Cobnuts Kindergarten provides rich opportunities for the personal growth and enjoyment of young children through structured and creative play, enabling each child to develop the abilities and confidence needed for life.
Steiner Education respects the essential nature of childhood, and our teachers find creative and attractive ways to bring nature into the classroom through craft with natural materials and homely activities such as bread-making and baking.
The mornings are structured to provide the child with time for free creative play, indoors and outdoors, which supports physical, social and emotional development. This is balanced with circle times for stories, songs & rhymes. These lay the foundations for language, numeracy and literacy skills later on.
Each day the children of Cobnuts will experience the sights and sounds of the natural environment in their garden - the sounds of birds calling, the smell of freshly dug earth or the touch of stone, wood, and soil under their nails. These experiences encourage the child to be aware of their natural surroundings and nurture respect for nature, the living earth and its creatures. When children find love and respect for the world around them they will have love and respect to give.
Cobnuts follows the yearly celebrations of seasonal changes and festivals. This provides a series of landmarks for the children to look forward to and fosters a sense of security & confidence which grows as the children revisit these seasonal celebrations year on year.
Kindergarten sessions (3 1/2 hours) - Monday to Thursday 9.15 to 12.45
Places for children aged 3 - 4 are subsidised by the local authority