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GROUPS WILL TAKE PLACE OUTDOORS
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. Due to Covid-Safe guidelines, access to the Office is limited and cash is no longer accepted.
Covid Safe conditions
Under Covid Safe guidelines, parents are only able to attend a single Parent & Toddler Group. When signing onto Bluebells, parents confirm that they are adhering to the government guidelines and will only attend Bluebells.
This means that when your child attends the first session they should be placed in a particular group or class of children and they should remain in that group for future sessions as far as possible.