Stages of Child Development Matched to the Steiner Curriculum – Online

Course Code: ONSCD2021
Presenter: Lou Harvey-Zahra
Course Date:  TBA
Live Online Zoom Meeting

Note: This course contains 3.5 hours of NESA approved training for proficient level teachers.

Fee: $200 for NSW proficient teachers require NESA accredited hours;
$105 for those without NESA requirements

Enquiries:  Group Enquire for NESA Courses 

Or contact the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College NESA Coordinator by email or by phone 02 9261 4001.

* Includes GST and is non refundable.


Course Outline

This course aims to inform participants of the stages of child development from toddlers to teenagers. What changes occur including physical, emotional, social, and cognitive transformations at key stages. What do students require to truly flourish? Participants will gain many practical examples of why the Waldorf curriculum is developed to specifically meet the needs, capabilities and experiences of students at each stage of their educational journey.

About Our Tutor

Lou Harvey-Zahra is a Rudolf Steiner, Primary and Special Needs trained teacher with 25 years’ experience. She is an international presenter to teachers and parents in over 40 Steiner-Waldorf schools across Australia, UK and LA. Lou is a published author with 4 books with the Steiner-Waldorf Publisher, Floris Books.

She is one of the founding members of a Steiner kindergarten and a Steiner curriculum in a government school in Melbourne. This school has achieved a Steiner-inspired curriculum for the past 18 years, providing an alternate education to hundreds of families each year. Lou is the founder of the Saturday Club for families with children with Autism, which receives government funding and a building and has operated for 21 years.

Lou has been a keynote speaker for teachers and professionals at the World Autism Conference, at the annual Maternal Childcare Conference, and for the Waldorf Institute of Southern California Teacher Training Program. She has been a presenter for Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, highlighting Positive Classroom Discipline for the past five years.

Lou brings a passion and enthusiasm to facilitating teacher-training and equipping teachers for a fulfilling classroom experience.

For proficient teachers:

Completing Stages of Child Development Matched to the Steiner Curriculum – Online before 4 February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 3 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Teachers please note:

We will validate your attendance however, for your hours to appear on your record, you need to login in to NESA with your 6 digit number and do an evaluation for the hours to be counted.


‘Lou not only brings keen valuable insight about child development to teachers. She does it with humour, humanness, and heart. She goes beyond philosophy and leaves everyone with the gifts of practical ideas and tools to implement in the classroom.’ Lisa Jordan McCarthy (Dean of Education of Maple Village Waldorf School, USA)


Please fill in the Enquiry Form:   Group Enquire for NESA Courses

Or contact the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College NESA Coordinator by email or by phone 02 9261 4001.

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