The Mulberry Tree Steiner Early Years Group
The Mulberry Tree Kindergarten and Parent/Toddler group was founded by parents whose children’s needs were central to their decision to provide a Waldorf Steiner Early Years Education. By creating a beautiful kindergarten for our children to work and play in, we encourage them to have a sense of wonder, reverence and love for their environment. Children’s healthy enthusiasm for life is shown in their movement and imaginative play.
Kindergarten settings are beautiful; they nourish the young child’s senses and enhance his/her well-being. The kindergarten children play, tidy away, pause, dream, rest and are given songs, rhymes, poems and stories, carefully chosen to accommodate each child within the changing seasons and years. As each child grows and changes the curriculum moves and breathes too, supporting his/her development.
The kindergarten is part of the Mulberry Tree Steiner Early Years Group. The Group aims to support the development and the education of young children by helping parents to understand and provide Steiner education. The Group offers opportunities for all children, regardless of race, culture, religion, disability or means, encourages the study of the needs of such groups and acts as a resource centre for news of local and national Steiner events and courses.
The Group is also currently developing a Class 1 for 7-year-olds, continuing on from Kindergarten.
The Mulberry Tree’s home is the small and welcoming Parish Hall in Cromhall, South Gloucestershire. The kindergarten toys, tables, chairs and equipment are all made from natural materials like wood, beeswax, wool, clay and willow. Steiner Waldorf kindergartens believe it is important for young children to be in touch with the product of the natural world around them.