A child’s learning is directly connected to their physical body and sensory experience – everything a child sees, hears and touches has an effect. In Early Years we provide beautiful, peaceful and orderly surroundings with natural materials and warm textures. We offer varied and nourishing opportunities for self-directed learning. Teachers support and offer guidance to parents, with the ideal of providing consistency between the home and the Kindergarten for each child.
Why does it feel so different, so special, in a Waldorf Kindergarten? There is a hum of activity and focus, the teachers speak and sing softly, and the children move about the room with a comfortable confidence at any given moment.
There are a great many things that contribute to our unique education, including the natural classroom design, the smell of fresh bread or soup, and the way the teachers move about the room doing purposeful work. All the while, the daily rhythm in a Waldorf Early Years classroom supports a deep level of social, emotional and academic learning.