Our Education - Playgroup

 

Milkwood’s beginnings were as a Playgroup and they continue to nourish our families. Playgroups are the best way to become familiar with Steiner Education, build a community with like minded families and provide an example to your children of how to work in community.

Milkwood Steiner School Playgroups are held at the Milkwood Steiner School in a home-like environment which nurtures the senses. Our program is play-based with rhythmical qualities incorporating songs, stories, rhymes and seasonal festivals for 0-4 year olds and their parents. Our aim is to create a peaceful haven for a child's development to naturally unfold and where both parent and child can experience the joy of meaningful connections. Milkwood Steiner School offers two Playgroups running throughout the week with a maximum of 10 families each. Playgroup 1: Tuesdays 9.00am - 11.00am Playgroup 2: Wednesdays 9.00am - 11.00am. Contact Milkwood for further enrolment information on 89470608 or info@milkwood.nt.edu.au

 

Community Playgroups

Rainbow Bee Eaters is a Steiner inspired co-operative playgroup for children aged from birth through to school age and their carers. Through rhythm and song and honouring the energy of the children, the group, the space we play in and nature we explore old and new activities each week. We bake bread, we make fruit salad, we sing, we tell stories and we have free play. As a co-operative, we each share the responsibility of holding the circle and contributing to the ongoing running of the playgroup in a variety of ways. Rainbow Bee Eaters meets weekly at the Nightcliff Uniting Church. We run on a term by term basis and have approximately 10 families attend at any one time.

Kapok Playgroup runs on Tuesdays from 8:45am to approx 11am. It is held on the grounds of Frilly’s (the Uniting Church in Nightcliff), which has a wonderful outdoor space with a communal vegetable garden and chicken coop. We run as a collective, so parents share in the responsibilities of running the playgroup, such as preparing the dough, story telling and contributing morning tea, and all contribute to the creation of a harmonious, nurturing and stimulating environment for the children. We follow a similar rhythm each week, including cutting fruit, making bread, singing songs, morning circle and morning tea, free play, story telling, and getting the bread rolls. We also have a Steiner-inspired library, which parents have found very useful to learn more about Steiner-inspired approaches to parenting and education. Our email address is kapokplaygroup@gmail.com  and current contact person is Amica Gordon.