CA2021 The Art of Caring: Working with Children under Three

Course Fee: $375.00 per weekend


Course Overview

This 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, grandparents 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. This course supplements our already existing early childhood courses which mainly focus on children aged 3 – 6.

Course Code: CA2021
Course Coordinator:
Linda St Clair
Tutors: Heather Van Zyl, Catherine Pilko and Ebba Bodame
Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner College 307 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Course Timeline & Dates

Two weekends

31 July – 1 August 2021 CA2021S1
Saturday 9.30am – 4pm, Sunday 9.30am – 4pm
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College 307 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

21 – 22 August 2021 CA2021S2
Saturday 9.30am – 4pm, Sunday 9.30am – 4pm
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College 307 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

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 knowledge of the participants with respect to the development young child.

Part of the work with young children is the inner preparation of the adult and the external preparation of the environment. Rhythm, play and movement are all essential to our study along with a keen appreciation of the art of observing. Practical activities include making a simple doll and creating a collection of lullabies.

The important question on how parents, carers and educators can work together for the benefit of the young child is also part of our study.


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