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Learn more about Edinburgh Steiner Early Years

An opportunity for prospective parents and children to visit the all-through School, see our beautiful campus set within three acres of conservation area in Edinburgh,  and to get a feel for the rhythm of the Early Years setting.

To Book: Places are limited, so it is essential to book prior to the event, by emailing Sarah Miller, Communications Coordinator: communications@edinburghsteinerschool.org.uk


This Open Tour is dedicated to the Early Years only. (Our next whole school tour is at the beginning of May, where there is an option to visit Classrooms ‘in action’). There will be a screening of award-winning documentary Time To Play, which features a Steiner Waldorf Early Years setting. This 45 minute film will be followed with a presentation and the chance to ask any questions you may have in the Q&A session with early Years specialist, Charlotte Willson.


Playgroup (childcare): There is the opportunity for Playgroup-aged children of parents attending the tour to attend a taster session of up to 2 hours, if they are happy to be without their parent/carer. Alternatively, playthings will be provided in the room for young ones to engage with.


9.30am         Up to 2-hours taster session for children aged 2-3 years  old of parents attending Open Day (optional)

9.35am         Coffee & Tea

10am            Screening of award-winning Time To Play documentary

10.45am       Hear the Early Years experiences of now Class 2 pupils

11am:          Q&A with Early Years specialist

11.15am       Application Process: Playgroup & Kindergarten / Meeting Costs of Childcare: Tax Free Childcare, Bursary (Kindergarten), Early Years & Childcare Funding

11.30am       Pick up child from Playgroup


More than ever nowadays, where things are changing, where the way we interact with the world has become so much more indirect because of new technologies, where we need to cope with a completely different sensory environment, this type of education is more important than ever.

Extract from Nobel Laureate (Neuroscience) & Waldorf graduate, Dr Thomas Sudhöf’s keynote speech, at Waldorf 100 celebrations in Silicon Valley. Still the largest and fastest growing educational movement globally, in its centenary year there are now over 1,200 Steiner Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Kindergartens in some 80 countries based upon the principles of the internationally recognised Steiner Waldorf curriculum. Our aim is to develop responsible, free-thinking young people who can contribute to society with initiative and purpose.