Parent & Child groups for children from birth to 3 years old are held each weekday from 10am-12:00, during term-time. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, a group is also held outside in our outdoor space throughout the year, warmed by a fire in the winter. They are a wonderful way to make friends and build a support network, something so important for parent wellbeing.
The indoor group follows a similar rhythm to the Kindergarten session. We begin with a craft activity or baking allowing the children time to play and explore the simple natural toys and materials. The children come together and tidy up, eat a snack and join in singing songs before finishing with storytelling and freshly baked warm bread.
Our outdoor group begins with free play, allowing the children the freedom to explore the outdoor space whilst the parents and carers have a hot drink. In the second part of the session we all come together to make flatbreads and popcorn to cook on the fire and enjoy with some fresh fruit. We sing songs and tell stories about the seasons.
If you are interested in any of the Parent and Child groups, please get in touch for an information pack and application form or download them by clicking on the links here:
Initial Interest Letter
Parent & Child Application Form
Parent & Child groups are run on a termly basis and we ask for each term’s fees to be paid at the start of the term. The fees are £6 per session for 1 child or £7 per session if there are 2 siblings.
For parents interested in joining Beechtree Steiner’s Kindergarten classes for age 3-6, our Parent and Child group acts as an excellent introduction to entering childcare, allowing the children to make friends and learn the gentle rhythms of Steiner education.