Parent and Child group

For ages 0-3

Our Parent and Child group is a small, friendly group that welcomes parents, grandparents and carers with babies and younger children.

This is a chance for you to relax and chat in a peaceful, calm environment while your child explores playing with newfound friends, happy knowing you are close at hand. As soon as you walk in you’ll notice the warm atmosphere and the lack of plastic toys! It’s a bit different from other groups and we try to keep it that way with toys crafted from wood and other natural materials.

Sessions are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 1.40 to 3.15 pm – £5.00 per session (includes free tea/coffee for adults and healthy snacks for the children). The first 2 sessions are free. All sessions are led by an experienced Early Years teacher.

Each session follows a similar structure of play, craft activity (for adults too!), ring time (a time to gather in a circle and sing songs, move and play games), tidying up and snack time. Snack time in the morning might be something wholesome such as homemade soup and bread, while in the afternoon there will be fruit and rice cakes for any children who want them. When the weather permits there is also the chance to play outside and explore Elmfield’s beautiful grounds.

The clear rhythm in both the morning and afternoon sessions provides the children with a sense of reassurance and security. It also supports the adults in the group. The rhythm we establish continues into our Nursery and Kindergarten.

The group is also an opportunity for you to find out more about Steiner education if you are interested.

If you would like to come along all you need to do is call the School Office on 01384 394633, let them know which sessions you are interested in and we will call you back to confirm. When you come for the first time simply go through the double red doors, ring the bell outside the Reception Office and they will be able to show you how find us. We look forward to seeing you very soon!