Lancaster Steiner School


Toddler Playgroups

From newborn to 4 years

picture of parents and toddlers sitting on tree stumps around a camp fire in the school garden

In our playgroups young children learn essential social skills, such as relating to one another and how to participate in a group. The mood of the morning is intended to be informal, providing a warm, safe and nurturing child-centered space for children and their parents to relax and play together. Children learn through imitation at ring time, to listen, and to watch. The clear rhythm of the sessions provide the young child with a sense of reassurance and continuity.

We provide simple toys that are hand crafted from natural materials, feed the senses and nurture the imagination. We celebrate the seasons and festivals of the year through our explorations in the garden, songs, rhymes and verses. Our group runs every week during term time.

Garden Explorers

Garden Explorers is our outdoor group. Each session takes place in our beautiful school garden come rain or shine for natural play and outdoor fun, encouraging development in the seven areas of the national curriculum EYFS framework, whilst also encouraging a love and respect for nature.

Evey week we share the joy of a campfire on which we cook popcorn to share. Each child is offered the chance to join in with specially prepared seasonal crafts followed by animated songs and stories also matching the season. There is also plenty of time for your tots to explore the outdoor space whilst the adults can socialise and meet other families.

Fridays 9.15am – 10.45am, in the school garden.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book our space email our Garden Explorers Leader

£5.00 with one child, and £8.00 for a family with two or more children

picture of two toddlers sitting on a rug playing with wooden bricks and and play kitchen toys