February 4 2020
Early Years Virtual Tour
A walk around the enclosed gardens of the Early Years, set in the heart of our whole-school campus that stretches over three acres within a protected Conservation Area of Edinburgh. Take in climbing trees, a bonfire area, composting, vegetable plots, woodwork benches, bird feeders, sandpits, swings, water play areas, composting, vegetable plots, woodwork benches, bird feeders, hidden den areas and places for the children to create their own natural playground.
Watch Our Film
Watch our short film (2012) on the Steiner Waldorf Early Years Education. There are now over 2,000 Kindergartens in some 80 countries, on every habitable continent. It is still the largest, and fastest growing, educational movement globally.
While the children will have matured, the ethos remains the same. Our 2020 film is in production.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to stream in. Spacious undefined areas employ the imagination, develop creativity and encourage meaningful play. A kitchen in each of the rooms brings a homely feel to the holistic environment; whilst the child-friendly architecture is complimented by the natural play props – from silk veils, wooden kitchen, Waldorf dolls, cooking utensils and open-ended playthings.
Take a look inside:
Media & Technology
About three quarters of the parent body at sister Steiner school Waldorf School of the Peninsula in the USA’s innovative tech hub Silicon Valley work in the sector in some way, including high-level techpreneurs at Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo and Apple. They, like parents at Edinburgh Steiner School, are choosing a screen-free, broad, education for their children. Find out why.
Campaigning for Kindergartens
We believe in ensuring that children are provided Early Years childcare and education that fits their needs. Sometimes this requires flexibility when it comes to the appropriate starting age for main schooling and formal education.
Find out more about initiatives that support these notions below.
Time To Play
‘Time To Play’ is a beautifully made documentary about early childhood by award-winning filmmaker Kim Hunter. The 45 minutes long film features a Steiner Waldorf kindergarten, providing an insightful look at our Early Years approach.
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