The job of modern parents is becoming more and more demanding, trying to balance the stress of life while also understanding the need and desire to be present and nurturing as a parent. Many seek just a small island of calm and peace, a space to be held. And that's exactly what we offer in our Parent and Child group.
As the leader of the group, it is a gift for me to observe how new children settle quickly into the simple and consistent rhythm, how parents come away feeling a little lighter, more positive and with tools to help deal with the noise and pace of our world. I feel privileged to be a guest for part of the way alongside adults and children's unique journeys together.
Snowdrops Parent and Child Group
The Snowdrops Parent and Child Group is a supportive and nurturing environment for both child and parent. It is suitable for children from around eighteen months to three years. It is a weekly gathering that takes place on Tuesdays-Thursdays 9.30- 11.30am. For more information or to sign up please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
As young children are getting to inhabit and know their physical bodies, the emphasis in the sessions is on supporting the developing senses of self-movement and balance by not intervening with the natural processes, as well as supporting self-initiated and self-directed free-play which is essential for developing lifelong skills such as self-regulation, creative thinking, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
The young child’s consciousness is dream-like and much is done to protect this natural state. Songs are used to support transitions and we work with the young child’s need to imitate, role-modelling the qualities we wish to encourage to unfold from within the children, with joy and love.
The Morning Rhythm
The sessions are two hours long. The calm and peaceful rhythm becomes familiar to the child and offers a sense of security in its natural predictability.
My son and I fell in love with Emma’s classes straight away. The combination of time outside, community, free play and familiar songs is so enjoyable and soothing for both of us. We have brought the songs and stories into our home. More than that, I have learned that I can rest, pursue my own interests or just watch while my son plays. I have learnt that this gives so much to us both. This is a real gift of the Steiner approach .
Libby, mother of a 21-month-old boy
Our little one thrives on exploring, experimenting and laughing at Snowdrops. The group provides a lovely balance of freedom and rhythm, giving the children space to explore and to express themselves and their interests, within the comfort of a familiar pattern of activities. We particularly value the time spent exploring outdoors in the lovely garden, and the songs, which my little one loves to talk about and do the actions to at home. There are always big smiles when we talk about going to Snowdrops!
Zoe, mother of a 21-month-old girl
The P&C groups offer an inspiring space to share parenting views. Opportunities to discuss how others see, think and do things. A truly lovely community that welcomes everyone and helps parents do the best that they can do! P&C groups offered me deep insights into what motherhood is. Learning about developmental stages and learning how to observe my child play has been an inspiration in my every day at home too.
Monica, mother of a 23-month-old girl
Booking is made on a half-termly basis for £42.50.
If you join part-way through a half-term the fee will be adjusted accordingly. Your first session is free!