A Steiner parent and child group – from birth until three years old.
Gentle, structured sessions for you, your baby and toddler. Our welcoming and friendly group allows your child to socialise and develop in a reassuring family atmosphere. Imagination and creativity are nurtured through free play with simple toys and natural materials. We share traditional, seasonal songs, games, a healthy snack. We make soup and bread and enjoy it at the end of our session sat together.
Our approach are informed 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. Our parent and toddler room is made to feel as cosy and homelike as possible. We try to provide a calm, unhurried and relatively peaceful atmosphere whilst understanding that children this age need to use their bodies and voices, a lot, with much energy. Give yourself a break and turn off your mobile phone, this is time for you and your child.
If you and your child attend regularly you’ll find that your child learns the pattern and rhythm of the morning. 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:
* Upon arrival, please come in quietly, put on slippers within the toddler room, was hands and start kneading bread and singing songs with the Group Leader.
* Free play – whilst adults do a seasonal craft
* Star Apple – snack time
*Tidy up time – all help to clear toys into their special baskets, whilst singing.
*Ringtime – the group join together for seasonal songs
* We sit together to enjoy soup and the bread which we made earlier together.
Please make yourself at home and if you have any questions feel free to ask the Parent and toddler leader within your group. Parents and carers can come together to share experiences, learn new skills and support each other through the highs and lows of parenting.
Pre booking is essential.
Days: Tuesday and Thursday, termtime only
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: St Katherines Priory, St Katherines Rd, Exeter EX4 7JY
Cost: Please contact Rhiannon