More reasons why formal education should start after 6 years

A very interesting article was published this week highlighting the negative outcomes of starting education too early, in the Telegraph, entitled Bright Children Should Start School at SixSeveral negative long term health effects of starting formal education too early are implicated in a US study carried out over eight decades, and comments at the end of the article from around the world support this from international experience.

Our early years and class teachers will all be able to give further insights on why we have always taken this approach at Elmfield, in accordance with the Waldorf curriculum which is based on the internationally supported picture of child development and age appropriate education.