Teachers and parents interested in the principles of Steiner early childhood education and the value of play-based learning are invited to attend the Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Introductory Course at Elmfield Steiner School in Stourbridge.

The course provides an opportunity for those interested in Steiner education to take part in practical sessions and talk to Steiner students and tutors.

The two-day taster weekend on Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd June acts as an introduction to the North of England Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies Programme (NESWEC), a three-year course offering a foundation in the principles and practice of Steiner early childhood education and care.

Throughout the taster weekend, participants will take part in experiential sessions on painting, musical circle time and toy-making. In addition to practical workshops and discussion groups, there will also be an opportunity to tour the school and talk to students and tutors in a relaxed, informal environment.

Jill Taplin, Course Coordinator for NESWEC, said: “The taster weekend will give participants a glimpse into the unique characteristics of Steiner education, designed to reach the whole child, physically, emotionally and spiritually as well as intellectually.

“The course is the perfect introduction for those interested in becoming a Steiner practitioner or simply those who want to learn more about Steiner’s holistic approach to early childhood education. We look forward to welcoming participants to Elmfield school and we’re sure it will be a great success.”

The course will cost £85 and all meals will be provided. Attendees will receive a CPD certificate on completion. For more information about the course or to book a place, please contact Jill Taplin on 01782504567 or email jill@neswec.org.uk