CA2019B The Art of Caring: Working with Children under Three

Course Fee: $375.00 per weekend


Course Overview

This new course was developed to meet the need for a specific training for those who work with children under three in settings such as home based child care, parent-child groups, centre based care for under threes. It is also for nannies and for parents who wish to learn more about care and education in the first three years of life based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner and the practice of caring for babies, toddlers and the child in the third year of life. This course supplements our already existing early childhood courses which mainly focus on children aged 3 – 6.

Course Code: CA2019B
Course Coordinator:
Linda St Clair
Tutors: Dr Renate Long-Breipohl and colleagues in both teaching and nursing fields.
Venue: Samford Valley Steiner School, 5 Narrawa Drive, Wights Mountain, QLD 4520

Course Timeline & Dates

Two weekends

9th–10th March 2019 CA2019B3
Saturdays 9.30am – 4pm, Sundays 9.30am – 4pm
Samford Valley Steiner School, 5 Narrawa Drive, Wights Mountain, QLD 4520

1st–2nd June 2019 CA2019B6
Saturdays 9.30am – 4pm, Sundays 9.30am – 4pm
Samford Valley Steiner School, 5 Narrawa Drive, Wights Mountain, QLD 4520

Course Fees & Payment Options

Total $375 per weekend which includes the (non-refundable) enrolment fee of $77 and GST.

Payment in FULL with enrolment. All Enrolments must be received at least 2 days before the commencement of course. Course limit 25 students.

Consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility.

What our students say

The course was wonderful!  One of the best I have attended in quite some time.  Renate was incredibly knowledgeable; there was a great mix of content including lecture, workshop and hands on and the content was well organised and insightful.  I have nothing but positive feedback from my experience.”  AF

I noticed a real shift in my work with the day care after that weekend, spending much more time with patience in the care practices, eating, nappies, and dressing. I have also taken much more time and care with the baby who is 9 months old, as I feel this is so important after listening to Renate’s lectures.”  MB

Course Outline

This course explores the manifold tasks and gestures of care giving for children under three. The main focus is on working on the quality aspect of providing care and the underpinning knowledge of the participants with respect to the young child.

Extension Weekend – available to CA2016 and CA2017 students

Deepening our observations of the child, their individual development, health care and practical implementations of the work.

Steiner Education places special emphasis on the self-development of the educator with respect to meeting the child, but also with respect to working well with colleagues and parents.  These two aspects form the focus of this course, together with topics such as the practical element in the work with parent/child groups and the deeper understanding of child health.

Dr Renate Long-Breipohl

Dr Renate Long-Breipohl advises and lectures around the world in early childhood education. She has taught kindergarten, and helped pioneer Waldorf education in Australia, and represented the Australian Steiner Kindergartens on the International Association for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education. Currently she is pioneering a new course in Early Childhood “the Art of Caring: Working with children under three” with Sydney Rudolf Steiner College and has delivered it in both Sydney and Melbourne. This is the first year the course, in TWO weekends, has been delivered in Queensland.

There is the possibility of the course running again in Melbourne in 2019. Please contact the College with your expression of interest.

“Renate Long-Breipohl’s finely detailed and profound insights into early childhood development challenge us to deepen our understanding and respect for the young child. Her scholarly work is to be welcomed in an age when so many decisions regarding early childhood care and education may lack such a rich understanding.”   Lynne Oldfield, author of Free to Learn.

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