Have you ever wondered what the Steiner approach is all about, where it comes from and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?

Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Setting is an excellent introduction to this philosophy. Janni Nicol clearly explains the history of Steiner Waldorf education, the role of play in learning and the key themes of rhythm, repetition and reverence with ideas for activities and resources. Practical examples throughout the book involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings allow readers to see the connection between theory and practice.

This new edition has been fully updated to include:

  • Clear comparisons between Steiner practice and the revised Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) requirements
  • A section on the growth of international Steiner settings
  • Information on celebrating festivals and outdoor environments

This convenient guide will help Early Years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Steiner Waldorf approach can bring to their practice and children.

chapter 3|15 pages

Steiner Waldorf early years

chapter 4|13 pages


The serious work of childhood

chapter 5|5 pages

The kindergarten environment

chapter 6|20 pages

Rhythm, repetition and reverence

chapter 7|8 pages

The celebration of festivals

chapter 8|6 pages

Storytelling and puppetry

chapter 10|8 pages

Observation, assessment and planning

chapter 12|5 pages

Other subjects

chapter 13|9 pages

Appendix 1

Exemptions and modifications to EYFS 2014

chapter 14|5 pages

Appendix 2

Relevant organisations