The ‘Little Gnomes’ Parent & Child Class
This class takes place at the Kildare Steiner School for families with children from birth to 3.5 years of age each Wednesday and Thursday during term-time from 10am to 12.30pm. During this class parents and their children have an opportunity to experience Rudolf Steiner's approach to education. They work within the curriculum for the very young, developing a greater sense of what the very young child really needs. There will be a chance to bring more awareness to parenting, learning for example, the importance of warmth and touch. The group enjoys the sense of community from the simple act of sharing a seasonal meal together, or learning a new skill in craft-making. The group is led by Linda Grant, a Steiner Kindergarten Teacher and mentor.
The morning’s rhythm.
The group has its own designated room and outdoor garden within the grounds of the Kildare Steiner School where small children can safely play and enjoy their activities. Young children learn by touching, feeling, exploring and imitating everyday activities and so we choose natural toys and furnishings to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for those who may be taking their first step outside the home environment. The day has a gentle rhythm, similar to that of our Kindergarten and gives young children security:
10.00-10.05am Arrival and greeting circle
10.15-11.00m: Forest walk
11.00-11.15am Washing hands and toilet time
11.15-11.35am Indoor play and tidy-up
11.35-12 noon: Morning Snack
12.00-12.25pm: Outdoor play
12.25-12.30pm: Goodbye song
We accept enrolment by term or year. Families can attend either Wednesday classes or Thursday classes or both. To apply to attend the group, please contact the school in the first instance on firstname.lastname@example.org / 045 401919. Please note that places are limited to ensure the quality of the experience of all the attendants.