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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.

 

To enquire about further details, contact: nurture@londonsteinerschool.org

To book a place either fill the form at the bottom of this page, or  Click Here to download a pdf form (you will need Adobe pdf viewer)

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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.

 

term-dates

Summer Term 2018

School returns Tuesday 17th April

Monday Morning Group (10-12pm) Indoor &

Monday Afternoon Group (1-3pm) Indoor

April: 23rd, 30th

May: 14th, 21st (bank holiday 7th, half-term 28th May – 5th June)

June: 11th, 18th, 25th (half-term till Tues 5th June)

July: 2nd, 9th END

Tuesday Morning Group (10:30 – 12:30am) Outdoor (Rookery – Streatham Common)

April: 17th, 24th 

May: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd (half-term 28th – 5th June)

June: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (inset day 4th)

July: 3rd, 10th END

Thursday Morning Group (9:30 – 11:30am) Outdoor (near Tooting Bec Common pond – exact location to be confirmed)

Trial sessions: offered during outdoor group times (only) £6 – request trial session by email: nurture@londonsteinerschool.org

April: 19th, 26th 

May: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (half-term 28th May – 5th June)

June: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

July: 5th (END school Festival of Work 12th)

Friday Morning Group (10-12pm) Indoor

April: 20th, 27th

May: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

June: 8th, 15th (half-term 28th – 5th June and St. John’s festival 22nd May)

July: 6th (END school Sports Day 13th)

 

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.

prices

TUESDAYS Outdoor x 12 sessions = pay ahead for x 8 £48.  

THURSDAYS Outdoor x 11 sessions = pay ahead for x 7 £42 

Pay £6 per session for any extras attended within same term.

Maximum of 15 familes per session

FRIDAYS x 9 Indoor (£7) = pay ahead for x 9 £63

MONDAYS x 9 Indoor (£7) = pay ahead for x 9 = £63

If a place becomes available at short notice (as a one-off drop-in), the cost is £8

Maximum of 8 families per session


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Personal Details


Indoor Session Details
Please state which are your preferred groups. Place 1,2,or 3 in the box provided. Select "0" if not applicable

Monday 10am - 12pm
Monday 1pm - 3pm
Friday 10am - 12pm
Availability currently allows one indoor choice

Outdoor Session Details
Please select if you would like to attend

Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30am YESNO
Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am YESNO

Other Details
Please select if you would like to be considered for ‘drop-in sessions’ YESNO
If so, would you also be available for same-day notice YESNO

 

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