The kindergarten started in 2010 after the interest of local parents in Waldorf education. Initially the Parent and Child Group was formed and from this the idea of opening a kindergarten was formed.The parents started the charity organisation and began fundraising, drawing policies and working together to make their dream come. In 2010 the kindergarten was registered and opened.
Year 2013 was significant for the life of the kindergarten because we met all the requirements and recognised by the Steiner Fellowship. This was followed by a successful Ofsted (Office For Standards in Education) inspection, and awarded with ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. All the effort of the staff and trustees who offered their expertise and help on a voluntary basis were rewarded.
Our current kindergarten teacher is Dominika Baran (Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies/Early Years Educator and Level 5 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood/Leadership and Management). Dominika started as an assistant in 2012 having completed 2 years of the 3 year training. She accompanied the former teacher Nereda Olives and completed her training. Currently Dominika works alongside her assistant Sara Crow who has a background in Waldorf education. Sara has Early Years Education Level 2.