What we expect from parents

  • That they work towards understanding the principles which lie behind Steiner Waldorf education so that they know what they have chosen for their child and can give the teachers whole-hearted support in their work.
  • That they ensure that their child comes to school regularly and arrives punctually every day.
  • That they arrive in good time to meet their child at the end of the kindergarten morning and leave the premises promptly unless they have a legitimate reason for being at kindergarten and that they supervise their child.
  • That their child comes to kindergarten dressed in suitable clothes for the weather and for the activities and play of the kindergarten day and that he/she has had enough sleep.
  • That they are open and honest in their communication with the teachers about their child’s health, family circumstances and anything else which may affect his/her behaviour.
  • That they limit their child’s exposure to television, videos, DVD’s, computer games, ipads, mobile phones and cinema according to the child’s age remembering that it would be of great benefit to the child if he/she was kept away from them entirely.
  • That they meet their financial commitments to the kindergarten in full and on time. Any financial difficulties should be discussed with the Administrator.
  • That they familiarise themselves with the kindergarten’s policies and procedures and, by respecting and following them, help with the smooth running of the kindergarten.
  • That they attend our termly Parents’ Evening and Association Meetings.
  • That they help in the running of the kindergarten through joining one of the School Support Teams (Fundraising, Social Events, Premises, Publicity etc.) and helping with the weekly washing and cleaning (rota system).