Parent and Toddler Groups

These groups reflect Rudolf Steiner’s wish to nurture children and their families as well as to recognise the importance of protecting the wonder of early childhood.

Our toddler groups offer a unique opportunity for parents and carers to spend quality time with their children and a supportive network of other families. Babies and home schooled younger children are also very welcome.

Together, the children learn essential social skills, such as relating to one another and how to participate in a group. They learn through imitation at ring time, to listen, and to watch, the clear rhythm of each session providing the child with a sense of reassurance and continuity.

We provide simple toys that are hand crafted from natural materials, which feed the senses and nurture the imagination. We also celebrate the seasons and festivals throughout the year through our explorations in the garden, indoor activities, songs, rhymes and verses.

The sessions run every week during term time, no need to book.

Garden Explorers

Thursday 9.30am – 11.15am, Lancaster Steiner School Garden

£3.50 with one child, and £5.00 for a family with two or more children

Garden Explorers is our outdoor group. We meet in the school garden rain or shine for natural play and outdoor fun. Every week we share the joy of a campfire, on which we cook popcorn for snack. We offer child-friendly seasonal crafts after snack time followed by animated stories and songs during ring-time. The children enjoy the simple rhythm of this session and the freedom to explore the natural environment with other tots. This is a social occasion for children and adults alike and a good opportunity to meet other families and chat over a brew in Lancaster Steiner School’s beautiful garden.

Rainbow Toddlers

Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm, Friends Meeting House, Lancaster (next to the train station)

£3.50 with one child, and £5.00 for a family with two or more children

Rainbow Toddlers is our indoor group, which mimics the routine and rhythms of a typical Kindergarten morning. Parents and children come together to shape and bake fresh bread which is taken home at the end of the session. There are Steiner-inspired wooden toys and crafts to play with and a shared snack time for a fun sociable experience.