are 1 ½ 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 (due to Covid-19 restrictions, please bring a) healthy, snack and drink. 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 for our baby groups, (due to Covid-19 restrictions, we can only have up two families inside) our cosy and homelike playroom. Outside in our natural garden. We aim to provide a calm, unhurried and peaceful atmosphere whilst and do appreciate that children need to let of steam. Give yourself a break and turn off your mobile phone, this is a time for you and your child.


Our Parent and Child groups are inspired by Steiner Waldorf education principles. Little children love the familiar, it makes them feel safe, and for this reason our sessions always follow the same pattern and include much repetition of songs and verses. With regular attendance, you’ll find that your child learns the pattern and rhythm of the session. A familiar song signals the move from one activity to the next. Your child will adapt to the rhythm of this and enjoy the safety of knowing what’s coming next:

● Meet & greet

● Play – an hour of gentle indoor or outdoor play in a homely atmosphere

During Freeplay our task as adults is to be fairly unobtrusive. We try to remember to talk quietly and to sit down and back so we don’t dominate the children’s space with either our bodies or our noise. During Free play there will be a voluntary activity/ craft for parents/children

● Tidy up time – all help to clear the toys into their special baskets

● Circle time with story – a quiet finish to the session with a chance to snuggle your child on your lap and watch a hand puppet story or music time with songs

£8 per week, payable half termly in advance. 

Please note, parents and carers are responsible for their children at all times.

Find us: 

5 Christchurch Gardens, Reading RG2 7AH

© 2019 by Rose Garden Early Years Centre Ltd. (Company no. 09500565) is, since the summer of 2018, a fully owned subsidiary of St. Luke’s Trust (Berks), Registered Charity no 309076.