New bookings and inquiries are welcome. Get in contact with us at email@example.com or contact Jo (group facilitator) on 07949 240 638 to see if there are spaces available.
Mondays: INDOOR 9:45 am to 11:45 am
Mondays: INDOOR 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Tuesdays: OUTDOOR at The Rookery, Streatham common 10 am to 12 pm
Thursdays: OUTDOOR at The Rookery, Streatham Common 9.45 am to 11.45 am
Fridays: INDOOR 10 am to 12 pm
COSTS: Indoor: £8.50 per session Outdoors: £7.50 per session
All sessions must be booked and paid for in advance on a termly basis. There are no drop-in sessions available. Please note that we do not offer refunds for sessions that you are unable to attend.
Payments will be invoiced and paid for via BACS.
TRIAL SESSIONS: Trial sessions will only be available at the first session and only at the discretion of the parent and child group leader. Cost £10
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 under 3 and a half years old, 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.
In recent years early childhood education and care has been increasingly seen as vitally important in both a political and social context across the globe. In many respects we have come a long way since the pioneering work of Rachel and Margaret McMillan nearly a century ago. This is to be sincerely welcomed, and the Steiner Waldorf movement in the UK commends the Westminster government’s achievements in the last decade in increasing the profile accorded to early education within the policy agenda and the corresponding growth in the allocation of resources to the wellbeing of the young child.
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their life chances. When parents choose to use early years services they want to know that provision will keep their children safe and help them to thrive. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the framework that provides that assurance.
You may not have heard her name, but the genius of Dr Emmi Pikler (1902–1984) and ongoing exemplary childcare at the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary is finally beginning to gain attention in the UK having been used extensively across Europe. The Pikler approach is based on a kind and respectful relationship between an adult and infant, through tender care moments, a naturally paced motor development, free movement and uninterrupted play.
Please contact Jo Pearce on 07949 240638 to confirm a booking and availability.
All payments must be made in advance via BACS.