Education for the head,
heart, and hands.
“Receive the children with reverence, educate them with love and let them go forth in freedom” – Rudolf Steiner
The Waldorf Steiner Early Years Programmes are structured around a balanced approach that engages the intellectual, emotional and physical needs of each child in a developmentally appropriate way. The young children’s imagination and initiative are engaged through play, creative arts, singing, and movement.
It all began in August 2001 when five mothers met and realized they shared a common passion for Waldorf Education. A weekly playgroup was formed at a parent’s home.
The five were joined by others: a gathering of locals, long-term residents and expats bringing a truly global flavour reflecting the cultural history of Singapore.
The children grew and the challenge of starting a kindergarten loomed ahead. Margarete Lange stepped in as the teacher and everyone worked hard to prepare the classroom and decide how to run a co-op.
The first class started in January 2003 with 9 children aged 3-4 under the auspices of the Waldorf Steiner Education Association (Singapore), a registered non-profit society formed by 13 parents and teachers committed to supporting and developing Waldorf Steiner Education in Singapore.