Parent & Child Group

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Our parent & child sessions currently welcome toddlers with their parents, grandparents and carers (siblings also welcome), to share fun together in a friendly and relaxed environment in two locations.

 

Colinton Dell 

Our Parent and Child programme will continue in nature’s playground on Mondays and Thursdays. In the warmer terms, this location gives us the chance to enjoy the wonder and awe of our natural surroundings at Colinton Dell, with a woodland walk and time spent on the riverbank.  (View Colinton Dell Toddler Group). The name of Colinton comes from the Gaelic Baile Cholgain, meaning ‘village in the woods’.

 

Toddler Hut – part of school grounds

Tuesday and Wednesday Groups from the Summer Term 2022 onwards will return to our traditional Toddler Hut on campus.

 

Activities such as baking organic bread and biscuits, arts and crafts or preparing for a seasonal festival are as much for the adults as they are for the children. There is a dedicated garden and sandpit for outdoor play as well as the carefully maintained grounds of the wider Edinburgh Steiner School for longer walks and exploration. A healthy, organic snack is provided.

 

Families who would like to start on a date after the Group begins are welcome to join if there is availability to do so. This can be done from the drop down menu on the online School Shop.

 

Booking links below.

Monday Morning #1

9.30am - 11.30am

Autumn  Term

(first half – in nature)

Aug 29st

Sep 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Oct 3rd, 10th

Monday Morning #2

9.30am - 11.30am

Autumn  Term

(second half – indoors)

Oct 31st

Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Dec 5th, 12th

Book

Tuesday Morning

9.30am - 11.30am

Autumn Term

Aug 30th

Sep 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Oct 4th, 11th

Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Dec 6th, 13th

Book

Tuesday Afternoon

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Autumn Term

Aug 30th

Sep 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Oct 4th, 11th

Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Dec 6th, 13th

Book

Wednesday Morning

9.30am - 11.30am

Autumn Term
Aug 31st;
Sep 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th;
Oct 5th, 12th, 26th;
Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th;
Dec 7th, 14th

Wednesday Afternoon

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Autumn Term
Aug 31st;
Sep 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th;
Oct 5th, 12th, 26th;
Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th;
Dec 7th, 14th

Thursday Morning #1

10am - noon

Autumn Term

(first half in nature)

Aug 25th;

Sep 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th;

Oct 6th, 13th

Book

 

Thursday Morning #2

10am - noon

Autumn Term

(second half – indoors)

Oct 27th;

Nov 3rd, 10th,

17th, 24th;

Dec 1st, 8th, 15th

Book

We will provide freshly baked bread, sliced apples and craft materials. (Each family will need to bring their own blanket/mat to sit on, mug, bowl and tea). Each session costs £8.00 per family, payable in half-termly blocks.  All the sessions will comprise a walk, seasonal craft, snack and circle time (seasonal songs, verses and story).

Yifat Leibner

Steiner Waldorf

Toddler Group Leader

Bio

Early Years Journey

Many of the children who enjoy Toddler Group move on to the School’s Seedlings Playgroup (age 2+) or Kindergarten (3.5 – 6 years old).

 

All parents of children aged 3 and 4 (as well as eligible 2 year olds) living in Scotland can meet the costs of up to 30 hours a week in either of these unhurried yet busy Steiner Waldorf settings through their 1,140 Hours Early Years and Childcare (ELC) funding.

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