Children aged 2 to 6 may attend early childhood classes at Lorien Novalis.
For children aged 2-4
Playgroup at Lorien Novalis School is a structured Playgroup based on Rudolf Steiner’s indications for your children. Playgroup runs Tuesdays to Fridays during school terms from 9.30am – 12pm and weaves free play, bread baking, song, story and handcrafts into an enriching holistic experience for both child and carer.
For information please email the Playgroup Coordinator Kirrilee: email@example.com
Lothlorien Bush Playgroup
For children aged 3-5
Bush Playgroup at Lorien Novalis is a new initiative for children aged 3-5 and their carer. Bush Playgroup strives to support a sense of reverence while fostering the healthy development of the will forces and holding space for the innocence and rich imaginary life of the young child in nature. Each week we share a meal, complete a nature based bush craft and hold a circle time in addition to free play and activities, all in a natural bush setting.
For information please email the Bush Playgroup Coordinator Kerri: firstname.lastname@example.org
For children turning 4 and 5
Our Preschool teachers remain with the class for two years, taking a class from the start of the Preschool year through to the end of the Little Kindy.
Our aim is to make each child’s transition from home to school a gentle happy experience in an environment that is unfolding and unhurried, and through actions worthy of imitation.
Activities are woven into a strong daily rhythm. Each week children take part in activities such as cooking and gardening; painting, drawing and modelling; story, song and movement; and dressing-up, playing and resting.
Children are given continuing opportunity to play imaginatively with a variety of simple toys made from natural materials. Through play children learn to concentrate, persist, create, siscriminate, co-operate and deal with a world of materials, of different situations and people.
For children turning 6
Kindergarten provides a nurturing space that gently guides the child into full-time schooling.
We aim to enliven and individualise the child’s experience by weaving truths with imagination. Everything is taught through play, imitation and imagination. Children experience painting, drawing, modelling, play-acting, puppetry, singing, stories, poems, games, handicrafts, cooking, gardening and free play.
These years of intelligent, creative activity give rise in adulthood to an active, creative intelligence.