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Jo Pearce (BA Hons) has led ‘Bluebells’ Parent and Child Group since 2012. She is a qualified Holistic Baby and Child Care (EYE) practitioner (http://www.emerson.org.uk/holistic-baby-and-child-care) and her three children have attended the London Steiner School since her eldest was a baby in 2002. Jo is a qualified Massage Therapist and Reflexologist (ITEC).
At ‘Bluebells’ we offer a warm, friendly and safe space for parents/carers and children age 0-3 and 1/2 years, encouraging self-initiated movement and self-directed play with natural material toys. We celebrate the season through handcrafts, circle time songs and puppet shows. The morning is propelled by a gentle rhythm and transitions are nurtured with repetition and reverence. Parenting issues are welcomed and shared with an understanding of Steiner and Pikler respectful care.
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Welcome and Tea (10:00 am)
Time to hang coats and bags on pegs, shoes in cubby holes and slippers on. A warm welcome with a cup of herbal tea.
Morning Song (10:05 am)
A greeting for the day. Like a refreshing big sigh – we have arrived and are together again.
Craft and Freeplay time (10:10 am)
Simple crafts celebrating the seasonal rhythm or breadmaking, whilst the children join us, draw or explore in play.
Observation time with Freeplay (10:50 am)
Connect with the children through quiet ‘holding’ of space and valuable time to ‘see’ the children.
Tidying Time (11:05 am)
Marked by the same song, the parents tend to the room and the older ones often like to help.
Snack Time (11:10 am)
Gentle rituals with familiar songs for snack time, lighting the candle, blessing the meal – together around the table. Wholesome snack with rice and oat cakes, raisins and apple.
Circle Time (11:40 am)
Invitation to ‘all join in to our small ring’ to sing seasonal songs. Puppet show. Farewell with ‘Goodbye Now’ song.
Spring Term 2017
School returns Tuesday 25th April.
Monday Morning Group (10-12pm) Indoor &
Monday Afternoon Group (1-3pm) Indoor
(Bank holiday 1st May)
May 8th, 15th, 22nd, (Holiday Mon 29th to Mon 5th June inclusive).
June 12th, 19th, 26th,
July 3rd, 10th (Hols Wednesday 12th July).
Thursday Morning Group (9:30 – 11:30am) Outdoor (near Tooting Bec Common pond – exact location to be confirmed)
May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th (Holiday Monday 29th May to Mon 5th June inclusive).
June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
July 6th, (Holiday Wednesday 12th July)
Friday Morning Group (10-12pm) Indoor
May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (Holiday 29th May to 5th June inc.)
June 9th, 16th, [23rd *], 30th
[*St. John’s – invite to join our festival]
July 7th (Hols Wednesday 12th July).
Parking for Indoor Groups: Pay and display parking on Cavendish Road for up to 4 hours. Permit parking only on Weir Road between 10-12pm.
Indoor: Friday Group £63 for 9 sessions pre-book only
If a place becomes available at short notice (as a one-off drop-in), the cost is £8
Maximum of 8 families per session
Outdoor: £36 for 6 session (to be used within the above term dates) pre-book only
Any additional sessions at £6 per session
Maximum of 15 familes per session