This month a new Steiner Parent and Child Group will be starting at Steiner Academy Bristol in Fishponds.
The group has been created with the aim of supporting and nurturing young children aged 0 – 3 and their families and recognises the importance of protecting the delightful wonder of early childhood.
Run by a qualified Steiner Kindergarten and class teacher, sessions will take place in term-time every Thursday from 9.30 – 12 noon with a hope to expand in September 2017, taking children and parents on a gentle Journey through the seasons with simple crafts, food and celebration.
The group will offer a warm and protective environment for children to take their first steps on the bridge between home and the world of school (and all that lies beyond!).
At every session children will engage in creative play together. Very simple toys will be provided that have been hand-crafted from natural materials will be provided, feeding the senses and nurturing the imagination. There will also be beautiful books to share.
Baking, painting, simple crafts, gardening, singing, games and stories will all be enjoyed by the children in a happy, secure atmosphere.
At every session children and parents will follow the same natural rhythm of the season. There will be seasonal crafts on offer which parents/carers and children can enjoy or children might prefer to play and explore, or talk with friends.
Then after tidying up the room together there will be some healthy organic snacks on offer, such as rice cakes, fruit, and drinks, and an occasional birthday cake!
Then it will be time for some outdoor play and then the morning will end with a short puppet story with songs, finger plays and poems.
The group will be relaxed and informal and will provide a warm, safe, child-centered space for the children and their parents to relax and play together, and for parents to share with each other the delights and difficulties of bringing up children.
The first session will be free and thereafter each session will be £10 – concessions for more than one child. Booking on a termly basis is required.
If you would like to book a place or find out more, please contact Hatty Rose via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07768 637 838.