Steiner Waldorf Early Years Education - Cherishing Childhood and Healthy Development Next Course will be offered in October 2018, subject to demand
What is a Steiner Waldorf Early Years Educator? A Steiner Waldorf Early Years Educator understands the essential needs of the young child and works with respect for the wisdom of childhood, from an Anthroposophical perspective. We guide and support children in building a strong foundation that will benefit them throughout their life.
Essential qualities of a Steiner Waldorf Early Years Educator gained and cultivated while studying Steiner Waldorf Early Years Education are:
Enthusiasm for living and working with young children
The ability to create a warm and loving environment
Enhancement of your curiosity to understand the child better, day by day
To awaken and use your inner creativity
The ability to recognise and realise your inner resources
To be able to actively work with the unknown and the unexpected
To become a talented observer
To work with nature
To experience life as a journey
The ability to utilise the wealth of Anthroposophy - the philosophy out of which Steiner Waldorf education has grown
To be professional in the application of the Steiner Waldorf pedagogy
Entry Requirements: Successful completion of the ISKA Training 'Orientation in Anthroposophy' Foundation Programme (info on ISKA Training Page) is required OR equivalent training of a similar standard. This latter requirement on prior learning is subject to provision of detailed information and is at the discretion of the Course Director.
However, we may be offering the Foundation Programme in tandem with the Steiner Waldorf Early Years Education training running over the same two years, subject to demand.
All participants must be willing to apply for Garda Vetting through ISKA - the form is to be submitted before the training commences.
Course Structure: Year One comprises ten modules, ie one weekend a month with one full week. Year Two runs over a ten month period in the academic year and requires an intensive work experience module.
Course Schedule: Year One - Nine weekend modules from Friday evenings, a full day Saturday, Sunday until lunchtime & one module of six full days. Year Two - The schedule is similar to Year One and will include an intensive work experience module.
Course Accredication: This is a specialised training in Steiner Waldorf Early Years Education accredited by the Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association, ISKA. On successful completion, participants will be awarded a Certificate from Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association (ISKA) Training accredited Certificate in Steiner Waldorf Early Years Education