The Art of Caring: Working with Children under Three

A weekend course for all new parents, mothers-to-be, grandparents and carers of babies and toddlers to join us on this enriching short course on the Art of Caring for children under 3.

The Art of Caring prepares the groundwork beginning before birth and gives guidance to parents and carers. Our expert tutors offer a wealth of knowledge, drawing from their many years of experience, and will guide you through an exploration of the manifold tasks and gestures of caregiving for children under three.

This is an in-person short course that takes place in Sydney over two weekends in March and April.

 

Course Fee: $375.00 per weekend (incl GST)

 

No dates currently confirmed.

Please contact us to express your interest.

 

Group bookings are welcome.

 

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.

Details

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

Course Code: CA2022

Course Coordinator: Linda St Clair
Email: earlychildhood@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
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.

 

No dates currently confirmed.

Please contact us to express your interest.

 

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
  • 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.