CA2022 The Art of Caring: Working with Children under Three

Course Fee: $375.00 per weekend


5 and 6 March 2022 – CA2022S1
2 and 3 April 2022 – CA2022S2

Please contact us for group bookings



Course Overview

This course explores the manifold tasks and gestures of caregiving for children under three. The main focus is on working on the quality aspect of providing care and enhancing the knowledge of the participants on the development of the young child. Part of the work with young children is inner the 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. We will also explore the important question on how parents, carers, and educators can work together.

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


A short course hosted over two weekends with the option to attend one or both weekends.

Course Code: CA2022

Course Coordinator: Linda St Clair
Mob: +61 422 429 329

Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner College 307 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Delivery: In person course delivered over two weekends.

We believe this course really benefits from face to face, in person teaching and so is not available online.

2022 Course Dates

CA2022S1 – 5 and 6 March 2022

CA2022S2 – 2 and 3 April 2022

Saturday 9.30am – 4pm, Sunday 9.30am – 4pm
Sydney Rudolf Steiner College 307 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Why Study with Us?

The Art of Caring course prepares the groundwork beginning before birth and giving guidance to parents and especially those employed to look after babies from birth to three. Our expert tutors are well respected in their fields and offer a unique perspective paired with a wealth of knowledge, drawing from their many years of experience.


What our students say

“Even though I am not working directly with children from birth to three, I found the content relevant and sustaining for my work with the kindergarten children and their families.” Anon

“I will be sifting through and digesting over the next few years” PL

“The course was well organised with suitable length of presentation and discussions. Overall a valuable introduction to carers new to this work” MS

Our Experienced Tutors

  • Heather van Zyl – Australia’s representative with IASWECE and an expert on Gestures, the Senses, and finger games
  • Ebba Bodame – A wonderfully wise woman with decades of experience with playgroups and an expert storyteller.
  • Catherine Pilko – NSW Regional Representative for SECA, Glenaeon Senior Teacher who has worked with all ages and brings a depth of knowledge of Steiner’s picture of child development and care of the young child.
  • Meg Quinlisk – Playgroup leader for many years, specialising in Craft and Music with the little ones.
  • Lyn Clifton – Specialist in the newborn and caring rituals including rhythms such as sleep.
  • Robyn Davis – A founding teacher of a kindergarten and playgroup with an in-depth understanding of Steiner principles of education.