The Central Coast Steiner Early Kindergarten offers a three-day program which gently introduces the child to a calm, unhurried approach to learning.
Our beautiful, home-like environment is a place where each individual is lovingly nurtured. At this stage, what the child learns is mainly imparted through example and the day is about doing everyday tasks together- such as baking the bread for morning tea.
Artistic activities, such as painting, drawing, craft, puppetry and storytelling foster the child’s imagination. A deep love of Mother Nature is awakened as the changing seasons are observed and celebrated .
The program gives generous opportunities for free imaginative play. Play is not only a child’s real work in life, it is the foundation of creativity yet to come. We also work very strongly with rhythm and repetition to help the children feel safe and at home in their new environment.
Gradually this daily and weekly rhythm strengthens a feeling of security and belonging.
All is well with the world.
Until the age of seven, children primarily learn by imitation, imagination and movement. While adults are fully awake young children are in ‘dream consciousness’ – their nature is to experience, explore and come to know the world through the senses and physically ‘doing’. Steiner Playgroup meets the child’s nature and needs. With no intentional teaching to prematurely stimulate the intellect the child’s dream-quality and timelessness is nurtured in a rhythmic and joyous atmosphere.
At the Central Coast Steiner Playgroup the children play, bake bread, sing and listen to stories inspired by the unfolding seasons and the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner. A gentle and beautiful beginning for your child’s education.
9:15 am to 11:15 am
Possum Playgroup: 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Wombat Playgroup: 11:25 am – 2:15 pm
For more information contact Patricia on 0402 176 064