How we teach

Teachers provide a calm, responsive presence and build positive relationships by tuning in to each child. This encourages the child to explore independently through self-initiated play and activity. Teachers allow the child to be fully in the flow of what they are doing.

The teachers work on daily activities such as making bread, gardening, and wood-work and the children gain new skills and confidence by freely imitating the adults. Children in our kindergarten experience a balance of child-led and adult-led activities.

Practitioners adopt a different approach with 5 and 6-year-old children, which relies more on direct instruction and less on imitation.

Our teaching practices are reviewed and supported by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (SWSF) and by Haringey’s Early Years Quality Team.