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Taster Playgroup Morning

Edinburgh Steiner School’s Playgroup is now registered with the Care Inspectorate, allowing it to extend its hours of provision to 4-hour mornings from the Summer Term, 2020. Becoming the new entry point to the Early Years, the School is now accepting applications.


Come to view our holistic setting, and find out more about a Steiner education from age 2.


To Book: Places are limited, so it is essential to book prior to the event, by emailing Sarah Miller, Communications Coordinator: communications@edinburghsteinerschool.org.uk


● PLAYGROUP TASTER: 9.30am – 11.30am, Playgroup Room (Early Years)

Puppet Show & fresh bread baking. For children turning 2 – 3 years old, with their parent / carer as an introduction to the Playgroup morning and child-friendly architecture.


Please note, Edinburgh Steiner’s Playgroup, now registered with the Care Inspectorate, is open to children aged 2+years old, held during the term time Monday – Friday, attended without their parent /carer for between 2 – 5 sessions a week. Duration: 4 hours (from the Summer Term 2020). Now accepting applications.


Prospective parents and children are most welcome to stay on campus for the following events that dovetail the taster Playgroup Morning.


  • STEINER FRIDAY MARKET: 1pm – 1.30pm, in conservation grounds of Early Years & School campus

Stalls: Fresh and organic produce from Garvald Bakery and Sausages Rolls from local butcher (vegetarian option available)


  • SPRING KIDS CEILIDH (free) – 1.30pm – 2.30pm, School Hall

Professional Caller and live music – suitable for younger children, hosted free by the school at the beginning of each season.  View event.

More than ever nowadays, where things are changing, where the way we interact with the world has become so much more indirect because of new technologies, where we need to cope with a completely different sensory environment, this type of education is more important than ever.

Extract from Nobel Laureate (Neuroscience) & Waldorf graduate, Dr Thomas Sudhöf’s keynote speech, at Waldorf 100 celebrations in Silicon Valley. Still the largest and fastest growing educational movement globally, in its centenary year there are now over 1,200 Steiner Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Kindergartens in some 80 countries based upon the principles of the internationally recognised Steiner Waldorf curriculum. Our aim is to develop responsible, free-thinking young people who can contribute to society with initiative and purpose.


More Early Years Events:


Friday, March 20th, 2.30pm – 3.30pm: Kindergarten Open Afternoon

Wednesday, 25th March, 9.30am – 11.30am: Learn More About Edinburgh Steiner Early Years

Friday, June 19th, 1.30pm – 2.30pm: Summer Kids Ceilidh

Friday, June 19th, 2.30pm – 3.30pm: Early Years Open Afternoon