Nurturing Early Childhood Weekends NEC

Course Code: NEC
Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, 307 Sussex Street, CBD Sydney
Castlecrag campus, Glenaeon School, 121 Edinburgh Rd. (TBA)
Time: 9.30 – 3.30 pm
Total $320 per weekend which includes the (non-refundable) enrolment fee of $77 and GST.
One day enrolment is available.
Payment in FULL with enrolment. All enrolments must be received at least 2 days before the commencement of course. Day limit 15, currently 10 due to Covid19 restrictions.
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For whole weekend enrolment $220: nec weekend trainee
For one day enrolment $110: nec single day trainee
Consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility


for Parents, Carers, Assistants

all welcome

No previous study or experience necessary

Course Overview

Join us for four nourishing weekends beginning with inspiring and stimulating talks based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, followed by artistic and craft activities that feed our inner desire to be creative as well as develop our skills for home or education environments.

Summer Weekend (NEC1) – February 27 & 28

In summer we wish to celebrate the warmth, the sunshine and expand our understanding of the goodness the earth offers us.

In these workshops we’ll learn about creating seasonal tables (click for more details). We’ll also be baking bread and learning about nutrition enhanced by biodynamic processes.

TUTORS: Ebba Bodame, Meg Quinlisk, Sandra Frain.

Autumn Weekend (NEC2) – May 15 & 16

In the autumn we gather together to harvest the fruits of the summer’s bounty with gratitude for the nourishment the earth provides.

Join us for a feast of Story-telling, painting for adults, a talk on Play and learn the craft of doll-making.

TUTORS: Ebba Bodame,  Julia Byrne, Catherine Pilko, Meg Quinlisk.

Winter Weekend (NEC3) – August 14 & 15

In the winter as the earth rests we draw around the hearth, closer to ourselves and to each other, igniting our inner light.

We will hear a talk on the Child in the World Today, look at the importance of Celebrations and Birthdays, enjoy the art of Clay Modelling and the craft of Knitting

TUTORS: Evan Sanders, Julia Byrne, Meg Quinlisk


Spring Weekend (NEC4) – November 13 & 14

The arrival of spring    brings the beauty and freshness of new growth and potential, a time of new beginnings, fresh outlooks and slowly expanding days.

We will be captivated by the magic of a Fairy Tale Day (see link below)

We will close with a talk on Christmas and create some Christmas craft.

TUTORS: Ebba Bodame, Adam Chan, Meg Quinlisk,



If all weekends are completed credit is given towards the Early Childhood Teaching Foundation course (ECF). Please note content or tutors may be changed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Course coordinator:

Linda St Clair
Mobile: 0422 429 329

Course Fees & Payment Options

Total $320 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.

Consult your tax advisor about tax deductibility.

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